The Yadkin Arts Council presents the sixth annual Sounds of the Mountains Concert Series in partnership with the Blue Ridge Music Center

Featuring three weekends of live music in the Willingham Theater in January 2022

(YADKINVILLE, N.C.) — For the sixth year, the Yadkin Arts Council and Blue Ridge Music Center partner to present the Sounds of the Mountains Concert Series. This year the series will feature all brother acts as the headliners, lending way to the catchy theme of, “Oh Brothers, Here Art Thou”. Presented on Saturday evenings in January 2022, the concerts will feature blues, bluegrass, country, folk and Americana artists and will be held in the Willingham Theater located in the Yadkin Cultural Arts Center at 226 East Main Street, Yadkinville, NC 27055. Rounding out the series are the family centric supporting acts that include The Foreign Landers, and the Burnett Sisters Band.

Sounds of the Mountains is part of the Blue Ridge Music Center’s On the Road series of concerts and events hosted in partnership with regional arts and cultural organizations while the venue is closed for winter and spring. These shows bring the living musical and cultural traditions of the Blue Ridge Mountains off the hilltops and into other communities in North Carolina and Virginia.

2022 Sounds of the Mountains Schedule:

The Malpass Brothers + The Foreign Landers

“Sounds of the Mountains Series with the Blue Ridge Music Center”

January 8 @ 7:30pm, $30

Christopher and Taylor Malpass promote the work and music of classic country artists while creating new music and making their own mark in the lineage of a rich American cultural heritage. This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Sr. & others. With sincerity, honesty and an utter ease on stage that belies their years, their smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship layer infectiously into the deep respect they pay to legends who have paved the way.

The Foreign Landers is a duo hailing from opposite sides of the Atlantic united by their love of bluegrass and traditional folk music and their love for each other.

Kruger Brothers

“Sounds of the Mountains Series with the Blue Ridge Music Center”

January 15 @ 7:30pm, $35

Born and raised in Europe, brothers Jen and Uwe Kruger started singing and playing instruments at a very young age. They were performing regularly by the time they were eleven and twelve years old, and began their professional career in 1979. Several years later, the brothers teamed up with bass player Joel Landsberg, a native of New York City who also had a very extensive musical upbringing in classical and jazz music (studying with jazz great Milt Hilton), thus forming a trio that has been playing professionally together since 1995. Together, they established the incomparable sound that The Kruger Brothers are known for today.

Harris Brothers + The Burnett Sisters Band with Colin Ray

“Sounds of the Mountains Series with the Blue Ridge Music Center”

August 22 @7:30pm, $25

Reggie and Ryan Harris are a real brother duo born and raised in Western NC. They started playing string instruments and singing as small children and are part of a musical family that still gets together to play. They have been playing as a duo for more than 20 years, showcasing their unique style. Their repertoire consists of a number of genres including roots music, rock & roll, jazz, blues, mountain music, vintage country, and bluegrass.

The Burnett Sisters’ sound is focused around breathtaking vocal harmonies, complemented by tight instrumental arrangements and a bona fide love of the traditional songs they play.

Tickets & Additional Information

What & When:”Sounds of the Mountains Series” with the Blue Ridge Music Center:

The Malpass Brothers + The Foreign Landers, January 8 @ 7:30pm / $30

Kruger Brothers, January 15 @ 7:30pm / $35

The Harris Brothers + The Burnett Sisters Band, January 22 @ 7:30pm / $25

Tickets: Tickets for these shows can be purchased at www.yadkinarts.org or at the Box Office from 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

Where: Willingham Theater, 226 E. Main St., Yadkinville

About the Yadkin Arts Council

Transforming lives in our community through the arts by offering opportunities to encounter, create, and participate is the Yadkin Arts Council’s mission. We believe art is transformational. Arts open minds, frees imagination, and helps people see the world from different perspectives.

The Yadkin Arts Council is a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Yadkin County citizens through the arts. In September, 2010, the council opened the new Yadkin Cultural Center, providing a home for the arts in Yadkin County. It encompasses the Welborn Gallery, the Willingham Theater, the Center Bistro, classrooms and meeting rooms, staff offices and working artist studios. www.yadkinarts.org

About the Blue Ridge Music Center

Operated through a partnership between the National Park Service and Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation, the Blue Ridge Music Center, milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway near Galax, Virginia, celebrates the music and musicians of the mountains. The visitor center and museum are open May through October and admission is free. The site includes an outdoor amphitheater and indoor interpretive center used to highlight an important strand of American musical culture, which still thrives in the region. Concerts are also presented off-site throughout the year in partnership with other organizations. www.blueridgemusiccenter.org