Tray Wellington accepts position with Pinecone

Tray Wellington, innovative young North Carolina banjoist and band leader, has accepted a position as Communications Manager with Pinecone in Raleigh, NC.

Pinecone, which is also known as the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, is a non-profit agency dedicated to preserving, presenting, and promoting traditional music, dance, and other folk performing arts. In addition to their work with education and live performance in the Tri-Cities region, Pinecone is a major partner with the International Bluegrass Music Association in the annual World of Bluegrass and Wide Open Bluegrass events in Raleigh.

Tray tells us that he will be plenty busy with his new job, but will still be able to maintain a touring schedule.

“My position will be overseeing PineCone’s e-newsletters, website, press releases, marketing, and managing Pinecone’s social media channels.

I will have flexibility with touring, and still plan on going out with the Tray Wellington Band.”

David Brower, PineCone’s Executive Director, says that he believes that Wellington will be a valuable member of their organization.

“We’re thrilled to have Tray join the team. Tray has an infectious love for the music which will serve us well as we work to grow the audience for roots music in North Carolina.”

Wellington has a new album with Mountain Home Music expected sometime next year. He is also a recent graduate of the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University.

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