Catch some foot-stompin' old-time music with the kickoff of the third season of Music by the Lake this Saturday.
Robbie Caruthers of Boonsboro says he caught the bug for that type of music when, as a student at The College of William & Mary, he saw the Plank Road String Band and Ace Weems and the Fat Meat Boys perform.
It inspired him to pick up the violin he hadn't played in years and learn fiddle style.
Caruthers, Paul Mackrell Jr. and Mary Dailey - as the South Mountain String Band - will perform at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 8, in City Park's band shell. They will be accompanied by the Rock Candy Cloggers.
Music by the Lake, a free Saturday concert series, continues through Aug. 26.
Mackrell, who lives outside Leitersburg, plays the clawhammer banjo, and Dailey, who lives near Hedgesville, W.Va., plays guitar and the mountain or lap dulcimer.