Carolina Blue to Perform at Belmont County Fairgrounds Saturday
ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Red-hot, nationally acclaimed bluegrass band Carolina Blue will perform at the Belmont County Fair on Saturday, Sept. 7, in St. Clairsville.
Based in Brevard, N.C. and formed in 2007, Carolina Blue is hot on the trail of the legends of bluegrass, paving their own way to a very successful career in their favorite genre of music. The band is nominated for three International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) awards including Album of the Year for “I Hear Bluegrass Calling Me,” New Artist of the Year and Instrumental Recording of the Year for “Fried Taters and Onions,” a tune written by their banjo player, James McDowell. These are the first IBMA nominations for Carolina Blue, a band founded by Timmy Jones (mandolin) and Bobby Powell (guitar). The band also includes Reese Combs (bass) and 2018 IBMA Momentum Award winner Aynsley Porchak (fiddle).
“This band is like bluegrass comfort food,” Bluegrass Today proclaimed. “Something warm and familiar that takes you back to an earlier time. It’s good even when it’s average. But when it’s just right, as it is with Carolina Blue, it can’t be beat.”