Fox Mountain Express to sing Friday at Cowboy Jubilee

Posted 11/28/17

Fox Mountain Express to sing

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Fox Mountain Express to sing Friday at Cowboy Jubilee

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Fox Mountain Express to sing
Friday at Cowboy Jubilee


Fox Mountain Express will headline the free Cowboy Gospel Jubilee this Friday evening at 7.

“Fox Mountain Express is an exceptional bluegrass band,” said Steve Poteet, producer of the Jubilee. “Their authentic, traditional sound stems from the band’s rich history in bluegrass music.”

Hailing from Flintstone, Ga., the band is led by Mike Castleberry, who studied under Grammy-winning guitarist Norman Blake, and his wife, Inez Pinion Castleberry, the eldest daughter of the late and legendary Bluegrass artist Thomas “Boxcar” Pinion.

Ruth Pinion Hicks, sister to Inez, trades off on lead vocals, sings harmony and also plays guitar. Hicks is a songwriter and composer with more than 20 years’ singing and playing with the band.

This week's performance will feature Jim Pankey on the banjo. Besides a world-class picker, Pankey is also a world champion yo-yoist. It's possible he will bring his yo-yo and awe the crowd with that talent as well.

Also appearing on the Jubilee are Elmer Bramlett and Joel Moore and the Cowboy Church Band — featuring pastor, Wally Varnell, playing the electric guitar with a Merle Travis-style.

The Cowboy Gospel Jubilee is held at the Cleveland Cowboy Church in the Dockery Heights community at 3040 Blythe Road, off Dockery Lane, between Blue Springs and Blackburn Roads.

Admission is free and they pass the hat for the headliners.

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