Singer and songwriter Keith Burkhart has been performing since childhood. He first reached the piano keys at three, beginning lessons at six. At ten he began playing drums winning several talent shows. In school he played trombone and marched snare drum, but at 13 he found a much greater passion with a six string electric and acoustic guitar.

Shortly after high school Keith found his voice and his confidence grew. While attaining formal music instruction at Davidson County Community College, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and East Carolina University, he learned to write and record music. With folk, rock, rhythm and soul as background Keith has composed over 100 songs. Through his career Keith has opened and performed with such big names as Marshall Tucker, David Allen Coe, Fifth Seasons, Ricky Scaggs, and Three Dog Night.

Keith Burkhart resides in Lexington, North Carolina with wife, Jennifer and son, Gabriel. God and family are Keith’s greatest victory and that has proven to be the essence of great music. Keith and Jennifer have an enormous passion and calling for children, and have plans for further education.

Sunday Salons at the River House Inn on the New River are patterned on the famous international “salons” of the past; featuring musical and theatrical performances, poetry readings, book signings, art displays and literary and historical discussions, followed by dinner.

If you can’t make dinner, you’re welcome to stop by for the entertainment in the North Carolina mountains and a libation with hors d’oeuvre! But please call to reserve.

Sunday afternoons on the front porch:
Music from 4pm until 6pm
Hors d’oeuvre passed at 5pm
Four Course Chef’s Selection Menu seating at 6pm

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This Friday night, Nov. 12th, you have the opportunity to celebrate Scotland’s National Day a little early. St. Andrews is the patron saint of Scotland and the 30th of November is set aside to recognize Scotland’s nationality.

In the High Country you can celebrate this day by attending a dinner and concert featuring one of Scotland’s treasures, singer/songwriter, Jim Malcolm.

Malcolm is the winner of the Scots Trad Music Awards Songwriter of the Year and has been runner up for singer of the year. (

He is known for his smooth vocals, his charismatic delivery and his wit. Jim has performed in the past at the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, as well as other regional venues, and will deliver his tribute to St Andrew’s Day at River House!

The dinner will be at 7pm followed by the concert. This celebration is being presented jointly by River House Inn and Celtic Force Enterprises.

Tickets for the dinner and the concert are $45 per person and can be purchased on line at For more information you can call 336-499-9733!

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