Tommy Edwards, Heather Henry & Jason Beverly
February 21, 2019 · Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover
Joining Tommy Ewards will be Heather Henry & Jason Beverly!
Siler City native Tommy Edwards was raised in a musical family. His mom was a piano player and his father played harmonica and ukulele and sang in choirs and quartets. Even though he is “as old as bluegrass”–having been born in 1945, the year that Earl Scruggs joined Bill Monroe’s Blue Grass Boys–Edwards listened to rock and roll and R&B as a child, and doesn’t remember listening to much country music in his home. But the folk revival hit just as he was a teenager, and he followed the sounds of the banjo from the Kingston Trio to Earl Scruggs and finally discovered Bill Monroe, a life-changing experience that also had important implications for Piedmont music history.