Music! Music! Music! Come, join your neighbors and listen to some traditional mountain music. There’ll be fiddling, guitar picking, banjo ringing, bass slapping, singing in “the old-tyme way,” and stories told ‘bout folks you know. It’s a leisurely afternoon of Vintage Valle Music at Baird’s Creek Presbyterian Church, June 19, 2016, from 4 to 6 p.m.
Highlighting our bill this June are The Burnett Sisters, a Bluegrass Gospel and Oldtime band from Boone, ranging in age from 9 to 19. All the girls are homeschooled and have grown up under the instruction of local musicians such as John Cockman, Cecil Gurganus, and the Junior Appalachian Musician Program at the Jones House in Boone. The girls play Fiddle, Guitar, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin and love to sing harmonies as well. They compete and perform as individuals and in the string bands Strictly Strings and the Tater Hill Mashers in festivals throughout the mountains of North Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee. Recently, the groups had performances at Merlefest, Fiddlers Grove, and Houstonfest. Here’s a sample of their music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEF2Yg9DwSc
Taking time out from her busy post-graduate summer schedule to share her considerable talents with her community, vocalist Sarah McGuire will appear at Vintage Valle Music only in June this year. Sarah writes much of her own material and is competent in selecting her music from a wide range of musical genres. Accompanied by her father, Mark McGuire, a Sarah McGuire performance is always delightful!
Returning after a year’s hiatus is Rev. Bryan McFarland, a folk-singing, song-writing pastor whose calling in life is to serve as a hunger action advocate. Bryan doesn’t just talk about the need to feed the hungry, he writes songs and then sings about what we can do to alleviate this need. His beautiful award-winning songs, “Till All Are Fed” and “Enough for Everyone,” have opened hearts, minds, and giving around the world.
Bryan’s message-in-song is sure to inspire you to want to help, so we’re offering you the opportunity to bring a can of soup, a box of cereal, or some other non-perishable food item to help our local hunger needs. Food insecurity is especially high during the summer months when students are not in school where they can receive two meals a day. All donations will be shared with our local community through Western Watauga Outreach, a Quiet Givers program. http://quietgivers.org/western-watauga-food-project/
Baird’s Creek Presbyterian Church is located at 2147 NC Hwy 194 S., Vilas NC 28692. There’ll be no passing the hat, no preachin’ ‘n prayin’, no dinner on the grounds; just pickin’ ‘n singin’, and lotsa grinnin’ at Vintage Valle Music, June 19, 2016, 4 to 6 p.m. There’s never a charge, but non-perishable food items will be gratefully appreciated.
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