HAMLET – The Axe Handlers are up subsequent on the out of doors stage on the “Automobile”certs on the Cole this Friday at 6 p.m.
This model new bluegrass band primarily based out of central North Carolina contains Richmond County native Luke Vuncannon on guitar, Matthew Nance on banjo, Jim Simpson on bass and Boyd Hulin on mandolin. Their music fashion focuses on driving the entrance fringe of the beat with excessive vitality instrumentation and vocals.
All 4 of the fellows grew up enjoying and competing in native fiddlers’ conventions. Vuncannon and Simpson had been in a band collectively for a number of years, whereas Hulin and Nance have been in a complete of 4 bands collectively by way of the years. That is the primary time all 4 have performed collectively in the identical band.
“All of us met at native band competitions years in the past, every of us enjoying with our personal bands,” stated Vuncannon, who was born and raised in Ellerbe. “This new group was put collectively by a easy cellphone name that acquired the ball rolling.”
“Automobile”certs is an out of doors live performance sequence held within the car parking zone of the Cole Auditorium on the Hamlet Campus of Richmond Group Faculty. Folks “drive in” for the present and stay of their vehicles or arrange chairs in entrance of their parking house to look at the performers on a stage in entrance of the Cole. On the gate, car house owners are supplied with the FM station to tune in on their automobile radios to listen to the band, however the car parking zone is designed so everybody can see the band and the motion.
“This out of doors live performance sequence has continued to have nice success, offering households with a protected evening of leisure,” stated Cole Director Joey Bennett. “We sit up for showcasing the skills of the members of The Axe Handler and bringing some energetic bluegrass music to the Cole on a Friday evening.”
Cellular meals distributors Taco Loko, Dominos and Kona Ice shall be promoting refreshments in the course of the live performance. Social distancing whereas standing in line for the meals vehicles shall be enforced.
Price for The Axe Handlers live performance is $15 per car. Half of the proceeds will go to the band. Money would be the solely accepted fee sort.
That is the fifth act of the “Automobile”certs on the Cole sequence. The remaining present is an 80s throwback band Cassette Rewind (with Richmond County native Brandon Kirkley) on Friday, Oct. 30.
The Cole Auditorium is situated at 1042 W. Hamlet Ave., Hamlet. Parking zone attendants shall be directing vehicles to acceptable parking spots. No alcohol is permitted.
For data, name the Cole Auditorium Field Workplace at 910-410-1691 or go to www.richmondcc.edu/carcertsatthecole.
Wylie Bell is the director of selling and communications for Richmond Group Faculty.