SPGBMA - Society for the Preservation Of Bluegrass Music of America
IBMA - International Bluegrass Music Association
Galax - Bluegrass In Galax
BrewGrass - The Great Smokies Craft Brewers Brewgrass Festival
Mountain Music Festival - The NC Mountain State Fair
Chili Cook off and Bluegrass Competition
October 27th 2012, 10am until bands are finished at the WNC Farmers Market.
Entry fee for Chili Cook off is $25.00. Awards will be given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place. We will be judging for best tasting Chili. If we get a lot of interest we will add more divisions. If you plan on selling to the public you must pass inspection from the Buncombe County Health Department contact them for their requirements and prices.
Will start at 10 am and run until finished. $25.00 per band entry fee. We will have the rules coming within the next couple of weeks. Will be judging the Best Band. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awarded. Winning band will perform at next year’s 8th Annual BBQ Cook off and Bluegrass held at the WNC Farmers Market.
8th Annual BBQ Cook Off and Bluegrass
To be held at the WNC Farmers Market on April 5th and 6th 2013. Entry fee is $125.00
3 Divisions judged. Anything other than pork is judged on Friday night and BBQ and ribs is judged on Saturday. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in all 3 events with a Grand Champion as well.
If you plan on selling to the public you must pass inspection from the Buncombe County Health Department contact them for their requirements and prices?
For More information or to register contact Brian Roberts at the WNC Farmers Market. 828-253-1691 ext 16 or email Brian.Roberts@ncagr.gov
Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson, age 89, of Deep Gap, died Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem.
Doc was born March 3, 1923 in the Stony Fork Community of Watauga County, a son of the late General Dixon Watson and Annie Greene Watson. He was a member of Mount Paran Baptist Church, and a honorary member of Tabernacle Baptist Church.
Doc is survived by his wife, Rosa Lee Carlton Watson of the home; one daughter, Nancy Ellen Watson of the home; one granddaughter, Karen Watson Norris of Deep Gap; one grandson, Richard Eddie Watson and wife Annette of Deep Gap; three great-granddaughters, Candis Amber Watson and Chelsea Michelle Norris and her friend Josh Kilgore, and Sarah Elizabeth Norris, all of Deep Gap; one great-grandson, Michael Channing Norris, II of Deep Gap; two great great-grandchildren, Tanten Webb of Boone, and Brennon Kilgore of Blowing Rock; two brothers, Linney G. Watson of Wilberton, Oklahoma, and G. David Watson and his friend Angie Greene of Boone, and one sister, Jewel Watson of Boone. He is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Eddie Merle Watson; two sisters, Ruby Watson and Ethel Thomas; three brothers, Arnold R. Watson, Russeau Watson, and Ottis W. Watson; two sisters-in-law, Mae Watson and Ruby Watson, and one brother-in-law, Levi Watson.
Funeral services for Arthel Lane "Doc" Watson will be conducted Sunday afternoon, June 3, 2012, at 3:00 o'clock, at Laurel Springs Baptist Church in Deep Gap. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 2:00 until 3:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Gary Watson and Pastor Larry Young. Burial will follow in the Doc and Merle Watson Cemetery.
The family will receive friends Saturday, from 5:00 until 9:00 o'clock, at Laurel Springs Baptist Church. At other times, friends may call at the home of his granddaughter, Karen Watson Norris, 973 Trojan Horse Circle, Fleetwood, North Carolina, or at the home of a brother, G. David Watson, 2930 Deerfield Road, Boone.
Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to The Doc and Rosa Lee Watson Scholarship Fund, Appalachian State University Sustainable Development Program, in care of Cove Creek Preservation and Development, PO Box 344, Sugar Grove, North Carolina, 28679, or to the Doc and Rosa Lee Watson Grandchildren Education Fund, 369 Lakeview Drive, Deep Gap, North Carolina, 28618.
Online condolences may be sent to the Watson family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com.
Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.
For more information, log on to http://folkloreproductions.com/wp/in-memoriam/doc-watson-1923-2012/
It was filmed at the Historic Eureka Inn in Johnson City, TN. The song is a response to Dolly Parton's hit "Joleen." "Other Woman's Blues" is the latest hit for Nu-Blu off of their debut Pinecastle Album, The Blu-Disc. The song is currently charting on Bluegrass Music Profiles "Top 30 Hot Singles"
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