The James Sorrells Band to Perform at Canton Branch Library

By Haywood County Library | Dec 31, 2013
James Sorrells

The Haywood County Arts Council's Sunday Concert Series will be coming to the Canton Branch Library starting in January. The Sunday Concert Series will offer a concert nearly every month, and will feature a diverse line-up of musicians, beginning with the James Sorrells Band (bluegrass/country) on Sunday, Jan. 19, at 3 p.m.

James Sorrells is a resophonic slide guitar (Dobro) player from Cruso. Born and raised in Haywood County, he has played in several bands throughout the years. Sorrells has recorded with the Hill Country Band, Hungry Creek, and has done studio work at Hoot’n Holler Studios. He also builds resophonic guitars, and is crafting his 22nd one now. “I love seeing how they out with different woods,” Sorrells says. “I have made walnut, cherry, sapele, maple, lace wood, mahogany, and several combinations of each. I like the hand-rubbed finishes. I use the best machinery I can find. To quote a friend who makes knives, ‘one-of-a-kind, one-at-a-time.’”

James Stinnett will perform with Sorrells at the Jan. 19 concert. Stinnett is an accomplished picker and singer, and often performs solo in the area.

The Sunday Concert Series at the Waynesville Library has been quite popular over the years, and both the Canton Branch Library and the Haywood County Arts Council are pleased to be able to offer the concert series in the Canton area. Residents of eastern Haywood County are asked to come out to support the new series at the Canton Branch Library (concerts will continue to also take place at the Waynesville Library). Concerts are free to attend, and open to all. For more information, call (828) 648-2924.



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