Marion, VA -- Song of the Mountains will present another fine concert at the Lincoln Theatre on Saturday, August 2nd at 7:00 pm. The concert will be taped for national distribution across the United States for Public Television. “We are very proud that this is our tenth season of presenting our award winning concert series to the U.S.”, states Tim White the host and executive coordinator of the series. “Our new episodes that were taped last year for Season 9 just started airing on television across America and we are on track to have 24 more episodes for national distribution in 2015”, says White.
The August 2nd concert taping will feature several bands including the Crowe Brothers, Cody Shuler and Pine Mountain Railroad, a Deeper Shade of Blue, Annabelle’s Curse and the music of Mipso.
After seven albums, over forty years of making music together and multiple appearances on the stage of the legendary Grand Ole Opry, The Crowe Brothers continue their tradition of providing beautifully blended vocal harmonies along with great instrumental picking. This will make their second appearance on Song of the Mountains on August 2nd.
Cody Shuler & Pine Mountain Railroad is a National touring bluegrass band who has over the years racked up Grammy, Dove, and IBMA nominations. They’ve had five #1 songs on the Bluegrass charts and also won Bluegrass Gospel song of the Year by Singing News Magazine. Having performed on some of the biggest stages in Bluegrass and Gospel music, thousands of fans have enjoyed the sounds of Cody Shuler and Pine Mountain Railroad.
A Deeper Shade of Blue hail from Monroe, North Carolina and have been together for 12 years adding the 5th piece (dobro) in 2009. The members include Brian Hinson, bass, Jim Fraley, banjo, Troy Pope, guitar, Jason Fraley, mandolin and Frank Poindexter, dobro. They have 6 cd projects out but the last two "Bluegrass to the Bone" and "No More Blues" were their “most fun” to record with mostly original tracks. A Deeper Shade of Blue gives all the glory for their success and talents to the Good Lord Above.
The renegade traditionalists of Mipso, Joseph Terrell on guitar, Jacob Sharp on mandolin, and Wood Robinson on upright bass are doing their part to take three-part harmony and Appalachian influences into new territory. The three North Carolina songwriters wandered off the path blazed by Earl Scruggs and Doc Watson to find a new clearing for their southern string band sound.
The trio recently graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill (2 are Morehead Scholars), have toured from California to New York, toured Japan and China in 2013 as well as opened for David Holt, Steep Canyon Rangers, Russell Moore and IIIrd Tyme Out in their short time of being a band.
Annabelle’s Curse is an emotional compulsion. They are a cry of camaraderie to the wasted youth of our generation, an emulsion of the hope and the wickedness in our hearts. Hailing from Bristol, Virginia, an area that throbs as the heart of Appalachian roots music, they have traveled beyond long-established folk to craft a profoundly distinctive and soaring sound. While deeply grounded in musical tradition, each song offers the contrast of strong progression woven with striking banjo and guitar riffs, evocative lyrical harmony, stirring imagery, and infectious energy.
The Song of the Mountains concert and taping on August 2nd will begin at 7:00 pm at the Lincoln Theatre in Marion, VA. Tickets and information is available at www.songofthemountains.org or by calling 276-783-6093. Tickets are $ 25 reserved seating.
The concert series is underwritten by the Town of Marion, VA, the Ellis Family Foundation including the General Francis Marion Hotel, Bank of Marion, Morehead State University, Emory and Henry College and Blue Ridge Country 98.1 WBRF Radio.
Song of the Mountain/Lincoln Theatre is a non-profit organization.