Covered Bridge Jams Concert to feature the band My New Favorites

Published 11:07 am Monday, July 31, 2023

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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,” stated Recreation Manager David Nanney.

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 Brothers 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 our sponsors: Elizabethton/Carter County Chamber of Commerce, Carter County Tourism, Northeast Community Credit Union, Carter County Parks & Recreation Board, Elizabethton Star, Eastman Credit Union and WBEJ Radio.

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“Come on down to Covered Bridge Park Saturday at 7 p.m. 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, please contact Elizabethton Parks and Recreation at 423-547-6441.