Tuesday, August 16, 2016

The Early Mays to bring Appalachian Harmony to Mountain City Traditional Arts

Emily Pinkerton, Ellen Gozion, and Rachel Eddy will be bringing enthralling three part harmonies, masterful instrumentation, and old-time Appalachian sound to Frostburg. The performance will take place at Mountain City Traditional Arts, 25 East Main Street in Frostburg, on September 11th  at 4:00pm. This is event is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.
The three musicians, all accomplished solo artists in their own right, have come together combining fiddle, banjo, guitar, and vocal harmonies in a sound that captures old-time tradition and also their own individual styles. The three chart topping performers pour their souls into their music and derive joy from every aspect of touring, rehearsing, and performing.
Emily, a winner of the 2015 New Music USA grant, is popularly known for her unique songwriting that combines world music with classical and folk elements. Ellen , an American Music Abroad finalist, is a notable ballad singer and visual artist who has taught at the Augusta Heritage Center near Elkins West Virginia. Rachel, a West Virginia native, recently moved back to the US after touring in Europe for six years. She has performed with a variety of notable musicians including Bruce Molsky, Uncle Earl, and Tim O'Brien.
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.