Bluegrass Band Blue Horizon Set to Perform
There's bluegrass on the horizon for those attending the 22nd annual Carthage Buggy Festival, Saturday, May 8, and it's a blue horizon.
Hailing from the Montgomery County area, Blue Horizon brings its unique sound to the festival stage at 2 p.m.
Together since 2000, Blue Horizon started with a group of friends and, today, four of the original five members are still going strong.
Phillip Hearne is on guitar and lead vocals. His brother, Joel Hearne, is on bass and also does lead vocals. Rodney Haywood is on the five-string banjo, and on mandolin and tenor vocals is Jeffery Greene.
In 2002, Blue Horizon welcomed two new members, fiddle player Tim Furr, who also adds baritone vocals; and Michael McDonald, who runs sound for the band.
Over the years, Blue Horizon has performed for weddings, -festivals, churches, benefits and, like any good bluegrass band, plenty of jam sessions. The band has played at the Southern Coastal Bluegrass Festival in Wilmington, the Thickety Creek Bluegrass Festival, the N.C. Annual Peach Festival and the Albemarle Market Station.
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