Cane Mill Road / The Trailblazers
Join us Friday March 11 for an evening of entertainment with some of the brightest youth talent in the South. The evening is a twin bill with performances by Cane Mill Road and The Trailblazers. The doors will open at 6:30 with the show kicking off at 7:30. Tickets for the show are $10 and are available at Talia Espresso or by calling 336-990-0747.
Cane Mill Road is a youth bluegrass band from the Appalachian Mountains in Deep Gap, North Carolina. The band plays bluegrass, old-time Appalachia, newgrass, and progressive bluegrass music, but specializes in preserving the traditional bluegrass music of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The band represented the United States of America in May of 2015 at the International Music Festival, Concierto En Iguazu where they were a featured band and the first in the festival’s 6-year history to play bluegrass. They joined 500 kids from around the world for 8 days of performances in Argentina.
The band was honored to play at IBMA’s Wide Open Bluegrass Festival in Raleigh, NC last October and at the inaugural Carolina in the Fall Festival in Wilkesboro. The band has been featured on National Public Radio’s Woodsongs Old-time Radio Hour. The band has played major festivals including MerleFest, in Nashville at the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America, on the main stage at The Doc Watson MusicFest at Sugar Grove, and HoustonFest. The band regularly plays regional venues from Northwest North Carolina to Southwest Virginia to Eastern Tennessee to cities like Charlotte, Greensboro, and Raleigh.
Band members include blue ribbon winners at major festivals including one of the oldest and biggest, The Galax Old Timers Fiddlers Convention. Band members have performed at the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) convention and MerleFest. Band members have played on stage with bluegrass legends from J.D. Crowe to Pete Wernick to the Krüger Brothers to Rhonda Vincent. Band members range in age from 13 to 18 years and include: 13-year-old Liam Purcell on vocals, fiddle, mandolin, and clawhammer banjo; 17-year-old Kinsey Greene on vocals and bass; 18-year-old Eliot Smith on guitar and mandolin; and 16-year-old Trajan Wellington on bluegrass banjo.
The Trailblazers play a wide variety of music including Swing, Bluegrass, Progressive Bluegrass and Original songs. the band consists of Jonah Horton (Mandolin), Will Thrailkill (Bass), Daniel Thrailkill (Guitar), and Alex Edwards (Banjo).