Valdese, NC- The Old Rock School welcomes Dewey & Leslie Brown with The Carolina Gentlemen opening for Nu Blu to perform for the Bluegrass at the Rock Season on March 3, 2018 at 7:30pm, doors open at 6:30.
Dewey played fiddle as a Clinch Mountain Boy for Dr. Ralph Stanley for 11 years, until Dr. Stanley’s death in 2016. Dewey has played with artists such as Honi Denton, Charlie Waller & the Country Gentlemen and on occasion, IIIrd Time Out. Dewey has recorded on Grammy nominated albums with artists such as Josh Turner, Dierks Bentley, Lee Ann Womack and many more. He has appeared on the Grand Ole Opry many times, played for The Queen of England, Dave Letterman Show, Carnegie Hall and many more.
Leslie was raised in the Appalachian Mountains, in the coal mining town of Vansant, Va. She was raised by her grandparents and bluegrass music has always been a mainstay in her household. At the age of seven, Leslie began clogging at local bluegrass festivals, shortly after she joined a square-dancing group and traveled the east becoming a well-known clogger in the bluegrass world.
Nu-Blu, based in Siler City in central North Carolina, is comprised of Carolyn, who handles bass and vocals; TJ Honaker on vocals and banjo; Clint White, on mandolin and fiddle; and Daniel, who is the band’s Renaissance Man – guitarist, singer, manager, and tour coordinator, among many other roles. The group brings its lively and entertaining version of Americana-bluegrass music to audiences across the nation year-round. Their sound acknowledges the traditional institutions that have shaped it yet is innovative and daring enough to bring a fresh sparkle to contemporary acoustic music that lands them squarely in the forefront of bands blazing the trail in acoustic entertainment.
Tickets for Nu Blu can be purchased at The Old Rock School, Lenoir Music Center, Goldmine in Hudson and Larry’s Musical Madness in Hickory. Tickets can also be purchased online.
For further information go to www.visitvaldese.com or call 828-879-2129.