The 2012-13 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Series at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will continue Thursday, Dec. 6, with a concert featuring the Rye Holler Boys.
The Swain County-based bluegrass band’s 7 p.m. performance will be followed by an 8 p.m. jam session in which local musicians are invited to participate.
First organized in October 2007, the Rye Holler Boys now include Alan King, banjo player and emcee; Adam King, mandolinist and vocalist; Will Phillips, bass player and vocalist; and Tim Williams, guitarist and lead vocalist. The band will be joined on some tunes by 8-year-old fiddle player Alana King.
The concerts and jam sessions will continue at the Mountain Heritage Center through the winter and early spring, with upcoming events set for the first Thursdays in February, March and April. Pickers and singers of all ages and experience levels are invited to take part in the jam sessions, and the events also are open to those who just want to listen.
The Mountain Heritage Center is located on the ground floor of WCU’s H.F. Robinson Administration Building. For more information, call the museum at 828-227-7129.