Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 1, for a bluegrass concert featuring the Crowe Brothers on stage at Western Carolina University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center.
The veteran pickers and singers will perform at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25 – the night before WCU’s big daylong festival of Appalachian culture, Mountain Heritage Day.
Guitarist Josh Crowe and bassist Wayne Crowe have been recording and touring together since 1975 and have recorded four albums with legendary Maggie Valley banjo player Raymond Fairchild, and four albums as the Crowe Brothers. With the release of the brothers’ latest album, “Brothers-N-Harmony,” music reviewers are hailing the Crowes as one of the top bluegrass ensembles carrying on the tradition of brothers singing beautifully blended harmonies. The opening song on the album, “Cindy Mae,” reached No. 1 on the Sirius radio bluegrass chart and No. 8 in Cashbox.
A writer for Country Standard Time News Magazine wrote that “Josh and Wayne Crowe have perfected a style that’s part bluegrass, part classic country, and full of traditional brotherly harmony singing that makes genre distinctions take a back seat in service of some great tunes.”
For the Sept. 25 concert, the Crowes will take the stage with a group of backup musicians that will include banjo player Steve Sutton, a WCU alumnus who formerly toured with Rhonda Vincent and the Rage.
To purchase general admission tickets at $10 each, call the Fine and Performing Arts Center at (828) 227-2479 (Visa or MasterCard) or visit the box office between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Tickets also may be purchased online at https://www.ticketreturn.com/prod2/Buy.asp?EventID=45914.
For more information about Mountain Heritage Day or the Crowe Brothers concert, call (828) 227-3193 or check out the Web site www.mountainheritageday.com.