Mountain Park Old Time Band headlines Levitt show

Published 1:19 pm Monday, July 30, 2018

After last week’s Levitt show with all-female Mariachi band Flor De Toloache providing a vibrant shake up for the series, this week will see a return to tradition with the Mountain Park Old Time Band.

The band is known for playing energetic bluegrass music you can dance to.

They are said to incorporate fast banjo playing, prominent fiddles and storytelling of Appalachia into their music.

Formed in 2006, the band consists of five friends who share a love for old traditional Appalachian mountain music.

The line-up is made up of Nancy Gentry, Johnny Gentry, Roger Stamper, C.T. Janney and Dr. Mark Handy.

The Mountain Park Old Time Band has been featured on the popular NPR show “All Things Considered” and have performed as an opening act for mega successful bluegrass group Blue Highway and the Grammy nominated Carolina Chocolate Drops.

The band has a handful of albums that include Then and Now, Fire on the Dance Floor, Dancing with Sally Goodin and Dancing on Rocky Island.

Before The Mountain Park Old Time Band takes the stage, local opening act Back Porch Grass will entertain the crowd starting at 6:30 p.m.