Matthew Weaver, The Edwards to perform at Music on the Mountain

  • Posted: Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:01 a.m.
    UPDATED: Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:56 a.m.
Matthew Weaver and The Edwards
Matthew Weaver and The Edwards

Matthew Weaver and the Edwards will perform from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday during Music on the Mountain, the annual bluegrass and country music festival at Dunn’s Mountain Nature and History Preserve.

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What: Music on the Mountain festival

Who: Matthew Weaver and The Edwards

Where: Dunn’s Mountain Nature and History Preserve, 1740 Dunns Mountain Road.

When: 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday

Cost: Free

Weaver, a resident of Salisbury and Boone, is a singer, songwriter and muti-instrumentalist.

A 2013 graduate of Appalachian State with a bachelor’s degree in Appalachian studies and a concentration in bluegrass, country and Appalachian music, Weaver won Pianist of the Year at the North Carolina State Music Competition in 2011 and 2011. He was also the 2012 recipient of the North Carolina Bascom Lamar Lunsford Music Award.

Weaver teaches the Junior Appalachian Musicians program in Boone and serves on the Appalachian Heritage Council at Appalachian State.

He continues to tour and perform throughout the United States in country, gospel and bluegrass shows, and is giving guest lectures this fall at various colleges on the history of Appalachian music.

Find out more about Weaver at

Ever since they were young children, music has been a part of daily life for Shane, Mary Lynn and Alex Edwards. They grew up playing and singing music in their grandparents’ church.

Throughout the past 11 years, these siblings have been performing bluegrass gospel and bluegrass music at venues throughout North Carolina and surrounding states.

Shane is a multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, mandolin and bass. Mary Lynn, the fiddler, also plays bass and mandolin. Alex plays dobro, guitar, mandolin and bass, but he is best known for his award winning banjo playing, and most recently placed second at the prestigious MerleFest Banjo competition in Wilkesboro.

In 2011, Shane and Alex were featured in a documentary film, “Generation Bluegrass,” which showcases young up-and-coming bluegrass musicians.

The trio, along with the rest of their family, have been regularly featured on “Bluegrass Road,” a new television series which airs nationwide on the Blue Highways Network.

For more information about the Edwards Family visit

Music on the Mountain is free and open to the public courtesy of Cheerwine and Team Chevrolet. Guests are invited to bring chairs or blanket and a picnic lunch.

For more information, call 704-216-7833 or go to

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