High-energy bluegrass coming to Mooresville Concerts series

The Testostertones! will bring their high-energy bluegrass and newgrass and a touch of old-time music to the Charles Mack Citizen Center in downtown Mooresville on Saturday night.

The three-man band will perform at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Mooresville Concerts series, now in its fourth season.

Bands created the "newgrass" form in the 1970s by combining bluegrass style with rock styles and techniques. The Testostertones! lends its own interpretation to songs with strong vocal work and hot licks on banjo, fiddle and guitar.

Jon Singleton plays fiddle, mandolin and Dobro and has taught folk strings at Davidson College since 1993. He has played locally with Poultry In Motion and the New Dixie Pharaohs.

Randy DeBruhl has won the National Banjo Championship in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and comes from a western North Carolina family renowned for their music. He is the great-nephew of banjo players Wade and J.E. Mainer and has 40 years experience on his Gibson Mastertone.

David Grant plays bluegrass guitar and pays tribute to the pioneers of the form through his strong vocals.

The public is invited to a free "Meet the Artists" reception after the performance.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children younger than 10. Tickets are available at the Mack Center, 215 N. Main St.; the Mooresville Recreation Department, 418 Carpenter Ave.; or by phone at 704-662-3334.

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