DIRECT FROM THE USA! The Quarterdeck presents the Haywood Billy Goats, performing live on Saturday November 5th at 6:15pm. Tickets $38 pp, get in quick! An old time string band out of Chatham County, NC, the Haywood Billy Goats have become one of the most respected string bands in the North Carolina old time music scene. Their tight, hard-driving sound and repertoire of traditional NC dance music has earned the band top finishes in a number of reputable string band contests throughout the region as well as numerous ribbons for twin fiddling. Members of the group have won blue ribbons at prestigious contests such as the Mt. Airy, Union Grove, and Fiddler’s Grove Festivals as well as a first place finish at the 2015 Australian National Bluegrass Mandolin Championship. In addition to being in demand as a square-dance band across North Carolina, the Haywood Billy Goats have played for dance contests at various festivals throughout the region and have performed with legendary NC dance ensemble, the Green Grass Cloggers. Holding great appreciation for older-generation musicians in the traditional music community,the Billy Goats have spent considerable time playing with and learning from many respected old time musicians from the Round Peak and Piedmont regions of North Carolina. Members of the Billy Goats have also performed with Sierra Hull, Ricky Skaggs, Jim Lauderdale, Chris Henry and the Hardcore Grass, and Mandolin Orange. Source
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