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Vintage Valle Music returns July 20



Article Published: Jul. 16 | Modified: Jul. 21

The folks at Baird’s Creek Presbyterian Church are getting ready for another summer Sunday afternoon of Vintage Valle Music this month.

July 20’s entertainment features acoustic family musicians Damascus, bluegrass and gospel artists Carolina Crossing, folksinger and hunger assistance advocate the Rev. Bryan McFarland and Jack Tales by the Rev. Tommy Brown. Entertainment begins at 4 p.m. and lasts until 6 p.m.

Damascus is an acoustic band comprised of members of Baird’s Creek Presbyterian Church’s nearest neighbors, the Barry family.

In true mountain tradition, this multi-generational family lives just up the hill from Baird’s Creek. Musically talented cousins, brothers and sisters, members of Damascus learn music from their elders, then flow in and out of the performing group as life’s journeys lead them away from and back to the home place.

Appearing for the first time at Vintage Valle Music, Carolina Crossing is no stranger to music lovers in the High Country.

Formed in 2010, this hard-driving, traditional bluegrass band is comprised of five well-known local musicians who have two CDs to their credit, the self-titled “Carolina Crossing” and the just-released “Volume Two,” both of which will be available at the concert.

Another mountain tradition, Jack Tales, is a popular addition to Vintage Valle Music’s lineup.
Back by popular demand, the Rev. Tommy Brown aims to stretch imaginations and tickle funny bones with stories shared around campfires, carried down from the hills and brought over the waters from ancient homelands. Brown will be joined by folk singer the Rev. Bryan McFarland, who sings original material he’s written to help alleviate hunger in the community, state, nation and world.

The music is indoors, so the show will take place rain or shine. There’s no charge to attend this lively musical offering; however, again this month, Baird’s Creek is lending a helping hand to Watauga County’s Hunger and Health Coalition, and concertgoers are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to share with less fortunate neighbors.

Baird’s Creek Presbyterian Church is located at 2147 N.C. 194 South in Vilas.

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