Josh Goforth & Bryan McDowell

Bluegrass and Old-Time
Asheville, NC
Fri, Sep 8, 2023
Van Dyke Stage
Sat, Sep 9, 2023
Lawn Stage
Sun, Sep 10, 2023
Van Dyke Stage

Josh Goforth grew up in Madison County, North Carolina surrounded by the music and stories of his ancestors. He is a highly accomplished storyteller and oldtime, bluegrass, and swing musician playing close to 20 instruments.

Fiddler, vocalist, and master of stringed instruments, Bryan McDowell’s reputation is solidifying as a musician of great interest on the acoustic scene. His talents have made their way onto several recordings garnering IBMA awards and projects receiving Grammy nominations.

Together, Josh Goforth and Bryan McDowell bring the spirit and energy of the music of western North Carolina to the stage through intriguing storytelling, blazing instrumentals, heartfelt songs, and a whirlwind of instrument switching. They grew up in the greater Asheville area with the same musical influences. Their show will have you tapping your toes and singing out loud as they bring you on a musical journey to the southern Appalachian Mountains.