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Bill Williams - Jim Lloyd - Herb Key - Trevor McKenzie 
At Phipps General Store, Lansing, NC


BORN: DEC. 28, 1930 DIED: NOV.23, 2010 R.I.P



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The Elkville String Band plays
"Traditional Country Roots Music"

We want to congratulate Herb Key who will be inducted into the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame. The induction ceremony will be on June 11th 2016 at The Stone Center in North Wilkesboro, NC

Herb is a founding member and guitar player for The Elkville String Band and a long time friend of Wayne Henderson. He also plays bass with Wayne and does most of the guitar repair work for Wayne at his shop in Rugby, Va. Way to go Herb !!!!!!

"Traditional Country Roots Music" is what we play. We play "Appalachian" and "Music From the Hills" as we like to call it. We like to play the songs that came out of Wilkes County, NC and South Western Virginia. We are also interested in the music that came out of the entire Appalachian region. We like to refer to these areas as "where the real music came from" and our main goal is to keep this music alive for future generations to enjoy. Some of the songs we do date back to the early 1800's. Some are not near that old but date back to the 20's through the 60's. We do old time, bluegrass, traditional, gospel and even a blues tune now and then. All these different kinds of music were played in the Blue Ridge and Appalachian regions of our country so we want to play some of all this music.

Well, it doesn't seem like almost 8 years has passed since Mountain Roads Recordings released our CD "Over The Mountain" but it has. The CD was released on Nov. 20, 2008. It has 15 songs, including 4 original tunes, 3 by Jeff Michael and 1 by Drake Walsh, and some tunes that were sung by Dock Walsh, Drake's father. We hope you are enjoying listening to it.

Our CD "Over The Mountain" is still available online at CDBaby, County Sales, Elderly Instruments, Napster, Music Shed, Amazon.Com, Indie Rhythm and SideStreet Distributing

Unfortunately our contract with Mountain Roads Recordings has expired and we mutually agreed not to renew it but we want to thank Mountain Roads Recordings and it's owners, Karl & Gail Cooler, for giving us the opportunity to record "Over The Mountain" with them.

Our new CD "My Brushy Mountain Home" was released on September 6, 2013. We have guest pickers Wayne Henderson (Guitar) and Eddie Ogle (Harmonica) on this CD. We have 14 cuts on the CD. Of course, the recording and mixing was done at Eastwood Studios in Cana, Va. by the master himself, Wesley Easter. The Art & Graphic Design and the Duplication was done by our good friends, Bill & Therese Ellis at Freedom Recording in Millers Creek, NC.

The Elkville String Band members are Herb Key - Jim Lloyd - Trevor McKenzie - Bill Williams and sometimes Special Guests Wayne Henderson and Jeff Michael.

 "Boone Heritage Festival" Boone, NC 2015 
Elkville String Band 
851 Welcome Home Ch. Rd.
North Wilkesboro, NC 28659 

(336) 838-4526 or (336) 973-3965 

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