709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

LeRoy Savage & the Bottom Feeders

September 13, 2018  ·  Thursday * 7pm * NO Cover

LeRoy Savage, “The Father of Newgrass Music,” earned his nickname, reputation and inclusion in the documentary films Bluegrass: Country Soul and High Lonesome, for his expressive tenor and his introduction of non-traditional songs into the bluegrass genre. His 1969 recording with the New Deal String Band on London Record’s Sire label has become a cult favorite. Contemporary stars including Jerry Douglas, Sam Bush and Jack Lawrence list him as an influence on their musical development. In addition to the New Deal, Savage was a long-time member of one of North Carolina’s best known bluegrass groups, The Bluegrass Experience.

The Bottom Feeders feature LeRoy Savage(of course), Jim Watson, Ben Runkle, Tommy Goldsmith, and Tatiana Hargreaves. It’s country music the way it used to be with a few surprises thrown in from the band’s deep repertoire.