LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 7, 2023) — The beloved "Appalachia in the Bluegrass" concert series is back this fall showcasing the music of Appalachia. The series, which opened last week with Nero’s Fiddle, continues with Lexington trio Tall, Dark and Handsome noon Friday, Sept. 8.
Concerts presented as part of “Appalachia in the Bluegrass” are free and open to the public and begin weekly at noon on Fridays, in the Niles Gallery of the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music, located at University of Kentucky's Lucille C. Little Fine Arts Library.
An annual series, “Appalachia in the Bluegrass,” celebrates the old-time roots of American folk music, while simultaneously representing a variety of different musical expressions. There will be 11 different performances by noted soloists, duos and groups from Appalachia. The “Appalachia in the Bluegrass” Concert Series is sponsored by the John Jacob Niles Center for American Music and the UK College of Fine Arts.
The remaining series artists and their performance dates are:
- Andrew Finn Magill, fiddler with a Brazilian twist, Sept.15;
- Appalachian Flatfooting Workshop with Carla Gover, dancer, Sept. 22;
- Larah Helayne, a 20-something, queer, Appalachian musician, Sept. 29;
- Rose and Vine, duo of Andy Duckworth and Stephanie Jeter, Oct. 6;
- CornMaiz, Kentucky string band, Oct. 13;
- Paul Brock, Irish button accordionist, Oct. 27;
- Sophia Enriquez, musician working at intersection of Latino and Appalachian music, Nov. 3;
- Sam Gleaves and Berea Bluegrass, Nov. 10; and
- Jack Wright, Appalachian filmmaker, musician, writer, scholar and activist, Nov. 17.
For more information on the concert series, contact Niles Center Director Revell Carr at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at https://finearts.uky.edu/music/john-jacob-niles-gallery-and-center-american-music.
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