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Formed in 2017 after the release of some original songs by front man Tim Jones (vocals, guitar), Loose Roosters have been a high country staple ever since. The band blends Appalachian sensibilities with a modern Americana sound to craft songs that capture life in our time. Longtime collaborators Chris Capozzoli (guitar, vocals), Dirk Brown (drums) and Ben McPherron (bass) make up the core of the group. 

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Jul19

Loose Roosters @ Doc and Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest 2024

Doc and Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest 2024, Sugar Grove, NC

Arthel Lane “Doc” Watson was an 8-time Grammy award winning musician from Deep Gap, North Carolina. He was considered a “national treasure” by President Jimmy Carter and was awarded with the National Medal of the Arts by President Bill Clinton. To the residents of Watauga County and many others, he was an “American Hero,” but if you were to ever ask Doc himself, he would say that he was “just one of the people.”

Doc Watson started playing on the streets of Boone, NC when he was young but quickly rose to fame as a musician playing nationally and internationally. He became a master of flatpicking guitar and was steeped in folk, traditional, and bluegrass music. Despite his ongoing fame and recognition, Doc was a humble man who always made fellow musicians he played with and audiences he played for, feel as if they were sitting in his living room.

In 1998, the first Doc Watson Appreciation Day was held at the grounds of the Historic Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove, NC. Doc would often play benefits and concerts in and around Watauga County in order to raise money for local families and organizations. The intent of the Doc Watson Appreciation Day was to honor Doc and his many contributions to our community, but the festival was also used to raise money to help restore the Historic Cove Creek School, which is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Doc Watson was instrumental in helping to preserve Western Watauga County history and the facility is now used for continued community programs.

The festival has continued for many years and is now titled, Doc & Rosa Lee Watson MusicFest. The festival is still held on the grounds of the historic Cove Creek School in Sugar Grove, which is also home to the Doc and Merle Watson Folk Art Museum. The music festival has hosted multiple World-renown and Grammy nominated and award-winning performers, including Sam Bush, Rhonda Vincent and the Rage, Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver, and of course, Deep Gap-native Doc Watson. The music festival has also been the starting point for many local and regional Grammy Award winning artists including, Old Crow Medicine Show, the Steep Canyon Rangers, and the Carolina Chocolate Drops.
Although Doc passed away on May 29, 2012 at age 89, the Cove Creek Preservation and Development Board continues to promote the legacy of Doc Watson and his impact on our community and the music world.

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Loose Roosters

Hailing from Western Watauga County in the High Country of North Carolina, Loose Roosters have been building a sound. The band blends their roots music background into an electric experience that is both ethereal and exciting.

Loose Roosters new self-titled album is their 3rd studio outing. Tim Jones, frontman of the band says “It sounds the most
Hailing from Western Watauga County in the High Country of North Carolina, Loose Roosters have been building a sound. The band blends their roots music background into an electric experience that is both ethereal and exciting.

Loose Roosters new self-titled album is their 3rd studio outing. Tim Jones, frontman of the band says “It sounds the most like us out of anything we have put out to date.” The album contains some previously released songs from previous albums including Blood and Bone and Tim’s solo project Dead and Gone.

Honing their sound during the tumultuous past two years, Loose Roosters present a collection of songs that capture the mystical sound of the mysterious mountains in which they reside. Seth Sullivan, who created the art work for this new release, fronts the band Naked Gods and runs the Boone Area Community Radio program Real Companion Radio Hour, describes the sound as “Homegrown it’s alright with me! Spacey country rock sing alongs blowing in from western Watauga. ”

The record was recorded at Johnson City Sessions with the four members playing live in one room. “This was the first time in a recording situation we could be completely present for the music. In other sessions someone would have to man the recording rig and be present as a musician. We were also very comfortable with this material as we have been playing it live for over a year.” -Tim Jones

The new self-titled album is a calling card for the band. A true representation of the sound found somewhere in the fog on the mountainside.
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