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.
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.