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Virginia Mountain Boys to perform Oct. 29

Singer, songwriter and cross-picking guitarist Bill Jenkins, a member of the Virginia Music Hall of Fame, and his string band, the Virginia Mountain Boys, will perform authentic music of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, including early bluegrass ballads, in a concert at Buck’s General Store Museum, Bena, on Saturday, Oct. 29.

This group’s natural sound is different from the typical bluegrass bands, a release stated. There are no electrical cords going to their instruments and no fancy electronic devices to alter their crystal-clear voices. The songs and ballads they sing paint a picture of the lives of the immigrants and their descendants who eked out a hard living in the hills of the majestic Appalachians.

Before the Virginia Mountain Boys band was formed, Jenkins performed with musicians Red Allen and the Virginia Gentlemen. In 2014, Jenkins was inducted in the Virginia Hall of Fame, alongside artists such as Wayne Newton, Bruce Hornsby, Pearl Bailey, Mac Wiseman, the Carte...

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