Valdese, NC- The Town of Valdese is happy to welcome Whitewater Bluegrass Co. to the Family Friday Night stage on the field behind the Old Rock School this Friday night, June 18th from 7-10pm.
For over 35 years The Whitewater Bluegrass Co. has captivated audiences throughout the Southeast with their blend of Bluegrass music, country ballads, mountain swing and down-home humor. With Whitewater, mountain culture is a celebration of music, song and dance. Whitewater Bluegrass Co. always delivers a performance to make the occasion special.
“Uncle” Ted White , joins the group with his acoustic bass/vocals and places audience involvement as a top priority for any Whitewater performance. With true Southern charm and manners, Whitewater’s MC, square-dance caller and bass man, “Uncle Ted” White, will put you right at ease. In a short amount of time he can have you up, dancing and following calls. Combine this with some country humor and you have a show with a solid foundation.
The longest standing member of the band is Bill Byerly on guitar and vocals. Bill has been with the band for over 35 years. After playing a variety of music early in his career he provides a lot of diversity to the group’s sound. Bill sings lead and harmony as well as providing rhythm on the guitar behind some of the finest musicians. His favorite part of the band is to entertain the audience and ensure they have a good time.
With the addition of David Pendley on mandolin, the blend of the Whitewater sound has become riveting. Pendley served for ten years with “Ric-o-Chet,” who recorded several albums for Rebel Records. His distinct chop, paired with impeccable timing, adds to the drive of Whitewater’s accent. In addition, his great ear for harmony and lead singing make Pendley a welcomed addition to the Whitewater family. Rounding out the Whitewater sound is Seth Rhinehart on banjo and Molly Barrett on fiddle/vocals.
“We encourage all attendees to join us for an outstanding night of music and invite you to make dinner plans in downtown,” states Morrissa Angi Director of Community Affairs & Tourism. Downtown Valdese offers twelve locally owned restaurants and a great variety of locally owned businesses. Downtown activities range from Myra’s Cruise In to live music at the local brewery. A full directory can be found at downtownvaldese.com. Discover downtown events on Facebook by joining the public group “What is there to do in Valdese?”
Concessions will be for sale during the concert sponsored by Historic Valdese Foundation. For further information about events in Valdese and the full Concerts at the Rock schedule go to visitvaldese.com or call 828-879-2129.
Whitewater Bluegrass Co.