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Carolina Blue opens Music by the Lake at BRCC

Brevard-based Band Carolina Blue will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday, July 21, at Blue Ridge Community College to kick off the annual Music by the Lake summertime concert series.
Formed in 2007 after the release of the album “Nothing So Blue” by Bobby Powell and Tim Jones, Carolina Blue won the South Carolina state bluegrass championship at RenoFest in 2011. Band members received their first Vocal Group of the Year Nomination at the 2018 SPBGMA Awards Show. They have appeared on the PBS TV show “Song of The Mountains” as well as “The Bluegrass Trail” series on RFDTV. The band’s repertoire consists of original songs, bluegrass favorites, and gospel.
Band members are Bobby Powell on guitar and vocals, Timmy Jones on mandolin and vocals, Reese Combs on upright bass and vocals, James McDowell on banjo and vocals, as well as American and Canadian Grand Master Fiddle Champion, and fiddler Aynsley Porchak, winner of the 2018 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum Instrumentalist Award.
The concert is free and open to the public. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs to enjoy the music by the lake. In the event of inclement weather, the concert will be held in the Patton Building. Music by the Lake will continue with Carburetors on Aug. 4.