Grassifieds in Farmington Friday

Published 9:16 am Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Farmington Community Center will host The Grassifieds bluegrass band Friday, March 16. Doors open at 6 p.m. with the music starting from 7-9.

Since emerging on the North Carolina bluegrass scene in 2006, this Walkertown band combines harmonies and high, lonesome lead vocals with instrumental performances and songwriting. Their most recent original songs are traditional bluegrass; they’ve written about broken hearts (“What I Am”), Alabama coal mines (“My Dad and Shrev Malone”), and faith (“We Are On Our Way” and “Do You Love Enough”).

Greg Barnett provides lead vocals and rhythm guitar, pairing with banjoist/lead guitarist Joel Barnett for “brother” harmonies.  Bassist Pete Wright, winner of multiple awards, and banjoist/guitarist Jerry Martin have shared the stage in bands for more than 35 years; they supply lead and harmony vocals as well as solid picking. Award-winning instrumentalists Dr. Amanda Smelser on fiddle and Jim Grubbs on the mandolin complete the lineup.

Hamburgers and hotdogs will be sold with the proceeds going to fund the community center as it is a nonprofit organization. Admission is $6.