The Mostly Mountain Boys (Paul Brown w/Terri McMurray & John Schwab)

Saturday, 2011, December 10 - 7:00pm
5 E Edenton St
Raleigh, 27601

The Mostly Mountain Boys (Paul Brown, Terri McMurray, and John Schwab) will perform a set packed full of fabulous old songs from the Southern mountains and the Piedmont, and part of the performance will also focus on the mountain holiday tradition "Breaking Up Christmas" and the dance tune by the same name. The catchy tune was frequently played in the Round Peak section of North Carolina's Surry County and in neighboring Virginia. Brown won a National Federation of Community Broadcasters Silver Reel Award for his NPR music documentary Breaking Up Christmas: A Blue Ridge Mountain Holiday. It's still popular among old time fiddle and banjo players.

Canned food donations will be accepted for the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC, a nonprofit organization that provides food for people at risk of hunger in 34 counties in central and eastern North Carolina. The Food Bank does this with the help of a network of 800 partner agencies such as soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters, and programs for children and adults. With warehouses in Durham, Greenville, New Bern, Raleigh, Southern Pines and Wilmington, the Food Bank distributed more than 42 million pounds of food and non-food essentials last year. This is PineCone and the Museum of History's third year pairing a food drive with the December Music of the Carolinas concert. Canned food with pop-tops and items that can be microwaved are particularly appreciated! Food Bank's list of Most Needed Items
More than 545,000 people in central and eastern North Carolina are at risk of hunger, and of these approximately one-third are children. When school is out, children who usually receive free or reduced-price lunch at school cannot always be assured a meal each day. You can help by bringing at least two cans of food to The Mostly Mountain Boys concert and help bring some holiday cheer to members of your community this season. Child-friendly items such as pop-top cans, cereal bars, fruit cups, and juice boxes are particularly needed. Holiday food drives are a very important part of the Food Bank's year-end efforts, and your help is greatly appreciated!
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