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Balsam Range Play At WCU


Members of Balsam Range are (from left) Buddy Melton, Marc Pruett, Caleb Smith, Darren Nicholson and Tim Surrett. Proceeds from the group's Sept. 26 concert at Western Carolina University will be used to fund activities at Mountain Heritage Day, the university's annual celebration of traditional mountain culture. (Courtesy photo)

Tickets go on sale Tuesday, Sept. 2, for a bluegrass concert featuring Western North Carolina's own Balsam Range on stage at Western Carolina University's Fine and Performing Arts Center.

The band of five Haywood County natives will get the music started in the arts center performance hall at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, to kick off WCU's Mountain Heritage Weekend 2008.

Blending contemporary and traditional bluegrass, Balsam Range features Grammy Award-winning banjo player Marc Pruett, fiddler Buddy Melton, mandolinist Darren Nicholson, guitar player Caleb Smith and bass player Tim Surrett....

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