Family Eversole Brings Bluegrass Music to TNCC’s Mary T. Christian Auditorium

Published: October 10, 2008

The Family Eversole brings its signature brand of bluegrass music to Thomas Nelson Community College’s (TNCC) Mary T. Christian Auditorium Friday, Oct. 17 in Templin Hall, Hampton. Open to the public, the free concert begins at 8:00 p.m. and is sponsored by TNCC’s Cultural Affairs Committee.

Formed on the heels of Andrew Eversole’s 2008 debut record release entitled, “Creature,” The Family Eversole is a tight-knit group of folks, friends and musicians that infuses sheer emotion, mastery, and conviction in to every song they perform taking listeners along for the enjoyable ride. Andrew’s twofold mission in music is to “create exceptional recordings of original and traditional music, and to “bring this music to the hearts and minds of people through powerful live performances.”

Andrew provides the banjo work, along with some guitar, and vocals. For a decade he has been known in and around North Carolina for his masterful banjo skills and his debut recording propelled him even higher on to musical landscape. “Fiddlin’ Faye” Petree brings energy and creativity to the band along with a voice akin to that of blues legend Bessie Smith. She delivers that old-time Galax style fiddling with a creating a beautifully twisted sound.

On the mandolin and guitar, Winston-Salem native James Bernabe brings years of experience expertly playing nearly every instrument and singing almost every harmony part. Ben Jensen, jazz virtuoso and Renaissance Man, is a new addition on the bass with a background in many styles of music. Ben weaves this variety into a totally original bluegrass bass style.

For more information about the concert, contact the College’s Cultural Affairs Committee Chair and Photography Department Head Sharon Wolff at 757-825-2775 or

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