Bluegrass Jam Series continues at WCU

Dec. 6 show to feature Rye Holler Boys
Nov 27, 2012
Photo by: Donated photos The Rye Holler Boys are playing the Old-time Bluegrass Jam Series at WCU Dec. 6. Above, from left, are Will Phillips, Tim Williams, Adam King and Alan King.

CULLOWHEE — The 2012-13 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Series at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will continue Thursday, Dec. 6, with a concert featuring the Rye Holler Boys.

The Swain County-based bluegrass band’s 7 p.m. performance will be followed by an 8 p.m. jam session in which local musicians are invited to participate.

First organized in October 2007, the Rye Holler Boys now include Alan King, banjo player and emcee; Adam King, mandolinist and vocalist; Will Phillips, bass player and vocalist; and Tim Williams, guitarist and lead vocalist. The band will be joined on some tunes by 8-year-old fiddle player Alana King.

The concerts and jam sessions will continue at the Mountain Heritage Center through the winter and early spring, with upcoming events set for the first Thursdays in February, March and April. Pickers and singers of all ages and experience levels are invited to take part in the jam sessions, and the events also are open to those who just want to listen.

The Mountain Heritage Center is located on the ground floor of WCU’s H.F. Robinson Administration Building. For more information, call the museum at 227-7129.