The 2014-15 First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Concert and Jam Series at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will continue Thursday, Feb. 5, with a concert featuring the Darren Nicholson Band.
The group’s 7 p.m. performance of classic country and bluegrass tunes will be followed by an 8 p.m. jam session in which local musicians are invited to participate.
Tuckasegee native Darren Nicholson provides vocals and performs on mandolin for the band that carries his name. A founding member of the nationally acclaimed bluegrass ensemble Balsam Range, Nicholson was recently presented a “key to the city” in Canton in recognition of his musical and civic contributions. Other members of the Darren Nicholson Band performing for the Feb. 5 concert will be three-time Grammy Award nominee Steve Sutton on banjo, Kevin Sluder on acoustic bass and vocals, and Griff Martin on guitar and vocals.