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February 28 @ 11:07 pm
Farm & Fun Time featuring Sam Bush
The Birthplace of Country Music is proud to present a very special filming of Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time live from the Paramount Bristol stage. This live broadcast features newgrass pioneer and bluegrass legend Sam Bush, regional favorite Annabelle’s Curse and the Farm and Fun Time house band Bill and The Belles.
Prodigy Sam Bush was already an up-and-coming fiddler when the sight of youthful Ricky Skaggs on TV, accompanying Flatt & Scruggs, inspired him to acquire his first mandolin at age 11. The talented innovator and multi-instrumentalist co-founded New Grass Revival and played with them for 18 years before collaborating with artists including Emmylou Harris, Leon Russell, Lyle Lovett, and Béla Fleck. Working as a solo artist for two decades, he’s released seven albums, and received the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Instrumentalist.
Electrified Appalachian folk band, Annabelle’s Curse has gathered quite the following in the mid-Atlantic region and beyond with their reputation for captivating high energy shows. After more than a decade together, the band has become a staple at Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion and tickets for their performances are always in high demand. Annabelle’s Curse will make their first appearance on the Farm and Fun Time stage with a set of music you won’t want to miss. Pop Matters says, “Annabelle’s Curse are one of several folk-rock bands that have gone out on a limb to give the classic American genre an engaging revitalization…”
Bill and the Belles
Based in Johnson City, Tennessee, Farm and Fun Time house band Bill and the Belles is known for combining a stringband format with their signature harmonies, candid songwriting, and pop sensibilities. Composed of Kris Truelsen on guitar, fiddler Kalia Yeagle, banjo/banjo-uke player Aidan VanSuetendael, and bassist Andrew Small, the group has a knack for saying sad things with a bit of an ironic smirk and revels in the in-between.
Hosted by Kris Truelsen and house band Bill and the Belles, Farm and Fun Time is a re-imagining of the classic WCYB Radio program of the same name that aired in the 1940s and 1950s. Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time broadcasts live before a studio audience and is recorded for television syndication on Blue Ridge PBS, East Tennessee PBS, and PBS North Carolina (check local listings). It can be accessed on 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, or online at ListenRadioBristol.org and on Radio Bristol’s free mobile app. Viewers may also tune in to watch through Radio Bristol’s Facebook and YouTube channels.
Doors open at 6 pm. Our Box Office opens 2 hours before showtime. For shows not already sold out, tickets will be available at the door on the day of show for an additional cost of $5 (+tax and service fee). BUYER BEWARE! Third party tickets (StubHub, eTix, VividSeats, etc.) will NOT be honored. Tickets are available via paramountbristol.org or our Box Office ONLY. All sales are final. Refunds and exchanges are not permitted. Outside food and drinks are not allowed.
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