It's Jerry Partin's birthday weekend, and in honor of the postmaster/music promoter and Bynum General Store proprietor, there are two days of fun planned on the hill by the Haw.
On Friday, July 30, Hobart Willis regroups The Back Forty for an evening of Texas roadhouse-ready rockin' country. Saturday, July 31 features one of the post office's favorite customers--songwriter/golden vocalist/country-soul resurrectionist Tift Merritt (whose second full-length release, Tambourine, is on the way). Merritt has shared several memorable shows with the Bynum crowd over the years, both solo and with her band. She'll be going it alone this night, all the better to serenade Mr. Partin. The music starts at 7 p.m. on Friday and 6 p.m. on Saturday.