Unspoken Tradition & West King String Band
- Saturday, February 8, 2020
- The Main Stage
- $15 Advance / $15 Day of Show
- Tickets on Sale Now
- Main Hall Seated - Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner Reservations
Unspoken Tradition draws from the deep wells of traditional bluegrass but manages to capture the high energy spirit of newgrass, mostly in the styling of their original tunes.
West King String Band is original bluegrass consisting of lighting fast hot picking and congenial songwriting that draws from old school country, rock’n’roll and folk music
Unspoken Tradition · 8:30pm
Unspoken Tradition is about new, original Bluegrass. Inspired by their own influences and the roots of traditional music, they bring a sound that is both impassioned and nostalgic, hard-driving but sincere. Their 2019 release from Mountain Home Music Company, Myths We Tell Our Young, debuted at #5 on the Billboard Bluegrass charts and has seen 5 top-charting radio singles, including a #1 spot on the Bluegrass Today chart for “Dark Side of the Mountain.” Their material is mostly original and reflects the ever-changing culture of Western and Central North Carolina where they call home. The band has earned a fervent following in the Southeast, selling out shows in Asheville, NC as well as the legendary Station Inn in Nashville, TN. They have also performed twice on the coveted Watson (main stage) at MerleFest. With heavy airplay on Sirius XM’s Bluegrass Junction and ever-growing streaming numbers, Unspoken Tradition is a fast-rising voice of a new generation of roots music artists.
West King String Band · 8:30pm
West King String Band was formed in 2016 with Aj Fox on the mandolin, Jack Studer on the guitar and Jesse Harman on the upright bass. While spending the majority of the last 4 years touring full time, the group has managed to release two full length albums. The band is currently in and out of the studio recording a third albums after completing their first European Tour this past September and October. In 2017 WKSB added a fourth member who goes only by “Spooky” Fiddler, which has taken their sound to an unexpected place, allowing the songs to truly flourish with improvised arrangements as well as adding an extra edge to their ability to deliver on the traditional lighting fast pickin’ that is characteristic of the bluegrass genre.