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The Orchard at Altapass – Real Time Lucy 1:45 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Real Time Lucy @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 17 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Real Time Lucy @ The Orchard at Altapass
Always welcomed and applauded.
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The Orchard at Altapass – Tom Sparks 1:45 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 18 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass
An all-time Orchard favorite.
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The Orchard at Altapass – Town & Country / Bearwallow 1:00 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Town & Country / Bearwallow @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Town & Country / Bearwallow @ The Orchard at Altapass
1pm: Town & Country:  A band playing the music of their region. 3pm: Bearwallow: Morganton, NC, based Bearwallow performs a unique blend of progressive bluegrass, old-timey folk, and classic country.  They constantly look to reach[...]
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The Orchard at Altapass – Jerry Pearce / Rewind 1:00 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Jerry Pearce / Rewind @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Jerry Pearce / Rewind @ The Orchard at Altapass
1pm: Jerry Pearce:  An Orchard favorite for his own popular style of music. 3pm: Rewind:  A well-known cover band.  Band members seamlessly weave 70’s classic rock, British (The Beatles, Cream, The Stones, The Who), Southern[...]
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The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack 1:45 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 24 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass
A native of WNC, has been writing and performing since his early teens.  His songs and stories reflect his small town and Appalachian roots.  Song after song, story after story, a tapestry is woven of[...]
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The Orchard at Altapass – Sam McKinney 1:45 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Sam McKinney @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 25 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Sam McKinney @ The Orchard at Altapass
A talented young local singer and guitarist from Spruce Pine, whose repertoire includes a dynamic mix of traditional and contemporary music.  His captivating voice and guitar styles immediately engage the audience and leave them wanting[...]
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The Orchard at Altapass – The Grass Catchers / Typical Mountain Boys 1:00 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – The Grass Catchers / Typical Mountain Boys @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – The Grass Catchers / Typical Mountain Boys @ The Orchard at Altapass
1pm: The Grass Catchers:  Enjoy their “catchy” renditions of this Orchard favorite group. 3pm: Typical Mountain Boys:  They have been playing their unique blend of bluegrass and acoustic music out of the Black Mountains of[...]
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The Orchard at Altapass – Terry McKinney / Amantha Mill 1:00 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Terry McKinney / Amantha Mill @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
The Orchard at Altapass – Terry McKinney / Amantha Mill @ The Orchard at Altapass
1pm: Terry McKinney:  He grew up in Mitchell and McDowell counties surrounded by traditional mountain music, and he has been singing and playing gospel, mountain, bluegrass, or classic country music most of his life.  To[...]
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The Orchard at Altapass – Tom Sparks @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 18 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

An all-time Orchard favorite.

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The Orchard at Altapass – Town & Country / Bearwallow @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 19 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

1pm: Town & Country:  A band playing the music of their region.

3pm: Bearwallow: Morganton, NC, based Bearwallow performs a unique blend of progressive bluegrass, old-timey folk, and classic country.  They constantly look to reach new heights and audiences as they continue on their musical adventure.

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The Orchard at Altapass – Jerry Pearce / Rewind @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

1pm: Jerry Pearce:  An Orchard favorite for his own popular style of music.

3pm: Rewind:  A well-known cover band.  Band members seamlessly weave 70’s classic rock, British (The Beatles, Cream, The Stones, The Who), Southern rock (Allman Bros, Marshall Tucker Band, Skynyrd), Outlaw country (Cash, Coe, Jennings), and much more.

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The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 24 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

A native of WNC, has been writing and performing since his early teens.  His songs and stories reflect his small town and Appalachian roots.  Song after song, story after story, a tapestry is woven of the life and times of a revenuer’s son’s Appalachian life.

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The Orchard at Altapass – Sam McKinney @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 25 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

A talented young local singer and guitarist from Spruce Pine, whose repertoire includes a dynamic mix of traditional and contemporary music.  His captivating voice and guitar styles immediately engage the audience and leave them wanting more.

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The Orchard at Altapass – The Grass Catchers / Typical Mountain Boys @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 26 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

1pm: The Grass Catchers:  Enjoy their “catchy” renditions of this Orchard favorite group.

3pm: Typical Mountain Boys:  They have been playing their unique blend of bluegrass and acoustic music out of the Black Mountains of WNC for the past 9 years.

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The Orchard at Altapass – Terry McKinney / Amantha Mill @ The Orchard at Altapass
Oct 27 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

1pm: Terry McKinney:  He grew up in Mitchell and McDowell counties surrounded by traditional mountain music, and he has been singing and playing gospel, mountain, bluegrass, or classic country music most of his life.  To Terry music is his first love and the audiences love him.

3pm: Amantha Mill: A community-oriented folk/bluegrass act with one foot rooted firmly in our heritage and the other planted in exploring new acoustic sounds.

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The Orchard at Altapass – Randy Flack / The Butterbeans @ The Orchard at Altapass
Nov 2 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

1pm: Randy Flack:  A native of WNC, has been writing and performing since his early teens.  His songs and stories reflect his small town and Appalachian roots.  Song after song, story after story, a tapestry is woven of the life and times of a revenuer’s son’s Appalachian life.

3pm: The Butterbeans: They play a combination of music – Country, Bluegrass, and Gospel Music.  The Name comes from an upbeat song “Just a Bowl of Butterbeans.”  Come sit down and “taste” the fare.

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The Orchard at Altapass – Roam Mountain Moonshiners / Sam McKinney @ The Orchard at Altapass
Nov 3 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

1pm: Roan Mountain Moonshiners:  T.V. Barnett and his band play nothing but east Tennessee style oldtime mountain music, they way it’s been played in these parts for hundreds of years.

3pm: Sam McKinney:  A talented young local singer and guitarist from Spruce Pine, whose repertoire includes a dynamic mix of traditional and contemporary music.  His captivating voice and guitar styles immediately engage the audience and leave them wanting more.

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The Orchard at Altapass – Sound Traveler @ The Orchard at Altapass
Nov 7 @ 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Sound Traveler.  Bob & Patty Tatum, play acoustic vocal and instrumental renditions of popular classics from genres as diverse as classic rock & pop, folk, classy standards, country, blues, light jazz, and gospel on guitar, trumpet, bass, mandolin, harmonica, banjo, concertina, and percussion.  What a time.