The Comptons are from Willis and family members Roger (lead vocals, bass), Darryl (tenor, guitar) and Clinton Compton (baritone, guitar) have performed together for over 30 years at various venues including the Galax Fiddler’s Convention. They have also performed with many other musicians including Junior Sisk and Sammy Shelor. At their NRCC performance, the Comptons will be joined by Sam Bolt on banjo and Allen Surface on mandolin.
The Slate Mountain Ramblers band is a family old-time group from Ararat, Va. The members are Richard Bowman on fiddle, his wife Barbara on bass, and their daughter Marsha Bowman Todd on banjo. They are joined by Ted Ashe of Mt. Airy, N.C., on guitar. The band has a winning tradition, placing at various fiddlers’ conventions and the group has traveled as far as Gainsborough, England to share their music.
Corporate sponsors of the jamborees include CVS Pharmacy, Dublin; Gregory Seeding and Landscaping Company, Pulaski; King's Tire Service, Pulaski; Pepsi Cola Bottling Co.; Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce; Pulaski County Patriot, Pulaski; Shoney's Restaurant, Dublin; Southern Furniture Warehouse, Radford; Trader's Emporium & Estate Jewelry Services, Dublin; Wade's Supermarket, Dublin; and WPSK Radio.
The doors open at 5 p.m. for the show. There is no charge for admission; however, donations will be accepted to help pay travel expenses for the musicians. The jamborees are held the second Saturday of each month through April at NRCC, a Crooked Road affiliated venue.
More information about the NRCC Fiddle, Banjo, and Dance Club is available from Roger Adkins at 674-3600, ext. 4307, and online at http://www.nr.edu/fiddle .