Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver Headline Song of the Mountains
Where:The Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia
When: Saturday August 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Doyle Lawson and Quicksilver will headline the award winning Song of the Mountains concert series at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, Virginia on Saturday, August 6th. Also appearing will be the VW Boys and the Carter Family style musicians, Bill and Maggie Anderson.
With nearly 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA awards and nominations and are seven-time IBMA Vocal Group of the Year. Lawson is reigning SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year. The band is the reigning Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) Vocal Group of the Year, crowned at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center on the heels of Lawson’s induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fam.
The VW Boys features Song of the Mountains host, Tim White along with Dave Vaught and “Fat Albert” Blackburn. The VW Boys have performed at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C., the Ford Theatre at the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville, Tennessee and are regulars at the Carter Family Fold in Maces Spring, Virginia.
Bill and Maggie Anderson, a duet with guitar and dobro, make mountain music that is a mixture of traditional, bluegrass, story songs, and Gospel which they share in a heartfelt, soulful manner, often telling the stories behind the songs.
Tickets and information: www.songofthemountains.org and http://thelincoln.tix.com/Schedule.aspx?OrgNum=5106.
Book Signing: Foggy Mountain Troubadour The Life and Music of Curly Seckler
With his trademark mandolin style and unequaled tenor harmonies, Curly Seckler has carved out a seventy-seven-year career in bluegrass and country music. His foundational work in Flatt and Scruggs's Foggy Mountain Boys secured him a place in bluegrass history, while his role in The Nashville Grass made him an essential part of the music's triumphant 1970s revival.
Written in close collaboration with Mr. Seckler, Foggy Mountain Troubadour is a full-length biography of this American original. Author Penny Parsons follows his journey from North Carolina schoolhouses to the Grand Ole Opry stage and the Bluegrass Hall of Fame; from boarding houses to radio studios and traveling five to a car on two-lane roads to make the next show. Throughout, she captures the vivid details of a brilliant artist's life as he crisscrosses a nation making music and musical history.
A special book signing with Ms. Parsons will take place on August 6 at the Virginia Sweetwater Distillery on Main Street in Marion and later in the lobby of the Lincoln Theatre at the evening Song of the Mountains performance.
Wayne Henderson’s Guitar Luthering Workshop
Where: Wayne C. Henderson School of Appalachian Arts, Marion, Virginia
When: October 24-29
Wayne Henderson’s first guitar luthering workshop at The Henderson is scheduled for the week of October 24-29. The week-long workshop is limited to six people. After the one week of construction, each student’s guitar - which is in parts at this point - will be sent to a professional finisher and then returned to The Henderson for final assembly. A stage performance by the students with their new guitars, picking with Wayne, will be presented later in the year. Cost of the class is $3,200 and a $1,000 deposit is required. Contact Catherine Schrenker at 276.706.4010. More at thehenderson.org/workshops/waynes-workshop.
July is Military Consumer Protection Month
From websites, interactive tools, and local support groups, servicemembers can explore a range of resources to guard against fraud and make better-informed decisions when managing their money.
The national Military Consumer campaign has designated July as Military Consumer Protection Month. This annual event was first launched in 2013 as Military Consumer Protection Day by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) as a way to raise awareness about identity theft crimes impacting service members, but now it’s become a national campaign supported by The Bank of Marion and more than 50 partners.
We’ve joined forces to highlight and promote free financial resources that can help servicemembers, military families and veterans manage their money and protect their credit.