Uncle Henry’s Favorites, from Charlottesville, Virginia, will bring their traditional old-time music to the Richmond Folk Music Concert Series on Saturday October 20, 2018 at 8:00 p.m. Pete Vigour (banjo, guitar, fiddle), Ellen Vigour (mandolin), Jim Childress (fiddle, guitar), and Mark Beall (bass) have developed their own distinctive blend of fiddle tunes, old country songs, ballads, dances, and skits. They have been together almost 35 years, with the same personnel. You're sure to hear some fiddling learned from elder Virginia musicians, raggy songs from the 1920's and 1930's, some harmony singing from the Vigours, and tunes from "Free Union," Jim's recent recording of originals. The band has been a fixture at the annual West Virginia Appalachian String Band Festival (Clifftop), having made the finals numerous times. Recent performances include the the Gainsborough Old Time Music Festival in England, Mentone Old-Time Music and Dance Weekend in Alabama, the Southwest Pickers festival in New Mexico, and Hillbilly Days in Kentucky. Uncle Henry's Favorites' years of performing, jamming, and teaching, have won them many fans. Come join the fun! Learn more about the band here.
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