“Combining their precise instrumental skills with their powerful harmony, the Marshall Brothers and Highroad produce music embedded in the bluegrass tradition with feeling and soul,” reports The Mount Airy News. Brothers Eric and Steve Marshall make up the Surry County-based bluegrass band that celebrated its ten-year anniversary in 2008.
Steve and Eric Marshall grew up in Mount Airy, North Carolina, a community well known for traditional music. Their mother played piano and organ and sang in church along with their father. Their parents were also bluegrass fans, and they frequented area events with live music.
The brothers were playing and singing at the Salem United Methodist Church with Wayne McMillian when they had the idea of forming a bluegrass band. Starting as the Salem Aires, then Daybreak, then Mountain Soul, the group finally settled on the Marshall Brothers and Highroad as the band name. Several musicians have played with the group, including Tim Ramey, Steve Sexton, Jeff Haynes, Larry and Jerry Lowe, Tim Parks, and others.
Eric Marshall now plays with Carson Peters, and Highroad is led by Steve Marshall.
Tickets will be available at the door starting at 6pm. Tickets will be $12.