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.

 

 
 

For inquiries, bookings, and CD orders:
Vollie McKenzie • 156 School Road, Asheville, NC 28806
volliemck@gmail.com• 828-275-9761