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PATIO: Bayla Davis & Cary Fridley

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ALL AGES LIMITED PATIO SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVEBAYLA DAVIS & CARY FRIDLEY  Bayla Davis (banjo), 15, is a Traditional Appalachian vocalist and multi-instrumentalist from Leicester, North Carolina. At 6-years-old, she started in the Junior Appalachian Musicians Program (JAM) in Black Mountain, North Carolina. Bayla has been playing clawhammer banjo and singing for almost a decade and spends much of her time playing as a member in her siblings’ Old-Time band, Newfound Gap. She has played on the main stage at Bela Fleck’s Blue Ridge Banjo Camp, the Kruger Brother’s Academy Stage, the Cabin Stage at Merlefest, Woodsongs, the IBMA’S Youth Stage and Kids on Bluegrass, Appalachia Sessions, among others. She also won 1st Place in the Galax, Virginia “Old Fiddlers’ Convention” in Clawhammer Banjo, as well as Mt. Airy Fiddlers Convention, Appalachian State Fiddlers Convention, the SC Fiddlers Convention and many more. This year, she recorded tracks for the Fine-Tuned album, a mentorship and collaboration-based project aimed at professional development for emerging artists playing traditional music in Western North Carolina. For the last five years, she has been a scholarship student at the Academy for the Arts in Asheville studying with Jerry Sutton, Bryan McDowell, and Josh Goforth. She plans on attending Berklee College of Music with plans to teach and perform for future generations.   Cary Fridley is an Appalachian singer, bassist, and educator from Asheville, NC. Her music has evolved to embrace all styles of traditional country, blues, folk, and jazz. She is a published songwriter, recording artist, and bandleader, singing and performing in western North Carolina since 1992. Cary Fridley is a seasoned performer with an impressive legacy spanning over 20 years, dedicated to celebrating and preserving the cultural tapestry of the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Originating from the Alleghany Highlands of Virginia, Cary’s lifelong dedication to upholding and sharing the musical traditions of the region began at an early age, shaping her into a revered figure in the realm of traditional music. Having graced stages across the United States and abroad, Cary’s expertise spans a diverse repertoire that encompasses ballads, fiddle and banjo tunes, and traditional country songs. She served as the lead vocalist and guitarist for The Freight Hoppers old-time string band during its influential period in the late 1990s for 6 years, traveling internationally and creating 3 albums with the group that left an indelible mark on the genre. Cary’s musical journey continued, collaborating with renowned musicians like Travis Stuart in the Haywood Ramblers and fronting her own band in Asheville, Down South.  She has 3 solo CDs of her own, and is planning a new album to be released in 2025. Cary holds a Master’s Degree in Music Education from UNCG, and blends academic acumen with an innate understanding of old-time and traditional music. Her teaching methodology is innovative and engaging, offering students a unique learning experience.

OUTPOST: Bluegrass Jam with Sam Wharton FREE SHOW

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– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLY- RAIN OR SHINE   Sam Wharton is a founding member of the SFTRB with one of the best voices in bluegrass. He is the ultimate ambassador for the music.  Along with developing his own unique style of rhythm guitar, he is one of the finest harmony singers in the world! He grew up singing barbershop quartet in Alabama. He honed his chops in Telluride, but now calls Western North Carolina his home! Free show! Sit ins are encouraged at this open Bluegrass jam.

OUTPOST: Bluegrass Jam with Sam Wharton FREE SHOW

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– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLY- RAIN OR SHINE   Sam Wharton is a founding member of the SFTRB with one of the best voices in bluegrass. He is the ultimate ambassador for the music.  Along with developing his own unique style of rhythm guitar, he is one of the finest harmony singers in the world! He grew up singing barbershop quartet in Alabama. He honed his chops in Telluride, but now calls Western North Carolina his home! Free show! Sit ins are encouraged at this open Bluegrass jam.

OUTPOST: Bluegrass Jam with Sam Wharton FREE SHOW

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– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLY- RAIN OR SHINE   Sam Wharton is a founding member of the SFTRB with one of the best voices in bluegrass. He is the ultimate ambassador for the music.  Along with developing his own unique style of rhythm guitar, he is one of the finest harmony singers in the world! He grew up singing barbershop quartet in Alabama. He honed his chops in Telluride, but now calls Western North Carolina his home! Free show! Sit ins are encouraged at this open Bluegrass jam.

OUTPOST: Bluegrass Jam with Sam Wharton FREE SHOW

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– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLY- RAIN OR SHINE   Sam Wharton is a founding member of the SFTRB with one of the best voices in bluegrass. He is the ultimate ambassador for the music.  Along with developing his own unique style of rhythm guitar, he is one of the finest harmony singers in the world! He grew up singing barbershop quartet in Alabama. He honed his chops in Telluride, but now calls Western North Carolina his home! Free show! Sit ins are encouraged at this open Bluegrass jam.

OUTPOST: Bluegrass Jam with Sam Wharton FREE SHOW

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– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLY- RAIN OR SHINE   Sam Wharton is a founding member of the SFTRB with one of the best voices in bluegrass. He is the ultimate ambassador for the music.  Along with developing his own unique style of rhythm guitar, he is one of the finest harmony singers in the world! He grew up singing barbershop quartet in Alabama. He honed his chops in Telluride, but now calls Western North Carolina his home! Free show! Sit ins are encouraged at this open Bluegrass jam.

OUTPOST: Bluegrass Jam with Sam Wharton FREE SHOW

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– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLY- RAIN OR SHINE   Sam Wharton is a founding member of the SFTRB with one of the best voices in bluegrass. He is the ultimate ambassador for the music.  Along with developing his own unique style of rhythm guitar, he is one of the finest harmony singers in the world! He grew up singing barbershop quartet in Alabama. He honed his chops in Telluride, but now calls Western North Carolina his home! Free Show! Sit ins are encouraged at this open Bluegrass jam.

OUTPOST: Bluegrass Jam with Sam Wharton FREE SHOW

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– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLY- RAIN OR SHINE   Sam Wharton is a founding member of the SFTRB with one of the best voices in bluegrass. He is the ultimate ambassador for the music.  Along with developing his own unique style of rhythm guitar, he is one of the finest harmony singers in the world! He grew up singing barbershop quartet in Alabama. He honed his chops in Telluride, but now calls Western North Carolina his home! Free Show! Sit ins are encouraged at this open Bluegrass jam.

OUTPOST: Bluegrass Jam with Sam Wharton FREE SHOW

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– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLY- RAIN OR SHINE   Sam Wharton is a founding member of the SFTRB with one of the best voices in bluegrass. He is the ultimate ambassador for the music.  Along with developing his own unique style of rhythm guitar, he is one of the finest harmony singers in the world! He grew up singing barbershop quartet in Alabama. He honed his chops in Telluride, but now calls Western North Carolina his home! Free Show! Sit ins are encouraged at this open Bluegrass jam.

OUTPOST: Bluegrass Jam with Sam Wharton FREE SHOW

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– ALL AGES- STANDING ROOM ONLY- RAIN OR SHINE   Sam Wharton is a founding member of the SFTRB with one of the best voices in bluegrass. He is the ultimate ambassador for the music.  Along with developing his own unique style of rhythm guitar, he is one of the finest harmony singers in the world! He grew up singing barbershop quartet in Alabama. He honed his chops in Telluride, but now calls Western North Carolina his home! Free show! Sit ins are encouraged at this open Bluegrass jam.