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Dave Eggar to play Friday at Border Bash

Border Bash to host Jonathan Scales Fourchestra & Dave Eggar and Deoro!

July 02, 2012

Set in Historic Downtown Bristol, Border Bash continues on July 6, 2012 in the 600 block of State Street. The evening’s events will start with children’s activities, crafters, and concessions at 6PM. Live music begins at 7:00PM with Jonathan Scales Fourchestra followed by Dave Eggar and Deoro. As always, Border Bash is free to the public! “Events like Border Bash solidify our heritage as the Birthplace of Country Music and a live music city. With quality entertainers like Jonathan Scales Fourchestra & Dave Eggar and Deoro, visitors from around the region are discovering the unique music heritage of Bristol!” Matt Bolas, Director of the Bristol Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The July 6th Border Bash will feature the music of Jonathan Scales Fourchestra & Dave Eggar and Deoro:

Jonathan Scales Fourchestra — a classically trained composer turned steel pan maestro (front man Jonathan Scales), heavily influenced by the complexity of banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck to the hustle of Jay-Z. Gritty blues guitar (Duane Simpson) and 'fusion chops' bass (Cody Wright) provide the harmonic support for Scales' sound, while jazz/hip-hop drums (Phill Bronson) drive the time-shifting, modern grooves. The cast of characters hold this mind-bending concoction together with jazz edge and classical sensibility. www.jonscales.com

Dave Eggar and Deoro — Dave Eggar’s body of work is consistently greeted with superlatives and rave reviews. It’s a luxury not often enjoyed by an artist who records in diverse genres and performs live in multiple musical categories, seamlessly moving between each, be it Pop, Rock, Jazz, R&B, New Age, World or Classical music. His ability to effortlessly blur the lines between any musical style is truly unique. That's the magic of Dave Eggar. Dave continues, “My imagination has always been captivated by the music and culture of Jamaica and Appalachia. These journeys to Kingston and Big Stone Gap were truly a life altering experience for me. I am especially proud of the music that has been produced as a result of our efforts.” http://www.daveeggarmusic.com

The event is hosted by Believe in Bristol, Birthplace of Country Music Alliance, and Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. Sponsors for 2012 are: Appalachian Region — AACA, Bank of Tennessee, Bristol Herald Courier, Bristol Virginia Utilities, Blakley-Mitchell, Campbell Printing, Citizens Bank, City of Bristol, TN, City of Bristol, VA, Coca-Cola Distributing, Cranberry Lane, Cumulus, Dent K. Burk Associates, Edward Jones Investments — Rob Simis & Greg Fahn, Express AV Productions, First Tennessee Foundation, Inari Wines, J.A. Street and Associates, Kerr-Boswell Inc., Kil’n Time Pottery, Merrill-Lynch, Nash & Powers Insurance, Penn Stuart, Serendipity, Spiegler Blevins & Company, Strongwell, Tom & Barbara Smith, Tri-City Tent and Event, Wal-Mart, News 5 and William and Brenda Johnstone.

For more information, visit believeinbristol.org, birthplaceofcountrymusic.org, or bristolrhythm.com or call (423) 573-2200 or (423) 573-4898.