The Lazybirds and Appalucians, two American roots and folk bands from the mountains of North Carolina, will showcase their extraordinary talents in a super-charged Appalachian double bill at White Horse Black Mountain on Saturday, Aug. 3 at 8 p.m.
Formed in 1996, the Lazybirds quartet began by immersing into the old forgotten styles of blues, jazz, country, and ragtime that had been the soundtrack of the American underground several decades earlier. The band quickly developed a reputation in the High Country for playing music that touches people at their core in a way that hearkens back to a time when music was more closely intertwined with nature. The band has created a sound that is all their own, at once familiar and original. Loyal fans have danced through two decades with the band at bars, festivals and parties across the southeast.
Specializing in good-time music that is just about impossible not to move to, there is also a depth to the band that faithful fans have treasured over the years. According to the legendary Doc Watson, “Lazybirds play a good variety of blues, jazz, and that good old ragtime sound, and you will hear the flavor of that in anything they play.”
The Appalucians feature spirited songwriting, sublime harmonies, and a layered interplay between dobro, guitars, harmonica and banjo.
All members of the Appalucians have endured the deaths of dear friends and bandmates in their musical pasts, which informs the depth of their performance in songs like “Rhythm in the Wind,” “Hailbop” and “Summerlawn.”
Tickets are priced at $12 in advance and $15 the day of the event. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to www.whitehorseblackmountain.com or call 828-669-0816.