Kody Norris has crafted a performance that harkens back and tips a hat to several greats from the early days of bluegrass. The Kody Norris Show’s sound and energy channel the instrumental virtuosity of the legendary Bill Monroe, the showmanship of the “King of Bluegrass” Jimmy Martin, the vocal harmonies of the Stanley Brothers, and a bit of the over the top comedy entertainment of vaudeville performances. Top-notch picking is center stage, but humor and visual flash are part of the entertaining package. Always clad in colorful, tailored suits adorned with rhinestones, ties, classic hats, and ornate boots, the band earns its moniker as a “show.”
The Slate Mountain Ramblers old-time band from Mount Airy, N.C., start out the evening of high-energy music. For many years, Richard Bowman, his wife, Barbara, and their daughter Marsha, have spent weekends traveling across Northwest North Carolina and Southwest Virginia playing music for dances, concerts, community events, and fiddler’s conventions.
Tickets are $20 for adults, $5 for children 12 and younger.