Appalachian Fire Bluegrass Band to perform in Bryson City

Appalachian Fire Bluegrass Band of Flat Rock will perform a concert of classic bluegrass and gospel music at 3 p.m. Aug. 19 at Swain County Center for the Arts in Bryson City. Immediately following the one-hour concert, there will be a meet-and-greet reception for the band and the 38 artists who have artwork in the community exhibit that is currently on display at the Center for the Arts. Most of the artwork is priced to sell.

The band includes Dwayne “Doc” Durham (guitar, bass and vocals), Cliff Searcy (mandolin, dobro and vocals), Jim Fox (bass), Tim Francis (banjo and vocals), and Mike Williams (fiddle and harmonica). The band just released its second CD, “Ride This Train,” which was produced by Caleb Smith and Bill McDonald. It features some fiddle and vocal work by Buddy Melton of Balsam Range.

The Center for the Arts and Swain County schools-sponsored event is free and open to the public.

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