The U.S. Band The Alum Ridge Boys & Ashlee To Feature on Southern Style.
Jan Dale will be featuring The Alum Ridge Boys on Southern Style on 9th January 2024.
Mining the fertile common ground between bluegrass, early country music, and traditional mountain music, The Alum Ridge Boys & Ashlee are Virginia’s torchbearers of the old time sound. Their powerful harmony singing and energetic instrumentals have captivated audiences around the country and helped the band to win many awards including blue ribbons in the old time band contest at the 85th Annual Old Fiddlers’ Convention in Galax, Virginia and the bluegrass band contest at the 51st Mount Airy Fiddlers’ Convention in North Carolina. Band members have won a slew of individual awards as well, including first prize in the coveted MerleFest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest. Deep knowledge and appreciation for traditional music enables the band to craft tasteful original songs and instrumentals that blend seamlessly alongside the classics. The Alum Ridge Boys & Ashlee cut no corners when it comes to real, hard hitting, old time country music – an approach that is quickly gaining them loyal followers far beyond the reaches of their Virginia mountain home.
The Alum Ridge Boys & Ashlee are:
- Andrew Small (vocals, mandolin, fiddle) – Floyd, Virginia
- Ashlee Watkins (vocals, guitar, banjo) – Floyd, Virginia
- Trevor Holder (vocals, banjo) – Salem, Virginia
- Conner Vlietstra (vocals, fiddle, guitar) – Chattanooga, Tennessee
- Austin Janey (bass) – Martinsville, Virginia
Jan Dale’s radio show, Southern Style, can also be streamed to your computer via the PBS website.
PBS programmes are archived on the PBS website so they can be listened to at any time after they are broadcast.
Southern Style with Jan Dale – PBS FM 106.7
Tuesdays 1:00pm to 3:00pm or online at www.pbsfm.org.au