A popular club is celebrating its fifth anniversary of bringing American roots music to North Devon with a packed line-up at a special charity concert for the Children s Hospice South West. On Saturday, January 31, Wildwood Flower Mountain Music Club mark
A popular club is celebrating its fifth anniversary of bringing American roots music to North Devon with a packed line-up at a special charity concert for the Children's Hospice South West.On Saturday, January 31, Wildwood Flower Mountain Music Club marks its birthday at its spiritual home in The George Hotel, South Molton, with a huge array of bluegrass, old time and roots talent on display.Topping the bill will be the talented Carrivick Sisters from South Devon. The 19-year-old identical twins Laura and Charlotte Carrivick have been taking Britain and the rest of the world by storm since they burst on to the scene two years ago.The young bluegrass duo play a variety of bluegrass instruments, including guitar, mandolin, dobro and fiddle, with vocal harmonies and are both songwriters, with elements from a variety of genres brought into their music.In fact the Wildwood Club, run by musicians Martin and Marianne Lucas, has brought a wide range of top performers, including many authentic American artists, to North Devon shores, as well as inspiring a great deal of home grown talent.That is reflected at the January 31 concert, whose line up includes flatfoot dancing by Jo Wright, accompanied by fiddle player Sue Mentz plus four-piece harmony group Fruit of the Vine featuring Martin and Marianne, Caroline Cassinelli and Sue White.Father and son duo Dave and Bill Rodgers will appear, accompanied by Ray Cullimore on slide guitar. Other performers include Our Friend Kevin, (guitarist and singer Kevin Aram,) banjo player Matt Bluge, Jim Watts, guitarist and mandolin player Les Bonner, accompanied by James and fantastic mandolin player Trevor Gilbert. Some of the musicians have formed the Wildwood Flower Mountain Music String Band for the night and will be taking to the stage for their first live performance!The concert begins at 8pm and all proceeds will go to the Children's Hospice. Tickets are available at £6 on the door or by calling (01237) 472083.