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As Original Formula, Al Elliott and Rob Perkins have been playing together for 35 years. 

Here's the lineup for Sept. 10 acoustic music evening

ASHEBORO – On September 10, Brightside Gallery on Worth Street will host another Acoustic Music Evening featuring these musicians:


NORMAN GREY & RICHARD JOHNSON:  Grey is a multi-instrumentalist whose specialty is the hammered dulcimer.  His arrangements and playing on the dulcimer are lyrical and lively, as well as enchanting. 


Johnson was born in Asheboro during the generation of the music explosion.  He has spent his life enjoying all styles of music and adding as many songs to his encycolopedic repertoire as possible. 


Norman and Richard began playing music together in 1993, focusing on traditional celtic and old time music. 


RON BAUGHMAN & GWEN AUMAN: Husband and wife duo Ron Baughman and Gwen Auman hail from Asheboro. Each bringing to the team a lifetime of musical dedication, together they share a love of eclectic music covering a wide range of musical genres, from cover songs to original songs, from Americana to blues and Rockabilly. Their personal closeness and heart-felt harmonies will leave you wanting more!


ORIGINAL FORMULA—AL & ROB: Al Elliott and Rob Perkins will showcase their 35 years of musical teamwork as they take you through their catalog of early country music, old time mountain music, turn of the twentieth century crooning (Nick Lucas style) and plenty of their own original tunes as well. Their love of figuring out what an audience wants and then giving it to them shows time after time. Hold on tight as they set your feet to tapping!


DON FERREE & DAN KENT:  Dan’s love pick up the violin at an early age.  When he eventually transferred to a of music led him to school with no orchestra, he switched to chorus.  Along the way, he tried to teach himself guitar with very little luck, until meeting up with the likes of Don Feree, who began giving him some informal lessons.  Dan also plays some unconventional instruments like the spoons, wash tub bass, mouth harp and even the paper bag, to name a few.


Don began his musical foray by playing cornet in the Pleasant Garden middle school band and worked his way up to 1st Cornet.  After transferring to a new school that did not have a band, Don started playing the guitar in 1969 after being taught the basics by a cousin. He is a founding member of High Lonesome Strings Bluegrass Association.  Don’s musical influences include:  The Dillards, John Hartford, The Seldom Scene, Guy Clark and Stan Rogers.