709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Uncle LeRoy & the Bottom Feeders

May 8, 2016  ·  Sunday * 5-7pm * 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 Uncle LeRoy (of course) Ben Runkle, Tommy Goldsmith, Jim Watson, Donnie Evans on pedal steel, and Don Wright on the banjo. It’s country music the way it used to be with a few surprises thrown in from the band’s deep repertoire.

A perfect way to spend Mother’s Day evening.