Ben & Andrew Gilmer, The Boys, and Adam Bolt – three great acts in one show – will headline the Clinch River Valley Initiative Benefit Concert on June 30.
In their first ever fundraiser, it all begins at 7 p.m. at the recently restored Lyric Theater in St. Paul, VA.
Brothers Ben and Andrew Gilmer will take the stage at 7 p.m. The Boys will keep the entertainment going, followed by Adam Bolt. And as a special treat, all three acts will finish out the night with an incredible group jam.
Read on to learn more about the performers and their music:
The sons of a coal miner and a teacher, Ben and Andrew Gilmer were raised on a Russell County, Virginia farm that has been in their family since the 1700s. Growing up in a family full of musicians, they learned to play bluegrass and country music at church, family gatherings, and—quite literally—the local barbershop in their hometown of Lebanon, Virginia. Music was understandably everywhere, being just up the road from the home places of the Stanley Brothers, the Carter Family, and the birthplace of country music, Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia. Like many folks in their generation and the generations before, they left Appalachia but came back with a deeper love and appreciation of home and the music from these mountains. Their latest release, Russell County Fair, is undeniably a sound from these mountains, but the many miles these boys have traveled outside of the region also ring through each of the 13 original tracks.