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February 2, 2019

16-year-old Trenton "Tater" Caruthers is a fiddle and banjo player from Cookville, on the precipice of the Cumberland Plateau. Also a champion junior buck dancer, he has performed regularly at the Smithville Fiddlers Jamboree, Uncle Dave Macon Days, Old Timers Day at Pickett State Park, Crossing the Cumberland programs throughout the state and at our own Jubilee Festival. He received a 2018 Tennessee Arts Commission Apprentice Program Award apprenticing under the late Michael DeFosche and is an accomplished interpreter of the repertoires of Clyde Davenport, Bob Douglas, John Sharp and Michael DeFosche.

Conner Vlietstra is a 19-year-old guitar, banjo, and bass player who hails from Chattanooga currently studying old-time and bluegrass at East Tennessee State University. Conner was filled with the love for this music and inspiration by his maternal grandmother inspiring him to play like his grandfather who played banjo, guitar, and harmonica. Conner was further inspired by figures like Charlie Poole, Lead Belly, Furry Lewis, and Jimmie Rodgers.

Located at Jubilee Community Arts at the Laurel Theater

Saturday, Feb 2 - 8pm