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      Music of the Southern Mountains by Laura Boosinger in Asheville

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      December 10, 2019

      Tuesday   7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (weekly on Tuesdays for 4 times)

      777 Tunnel Road
      Asheville, North Carolina 28805

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      Music of the Southern Mountains by Laura Boosinger

      The Friends of East Asheville Library present free a concert by Laura Boosinger, an award-winning performer and recording artist whose primary focus is the interpretation of traditional music from the Southern Appalachian region. Laura's concerts offer a step back to a simpler time, awakening memories for the old and gently instilling important cultural lessons for the young. Through an introduction to several traditional instruments and vocal styles found throughout the region, from ballads to play-parties, old-time banjo to finger-style Autoharp, Laura invites audiences to participate in the richness of the region's musical heritage. Her performances have included The Tennessee Homecoming at The Museum of Appalachia, MERLEFEST and The Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She garnered the title of "Most Outstanding Performer" at the oldest continuing traditional music festival in the country, Asheville's "Mountain Dance and Folk Festival." In January of 2007 Laura was invited to perform at Scotland's Celtic Connections festival where she shared the stage with the legendary Peggy Seeger.

      Her teaching of old-time banjo and shaped-note singing is featured at festivals throughout the Southeast. Laura's recording "Let Me Linger," is a collection of tunes learned from NC Heritage award winners Luke and Harold Smathers. Included are old-time fiddle tunes as well as swing favorites such as "Sweet Sue," "Up a Lazy River", and "Whispering."

      Categories: Kids & Family | Performing Arts

      This event repeats weekly on Tuesdays for 4 times:

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