Saturday, February 18th 7:30 – 9:00 pm $10.00 adults 17 and under Free
OPRY NIGHT WITH SUGAR RUN & STONY BOTTOM BLUEGRASS BAND
Sugar Run began as the husband and wife team of Mike (banjo, guitar and vocals) and Bonnie Johnson (bass fiddle and vocals), and has grown to include Geoff White on fiddle and vocals, Rachel Johnson on Fiddle, and Stanley Asbury on the rhythm and flat-pickin’ style guitar and vocals. All of us play in or with other groups in the region, as well.
We are located in the Allegheny Mountain regions of Virginia and West Virginia, and our regular performance venues include the New River Valley of Virginia and West Virginia, and the Greenbrier Valley of West Virginia. We do, of course, play in other areas as the opportunities arise.
Our musical repertoire consists primarily of traditional music of the Southern Appalachian and Piedmont regions in the style of older (and some contemporary) Bluegrass, Old-Time, old “Country” music, a few Cajun tunes (in French, by Geoff) and some ancient ballads and tunes with roots back to the Scottish, Irish, and English lands. Our music includes songs of: love-gone-bad; train wrecks; bad-men and hangings; murders; ghosts and hauntings; moonshine whiskey; and death and Redemption. (Many, if not all those themes may occur in the same song!).
We also include songs of humor as well as peppy fiddle tunes suitable for flat-footin’, square dancing, or just standing around and tapping your feet.
Hot Mater Gravy
Stony Bottom Bluegrass, formerly known as Hot Mater Gravy, features Homer Hunter, who is a one-of-a-kind storyteller and a local radio personality.
Stony Bottom Bluegrass plays traditional bluegrass with influences including Bill Monroe, Jimmy Martin, Ricky Scaggs, Flatt and Scruggs and Larry Sparks.
Joining Homer Hunter are band members Dana Moyers, of Richmond, Virginia, on mandolin; Dewitt Daniell, of Lewisburg, playing a straight ahead Scruggs-style banjo; Bob Riggleman, of Lewisburg, on bass; and Bob’s wife, Julie Riggleman on second rhythm guitar and providing vocals.