Tommy Edwards & The Bluegrass Experience

  • Dates: September 29, 2018
  • Venue: Hargett Street Stage
  • Location: Downtown Raleigh
  • Address: 5 W Hargett St, Raleigh, NC 27601
  • Times: 4:15 PM to 5:00 PM
  • Admission: Free


Tommy Edwards formed the The Bluegrass Experience in 1971 with the Paul and Donald Beane and friends Snuffy Smith, Charles Lee Conard, and "Fiddlin' Al" McCanless. The band joined fellow Chapel Hill musicians like Mike Cross and the Red Clay Ramblers to carve their own place in the local traditional music scene as accomplished players and singers, anchored by Edwards’ original songs. Edwards currently plays solo gigs and with his group Carolina Lightnin', which also features Alice Zincone and Rick Lafleur. He still plays the banjo on occasion and sometimes joins old friend Leroy Savage at his band's regular Wednesday night gig at the Q Shack in Durham. And once in a while, you can catch Edwards at a duo show with Andrew Marlin of Mandolin Orange, too. He also hosts a radio show on WLHC in Sanford and WLQC in Rocky Mount (103.1 FM or called "Bluegrass Saturday Night" that can be heard--you guessed it--every Saturday evening from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.