January Farm & Fun Time

Featuring CW Stoneking, Vaden Landers Band

Bristol, Va./Tenn. (Jan 2, 2020) – WBCM Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time, presented by the Birthplace of Country Music, is ringing in this brand new decade with foot stompin’ music, heartwarming humor, and a whole lot of cheer! Be part of the studio audience January 9th at 7:00 p.m. EST when guest musicians CW Stoneking and the Vaden Landers Band take the stage in the “acoustically perfect” Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Historic Downtown Bristol, Virginia-Tennessee.

Hailing from Katherine in the Northern Territory of Australia, CW Stoneking seems an unlikely agent of American pre-war blues. The ARIA Music Award-winner (Australia’s equivalent of the Grammy) borrows elements from jazz, rock, country, and calypso to create a sound that echoes the era of Robert Johnson, Jimmie Rodgers, and Skip James.

With a voice like Hank Williams, East Tennessee native Vaden Landers has been traveling America’s highways and railroads, studying American folk styles such as old-time, country, blues, and Cajun music. The multi-instrumentalist captures a snapshot of yesteryear with the scratch of an old 78 on the turntable.

Farm and Fun Time is a throwback to the golden era of radio when families crowded around their consoles to enjoy live variety shows filled with music and laughter. The show pays homage to the classic WCYB Radio program that broadcast from Bristol in the 1940s and 1950s and that helped launch the careers of The Stanley Brothers and Jim & Jesse McReynolds, to name a few. 

Farm and Fun Time is hosted by Kris Truelsen (writer and producer) and his band Bill and the Belles, a group that captures the freewheeling, lighthearted approach to music that has endeared them to listeners of every generation. Bill and the Belles’ music has been described as “the most innovative modern interpretation of vintage roots music” by No Depression.

Tickets to be part of the studio audience for Farm and Fun Time are $30 and can be purchased online at ListenRadioBristol.org. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and guests are asked to be seated by 6:55 p.m.

Farm and Fun Time may also be viewed in its entirety on Radio Bristol’s Facebook Live at Facebook.com/WBCMRadioBristol. Radio Bristol can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, online at ListenRadioBristol.org, and through the station’s free mobile app. 

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