Berryfield has become one of the fastest rising regional Americana acoustic acts. Murphy McNeill, Dean Overman and Al Simmons continue to expand their performing base in listening venues and festivals throughout North Carolina. Their three-part harmonies and arranging skills give this trio a style that is uniquely Berryfield. The intertwining of Al’s fingerpicking and Dean’s flat picking and mandolin create an interesting musical backdrop. All three are seasoned lead vocalists which adds to their show’s variety.
Murphy has been performing with her talented musical family since she was old enough to hold a microphone. She spent four years studying music business at Appalachian State University and was strongly influenced by the traditional folk music of the North Carolina Mountains Dean and Al’s musical friendship has continued since first crossing paths almost four decades ago as original members of the Rockinhorse Band. They had two singles on the country charts and one album release. After Rockinhorse, Al continued songwriting and performing as a solo artist and Dean pursued his love of bluegrass in Bluegrass Borderline and the Lew Robertson Band.
Their current CD release “You Can Fly” demonstrates their versatility of style. Included are originals as well as arrangements of their signature classics reimagined as only Berryfield can do. Their live show with rich harmonies and unique musical synergy is not to be missed.
Berryfield at The Village of Pinehurst Christmas Tree Lighting
December 6, 2019
Village of Pinehurst, 395 Magnolia Rd, Pinehurst, NC 28374, USA
Once a year, the Village of Pinehurst comes alive with holiday spirit at the annual Christmas Tree Lighting. Bring your family and friends to Tufts Memorial Park for live music, holiday cheer, cookie decorating, kids’ holiday crafts, and of course, the chance the see Santa! Enjoy holiday fun from 5:00pm-7:30pm and the official lighting of the tree is scheduled for 6:30pm. This is a free event for your family to enjoy, but food and beverages will be available for purchase. Canned goods and non-perishable items will be collected for the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina (Sandhills Chapter). We will be raffling off the 2019 Village of Pinehurst Christmas ornament and the only way to get a ticket is to bring in a canned good for the fundraiser!
Thanks to our sponsor Kirk Tours & Limousine, parking will be made easy with free shuttles to and from the event! Information will be updated on the Village website once available.
Friday, December 6
Tufts Memorial Park
5:00pm – 7:30pm
December 8, 2019 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm