Good ol’ mountain music will be rattling the rafters from 4-6 p.m. on July 19 when Vintage Valle Music returns to Baird’s Creek Presbyterian Church. This month’s entertainment will run the gamut from one of the area’s most popular bluegrass bands, The Dollar Brothers, through a traditional gospel choir, St. Luke’s Threshold Singers, to the High Country’s crown jewel, The Junaluska Gospel Choir!
Baird’s Creek Presbyterian Church is located at 2147 NC Highway 194 S. in Vilas.
Now in the middle of its fourth year, Vintage Valle Music, an eclectic mix of local music, is Baird’s Creek Presbyterian Church’s gift to the community. Held on the third Sunday of each summer month, music begins at 4 p.m. and ends at 6 p.m., and dress is very casual. Performances are indoors, and there’s no charge. Each event features a collection of tangible items for a local need. This July, folks are asked to bring canned goods or other nonperishable food items to be contributed to the new Western Watauga Food Outreach, sponsored by Quiet Givers.
The Dollar Brothers, Darrell, Barry and Wade, along with cousin Tim Norris, and good neighbor, J.M. Trivette, have been performing their high energy, family-oriented bluegrass music for over 25 years, producing a stage show so in demand that local fans and visitors alike follow them wherever they appear. With over nine recordings to their credit, expect to hear a generous musical offering from their latest CD, There Is A Time. Copies will be available at their Vintage Valle Music appearance.
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The St. Luke’s Threshold Singers is a group of friends and folks from St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, including Deacon Greg, playing a harmonica, Sarah Borders, on dulcimer, and Julie Gurganus, guitar, along with six to eight others who sing and play various instruments. Noted for their harmony and audience participation, the Threshold Singers feature old-time gospel music, including Carter Family favorites. They have performed at Glenbridge Rehabilitation Center on a number of occasions.
July’s grand finale will be The Junaluska Gospel Choir, which is welcomed back for its fourth year. A community choir comprised primarily of members of the Boone Mennonite Brethren Church, the Junaluska Gospel Choir is led by Danny Whittington and includes some of the area’s best rhythm and blues musicians. Danny describes their music as “Black Gospel leaning toward the blues.” In 2014, the choir released their first CD, Rough Side of the Mountain, a toe-tapping, uplifting sample of the group’s exciting performances. Copies will be available during the performance on July 19.
There’ll be no passing the hat, no preachin’ ‘n prayin’, no dinner on the grounds; just pickin’ ‘n singin’, and lotsa grinnin’ at Vintage Valle Music.
Call the church at 828-297-4089 for more information.