From Patrick & Kaybob Crouch

Pickin’ On

LENOIR, N.C. — From Kaybob & Patrick Crouch and friends on the current music scene in Caldwell County, WNC and beyond:

Howdy Folks Howdy,

Strictly Clean & Decent

Kaybob and I will be helping Fort Defiance Celebrate General William Lenoir’s Birthday on Saturday, May 8 on the grounds of Fort Defiance. We’ll be making a day and evening of it. Hope to see you there for plenty of music and frolicking! (6) Fort Defiance | Facebook

Jack Lawrence and I will be performing the Jack ‘n Paddy Show on Sunday, May 9 in Free Range Brewing. We’ll be pickin’ all of your favorite tunes from 3 pm until 5 pm in the Free Range listening room.  The room is set up with chairs and tables for social distancing. Jack and I wish to say a tremendous “THANK YOU” to all of the fine folks who came out to support our live music on April 11. We were overwhelmed with your company and your generosity! Free Range Brewing | Charlotte Brewery | Charlotte, NC

Kaybob and I will be joining forces with the Caldwell Rotary Club, Liquid Roots, and Rick Cannon for a big fund-raiser for local scholarships on Friday, May 21 from 5 pm until 9 pm at Liquid Roots Brewing Project in Lenoir, NC. There will be plenty of good food, humor, and libations available.

 (6) Caldwell Rotary Club | Facebook

Red Rocking Chair will be filming Song of the Mountains on Saturday, June 5 at 7 pm in the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia. Jack Lawrence, Tom Kuhn, Dale Meyer, and I would love to see you there. You may see this link for tickets to attend the live taping. Song of the Mountains | TV Series of Virginia | Bluegrass, Old Time, Americana

The Strictly Clean and Decent boys and girl will be performing at the Linville Falls Winery on Saturday, June 19 from 3 pm until 5 pm. This is a beautiful venue with plenty of room for social distancing. You can just hear the strings echoing off the grapes! Kaybob, Rondo, and I can’t wait to play songs just for you and say “Howdy.”

The 23rd Annual Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase Hey Diddle Diddle the Cats with the Fiddles, has been rescheduled for Saturday, July 31 at 7:30 pm in the J. E. Broyhill Civic Center. We look forward to seeing everyone for a big night of Caldwell County music. We will be featuring Bob Kogut and the Wurst Brothers, The Brushy Mountain Buddies, The Butter Beans, Matt Davis and Tony Soldati, Sarah Olgetree-Ritter and William Ritter, and more. The Strictly Clean and Decent boys and girl will be in rare form along with our brilliant emcee, Nancy Posey.  I’ll have more information as we near the date. Meanwhile, you may purchase ticket here: J.E. Broyhill Civic Center (

The Finale from a previous Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you need more information on any of these shows.

Thank you for supporting live music.

Keep ‘em in tune boys and girls,


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