(MARION, VA) – Tim White has hosted the award winning public television concert series “Song of the Mountains” for fourteen years. Occasionally he performs on the show as will be the case on Saturday, August 4th. Tim will be on stage as host and emcee but will also be performing with his band Troublesome Hollow and several other fine musicians. Also featured on Song of the Mountains August 4th will be Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers and The Kevin Prater Band.
Tim White &
Tim White and Troublesome Hollow formed in the 1970s playing traditional bluegrass and also included “progressive bluegrass” in their shows. They were somewhat ahead of their time with their style of music back then.
The band performed together for over twenty years before they ceased touring in the late 1990s. After an eighteen year “rest” the band got back together in 2015 and recently released a new 17 song project titled “Old School” on Fat Dog Records. Troublesome Hollow still performs many traditional bluegrass standards and progressive songs but now they include many original songs in their shows.
Brothers Donnie and Garry Ollis are in the band and the group will be joined on stage with Kevin Jackson, Glenn Harlow, Brian Bishop and Leon Frost for the August 4th concert taping. The show will be laced with loads of comedy and great music as usual.
Gary Brewer &
The Kentucky Ramblers
Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers, a family that goes back 6 generations into their musical roots, tours today with 3 generations. The band was formed in 1980 and is based out of West Point, Kentucky. Their roots are out of Roan Mountain, TN. Gary Brewer was born into Bluegrass. The legendary Finley J. “Pap” Brewer (Gary’s Grandfather) performed frequently on the radio (in Knoxville) and, as a youngster, appeared on several shows with the original Carter Family, playing the music that formed the foundation of Traditional Bluegrass Music in later years.
Gary was only 14 years old when he formed Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers. All his life, he played music with his dad as a pass time. He always wanted to make his living doing what he loved, so that is exactly what he set out to do. Now, 37 years later, he yields 48 recordings including such notable guests as Bill Monroe, J.D. Crowe, Uncle Josh Graves, Doyle Lawson, Larry Sparks, Dave Evans, and many more. Gary and the Boys have toured through all 50 states, 18 foreign countries in Europe, and have had encore performances at the Grand Ole Opry and The Lincoln Center. Brewer has appeared in nearly every major Bluegrass Publication, festival, or event; including television shows and specials over the years.
Today, Gary Brewer and the Kentucky Ramblers enjoy touring spreading their musical style that appeals to various audiences. They are out promoting their most recent release, “Homestretch”, with their next recording coming soon! They are heading into the studio to record “Vintage Country Revival”.
Gary is a proud Bluegrass and Old-time Country veteran, and because of his hard work, his sons are carrying on the Family Tradition.