Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Songwriters Showcase featuring Loretta Hummel and Cory & Heather Wharton

Loretta Hummel and Cory and Heather Wharton will be performing at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 East Main Street in Frostburg, on April 3rd at 3:00pm in a country, bluegrass, gospel, and folk filled songwriters showcase. This is event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.
           Loretta Hummel, an Allegany County local, has been bringing her country, bluegrass, and gospel music to tri-state to residents for many years. A singer, songwriter, and ordained music minister her talent has been widely recognized. Music has always been her refuge and great love, and once her children grew up she began to devote her time to writing original songs. Her songs focus on spreading love of God, friends, and Appalachia. Loretta has performed at a variety of festivals including the Country Gospel Music Association Convention and has eight recorded albums.
           Cory Wharton, a Cumberland native,  blends bluegrass, country-western and traditional folk music in his emotional performance honoring Appalachian heritage. Cory writes songs that local people can relate to and have come to request. The songs call upon true stories and inspiring fictional ones and have been recorded by a variety of artists including Blue Moon Rising and The East Tennessee Bluegrass Pride Band. Cory's wife Heather is an award winning fiddle champion an vocalist. The couple recently moved back into the area and have a 1 year old daughter.
Dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the mountain region, Mountain City Traditional Arts is a program of Frostburg State University, with support from FrostburgFirst, the Allegany Arts Council, and the Maryland Traditions Program of the State Arts Council. For more information contact mountaincitytradarts@gmail.com or call 301-687-8040.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.