Farm and Fun Time
Radio Bristol’s Farm and Fun Time live variety show featuring special guests Sierra Ferrell, Steel City Jug Slammers plus host band Bill & The Belles.
Date: Thursday, June 13, 2019
Time: 7:00 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.; attendees must be seated by 6:50 p.m.)
Location: Performance Theater, Birthplace of Country Music Museum
Farm and Fun Time hearkens back to the days of classic live radio and features today’s top traditional country, bluegrass and old-time artists. We’re proud to bring back this classic program from the 1940s and 1950s to a new generation of listeners!
Hosted by Kris Truelsen and featuring house band Bill and the Belles, Farm and Fun Time is a celebration of Appalachian music and culture with various segments jingles and featured artists. You can enjoy the show every month, live in person, at the museum by purchasing a ticket, or you can listen online at listenradiobristol.org or through our mobile App for iOS and Android. Farm and Fun Time is proudly supported by Eastman Credit Union, Window World of Tri-Cities, and HVAC Bristol.
Wicked and wild, her sirens call an oil spill, floating atop thee languid waves of torment, a nanny-nanny-bew-bew to the ocean beneath, she caresses thee buoying masses, holding them aloft with thee effortless grace of a branch-bearing dove. Born from the dark, rich soil of West Virginia, raised in the clear, hop-scented country air, Sierra Ferrell cut her teeth on the rail lines, truck stops, street corners, and dingy, dimly lit listening rooms all across the land, belting out her old-time melodies, a sorcery, drawing her patrons, ever more deeply, into her animated tapestry of forlorn, star-crossed love, of longing, poverty, of suffering and triumph, encompassing that irreconcilable thrum of the human spirit and all the complexities of emotion that come with it.
One moment, with startling clarity, she calls to bear the opium opulence, that seductively solemn soujorn of the 1920s jazz club stage, the next, she’ll have you taking to your toes, dancing in careless merriment, whirling, winking, and carrying on with all the confidence of a honky tonk king or queen, while she plays, sings, stomps, and yodels out the utter essence of the honky tonk country blues. You turn to your partner, peer into their eyes with the recognition of a perfect moment, and plant a kiss firmly upon their lips. They smile as your lips meet, pull you in tighter, romance…is born anew! Catch her now, folx, in this most intimate of settings, for her Star is ever on the rise!
“It may be a lost art, or a piece of music history that has been forgotten over decades of technological advancement in the music industry, but the old fashioned jug band is still alive and well in Birmingham – at least with one particular group of local musicians. The Steel City Jug Slammers made a name for themselves locally about four years ago, hitting the lively Birmingham music scene with a splash, but now, with a new album, extensive touring and the band’s recent induction into the Jug Band Hall of Fame, the local band is making a national name for themselves.
The Steel City Jug Slammers are Ramblin’ Ricky Tate (Mandolin/ Banjitar), Washtub Jay (Bass), G.W. Henderson (Guitar/ Fiddle), Anthony Suttonwood (Banjo/ Harmonica), and A.B. Glubrecht (Fiddle). The band has toured the United States and Canada over the last two years and been able to delight audiences with original music from an era mostly forgotten in today’s music scene.” ~ Patch.com