The Birthplace of Country Music proudly presents the August edition of Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time, the warm-hearted musical variety show that is performed before a live studio audience at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum! On Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. Farm and Fun Time will feature the hard-driving sound of Town Mountain and stellar singer-songwriter Jonathan Byrd.
“We are excited to bring Farm and Fun Time back home after last month’s live broadcast from the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival and to host two world class bands out of the great state of North Carolina,” said Farm and Fun Time host Kris Truelsen. “Getting both Jonathan Byrd and Town Mountain on the same bill is really going to be a treat. Byrd has been touring Europe most of the summer and Town Mountain just played the Opry last week so this is your chance to see two very high-in-demand bands in our intimate theater. As we all know,Farm and Fun Time is always a guaranteed knock out show so don’t miss it!”
Raw, soulful, and with plenty of swagger, Town Mountain has earned raves for their songwriting and the honky-tonk edge that permeates their exhilarating live performances. The hearty base of Town Mountain’s music is the bluegrass triumvirate of Bill Monroe, Lester Flatt, and Earl Scruggs.
Jonathan Byrd is a preacher’s son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, known for literary, outsider songs that have become campfire favorites. The Chicago Tribunecalled Byrd “one of the top 50 songwriters in the past 50 years.”
Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time radio show is recorded before a live audience and is broadcast live as well as via webcast. Radio Bristol can be accessed on 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at ListenRadioBristol.org, and through the station’s free mobile app.
Tickets to Farm and Fun Time featuring Town Mountain and Jonathan Byrd are $25 and can be purchased at BirthplaceofCountryMusic.org and at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum.