"Jimmy Fortune & Nu Blu"
7:30 PM - 10:30
Old Rock School, Valdese


Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. He joined them first as a temporary replacement for Lew DeWitt, after DeWitt heard him singing at a ski resort and recommended him. Following an audition in Nashville, Jimmy was contacted by the Statler Brothers and performed his first show with them on January 28, 1982, in Savannah, Georgia. Due to the debilitating effects of Crohnís Disease, Lew was unable to return to the stage with the Statlers, andJimmy was hired as a permanent replacement in August of 1982.

Jimmy has performed in all of the U.S. States, in Canadian Provinces, and in front of audiences as large as 100,000.

About Nu-Blu: Hailing from Siler City, NC, the textbook definition of a picturesque small southern town, Nu-Bluís heart and soul is husband-and-wife duo Daniel and Carolyn Routh. Carolynís caramel-coated soprano is one of the bandís defining traits, at times a tender lullaby, at times a freight train headed straight for you, but always unwinding a surprising tale. Daniel is the groupís backbone, a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who also handles band management. Calder Baker on banjo, and Justin Harrison on fiddle/mandolin round out the quartetís warm, layered, American roots sound that builds to a full country sound. Together they deliver upbeat, blazing-fingers pick work just as well as gentle, heartwarming ballads, and they do it all with a natural togetherness that canít be faked, forged over hundreds of shows on the road.

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