Women in Traditional Music:Sheila Kay Adams, Carol Rifkin, Jeanette Queen at Isis on March 6

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Women in Traditional Music:Sheila Kay Adams, Carol Rifkin, Jeanette Queen at Isis on March 6

Three nationally known performers share a lifetime of traditions in this powerful mountain string band- soaring vocals, sweet harmonies, banjo, fiddle, guitar, feet-a lively engaging show full of historic content & fun.

When: 8 p.m. Thursday March 6. Seated concert, reserve tables w dinner reservations only, standing room in balcony, bars.

Where: Isis Restaurant & Music Hall, 743 Haywood Rd, A spectacular renovation of West Asheville’s deco theatre.

Tickets $18 advance, $20 door, Buy advance tickets, make reservations HERE 575-2737 noon-5pm. isistheatre.com

Both Adams (2013 NEA fellow) & Rifkin performed with legendary NC fiddler Tommy Jarrell-his legacy shines through in their music & stories, both were in the movie “Songcatcher.” Jeanette Queen’s powerful vocals & playing reprise her famed mother’s legacy. Their 30+ year friendship, engaging wit & the joy with which they embrace the music & culture is a sight to behold.

Sheila Kay Adams: The 2013 recipient of the nation’s highest honor in traditional music, Sheila was presented the NEA Fellowship Award on September 25 in Washington, DC. The multi-instrumentalist, ballad singer & noted author grew up in Madison County & carries on the traditions of a disappearing lifestyle in the region. She has appeared in movies, soundtracks, TV, recordings, is a published author, a sidesplitting storyteller & national treasure. http://www.sheilakayadams.com

Jeanette Queen: One of the legendary Queen Family, she learned to play & sing in their Jackson County, NC band. The daughter of the late 2007 National Heritage Award winner Mary Jane Queen & Claude Queen, Jeanette grew up 1 of 8 children in the mountain wilds, with music ever-present in the home & carries forward seven generations of traditions as she sings mountains in her powerful clear voice. www.blueridgeheritage.com/queen-family

Carol Rifkin: Joyously sharing traditional music, writing songs, exploring the role of women in mountain music, teaching dance or engaging people to sing along; this award winning multi-instrumentalist’s soaring sweet voice is uniquely recognizable on stage or radio (WNCW). With more than 1,000 stories published in newspapers & magazines (Acoustic Guitar, SingOut,), this early member of the former Green Grass Cloggers Professional Road Team later danced solo with Tommy Jarrell, Doc Watson & received Asheville’s 2013 Bascom Lamar Lunsford Award for “Significant Contribution to the Art of Appalachian Culture.” www.carolrifkin.com

About Alli Marshall
Alli Marshall is the arts section editor at Mountain Xpress. She's lived in Asheville for more than 20 years and loves live music, visual art, fiction and friendly dogs. Alli is the winner of the 2016 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Prize and the author of the novel "How to Talk to Rockstars," published by Logosophia Books. Follow me @alli_marshall

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