Saturday’s Covered Bridge Jam will feature My New Favorites

Published 9:01 am Tuesday, June 22, 2021

This Saturday’s Covered Bridge Jams Concert will feature the band My New Favorites. “We hope folks will come out and enjoy this exciting group,” said David Nanney, Recreation Manager for the Elizabethton Parks and Rec.
My New Favorites feature a mix of honky-tonk and Appalachian music that is authentic enough for purists and progressive enough for folks who are ready to hear Merle Haggard or the Allman Bros. played on the old-time clawhammer banjo. Led by award-winning songwriter Jeffrey Benedict, MNF is danceable, fun-loving and funny. They feature top-notch fiddling from virtuoso Westley Harris, and sweet vocal harmonies from bass-player supreme Amy Benedict. Jason Carpenter, a one-man-band percussionist, rounds out the sound. 
My New Favorites have been featured at MerleFest, Bristol’s Rhythm & Roots Reunion, the Blue Plum Festival, and the PBS-TV series, “Song of The Mountains,” and many other festivals and music venues in Tennessee, Virginia, and North Carolina.
Elizabethton Parks and Recreation is proud to bring you this Free concert series along with sponsors: Carter County Bank, Elizabethton Star, WBEJ Radio, Elizabethton Federal & Carter County Parks and Recreation Board. 
“Come on down to the Covered Bridge Park Saturday night at 7 o’clock. Bring your lawn chair, your family and sit back and enjoy a wonderful free concert while relaxing by the Doe River,” said Nanney.
For more information you may contact the Elizabethton Parks and Recreation at 423-547-6441.

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