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Sapling Grove at Full Moon Jam

July 24, 2012 | 12 am

Full Moon Jam presents Sapling Grove at the mural at the Downtown Center, 810 State Street, Bristol, TN. Starts at7pm, no charge!

The Sapling Grove Band originated in 1990. The name, "Sapling Grove", was selected by the original band members because of its historical significance. Sapling Grove was the original name of the settlement, which evolved to be Bristol. Bristol now has the unique honor of being the "Birthplace Of Country Music". Original members of the band were Mack Blevins, Ray Dearstone, Dan Carty, and Sam Witcher. Bobby Lester joined the band to play fiddle soon after it was formed and played until his death in 1996. Current members are: Randy Singleton on banjo , Ray Dearstone on bass, Randy Blevins on guitar, and John Malayter on mandolin.