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Woody Pines and Paul Burch Feature at Border Bash on State Street

June 03, 2013

Get ready for a summer packed with free live music and family fun on State Street and beyond — it's time for 2013's Border Bash! Border Bash, the twice-monthly free concert series held annually May through August, celebrates its fourteenth anniversary as a roving mini-fest that has grown to include children's activities and vendors in addition to live music. The concerts take place on the first and third Fridays, May through August, with the exception of July 4. The third Border Bash concert will be on Friday, June 7 and will feature the music of Woody Pines and Paul Burch. Children's activities will begin at 6:00p.m., live music at 7:00p.m. Admission is free. June is King University Month, and Border Bash will be held on the 600 block of State Street. The event moves to the Cumberland Square Park and the 600 block in July, and to the 500 and 400 blocks in August.

Woody Pines
Crackerjack musicianship goes a long way toward a band’s greatness, but showmanship seals the deal. Woody Pines, on stage, is an old soul and natural performer, storied and steeped in the best of American music. Live, the group infuses a hundred years of American music into their performance—everything from early 20th century acoustic blues and rockabilly, to the sounds of the White Stripes and The Black Keys. They’ll even drop some hip-hop vibes in the mix. It’s a fast paced, swinging, high-energy show. Woody Pines creates a Rockabilly, Halloween hootenanny that could have come straight out of a time traveling vaudeville show.

Paul Burch
Billboard’s Chet Flippo calls Burch’s debut album “extraordinary, establishing Burch as a leader in marrying country’s roots tradition with a modern sensibility.” Burch has since contributed to recordings by Candi Staton, Ryan Adams, Vic Chesnutt, Bobby Bare Sr. and Kate Rusby. Burch served as music consultant to PBS’s “The Appalachians,” and his songs have appeared in films by Walt Disney, HBO, BBC, and David Cronenberg’s History of Violence. He also served as a producer for the series, Wide Open Country on CMT’s broadband internet channel Loaded.

Border Bash is hosted by Believe in Bristol, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, and Birthplace of Country Music®, and Celebrate Bristol on the 4th of July. Our sponsors in 2013 include AACA, Bank of Tennessee, Blakley-Mitchell, Bristol Herald Courier, Bristol Virginia Utilities, Burke, Powers & Harty, Campbell Printing, Child Study Club, Citizens Bank, City of Bristol, TN, City of Bristol, VA, Coca-Cola, Cranberry Lane, Edward Jones Investments, Express AV Productions, First Bank of Virginia, First Tennessee Foundation, William and Brenda Johnstone, Kerr-Boswell Inc., King University, Mary Landrum, MedExpress, Merrill Lynch, Serendipity, Tom and Barbara Smith, Spiegler Blevins & Company, Strongwell, Tri-City Tent & Event, Walling Distributing, WCYB News 5, Wells Fargo, WAEZ 94.9, and Z-Rock 99.3.