2013.12.14: Vollie McKenzie

   Vollie McKenzie

Versatile musician, songwriter, and gifted singer, Vollie McKenzie is as comfortable with traditional old time and swing-based dance music as he is with rootsy gospel and country-folk harmonies. With his feet firmly planted in traditional American music, he feels the same kinship with the music of Hank Williams and Ray Charles as he does with Appalachian string band tunes and the gospel songs of his youth. He’s a favorite performer at dances around the Southeast. In concert, Vollie brings superb musicianship, a strong, clear tenor voice and eclectic, impeccable taste in his choice of songs and tunes.

A native of Winnsboro, South Carolina, Vollie has been playing in bands and performing at clubs and festivals since the mid-1970s. He has opened for traditional music legend Doc Watson, played on stage with Jonathan Edwards, filled in for a no-show Bogan and Armstrong at Charleston Folk’s acclaimed concert series, and has several recording projects under his belt, including his 2001 CD release This Train on the Yodel-Ay-Hee label.


Vollie McKenzie and fiddler Brett (from The Bloodroot Orkaestarr) improv in front of Malaprop's bookstore in downtown Asheville, NC. in 2011.



"Oh Lonesome Me" performed by Roger Bellow, Vollie McKenzie, Berita Martin with the bass player from Miss Tess and the Bon Ton Parade. Art of Sound 2009 in Shelby, NC.



Vollie McKenzie sings "Old-Fashioned Love" with Roger Bellow (guitar/fiddle), Berita Martin (percussion) and Miss Tess' great bass player sitting in.
Uploaded on Nov 6, 2010.


Contra Dance, April 5, 2013 at River Falls Lodge, Marietta, S.C. Caller: BARBARA GROH; Band: HONEY BADGERS (David Lynch, Vollie McKenzie, Beth Molaro).

Doors open at 7:00 - Show starts at 8:00

Tickets are $15 for adults and $3 for high school and college students with a reservation request left at 803-200-2824or online

Without reservations, tickets at the door are $17 and $3. Children up through 8th grade are free with a paying adult.

Reserve your tickets through the UU Coffeehouse Events Line: 803-200-2824 (Leave your name and the number of tickets you need, and pay at the door) or register online. 

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