The Country Heritage Band
October 10th , 2015
A little background on the band...
As a local favorite Terry McKinney brings his mountain music to the festival. Terry has been playing music since a teenager in Mitchell county. He currently is a resident teacher for the Toe River Arts Council , teaching mountian music. Terry and the band are regulars at the Orchard at Altapass and in the Blue Ridge Mountain & Culture Museum in Spruce Pine. Joining Terry was the well-known local musicians Eual Owens with vocals and lead guitarist Chet Cutshaw.
My husband and I discovered this festival online and with his family just living right up the road from Marion. We decided to go to the festival and then go visit them. My husband loves country music espically "Old Time Music" and this festival and concert fit that exactly so we decided to check it out. Their was several different performers but we decided on the Country Hertiage band mainly because of the "Genre" they were going to be performing. We absoletly loved it and the only thing we were disappointed in was the weather it was cold and rainy but the music did not disapoint! I being a more modern country music gal , did not think I would enjoy this type of concert. To my surprise I loved it! The performers were amazing "Vocalist" and their unison was amazing! The beautfiul sound of their string instruments in combination with the words sangs portrayed "Word Painting" like no other. It almost made you feel like you could be in the story they were singing about. My Favorite parts had to be when Terry would go "Solo" and some times even Acapella! I The history of Moutan Music is quite interesting! Orginating from North American Folk Music , some say it has somewhat of a Southern Rock and Blue Grass feel combined.