The band Virginia Ground categorizes their sound in one word: Appalachiaphonic. It’s a funky melodic marriage rooted in soul, blues, bluegrass, reggae, country, Dixieland, jazz, rock, Americana, swing and more. When Jamen Denton’s fountainesque songwriting collides with his ensemble of inventive musicians; Jon McGlocklin singing harmony vocals, Logan Fritz on bass and vocals, Justin Denton on drums, Ben Smith on harmonica, Will Outlaw on trombone, Ian Feathers on trumpet and James Bowman on keys,they create a sound that is infectiously novel yet still familiar. The band’s music has and always will pay homeage to the rich traditions that have long filtered through their part of Appalachian mountains from all over the world…
The band is an anual mainstay at the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion music festival and has been featured at many other festivals over the years including FloydFest 2018. Keep an eye out for Virginia Ground in your city and at your favorite festivals and events in the future!
When: Friday, Jan 11, 2019 Time: 7:00pm- 10:00pm Cost: This event is FREE and tickets are not required to enter the venue.
Devon Gilfillian Funky, Soulful and Electric! Raised by a musical family, Devon Gilfillian grew up singing. He took up the electric guitar at 14 years old, kickstarting a fascination with classic rock and other sounds form an older generation. After moving to Nashville, he released his self-titled EP in May 2016. Equal parts swampy, funky, and enthralling, the record finds Giflillian planting one foot in the classic sound of his influences, with the other foot pointing somewhere new and uncharted. After all, he’s no revivalist. No nostalgia act. No retro wannabe. Instead, Gilfillian is a classic artists for the modern age, discovering new life in soulful sounds that have been making people dance for decades.
When: Saturday, January 26, 2019 Time: 7-11pm Cost: Purchase your tickets in advance for a $5 dollar discount! Tickets will be available for purchase at the event. Advance ticket: $10 - Day-Of Tickets: $15 Where: Beech Mountain 1007 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC 28604
The Taproom and Grill is located in the resort village, across from Ski Beech Sports and adjacent to Lift 5.
For more information: Call 800-438-2093 or visit https://www.beechmountainresort.com/event/live-music-w-virginia-ground/