WEST JEFFERSON — When The Band 4Play takes the stage Saturday, July 6 at the Blue Ridge Theater and Events Center, those in attendance will not just be seeing the Florida band’s classic rock, they will be seeing a homecoming for guitarist Jerry Graybeal.
The Ashe County native said the Saturday night show will be his first in Ashe County with the band, and the first his family will get to come to.
“It’s really exciting, they’ve never gotten the chance and it’s really cool to get to come home and play,” Graybeal said.
Graybeal, who also works as a vice principal in Florida outside of the band, said that anyone who shows up to the concert should expect, “some great music, with tons of energy in every song.”
Joining Graybeal is singer Corrin Ella Scott, who spent three years as a singer at Dollywood, drummer Thomas Michaels, who has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, and bassist Richard “Spanky” Burckard, a career musician in the Florida scenes.
The show is part of the band’s 2019 Blue Ridge Tour-Bringing it Home, which features three shows in three nights in the High Country. The show at Blue Ridge Theater will be preceded by Graybeal and Scott performing at Trent’s Tavern in West Jefferson the night before, and followed by the whole band playing at Highlander’s Grill and Tavern in Banner Elk, Sunday, July 7.