NORTH NEWTON, KAN. - Wildwood Valley Boys, a traditional bluegrass group, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Monday, May 19 in Krehbiel Auditorium, Fine Arts Center at Bethel College, North Newton. Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students. Children 12 and under will be admitted free. The Wildwood Valley Boys have been around several years, and their heritage is a rich one with links back to a band called the Boys from Indiana. This band features singer/guitarist Tony Holt, son of songwriter Aubrey Holt, who was in the Boys From Indiana. Also in the band are Wes Vanderpool on banjo, Kevin Kehrberg on bass, David Long on mandolin and Evan McGregor on violin. They have three compact disc recordings on Rebel Records.
"This is great traditional bluegrass...the way Mr. (Bill) Monroe did it..." (Country Standard Time)
Kehrberg received his bachelor's degree with a major in music from Bethel College in 1999. He served one year with Mennonite Urban Corps and for several years was a freelance musician in Pittsburgh, Pa. Currently he resides in Lexington, Ky., where in addition to performing with the Wildwood Valley Boys, he studies musicology in the graduate school at the University of Kentucky and is active as a jazz musician at the university and in the community.
The Bethel College performance is one of several on the Wildwood Valley Boys' current tour that includes concerts in Texas, Ohio and Pennsylvania.
All seats for the concert are general admission.