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Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce’s Fourth 2013 Summer Concert in the Park to Feature Wolf Creek

July 1, 2013. The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce’s fourth summer Concert in the Park will be held on Thursday, July 11. 

The concert will begin at 6:30 p.m. at the Tate-Evans Park stage behind Bank of America on NC 194. Bring your chairs, blankets and coolers. Food will also be available for purchase at the concert. Friendly dogs are welcomed as long as they are on a leash. Raffle tickets can be purchased for prizes as well as for a cash drawing. Admission to the event, as always, is free. 

Wolf Creek 2012 Photo ResizedWolf Creek formed in Nov. 2007 as a creative collaboration of five seasoned entertainers immersed in the craft of traditional and eclectic mountain music. Each of these musicians brings to this group a rich background performing music in a variety of acts, playing some of the regions top venues and events including Bristol Rhythm & Roots, Blue Plum, The Down Home, Paramount Theater, Twilight Alive, The Carter Fold, NC Apple Festival and many more. 

After spending the bulk of the 2006-2007 touring with regional favorite Reagon Boggs, Jason Crawford, Kevin Jackson, Jim Price and Robbie Stevens found an opportunity to forge a new musical venture of their own making and expand the palette of material which they present. Teaming up with guitarist/vocalist Edward Main, they have created a new musical experience combining the best elements of traditional Appalachian music and those of more contemporary styles and sounds. 

While strongly acoustic based, the music of Wolf Creek is augmented with the punch and power of drums and electric bass, along with the twang of the Telecaster, flavoring the music with the classic West Coast sounds of Buck Owens and the Outlaw County a la Waylon Jennings. Combining these elements with the many other styles each of these players bring to the group, Wolf Creek is creating a sound which is unique and fresh yet classic and timeless. 

Wolf Creek, the band’s name, was derived from the song of the same name by Dan Fogelberg, which was performed by some of the bands biggest influences including Doc Watson, Herb Pedersen, David Grisman and Jerry Douglass. 

The members of Wolf Creek not only serve up a musical experience rich in the music tradition of our region, but combine a wealth of experience in many successful acts to produce a highly entertaining show. Each show is meticulously crafted to target the demographic group represented in YOUR venue or event to maximize interest and entertainment. 

This week’s sponsor is Dr. Carol Schaffer. Dr. Schaffer is a restorative dentist practicing in the High Country since 1987. Her beautiful, modern office is located at the Sloop Medical Office Plaza beside Cannon Hospital in Linville. She is a 1981 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and provides many general dental services including implant restoration and cosmetic procedures as well as fillings, cleanings, crowns, bridges and dentures. Office hours are Monday through Thursday from 8-5 by appointment. You can contact her office at 828-737-7722. 

Dr. Schaffer is very active in the community as well as being a member of the Banner Elk Chamber, she currently serves as Vice President of the Avery County Chamber as is on the Wooly Worm Steering Committee.