Abingdon, VA –The 2nd Annual January Jams at the Barter Theatre have brought in legendary and Grammy-Award winning artists every weekend this month . The series included 7 total concerts, most coming close to or selling out. “In a traditionally slow month in Abingdon, we’ve been able to create an event that people enjoy, and we couldn’t be more pleased,” explains Sara Cardinale, Special Events Coordinator for the ACVB. “The lineup this year has generated quite the buzz, and highlights Abingdon as an up-and-coming music destination.”
Grammy-winning folk & bluegrass musician, Tim O’Brien, teams up with award-winning country singer/songwriter, Darrell Scott, to perform the final show of the series January 25th and a limited number of tickets are still available.
Memories & Moments is the second studio album from highly regarded writer/singer/multi-instrumentalists Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott, released on their newly formed Full Skies imprint, a compound of O’Brien’s Howdy Skies and Scott’s Full Light labels. Back in 2000, the two kindred spirits had joined forces to record the deep and scintillating Real Time, which was widely acclaimed on release and has since become recognized as a towering achievement in Americana annals. Following that album O’Brien and Scott became an in-demand touring act, hitting the road together whenever their schedules allowed. Over the ensuing years, each has been asked incessantly when their paths would next cross. Indeed, the prospect of a Real Time Redux has come to take on an almost mythic significance in roots-music circles — the down-home equivalent of a Led Zeppelin reunion.
Amythyst Kiah, a local favorite, opens for the duo. This isn’t her first time opening for Tim O’Brien, and it probably won’t be her last. Kiah is a singer/songwriter that has an eclectic array of musical influences. She has found a way to fuse traditional roots music with a contemporary style that does not take away from the integrity of the original song, and transforms them into powerful, soulful renditions.
January Jams 2014 is presented by The Abingdon Music Experience, Barter Theatre and Bonefire Brands and sponsored in part by Eastman Credit Union. The series will showcase nationally recognized artists on stage at the historic Barter Theatre . Tickets can be purchased by calling 276-628-3991. Doors will open at 7:15pm each night, and shows will start at 8:00pm. Tickets vary in price and can be purchased online via www.bartertheatre.com . For a complete lineup of events, including details of the Abingdon Music Experience’s summer concert series: January Jams, visit www.abingdonmusicexperience.com.