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Bill Jenkins and the Virginia Mountain Boys 50th Anniversary Show

Bill Jenkins and the Virginia Mountain Boys 50th Anniversary Show

March 28, 2014 7:30 PM

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Location: Ballroom

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Join The National Press Club in welcoming back Bill Jenkins and the Virginia Mountain Boys as he performs a 50th Anniversary Show, March 28th, 2014!

This bluegrass, old-time mountain music group has performed together for over 40 years at prime venues including the White House, the Press Club, among many others.

Jenkins is backed up by Ken Worrell, singer and rhythm guitarist; Bill Collier on the bass fiddle; Robert Cottingham on the mandolin; and Joe Gilley on his Dixon guitar. The "world class" five-string banjo player, Clyde Bailey, contributes "breakdowns" and sings baritone with the band.

Truly unique harmonies, captivating arrangements, and a rollicking good time are the hallmark of Jenkins and his band which has some of the finest string musicians and vocalists in the USA. The group sounds different from typical bluegrass bands with an older, more stark, and more natural sound. No electrical cords attach to their instruments and no fancy electronic devices alter their voices. Voices are used as much or more than their guitars. The ancient ability to harmonize by swapping back and forth from lead to harmony several times during the same song is part of the genius of this group.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m., showtime is 7:30 p.m. For videos and more information on Bill Jenkins and the Virginia Mountain Boys visit: http://virginiamountainboys.com/Home.php

For More Information On This Event, Please Contact:

Allyson Cannon

acannon@press.org

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