Retro country talents hit Turnage Stage
Published 8:27 pm Thursday, March 26, 2015
From the Beaufort County Arts Council
They have been called one of the best talents to emerge from eastern North Carolina in years. They have been called “retro” for taking country music back to its roots of 50 years ago. And they will be at the Turnage Theatre on Saturday for an evening of music that is sure to make this historic venue tremble on its foundation.
The Beaufort County Arts Council will present The Malpass Brothers for one night only and curtain time is 8 p.m. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online, by phone or by visiting the theatre’s box office at 150 W. Main St. in Washington.
According to BCAC executive director Joey Toler, the Malpass Brothers are becoming one of the nation’s newest talents to watch.
“Most of us have seen these guys before, but they have come a long way in the last couple of years with much more national attention, and all of it well-deserved,” Toler said.
Toler says the group has an appeal that attracts fans outside of the country music genre. “Their talent really shines through, and you can tell these guys are the real deal,” Toler said. “Whether you like old-time country music or not, you will know you have seen something special that doesn’t come along that often.”
Originally from Goldsboro, the Malpass Brothers have developed a following that takes them well beyond the eastern North Carolina community they call home. They have played for audiences from Kentucky to California with a style of music that harkens back to the days of Hank Williams, Buck Owens and George Jones — far from the “pop” country that you hear so much today. And in November, they will take their music across the Atlantic to perform at Rockahock’s Fall Bluegrass Festival in Shetland Islands, Scotland. But for now, their show at the Turnage is the best ticket in town.
Visit www.beaufortcountyartscouncil.org or call 252-946-2504 for more information.