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Music at the Museum – Appalachian Harvest
September 23, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Music at the Museum is pleased to present Appalachian Harvest, featuring Big Stone Gap who is joined by Alyson Slack on the fiddle and Aaron Pacitti on guitar. Members of Big Stone Gap include Dave Lawlor on the mandolin; Marc Edwards on guitar; Chris Fisher-Lockhead playing the viola; and Dave Cuite, bass.
Just as visual folk artists like Grandma Moses informed and influenced modern artists, American folk music had its own impact on the future of music. Appalachian Harvest will begin the concert with traditional anonymous American fiddle tunes and progress through the introduction of bluegrass which was pioneered by Bill Monroe. The performers will then draw from the Western Swing influences of Bob Wills and the correlation of swing and Dixieland as it became incorporated into Appalachian music. The program rounds out with more modern interpretations of the genre as it became more energized through the establishment of rock and roll.
The free concert is made possible by Alison Nowak and Robert Cane. Admission to the museum galleries is not included.