Mountain Radio dials in to Canyons
Led Zeppelin smashes picked on a banjo?
Rick James hits thumped on a stand-up bass?
Local music fans, holiday shoppers and opening weekend skiers alike will soak up an eclectic jukebox full of surprising cover tunes, mixed smoothly with a wide range of crafty original works, when area acoustic darlings Mountain Radio dial in onstage at Canyons on Saturday night.
Forming their band only a year ago, bassist Danny Marlowe, guitarist Josh Crews, banjo player Chad Berry and lead vocalist Meris Gantt apply honest, soulful and delightfully fresh takes on everything from folk to country, Southern rock to blues and even rockabilly to funk, with live-wire, high-energy, uniquely entertaining performances.
With the post-Thanksgiving weekend welcoming a richly varied mix of retail warriors, anxious athletes and relative-weary locals, Canyons manager Steven Beck sees both an opportunity and an obligation to provide a welcome respite of live music.
“We know how much Thanksgiving takes out of folks,” Beck said. “Whether they need to recharge their batteries after skiing, regain their sanity after shopping or re-claim their fit forms after a bit too much pumpkin pie, dancing to Mountain Radio is the perfect prescription for everyone this weekend.”
Mountain Radio will appear at Canyons of the Blue Ridge, located at 8960 U.S. 321 in Blowing Rock. The Saturday, Nov. 30, show is free, open to all ages and scheduled to start at 8 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.canyonsbr.com, or call and (828) 295-7661.