Lillian Chase, a sixth-generation native of Western North Carolina, grew up around mountain music and developed a passion for fiddle, bluegrass and old-time style, at a very young age. Now, at age 13, she is learning traditional ballad and square dance music and calling. Lillian also plays classical violin and stringed bass. Her first album, recorded this winter and produced by the well-known John Doyle, is due out in June.
Haywood County native Travis Stuart brings the mountain sounds of the banjo to the stage. Stuart teaches banjo all over the country, including at East Tennessee State University, at music camps, and at our very own Haywood County JAM program. Lawrence Dillingham started playing the guitar with his dad, Leo, when he was a child. He grew up playing with mountain musicians and is the 14th member of the Stoney Creek Boys. Bud Davis began playing bass in the early 1970s with his father, John Davis, Sr. Davis’s band played for the legendary Bill Stanley’s Barbecue for 30 years. Korey Warren, a native of Canton, plays mandolin and a variety of instruments. He got his introduction to music from two grandfathers, an uncle, and a family friend.
Come see Lillian Chase and the New Potatoes along with Whitewater Bluegrass, The Darren Nicholson Band and Possum on a Whale at Folkmoot’s Appalachian Friendship Dinner on March 18 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm. Dinner will be catered by Haywood Smokehouse and will feature pulled pork, baked beans, coleslaw and dinner rolls. Tickets for this event can be purchased in advance, $25 for adults, $15 for kids, at Folkmoot.org or by calling (828) 452-2997. Parking is available in the back of the Folkmoot building for year-round events.