Hillbilly meets punk at unusual Cromer gig

An American string band which mixes hillbilly and country blues music with a punk attitude is heading for a special appearance in north Norfolk.

Old Sledge, led by singer and fiddle champion Chance McCoy, appear at The Snug Club in the Community Centre, Garden Street, Cromer, on Friday, October 7 at 7.30pm.

It will be a rare musical treat for lovers of old-time American music as the recording band is visiting Britain for just a short tour from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Chance, a multiple fiddle champion in West Virginia, learnt many of his songs and tunes directly from traditional Appalachian musicians.

He was also featured in the BBC4 Folk America series screened a couple of years ago.

Appearing with Chance in the Old Sledge trio are Sabra Guzman (rhythm guitar, lead and harmony vocals), and Luke Richardson (clawhammer banjo).

* Tickets are �8 in advance from Marie at the Old Town shop, 49 Bull Street, Holt, tel 01263 710001, or �9 on the door.

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