The Primitive Quartet from Candler, North Carolina, is scheduled to sing in concert at the Kyuka Baptist Church in Sand Valley on Friday, Aug. 9, at 7 p.m.
The Primitives have been traveling and singing bluegrass gospel music for 46 years. Their ultimate goal is to see saints blessed and encouraged to have a closer walk with God and to help lead souls to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Members of the group are Reagan Riddle, Larry Riddle, Mike Riddle, Randy Fox and Jeff Tolbert. The quartet was formed as a result of a fishing trip when they sat around a campfire, sang and then realized they had four-part harmony. From there they started singing at their home church and others throughout the area. Today they travel approximately 50,000 miles and perform about 150 dates per year.
Their music is traditional, mountain-shaped note style accompanied by acoustical instruments like the mandolin, banjo, fiddle, guitars and acoustical bass. The group is well known in the Sand Mountain area and is highly requested on local gospel radio stations. They perform on the Alabama Public Television on Wednesdays at 10 p.m. and on Daystar TV.
The Charles Dixon Family will open the concert. The group includes Rev. Dixon, his son, Edwin, and daughters, Yvonne Golden, Wilma Jean Smith and Vicki Pruitt.
There is no admission; everyone is invited. The church is located at 2145 Horton Gap Rd. near the Duck Springs Community.