I first discovered The Genuine, a Winston-Salem-based progressive, folk rock group, thanks to Phuzz Phest a few years ago.
And I can tell you that the band doesn’t stray far from its name. Their sound is genuinely unique and I am not alone in my thinking. In fact, The Genuine were recently voted “Best Band”in Smitty’s Notes 10th Annual Best of Winston-Salem Awards. Fans are in for a treat on Friday, Aug. 26, when they can catch the Genuine band members — Matthew Allivato, Katelyn Allivato and Devin Forkel — perform at Stonefield Cellars Winery in Stokesdale, North Carolina, as part of its Friday Flavors Concert Series.