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Bill Jenkins & The Virginia Mountain Boys
April 30 @ 7:00 pm
Seating: We assign seats in order of when you purchase your tickets. All reservations are subject to a food and drink minimum of $15 per guest. Gratuity of 20% is automatically added to all food and beverage purchases.
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Born in Newport News and raised in Hayes, Virginia, Bill got his first guitar at seven years of age, a used instrument he bought for $4.
As a young man, Bill performed on the OLD DOMINION BARN DANCE. In the early 60’s, Bill played with the COTTINGHAM BROTHERS and briefly with the CAROLINA BUDDIES. Bill met Bernie Wright, who was playing the mandolin for the STANLEY BROTHERS, and they later formed the renowned band, THE VIRGINIA GENTLEMEN.
Bill has played music from Pennsylvania to Georgia at many festivals, schools, college hootenannies and night clubs. He has appeared at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, a White House Lawn party, and the Cellar Door. He has played in the same shows as RED ALLEN and the KENTUCKIANS, the STANLEY BROTHERS, DON RENO, RED SMILEY and many of the other great names in folk and Bluegrass music, including MAC WISEMAN, BILL EMERSON, and CHARLIE MOORE.
Bill’s unique lead guitar style, called “cross-picking”, was influenced by the great guitarist GEORGE SHUFFLER, who was the lead guitarist for Ralph and Carter Stanley for many years. Bill has reached down deep into his roots to perform the old traditional songs found in the mountains of Virginia, West Virginia, Eastern Kentucky, Western North Carolina, and Eastern Tennessee. This soulful and sometimes mournful sound is instantly recognizable with its haunting harmonies and traditional lyrics. It is the sound of the Louvin Brothers, Ralph Stanley and Roy Acuff all thrown together. The result is pure and raw, and the very essence of Virginia’s early bluegrass and mountain music. Bill was inducted as a member of the Virginia Music Hall of Fame in 2014.
Bill Jenkins – Guitar and Lead Vocals
Ken Worrell – Guitar and Vocals
Steve Hunley – Mandolin and Vocals
Joe Gilley – Bass
Clyde Bailey – Banjo and Vocals