Third Thursdays November Concert welcomes the Strictly Clean & Decent band

"Third Thursdays concerts at the Centennial Station Arts Center continue on Nov. 20 with the Strictly Clean & Decent band playing bluegrass! Concerts are 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. with a $7 cover charge and a cash bar. Concert goers are encouraged to come early and buy dinner from the Zeko's Food Truck that will be on site before the concerts.

Strictly Clean and Decent is an acoustic trio from Lenoir which features Patrick Crouch (Mandolin, banjo, dobro, fiddle and guitar) , Ron Shuffler (upright bass), and Kay Crouch (guitar, flute, piano, and tin whistle) whose blend of brilliant vocal harmonies tops a solid instrumental foundation. They are dedicated to performing a variety of musical styles in an acoustic setting. Their eclectic repertoire includes modern folk songs by American,

Canadian, and Irish songwriters, the fiery breakdowns and songs of family and home found in both traditional and contemporary bluegrass settings, and centuries-old Celtic airs and dance tunes. All of this is peppered with a healthy dose of popular jazz standards, swing and western swing music, and a few classic country tunes thrown in to provide a program certain to be enjoyed by all.

Since 1989, Strictly Clean and Decent has completed eight tours of Ireland. It has performed three times at the Cobh International Folk Music and Dance Festival, the Bluegrass and Olde Tyme Music Festival in Cork, and twice at the Irish Bluegrass Music Association’s festival in Athy. Stateside, the trio has opened for noted performers such as Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, J.D. Crowe, Vassar Clements, Tim O’Brien, Tony Rice,

Lee Greenwood, John Cowan, Jerry Clower, and Rhonda Vincent. Patrick, Ron, and Kay have performed at various venues including Duke Gardens, the Biltmore House, Mountainhome Music Concert Series (Boone), Summer Sunday Concert Series (Beech Mountain), Red White and Bluegrass Festival (Morganton), FreedomFest (Charlotte), WinterFest (Blowing Rock) and at many colleges and auditoriums throughout North Carolina.

Third Thursdays feature regional musicians and songwriters. For more information, contact Debbie Lumpkins at the High Point Arts Council at 336-889-2787 ext. 22 or or visit the Centennial Station Arts Center, 121 S. Centennial Street, High Point, NC  27260.

Save the dates of December 18 for the next Third Thursdays concert featuring holiday jazz, December 31 for a New Year's Eve Party, January 31 for a Line Dance Social, and February 14 for an Evening of Romance ... join us downtown at Centennial Station for arts and entertainment!"

- A Press Release

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