Rhonda Vincent grew up in the family music business, The Sally Mountain Show, playing drums at the age of six, and had a single, "Mule Skinner Blues," at 9. She stayed with the family until her mid-twenties when she landed a job with Grand Ole Opry star Jim Ed Brown. She toured with Brown for five years, but recorded bluegrass on her own. After a brief stint in country, she's remained in bluegrass. Vincent says that, to her, feeling the music is as important as getting it technically correct: "You just know it, and you like what you're doing."
Ralph Stanley and Rhonda Vincent play the North Carolina State Fair Wednesday, Oct. 20. Show starts at 7:30 p.m.