By Bailey Faulkner
Feeling overdue for some classic High Country tunes? Don’t miss out on traditional roots duo The Harris Brothers this Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Ashe County Civic Center.
Born and raised in western North Carolina, The Harris Brothers have become High Country favorites in the more than 20 years they have played in the area. Skilled on stringed instruments since childhood, the duo is comprised of:
Ryan Harris (vocals, bass)
Reggie Harris (vocals, guitar, suitcase drum, banjo)
The Harris Brothers
Based in Lenoir, The Harris Brothers have developed their own take on mountain music over the years. Grounded with traditional roots, the duo incorporates elements of many Americana traditions in its music, fusing jazz, blues, Appalachian Mountain music, vintage country, bluegrass and a bit of rock and roll.
“A typical live show effortlessly shifts from original tunes to their own arrangements of songs from all sides of the Americana musical spectrum,” the duo’s website says.
The Harris Brothers’ Americana blend has attracted audiences since they began playing the High Country in the late ’80s. Growing up in a musical family, both of the brothers have played in a variety of groups and bands in the area. After playing alongside other local musicians, the brothers eventually formed the duo that continues today.
Ashe County Civic Center
Like all of their performances, the duo’s upcoming show at the Ashe County Civic Center will be an unforgettable experience. Sponsored jointly by the Ashe County Arts Council and the Blue Ridge Music Center, the show will be held in the Civic Center’s 300-seat auditorium.
“We are pleased to have the Harris Brothers on the stage at the Civic Center. They are part of the ‘home grown’ traditional music scene with Lenoir, North Carolina as their hometown,” Ashe Arts Program Director Rebecca Williams said.
Part of the “Sounds of the Mountain” series, Saturday’s show will begin at 7:30 p.m., with $5 tickets for students and $16 tickets for the general public.
“The Ashe Civic Center is committed to supporting our mountain musical heritage,” Williams said.
If you can’t catch Saturday’s show, you should check out other upcoming events at the Ashe County Civic Center. You can find information on future shows, community events and theater productions on the center’s website. You can also call the Civic Center at 336-846-2787 to purchase tickets or find additional information.
With plenty of parking available at the center, there’s no reason to miss High Country favorites The Harris Brothers this Saturday!
Don’t forget to come out and help support the High Country and one of its most popular duos!
The Ashe County Civic Center is located at 962 Mt. Jefferson Road in West Jefferson.
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