The Kollard Kings perform songs and tunes from the days when the Queen City was the country music capital – before studios located in Nashville, field-recording teams roamed the South. Charlotte was a favorite stop from the late ’20s into the ’40s. “Father of Bluegrass” Bill Monroe made his first recordings here in 1936. The original Carter Family trio cut their last discs in 1937. Grand Ole Opry stars Fiddlin’ Arthur Smith, Uncle Dave Macon, and the Delmore Brothers came over from Nashville. The Kollard Kings lovingly dip into that songbag, not to re-create scratchy archival sounds, but to bring the music to life for today’s listeners. Band members: Dr. Tom Hanchett, Levine Museum of the New South consulting historian (fiddle), Tom Estes (banjo), Michael Plumley (bass), and Donnie Murray, performer on the John Boy & Billy radio program (guitar). Family-friendly & free; donations appreciated. Refreshments, singing, and jams follow concert.
Information & Amenities
Age Range:All Ages
Facility Amenities:Accessible by Public Transportation, ADA-compliant, Parking off site, Parking on site
Location:Center City (Uptown)
Type:Music & Concerts