Nov. 28, 2012. “Mountain Home Music closes its concert season each year with An Appalachian Christmas,” said Joe Shannon, founder and host of Mountain Home Music. “It’s a free concert, but a collection is taken and 100 percent of the proceeds go to The Hospitality House and to Santa Toy Box.”
Nov. 15, 2012. “A Celtic Christmas” is jigs and reels, waltzes and airs, stories and songs, carols and a unique season of celebration. Anne Lough, from Asheville, will perform on the mountain and hammer dulcimer and will sing traditional Celtic songs. Cecil Gurganus, from Todd, will fiddle Celtic and traditional Appalachian fiddle tunes.
Sept. 24, 2012. First up, on Saturday, Sept. 29, is a blast from the past—“North Carolina Beach Music & Boogie,” featuring the Boone-based band, Nightlife. “Nightlife plays all sorts of music,” said Joe Shannon, Mountain Home Music producer and host, “but this year we’ve asked them to take us back to the beach and back to the days of early rock-n-roll.”
Aug. 27, 2012. On Sunday, Sept. 2, Mountain Home Music will honor those who have built our community: farmers, truckers, miners, millworkers, railroaders, construction workers, planners, teachers, preachers and others. The occasion is Mountain Home Music’s 18th annual Labor Day Celebration.
Aug. 13, 2012. Mountain Home Music is going to be colorful this week. Through the lens of country music, its musical pallet will be reminiscent of a golden age. The concert is Saturday, Aug. 18 at 8 p.m. “This week’s concert will be all about color,” said Joe Shannon, Mountain Home Music founder and host. “The theme is colorful songs and people.”
Aug. 6, 2012. When Ken Burns, the well-known PBS television producer, created “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea,” he went looking for the right music to match the beautiful scenery. He found a lot of the music he was looking for in Fairview, North Carolina. He found harpist/pianist Amy White and guitarist—and Grammy Award Winner—Al Petteway.
July 31, 2012. Before “bluegrass” became a style of music, it was simply the name of a band: “Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys.” In 1938 the band made their first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, and the music was so well received– and became so popular–over time, the name “bluegrass” evolved into a genre, a style of music.
July 17, 2012. Mountain Home Music will present bluegrass and traditional Appalachian music on Sunday, July 22 at Grace Lutheran Church in downtown Boone. No admission will be charged, but a collection will be taken and 100 percent of the proceeds will be given to the Community Care Clinic, a Boone-based nonprofit organization that serves the uninsured. The Strictly Clean & Decent Band and The Sheets Family Band will be featured.
June 7, 2012. Lawnmowers are humming, the leaves are finally in full bloom, little league baseball parks are filled with chatter and cheers, fresh vegetables fill roadside stands and summertime based cultural activities have started, or are getting ready to start, in the High Country.
June 1, 2012. “Rural Roots: Mountain Songs,” will be presented this Saturday, June 2, by Mountain Home Music. Featured will be Dana and Susan Robinson, two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle sawing and harmony-singing interpreters of the American Experience.
March 11, 2012. Championship-caliber musicians will perform for the Mountain Home Music’s St. Patrick’s Day Concert at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church on Saturday, March 17. David Johnson, Scott Freeman, Mary Greene, Nancy Schneeloch-Bingham, Jacquelyn Bartlett and Joe Shannon will perform at the concert.