- Dates: September 29, 2018
- Venue: Davie Street Stage
- Location: Downtown Raleigh
- Address: 31 W Davie St, Raleigh, NC 27601
- Times: 8:00 PM to 9:15 PM
- Admission: Free
Carolina Blue is a Brevard, NC-based band whose roots run deep in the tradition of Bill Monroe and Flatt & Scruggs. The band was formed in 2007 after the release of the album Nothing So Blue by Bobby Powell and Tim Jones. Carolina Blue won the South Carolina state bluegrass championship at RenoFest in 2011. The band's repertoire consists of original songs, including Tim Jones'
"Spring Will Bring Flowers," which was recorded by 2014 IBMA Entertainers of the Year Balsam Range; many bluegrass favorites; and gospel too, all done in the traditional style. In 2016 Carolina Blue recorded a set on Song Of The Mountains in Marion, VA. They have four albums to their credit, including a new album released earlier this year, Sounds of Kentucky Grass. Band members are Bobby Powell (guitar and vocals), Tim Jones (mandolin and vocals), Reese Combs (upright bass and vocals), James McDowell (banjo and vocals), and Aynsley Porchak (fiddle).