Landrum Library presents ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band

Published 5:53 pm Thursday, August 29, 2013

ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band

ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band

Fall Fest at the Landrum Library continues with another performance on the lawn on Thursday, Sept. 5 beginning at 7 p.m.

The library once again welcomes the East Tennessee State University Blue Grass Pride Band. Students and faculty from East Tennessee State University wowed the crowd last year with their talent and versatility.

Founded 30 years ago in 1982 by Jack Tottle, Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies at ETSU is the oldest established program of its kind at any four-year institution. This unique program has thrived on the philosophies of preserving the musical traditions rooted in Appalachian culture while at the same time encouraging creativity and development of prevailing styles. Students from around the globe come to ETSU exclusively to study the music of the mountains in the rich cultural hearth of northeast Tennessee.

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This elite group is loaded with talented performers playing the fiddle, mandolin, guitar and other old time instruments as well as demonstrating wonderful vocals.  Many of the numbers are written by the students. They put on a program that has the audience clapping and stomping and sometimes shedding a tear or two. The students perform all over the world with some of the best old time and blue grass performers.

This is a free performance at the library. Bring the whole family with your chairs, blankets, food and drink and enjoy the music. Remember no alcohol on library property. Call the library at 864-457-2218 for more information.

– article submitted by Lee Morgan