Emerging Artist Concert Event: The Randolph Arts Guild Emerging Artist Series Presents: The Zinc Kings
The Zinc Kings began in the fall of 2010 when musicians playing in the University of North Carolina Greensboro Old Time ensemble. Christen Blanton, Dan Clouse and Mark Dillon realized that while they loved Appalachian music there was a huge area of music that was not being addressed, the music of the North Carolina Piedmont. Music from this region tends to be more heavily influenced by the blues tradition and it is reflected in the playing of many of the tunes played. After starting the band they quickly found themselves overwhelmed by demand for music from the North Carolina Piedmont.
Thurs., Mar. 14, 7-9 pm Sunset Theater
234 Sunset Ave Asheboro, NC
Tickets $10.00 in Advance at
Randolph Arts Guild or Brightside Gallery
Since their inception as a band in the fall of 2010 The Zinc Kings have been playing seemingly non-stop including performances at local venues and festivals including Hoppin John fiddle festival, The Charlie Poole Festival, Fiddlers Grove, Asheville’s Bele Chere Festival and multiple private engagements. In the summer of 2011 The Zinc Kings became the house band for the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Theaterfest production of Where Music Kills Sorrow. In the spring of 2011 The Zinc Kings released their self-titled debut album The Zinc KIngs.
Recorded over the course of a extended weekend with no overdubs and two microphones the album is an accurate representation of The Zinc Kings live performances.
Since their initial inception The Zinc Kings have also added additional musicians to their lineup including Ryan Mack on the Bass and Doug Baker on multiple instruments.
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