Archie Fisher, Rich Kirby, Kay Justice, Carol Elizabeth Jones - Mountain Lake Lodge - 6/12
June 12, 2017
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ADVANCED Public Onsale: April 17, 2017 5:05 PM to May 31, 2017 11:59 PM
CHILD Public Onsale: April 17, 2017 5:06 PM to June 12, 2017 7:00 PM
This concert truly brings “The Year We Sang” 2017 Homecoming theme to life through outstanding interpreters of ballad and traditional songs from four master tradition bearers, who will share their stories and songs in a beautiful setting beside Mountain Lake.
Archie Fisher is a Scottish folk singer and songwriter of legendary status. A native of Glasgow, Scotland, he grew up in a musical family, performed with John McCutcheon and Tom Bledsoe as the trio known as Wry Straw, and he recorded three albums for the June Appal label, including an acclaimed album of coal mining songs recorded with folklorist Michael Kline. In 1978 Kirby produced an album of his grandmother’s music, Been A Long Time Traveling, and in 2015 he produced the compilation album, The Very Day I’m Gone: The Songs of Addie Graham, featuring performances of his grandmother’s repertoire by a range of talented roots musicians, including Kirby himself.
Kay Justice, a talented folk and old-time singer, lives in Wytheville, Virginia. She has a rich repertoire of traditional songs and ballads, and she is equally compelling when singing solo and as part of a duo. In the latter role, she has recorded three critically acclaimed albums as a duo with Ginny Hawker, Signs & Wonders, Come All You Tenderhearted and Bristol: A Tribute to the Music of the Original Carter Family. Justice has shared her singing abilities and repertoire as a master artist with the Apprenticeship Program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.
Carol Elizabeth Jones is a songwriter and an acclaimed traditional singer with many albums to her credit, including two as part of the folk duo Jones and Leva, two of country and bluegrass duets with Laurel Bliss, an album with Hazel Dickens and Ginny Hawker, and a solo album entitled Cataloochee. Jones has also been included on several anthologies, including the best-selling O Sister: Women In Bluegrassand the award-winning On Top of Old Smoky: New Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music. A regular on Garrison Keillor’s A Prairie Home Companion during 2006-07, she has performed with several groups, including the Wildcats, the Wandering Ramblers, The New Reeltime Travelers, and the Green Grass Cloggers, and she has performed and taught at festivals throughout North America. Additionally, Jones toured in Africa and in Southeast Asia as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. Information Agency. Her ballad singing will be showcased on a compilation of Appalachian balladry to be released by the Great Smoky Mountains Association in 2017.
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, The Martha, 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 email@example.com or by calling 276-492-2409.