The Cumberland River Academy will also present a Mountain Roots Music Camp from March 24 - 27 at the Pine Mountain State Resort in Pineville. This music camp will present instruction at all skill levels from some of the top bluegrass musicians anywhere. Dale Ann Bradley, Steve Gulley, and Darron & Vanessa Nichols will head the list, with Alan Bibey (mandolin), Tim Stafford (guitar), Ron Stewart (banjo and fiddle), and Missy Raines (bass) on the teaching staff. More information will become available soon. The program of the Cumberland River Academy of Bluegrass and Appalachian Music is far-seeing and ambitious. The two people proposing it are competent, thoughtful, and dedicated to the communities from which they come. This project will have the support of the Pineville community as well as surrounding areas. Keep an eye out for further programs and information.
After a brief reunion with Steve's attractive and talented wife Debbie, he led us to the top of Cumberland Mountain, where we walked to the overlook to stand where three states come together and look out into the haze to North Carolina.