The Charlotte-based Americana band, the Smoke Rings, brings together some of Charlotte’s most respected long-time players. Carl McIntyre, guitar and pedal steel, is a nationally regarded instrument builder best known for his work on Doc Watson’s guitars. Brad Thomas, vocals and guitar, brings a classic country sound honed through three CDs with his own Turnstiles band. Singer Lydia Mannix, from Charlotte’s jazz scene, and bassist Steve Keim add rich harmony vocals. Tom Hanchett, mild-mannered community historian by day, saws the fiddle and Eddie Stone adds percussion.
Catch them at the CLT Boomer Expo from 11 a.m to 2 p.m.!
Photo, left to right: Tom Hanchett, Brad Thomas, Steve Keim, Lydia Mannix, Carl McIntyre.
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