709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Doc Branch Band

January 19, 2020  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * NO Cover

The Doc Branch Band has a long history of family music-making. There has been a Terry family band of some sort as long as anyone in Bahama can remember.

In 2005, the family was awarded the North Carolina Folklore Society’s “Community Traditions Award” for their work in preserving music of the NC Piedmont, as well as building churches and dance halls. The family built the famed Pick and Bow, and Clover Hill Dance clubs, and played at the square dances.

The current members of the band were kids back then, and have carried on the traditions of their parents, uncles, and cousins. The 2015, award-winning documentary Last Barn Dance. features the Doc Branch Band at a square dance the’ve been playing at RanLew Dairy in Eli Whitney for the last quarter of a century.

The band includes 2 Terry Brothers, Roland, on mandolin, fiddle, Guitar, and anything else with strings, and Harold on Banjo and Vocals. Bassist Johnny Taylor hails from Durham, and Chatham County’s Hal Mekeel adds Guitar and vocals. The band plays Bluegrass, Newgrass, and old-time string music.