From Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center:
Front Country to Perform at Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center July 9, 2016 at 7:30pm
“An Appalachian Evening” Summer Concert series will feature Front Country Saturday, July 9th at the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center. Front Country has a sound with the body of a bluegrass ensemble, the soul of a rock band and the mind of a classical chamber group. What started as a reluctant band of some of the hottest young pickers in the SF Bay Area has transformed into a hard-touring powerhouse Roots-Pop ensemble that is stretching the boundaries of Bluegrass and Americana until they break. Lead singer, Melody Walker, is a force of nature onstage, wrapping audiences around her big bluesy vocals and extemporaneous undulations until they scream for more. Along with mandolinist Adam Roszkiewicz, guitarist Jacob Groopman, violinist Leif Karlstrom and bassist Jeremy Darrow, Front Country uses every inch of its stringband instrumentation to explore textures and dynamics from chamber folk to rock and roll, with earnest, open harmonies that have been called “passionately intoxicating”. Their original songwriting and hand-selected covers lean toward a bold pop and rock perspective that is unique in the roots music realm.
To add to the Southern Appalachian experience, dinner will be served in the Schoolhouse Café prior to the 7:30 concert. The menu includes smoked chicken, two homemade sides, dessert and a roll. Featured artisan Smoky Mountain Native Plants Association. For an extra special dining experience, you can have “Dinner with the Band”. Ten people will have the privilege of enjoying an intimate dinner with the band at 5:30pm following the band sound check. Tickets for the “Dinner with the Band” are $35 and must be purchased online or in the Stecoah Gallery three days prior to the show date.
Tickets for Front Country are $15 adults; $10 Students (K-12). Purchase tickets online at stecoahvalleycenter.com, by calling 828-479-3364 or in person at the Stecoah Valley Center. Doors open at 6:00pm – Concert begins at 7:30pm in the air-conditioned Lynn L. Shields Auditorium.
Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center is located at 121 Schoolhouse Road in the Stecoah community off Hwy 28 between Bryson City and Fontana Dam. Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit corporation that serves the people of Stecoah and Graham County through programs and services that benefit all members of the community, by preserving and promoting the Southern Appalachian mountain culture and through the restoration of the historic old Stecoah School to its original role as the center of the community.