The Gate City Railbenders are a Greensboro-grown, old-time string band. They can often be heard participating in the bi-monthly, Thursday jams at Gibbs Hundred. Yesterday, they delighted the community with their music for the Tunes at Noon series in Center City Park. The City had tables and chairs under tents so that spectators could eat lunch and enjoy the music. Food trucks were on hand, too. Several children were there eating lunch, playing, and writing poetry with a backdrop of great music.
Featured in the above photo are band members Alan Goble on guitar (and bass), Greyson Leybourne on fiddle, and Dom Hoyt on banjo. These talented, well-educated, down-to-earth guys played a great assortment of traditional string-band tunes. This year, as a band, they earned a 2nd place ribbon at the Charlie Poole Music Festival. While he is featured on fiddle above, Greyson earned the #1 grand prize ribbon for 3-finger banjo. We are really lucky that Greensboro offers these free events and that we have such fine musicians to share their musical talent with us!