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Carolina Blue Performs at ECC November 9

Carolina Blue will perform at Edgecombe Community College on Saturday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m

Carolina Blue will bring traditional bluegrass music to Edgecombe Community College on Saturday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m.

Based in Brevard, NC, the band’s roots run deep in the tradition of Bill Monroe. Carolina Blue was formed in 2007, following the release of the album “Nothing So Blue” by guitarist Bobby Powell and mandolinist Tim Jones.

Carolina Blue also features Reese Combs on bass, James McDowell on banjo, and Aynsley Porchak on fiddle. All five musicians sing, creating a strong, unique vocal blend. The band’s repertoire consists of original songs, many bluegrass favorites, and some gospel, all done in the traditional style.

The group won the South Carolina state bluegrass championship at RenoFest in 2011. They also received their first Vocal Group of the Year nomination at the 2018 Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America awards show. Most recently, Carolina Blue was a 2019 International Bluegrass Music Association award nominee.

This concert is the second event in the 2019-2020 season of the Edgecombe Performance Series. All Performance Series events take place in Keihin Auditorium on the Tarboro campus, located at 2009 West Wilson Street.

Reserved seating tickets for Carolina Blue are $15 for adults and $10 for students (Pre-K through college).

A complete lineup of 2019-2020 performances is available on ECC’s website.

To learn more, please call Cultural Arts Director Eric Greene at (252) 618-6618.