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Music Events
June 3, 2016


7-8 pm
Free Admission. Donations Appreciated
Location:  Festival Barn

Pressley Sisters

The Pressley Sisters were born and raised in Brasstown, North Carolina. They are an authentic Appalachian duet that focus on tight harmony and lyrical meaning. Admiring traditional folk musicians, the Louvin Brothers, and classic country singers from the 40s and 50s, they hope to bring transcendent genuine music to the world.

Corie Pressley plays the guitar and mandolin while singing harmony with her sister, Katie, who plays the fiddle while singing lead.


June 17, 2016


7:00 p.m.
Free Admission, Donations Appreciated.
Location:  Festival Barn

Cornbread Ted & the Butterbeans

Cornbread Ted & the Butterbeans play a variety of old-timey music Including Ragtime, Country Blues, Appalachian Fiddle Tunes, & Early String Band Songs. The Band is based out of Young Harris Georgia in the Beautiful Mountains of North Georgia. They perform regularly in and Around the North Georgia and Western North Carolina Region.

"Cornbread Ted" (who moonlights as a professor in the art department at Young Harris College) plays clawhammer banjo, guitar, harmonica, fiddle & kazoo. His partners in musical mayhem, also from North Georgia are "Greasy Weezie" on bass fiddle, "Moon Pie" on resonator guitar, mandolin and melodeon
and "Possum" on percussion on "suit case" drum kit, bones and cowbell.

Be prepared for some rollickin' good music and some really bad jokes.


June 24, 2016


7:00 p.m.
Free admission.
Donations appreciated.
Location:  Festival Barn

Steve Hickman & John Devine

Steve Hickman and John Devine are well-known performers from King George, Virginia and Berkely Springs, West Virginia respectively who have served as staff musicians for a number of Folk School music and dance programs over the years. Steve Hickman has toured with numerous bands singing and playing fiddle and harmonica for more than twenty years. He is especially well-known for his mastery of the art of “hambone” or body percussion. John Devine specializes in contemporary folk songs as well as standards from the 1930’s and 1940’s. Together, Hickman and Devine play a wide variety of country, folk, bluegrass, Irish, swing and traditional old time music.

July 1, 2016


7-8 pm
Free Admission, Donations appreciated.
Location:  Festival Barn

Chuck Nation Band

The Chuck Nation Band is a bluegrass/acoustic music band based in North Georgia that has performed over 400 shows since 2010, completed their second tour of Ireland in 2014 covering sixteen cities, and will debut in New York City at Carnegie Hall in May 2015.

Whether it's old favorites, modern songs, or original material, The Chuck Nation Band delivers professional grade, lively music that engages and entertains an audience from the moment they take the stage until the rousing applause at the end of the show.

Their most recent CD, On A High High Mountain, was released August 2013 and includes former Bill Monroe Bluegrass Boy Curtis Blackwell and former Dolly Parton band leader Gary Biscuit Davis. One of Chuck's YouTube videos, with national banjo champion Charles Wood, has already reached almost 50,000 hits! Close harmony vocals and superb instrumental playing help create their distinctive sound.



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