One of the more quaint musical venues in the Blue Ridge region is the tiny Drexel Barber Shop in the little town of Drexel. The shop features a very informal jam session. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, around 11:00 am‚ the guys at the barber shop generally put aside their scissors‚ shears‚ and combs and grab their instruments for a few hours of picking. Thursday and Friday are a mix of gospel and country while Saturday is bluegrass all day. This event occurs year round on most‚ but not all‚ Saturday afternoons.
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Lawrence Anthony‚ the driving force behind the jam‚ passed away in December of 2009. Anthony’s son has set up a non-profit account to repair and keep the shop open for the music’s sake and as a memorial to Anthony. Donations to can be sent to the “Barber Shop Preservation Fund‚” c/o First Citizens Bank‚ Valdese‚ NC; taken to the barbershop; or sent to the Barber Shop Fund‚ 2744 Monarch Dr.‚ Charlotte‚ NC.