Aug 17, 2019
all ages show $10 advance/$15 door Mel Jones has been playing his brand of Americana music for more than 25 years, blending blues, jazz, bluegrass, and soul and appearing alongside the likes of David Holt, Rhonda Vincent, Sam Bush, Doc Watson and more. Wailing on the harmonica and belting out the blues, Jones proves himself...
all ages show $10 advance/$15 door
Mel Jones has been playing his brand of Americana music for more than 25 years, blending blues, jazz, bluegrass, and soul and appearing alongside the likes of David Holt, Rhonda Vincent, Sam Bush, Doc Watson and more. Wailing on the harmonica and belting out the blues, Jones proves himself a timeless musician skillfully combing traditional sounds to create a fast paced show that keeps the crowd involved.The Bones have played numerous festivals and venues up and down the east coast since the early 1990's and have released 3 CD's featuring Mel's original material. Stellar musicianship is at the heart of every Bones performance but Mel has always believed that the audience should be a part of the show and enjoy themselves. As Mel fond of saying "When they walk out the end of our show we want a big smile on everybody's face."
The Bones consist of veteran, award winning musicians Don Story on guitar, Calvin Johnson on bass, Kip Snow on mandolin, and John Hofmann on fiddle.
When John Hofmann was a teen, a friend gifted him a fiddle—overnight he was captivated by the versatility of the instrument. His zeal for the fiddle gave him entry into auspicious blue grass circles and fiddle convention competitions. His playing caught the attention of an “electric” band, which was none other than Mickey Gilley and his band. Hofmann found himself carried across the nation riding the trails of the urban cowboy craze. Spanning the 70s and 80s, Hofmann fiddled his way from the modesty of Thomasville to the glitter of Hollywood, playing on the syndicated Solid Gold television series, Grammy Award shows and then back to the East coast to Radio City Music Hall in New York City. He played in every single coliseum in the United States. With enough mileage to carry him for decades, he returned home to Thomasville in 2003. A fundamentally bluegrass man, Hofmann returned to his roots. Hofmann opened Fairgrove Music where he continues to carry on his love for the violin through the delicate work and patience required to repair and restore used, abused, and neglected violins. Instrument repairing skills such as Hofmann’s would be well-rewarded in an urban area, but he prefers the simplicity and authenticity of Thomasville, North Carolina.
Sat, Aug 17, 8PM - 11PM
5455 Bethania Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106