The Expedition Show Brings Humor And Great Bluegrass To Bath Bluegrass Jamboree

Warm Springs, VA – The Expedition Show from Nashville Tennessee will be making it’s first trip to Bath County to perform at the 8th Annual Bath Bluegrass Jamboree on Saturday March 27.
The Expedition Show is Blake Williams, Wayne Southards, Kimberly Williams and Alex Hibbitts. Along with great bluegrass, humor is a big part of their show. Blake Williams is the comedian in the group.

“Somewhere along the way, it seems like Bluegrass got real serious” says Williams. “Everybody played music and didn’t really pay a whole lot of attention to what went on between songs. I’ve tried very seriously to do a good country routine in our show good clean humor.”

Blake Williams has been a professional musician for more than 34 years. He played banjo for Lester Flatt and the Nashville Grass and also for Bill Monroe. He won a grammy for his banjo work on one of Bill Monroe’s albums.

Wayne Southards sings and plays guitar for The Expedition Show. He was selected as the International Acoustic Music Association’s 2009 “Male Vocalist of the Year”. In both 2005 and 2007 The Expedition Show was nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s “Emerging Artist of the Year”.

The Bath Bluegrass Jamboree is Saturday March 27 from 6 to 9 at Bath County High School. Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for students 13 to 18 years, and 12 and under get in free. Mark Templeton and Pocket Change and 220 South will also perform. The Bluegrass Jamboree is an annual fundraiser for WCHG.

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Heather Niday

Heather is our Program Director and Traffic Manager. She started with Allegheny Mountain Radio as a volunteer deejay. She then joined the AMR staff in February of 2007. Heather grew up in the Richmond, Virginia, area and now lives in Arbovale, West Virginia with her husband Chuck. Heather is a wonderful flute player, and choir director for Arbovale UMC. You can hear Heather along with Chuck on Tuesday nights from 6 to 8pm as they host two hours of jazz on Something Different.

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