Dollar Brothers & High Country Cloggers
The High Country Cloggers, NC Clogging Champions, are committed to preserving one of the oldest art forms in America, the folk dance, clogging. This dance originated in the early 1700s when the cultures of the German, Irish, Scottish, French Canadian and Cherokee Indians blended to create our treasured art of clogging. The High Country Cloggers have dance for many audiences and have been returning guest at the Diversity Celebration.
The High Country Cloggers are teamed up with The Dollar Brothers. The Dollar Brothers provide a high energy, family oriented bluegrass stage show. The Dollar Brothers are a traditional bluegreass band from Watauga and Ashe County, North Carolina that have been playing bluegrass for over twenty-five years. Darrel Dollar, lead singer and older brother plays mandolin and writes songs for the band. Barry plays fiddle and banjo and sings lead and baritone. Wade, the youngest of the three brothers, plays guitar, sings tenor and lead and also plays claw hammer banjo and dobra. Tim Norris, banjo player is a cousin and also sings, plays guitar and the piano. J.M. Trivette is from Zionville and plays the standup bass and sings with the band.
The Dollar Brothers have shared the stage with such luminaries as Bill Monroe, Jim and Jesse, The Seldom Scene, Doyle Lawson, The Osborne Brothers and others. They love doing the standards as well as doing some of their own compositions on stage. Gospel Music is also a very large part of the Dollar Brothers. They love what they do and enjoying sharing with others this old tradition.
About the Diversity Celebration
The Diversity Celebration features a wide array of local and international music, eclectic dancing, delectable food, and imaginative crafts. Appalachian students, faculty, staff, K-12 schools, and members of the local community are all invited to join us in this celebration of cultures through art and entertainment.
The Diversity Celebration supports and enhances Appalachian State University's mission of "accepting the responsibility to be actively involved in addressing the educational, economic, cultural, and societal needs of the changing region, state, nation, and world," by providing a venue where diverse perspectives, cultures and values are accepted, appreciated and celebrated.