Wolf Creek plays Banner Elk July 22
A blend of bluegrass, classic country, blues and rock comes to Banner Elk next Thursday, July 22, for the Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce's sixth concert in its 2010 Summer Concert Series.
Wolf Creek is a five piece band from east Tennessee. Formed in November 2007, Wolf Creek is the 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 region's top venues and events.
Among the elements that make up their sound is the music of Flatt & Scruggs, The Country Gentlemen, Seldom Scene, Doc Watson, Jimmy Martin, The Stanley Brothers, Tony Rice and Ricky Skaggs, along with more contemporary acts, such as The Eagles, America, Steve Earle and Marty Stuart.
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 Country and Waylon Jennings.
Combining these elements with the many other styles each of the players brings to the group, Wolf Creek is creating a sound unique and fresh, yet classic and timeless.
The band's name is derived from a song of the same name by Dan Fogelberg, which was performed by some of the band's biggest influences, including Doc Watson, Herb Pedersen, David Grisman and Jerry Douglas.
The July 22 concert starts at 6:30 p.m. at the stage behind Bank of America on N.C. 194 in Banner Elk. Concert-goers should bring chairs or blankets and coolers. Food will also be available for purchase. Raffle tickets can be purchased for prizes, as well as for the 50/50 split of the "raffle pot."
The sponsor of this concert is Headwaters at Banner Elk, a gated family mountain development featuring home sites and villas adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest, only 12 minutes from downtown Banner Elk.
The next concert is Thursday, July 29, featuring the rock, pop and country stylings of Dallas Reese.