William Ritter & Sarah Ogletree

For over a decade, William Ritter and Sarah Ogletree have been charming audiences with their banter, tight harmonies, and traditional songs and tunes. In the past few years you’ve probably seen William and Sarah working behind the scenes and also on stage at Happy Valley, but this year we wanted to feature them as a part of our Sunday lineup. You don’t want to miss these two!!

Sheila Kay Adams

Friday Sheila Kay Adams Is a celebrated author, storyteller, and seventh generation ballad singer from the deep traditions of Madison County, NC. For forty-seven  years she counted Bobby McMillon (1951-2021) as one of her dearest friends.  They performed together numerous times, from the 1976 Bicentennial Celebration on the Mall in Washington, DC  to the “Brown […]

Rodney Sutton

Saturday Rodney Sutton Rodney Sutton is a prominent and highly respected representative of the dance and music traditions of his home state of North Carolina. He is particularly known as a traditional step-dancer, adept at both flatfooting and clogging, and also as a dance caller. In 2013 and 2014, he recorded Bobby extensively as a […]