Archie Fisher, Sheila Kay Adams, Elizabeth LaPrelle - McGlothlin Center for the Arts at Emory & Henry College - June 11, 2017

June 11, 2017 7:00 PM
Doors Open: 6:30 PM
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CHILD: $7.50
ADVANCED: $10.00

CHILD Public Onsale: March 20, 2017 8:37 PM to June 11, 2017 7:00 PM
ADVANCED Public Onsale: March 20, 2017 8:29 PM to May 31, 2017 11:59 PM
Enjoy an evening of traditional tunes celebrating "The Year We Sang". Archie Fisher, of Glasgow, Scotland, grew up in a musical family, listening to opera and vaudeville as well as traditional ballads, Gaelic songs, British Skiffle music and the American urban folk music group The Weavers. In the 1960s and 1970s, Fisher performed regularly on Scottish television. He recorded his first album in 1968, and in the 1970s, Fisher recorded his acclaimed albums The Man With A Rhyme and Will Ye Gang, Love. In the 1980s Fisher produced several documentary radio series and released a popular live album with his touring partner Garnet Rogers. In 1996 Fisher’s album Sunsets I’ve Galloped Into was spotlighted on National Public Radio and toured throughout North America with British guitarists John Renbourn and Bert Jansch. Fisher has released two subsequent albums, Windward Away (2008) and A Silent Song (2015), combining performances of his own compositions with those of traditional Scottish songs. A seventh-generation ballad singer, storyteller, and claw-hammer banjo player, Sheila Kay Adams was born and raised in the Sodom Laurel community of Madison County, North Carolina, an area renowned for its unbroken tradition of unaccompanied singing of traditional southern Appalachian ballads dating back to the early Scots/Irish and English settlers in the mid-17th century. Adams learned to sing from her family and other notable singers in the community. Adams is also an accomplished clawhammer-style banjo player and storyteller, has performed at festivals, events, music camps, and workshops and has also recorded several albums of ballads, songs and stories. She appeared in the movies Last of the Mohicans (1992) and Songcatcher (2000), a movie for which she also served as technical advisor and singing coach. In recent years she has received the prestigious National Endowment for the Arts Heritage Fellowship and the North Carolina Heritage Award. Elizabeth LaPrelle is one of the leading interpreters of traditional Appalachian balladry, and as half of her award-winning duo with Anna Roberts-Gevalt (Anna and Elizabeth), LaPrelle is receiving widespread recognition among fans of Americana music. Raised in Rural Retreat, Virginia, Elizabeth grew up in a community blessed with many fine old-time musicians. In addition to performing at festivals and concerts, including appearances on A Prairie Home Companion and Mountain Stage, LaPrelle has toured as part of the National Council for the Traditional Arts (NCTA) Music from the Crooked Road project and has taught workshops. LaPrelle has released three of her own albums, and two with Anna Roberts-Gevalt. The Crooked Road’s Mountains of Music Homecoming is made possible by the support of the Appalachian Regional Commission, Food City, National Endowment for the Arts, Virginia Department of Housing & Economic Development, Virginia Tobacco Region Revitalization Commission, Virginia Tourism Corporation, Blue Ridge Beverage, Bluegrass Today, Oxford American, Virginia Commission for the Arts, Davenport & Co, Market Connections, SWVA, Virginia Living, Union Bank & Trust, Virginia State Parks, CGI, David & Judie Reemsnyder, Dominion, New Peoples Bank, The Loafer, Bank of Marion, FocusOne Integrated Financial Planning, Hicok, Fern & Company, Walt & Janet Crickmer, Abingdon Rotary Club, Bolling Wilson Hotel, Chantilly Farm, Electric Hardwoods, Forestland Group LLC, iGo Technology, Mountain Lake Lodge, SWCC Educational Foundation. For the deaf and hard of hearing community, signing interpretation services can be made available if requested at least 21 days in advance of the concert. For requests received less than 21 days prior to the concert, every effort will be made for accommodations, but interpretation services are not guaranteed. To request services or for more information contact The Crooked Road office by email at or by calling 276-492-2409.

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