Bluegrass Gospel Gathering with Joe Mullins & Snyder Family is June 23
Hailing from Xenia, Ohio, Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers bring their superb vocal harmony and musicianship to the Blue Ridge Music Center for this concert debut.
Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers The Mullins band has an energetic mix of quality bluegrass, gospel music, a capella quartets and tasteful, down-home humor as well. The group has performed at the Ryman Theater, on Song of the Mountains for PBS and tour across North America, (through 20 states), each year. Their newest album, Hymns from the Hills, is #15 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts; but more importantly, these boys sing their bluegrass and gospel songs from the heart. Everyone who appreciates traditional bluegrass-gospel, strong, smooth vocals, and powerful, instrumental back-up will not want to miss Joe Mullins & The Radio Ramblers.
Opening up the show will be the Snyder Family band featuring Samantha Snyder on fiddle, Zeb Snyder on guitar, and father Bud Snyder on bass. The family is from Lexington, NC and back by popular demand to the BRMC stage. Samantha started playing music at three years old and Zeb at seven. Since that time they have recorded CDs and won numerous awards for their stellar musicianship including a fiddle hand crafted by luthier, Jimmy Edmonds and a guitar made by Wayne Henderson at the 2007 Jimmy Edmonds Homecoming.
This year both Samantha (now 13) and Zeb (now 17) won first place ribbons in the 2011 bluegrass fiddle and guitar categories at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax – quite an accomplishment! Come hear their great tunes and songs. More than awards or performing on stage, this musical family cherishes their time together above all else.
The concert starts at 7pm, Saturday June 23. Seating opens at 5:30pm. Tickets are $10 or $8 for students and seniors. Children 12 and under are free. For info call (276) 236-5309 x112. Tickets are available at the Galax Visitor Center, online at www.BlueRidgeMusicCenter.org and at the gate.
Come early and enjoy the free, new museum, the Roots of American Music. Bring lawn chairs. Picnics welcome. Smokehouse BBQ available. The Blue Ridge Music Center is located at milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The summer-evening concert series occurs every weekend through mid-September in the outdoor amphitheater at the foot of beautiful Fisher Peak (only 10 miles from Galax).