Wild Blue Yonder Band Books Union County

Wild Blue Yonder Band Books Union County

Wild Blue Yonder Band will return to Union County with two dates to perform their Appalachian traditional music. The public is invited to hear their free performance at Lil' Jo's in Maynardville on this Friday night, January 12, from 7:00 to 9:00. Members and guests of the Union County Historical society will benefit from Wild Blue Yonder's entertainment on Sunday, January 21, at 2:30 at the Union County Museum.

After headlining the Union County Heritage Festival last October, the Wild Blue Yonder scaled down for the winter to the main three members. Melissa Wade, lead vocalist, plays the guitar and writes much of the original material. Phil Coward, a multi talented musician who plays banjo, mandolin, and backs up Melissa on guitar, adds his voice and original note to several arrangements. Cindy Wallace contributes her talents on the fiddle to complete the trio.

So grab a BBQ sandwich or sip a coke and enjoy some ole time mountain music this Friday at Lil' Jo's.
For more information check out the band's website: http://www.wildblueyonder.band/bio/http://www.wildblueyonder.band

Author's note: Maybe I will start calling the articles concerning these about town gatherings "Toppins's Tidbits" or "Around Town". Hmmmm?

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