September 18, 2009
Burnt Bridges is rocking Wily's Place at Lees-McRae Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.

Mountain music is not all dulcimers and banjoes, tragic ballads and bluegrass rhythms. Come see for yourself this Thursday night, September 24, at Wily's Place in the Lees-McRae College Cannon Student Center. From 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. the rock and roll jam band Burnt Bridges will demonstrate a new kind of Appalachian music.

Presented by the Stephenson Center for Appalachia at Lees-McRae College, this program of contemporary music will explore life on the reservation of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee, as well as other aspects of modern life in the mountains. Prepare yourself for a whole new experience.

"Some bands play songs. Some bands make music. Burnt Bridges crafts a crazy sonic cocktail of hard-hitting rock & roll, jam band bravado, and roots-rock rabble rousing - all with a hard-hitting aftertaste of sharp-witted political punk! Burnt Bridges is the perfect soundtrack for everyone from well-functioning bohemians to hot-headed hipsters and silver-tongued devils.

"This free-wheeling foursome puts on a live show that should not be missed - it'll have your head bopping, your toes tapping, and quite possibly your fist in the air all in rhythm to the beat!" writes Max Diablo, journalist/columnist for Hippo Magazine.

"This is a great opportunity for folks to experience the new sounds of the mountains," says Dr. Michael Joslin, director of the Stephenson Center. "Appalachian culture continues to evolve and diversify, as this band of mountain musicians shouts in their music. We welcome everyone to join us for the blast."

Burnt Bridges will present their program of Appalachian music in Wily's Place in the Cannon Student Center on the Lees-McRae campus on Thursday, September 24, at 7:00 p.m. The Stephenson Center for Appalachia Lecture Series is open to the public and free of charge. For information call Meghan Wright at 898-8729.

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