LOGAN — Music in the Park closes its 2019 12-week season on Friday evening with the unique music of North Carolina’s Bandana Rhythm band.
From deep in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina, where a strong passion for bluegrass and folk music has been passed down from generation to generation, four Mitchell and Yancey County natives have combined not only their incredible musical talents, but as well their genuine love and passion for playing — and play they do!
Rachel Stewart (newly wed to Nathan) plays the upright bass while husband, Nathan, is the multi-instrumentalist, playing mandolin, guitar, and claw hammer banjo.
Rachel’s younger brother, Isaac Ray, plays fiddle and guitar and older brother, Micah Ray, plays the mandolin and guitar. All four musicians sing lead vocals with Isaac Ray contributing bass, and Rachel, Micah Ray and Nathan contributing harmony vocals.
Rachel states that they are all “... from the mountains of western North Carolina. All four of our musical backgrounds come from the deep roots of our Appalachian heritage. We play a wide variety of music but we most enjoy performing fiddle and claw hammer banjo tunes we’ve all grown up listening to. We are looking forward to seeing you all in Logan, Ohio this Friday!”
The unique sounds of Bandana Rhythm are refreshing and echo the traditional sounds of the mountains such as Celtic, gospel, bluegrass and folk. Concertgoers are sure to enjoy the fresh and unique sounds of the Bandana Rhythm Band!
Concerts run from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Concertgoers should plan to bring lawn chairs or blankets as park seating is limited. Concerts will generally occur rain or shine except in the event of extreme weather.
Volunteers from the Hocking Hills Inspire Shelter group offer sandwiches, sides, snacks and desserts by donation; participants can bring their own picnics. Alcohol is not permitted in the city park nor is smoking, except on the perimeter of the park. T
he free concerts are brought to the community by the generosity of sponsors such as businesses, civic organizations, merchants, individuals and others, in addition to donations from those attending the concerts. All the donations are greatly valued and enable this popular program to keep going from year to year!
For additional information, contact concert coordinators, Keith and Liza Conner, at 740-385-0694.