DATE: 03/10/2022 19:00
TIME: 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
LOCATION: Paramount Bristol
Join us for a very special edition of Farm and Fun Time, live from the historic stage at Paramount Bristol – with musical guests The Mavericks and Dallas Wayne with Redd Volkaert, plus host band Bill and the Belles!
Tickets $35-$82 on sale now at ParamountBristol.org.
Birthplace of Country Music has joined forces with Paramount Bristol to bring the program to the opulent venue quarterly as part of a new initiative to expand WBCM Radio Bristol’s flagship program to wider audiences.
Hosted by Radio Bristol Program Director Kris Truelsen and his band Bill and the Belles, Farm and Fun Time is a re-imagining of the classic WCYB Radio program of the same name that aired in the 1940s and 1950s. The original Farm and Fun Time played a major role in the careers of legendary acts from the Appalachian region including The Stanley Brothers, Flatt & Scruggs, Jim & Jesse McReynolds and many more.
Farm and Fun Time broadcasts live before a studio audience and can be accessed on 100.1 FM in the Bristol area, through the station’s online media center at ListenRadioBristol.org and on Radio Bristol’s free mobile app. Viewers may also tune in to watch through Radio Bristol’s Facebook page.
About The Mavericks
Any band that manages to survive three decades, seeing its core members go from young adults to veteran musicians is bound to have its swings and cycles.
The Mavericks, the eclectic rock and country group known for crisscrossing musical boundaries with abandon, has gone through three distinct phases since it was founded in Miami in 1989. An initial period of heady success marked by big hits and critical acclaim in the ‘90s. A long hiatus starting 2003 when the musicians each went their own way. And finally, a triumphant reunion in 2012 which held long enough for them to recently celebrate the band’s 30th anniversary.
Now, The Mavericks are releasing a new album that ushers in the fourth phase of their evolution.
“It’s like we’ve had three different lives,” says Raul Malo, the band’s lead singer and songwriter, “and now this is a whole new beginning. We’re sort of going into uncharted territory. I’m looking forward to it and I’m kind of nervous about it too. It’s certainly a new adventure.”
On August 21, The Mavericks officially launch that adventure with the debut of their first-ever, all-Spanish album, released on the band’s own Mono Mundo label. Entitled simply En Español, it is produced by Malo and the band’s long-time collaborator Niko Bolas (Neil Young, Prince, Sheryl Crow). The line-up includes Malo’s fellow Miamian and charter bandmember, Paul Deakin on drums and vibraphone, as well as veteran Jerry Dale McFadden, who joined in 1993. Eddie Perez, a Mexican American guitarist from Los Angeles, is the band’s youngest and newest member, becoming a Maverick in 2003.
About Dallas Wayne and Redd Volkaert
Dallas Wayne considers himself lucky to be able to make a living doing something he loves. Some people might say it has more to do with talent than luck. A native of Springfield, Missouri, Dallas is a singer, songwriter, radio DJ, voice-over artist, actor and music producer. He released his most recent album, Songs The Jukebox Taught Me Volume 2, on the Heart of Texas Records label in June 2018. Stay tuned for information about the new album project Coldwater, Tennessee coming soon!
Dallas has performed throughout North America and Europe, releasing 12 albums of his own, and performing on various compilation and band recordings including the honky-tonk supergroups Heybale! and the TwangBangers, as well as a Grammy-nominated bluegrass album.
Dallas can be heard six days a week on SiriusXM Radio: Monday through Friday from noon to 6 p.m. Eastern at Willie’s Roadhouse (channel 59), Tuesday through Friday in Outlaw Country (channel 60) from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern, and Sunday from 10 a.m. to noon Eastern at Willie’s Roadhouse.
Redd Volkaert was a successor to Roy Nichols in Merle Haggard’s backing band, and is “among the country’s top Telecaster guitar slingers.” Volkaert won a 2009 Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance.
While best known as a Fender Telecaster player, with a personal collection that includes a 1953 Fender Telecaster, a 1951 Fender Nocaster, a 1958 Fender Esquire and a 1950s-style Hahn Telecaster Volkaert has lent his name to guitars made by other companies, including Asher.
Volkaert is not only possessed of superhuman chops but is also a master of multiple American music idioms — he can play jazz, country, rock, Western swing, and even note-for-note replicas of Earl Scruggs bluegrass banjo licks.