Whitetop Mountain Band - Friday 7 September '18

As part of their 2018 UK tour, this family-based band from Whitetop, Virginia is making a very welcome third visit to Linlithgow. Whitetop is an area rich in the old time music tradition and the band has deep roots in mountain music. The members have done much to preserve the Whitetop region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking and are legendary musicians and teachers of the style.

Their shows are very versatile and entertaining, including everything from fiddle/banjo instrumentals to powerful solos and harmony vocals on blues, classic country, honky tonk, traditional bluegrass numbers,old timey ballads and four-part mountain gospel songs. The Whitetop Mountain Band is well known for high energy and charisma on stage and their shows also include flat foot dancing.

The 2018 UK Tour line-up will feature “Whitetop Mountain Girls” – Emily Spencer (banjo and vocals), Martha Spencer (fiddle, vocals and dance), Kelley Breiding (guitar and vocals), and Debbie Bramer (bass, vocals and dance).