The “Jeff Little Trio” is slated to take the Willingham Theater Stage by storm on April 19th to kick off the 34th Annual Yadkin Valley Bluegrass Convention weekend
(YADKINVILLE, N.C.) — The Willingham Theater is thrilled to welcome the “Jeff Little Trio” back to the Willingham Theater stage along with “Hickory Bend” to open the show on April 19 at 7:30pm.
This show will include opening act and Yadkin County Native group “Hickory Bend”
With few exceptions, the piano does not play a prominent part in Appalachian or Americana music, and is rarely the lead instrument. Jeff Little is an exception – and a remarkable one. His distinctive two-handed style, much influenced by the mountain flat-picked guitar tradition, is breathtaking in its speed, precision, and clarity. Little’s involvement with fiddle tunes, old time country, and traditional blues dates to his growing up in Boone, North Carolina, where his family’s music shop was a regular gathering place for musicians who would just stop by to pick a few tunes. Jeff, as well as his trio, stays busy traveling the country performing concerts with an energy and dedication to their music that is evident at every show.
Based out of Yadkin County, North Carolina, “Hickory Bend” plays traditional bluegrass and gospel music. Made up of residents from two corners of the county, the name is derived by a “merging” of the communities they represent: Lone Hickory & East Bend.
*This concert is a special event to kick off the 34th Annual Yadkin Valley Bluegrass Convention. The official convention starts the following day, April 20th, at the Yadkinville Elementary School.
For tickets and more information, visit www.yadkinarts.org or call 336-679-2941.
Jeff Little Trio + Hickory Bend
When: Friday, April 19, at 7:30 p.m.
Where: Willingham Theater, Yadkin Cultural Arts Center, 226 E. Main St., Yadkinville
About the Yadkin Arts Council
The Yadkin Arts Council and Cultural Arts Center’s mission is to enrich the lives of every citizen of Yadkin County through a broad variety of arts programs that touch, inspire and involve creative spirits of all ages and all backgrounds. We believe art is transformational. Arts open minds, frees imagination and helps people see the world from different perspectives.
The Yadkin Arts Council is a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Yadkin County citizens through the arts. In September, 2010, the council opened the new Yadkin Cultural Center, providing a home for the arts in Yadkin County. It encompasses the Welborn Gallery, the Willingham Theater, the Center Bistro, classrooms and meeting rooms, staff offices and working artist studios. The Yadkin Arts Council website at yadkinarts.org provides up-to-date information about existing and upcoming exhibits, events and programs and offers forms and rules for artists wishing to submit artwork for future exhibits and juried shows.
About the Willingham Theater
The Willingham Theater hosted its first performance in December 2012, just two short years after the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center opened its doors to the citizens of Yadkin County. While many might dismiss the power of a small city theater, we like to prove that we can indeed bring the big city excitement and experience to our small town. Our state-of-the-art theater seats 193 patrons and showcases a variety of engaging performances ranging from music, dance, drama, comedy, and even film. In addition to ample seating, the Willingham Theater has a remarkable state-of-the-art-technology. The Willingham Theater is owned and operated by the Yadkin Arts Council.