Shawsville Evening of Beans and Banjos

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In April, Beans and Banjos will feature the father-son duo American Roots. Fred and Jon Benfield play guitar and sing everything from The Carter Family to W.C. Handy to Hoagy Carmicheal. They’ve performed together for at least a quarter-century at venues all around the region, including the Floyd Country Store and Blacksburg’s Steppin’ Out festival. This will be their first appearance at Beans and Banjos. The Steppin’ Out online directory describes American Roots’ set list as “Appalachian ballads, blues, swing, early country and ‘folkgrass.’”

Fort Vause will open the musical portion of the evening. Fort Vause features George Smith, who played banjo in the Appalachian Music Masters concert series and on recordings with Jack Hinshelwood and Buddy Pendleton. He’s backed up by Jeff Wilcke on rhythm guitar and mandolin and Tim Thornton on bass and whatever else he remembers to bring with him.

In addition to all that music, the evening will feature beans and cornbread and dessert. Supper and music start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, at Shawsville’s Meadowbrook Community Center. That's at 267 Alleghany Spring Road in Shawsville at the corner of U.S. 460 and Alleghany Spring Road.
As always, Beans and Banjos operates on granny rules: no drinking, no smoking, no cussing, no spitting on the floor.

There's no admission fee, but they’re asking for at least a $5 donation from everybody who attends. This Beans and Banjos benefits the LINC Letter, a community newsletter serving people and organizations in Eastern Montgomery County.

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