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Bluegrass Pioneer Melvin Goins and Balsam Range on Song of the Mountains

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Melvin GoinsMarion, VA -- The legendary bluegrass music artist Melvin Goins and his band Windy Mountain will be part of the fantastic lineup of talent for Song of the Mountains on September 1st at the Lincoln Theatre. Joining Melvin Goins on the show will be Balsam Range who will be making their second appearance on the award winning public television series which is currently in their eighth year of tapings.

Also on Song of the Mountains on September 1st will be the classic old time music of the New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, the unique music of Robby Spencer and the hard driving bluegrass band Nightflyer from Southwestern Ohio.

Melvin Goins has been actively involved in the music for 55 years. and throughout has been a tireless laborer in the bluegrass vineyard. Together with younger brother Ray, Melvin spent considerable time-two separate stints-with the Lonesome Pine Fiddlers, recording some of their more memorable RCA Victor sides and all of their Starday material.

From early 1966 until the spring of 1969, he worked with the Stanley Brothers through the last months of Carter Stanley's life and the formative period of Ralph's solo leadership. In between times, Melvin worked with Hylo Brown, filled in with Bill Monroe, did booking for other artists, and toiled as a sideman with Cecil Surratt's country group at WHIS-TV in Bluefield, West Virginia.

He has a traditional approach the retains elements of the Lonesome Pine Fiddler sound, as well as that of other pioneer figures. Melvin and Windy Mountian are moving forward in the new century with the brand of music that has taken their leader through a fair amount of the old one.

Tickets for the Saturday, September 1st concert at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia are $25 reserved. Tickets may be purchased at the Lincoln Theatre Box Office in Marion, VA or online at www.songofthemountains.org. The concert begins at 7:00 pm. For information or tickets by phone call 276-783-6093.

Song of the Mountains is underwritten for public television by, Mountain States Health Alliance www.msha.com, Bryant Label Co. of Blountville, TN, TEDS, the General Francis Marion Hotel in Marion, VA, Blue Ridge Country 98.1 fm, The Bank of Marion and Emory & Henry College. Special support from Marion, and Smyth County, VA.

Memberships and Song of the Mountains merchandise are available at the website and your purchases help support the concert series. Also information and a short video history about the" Kickstarter" campaign for Song of the Mountains is available at the website. Song of the Mountains/The Lincoln Theatre is a non-profit organization. Donations are accepted at the website as well.
Memberships and Song of the Mountains merchandise are available at the website and your purchases help support the concert series. Also information and a short video history about the

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