JAY BROWN, KEVIN DALE BRIDGES, SARAH MUMFORD Appearing Mon May 21st 2018 at 7pm

Tickets: $10 


KEVIN DALE BRIDGES

Americana singer-songwriter Kevin Dale Bridges hails from the North Carolina county that produced bluegrass legend Earl Scruggs and country music Hall of Famer Don Gibson.

He was selected to be a featured songwriter and performer at the 2016 Don Gibson Songwriting Symposium for his song, Carolina Sing-Along.
Kevin weaves the rural working class cotton mill, Bible belt region of his upbringing into the imagery of his writing, creating songs of love, death and all that happens in between.

Work on a full length album begins this summer. In the meantime, Kevin has released an album his demo recordings on BandCamp.com called Demos from the Fallout Shelter, allowing listeners access to the songs at various stages of production.


SARAH MUMFORD

Sarah Mumford has over 15 years of classical piano training from local teacher, organist, and composer Randall Hartsell, Keiko Sekino from East Carolina University, and Paul Nitsch from Queens University. Sarah obtained her degree in Music Therapy from Queens University in May of 2016. As part of her schooling, she has achieved proficiency in piano, voice, and guitar, and has also gathered experience with improvisation and songwriting. Per the requirements of her degree, Sarah went on to complete a 7 month internship with CarePartners’ Hospice in Asheville, NC, where she worked with patients and their families at the end of life.

 Over the past 15 years, Sarah has achieved various honors and awards. She participated in the Federation Festival for 10 years before heading off to college, and received superior ratings every year. Music Quarters has become a member of the National Federation of Music Clubs so Sarah will be able to coach her students on the preparation of participating and competing in these festivals. She has also participated in the National Piano Playing Auditions for 5 years, becoming a district and state member. In addition, three of her very own compositions received superior ratings in the International Piano Composition Contest.





JAY BROWN

Ketch Secor of Old Crow Medicine Show affirms that Jay Brown is “the most authentic songster to come out of the Carolina High Country since a man named Doc Watson”.


A singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, he has hundreds of classic songs in his repertoire as well as a hundred-odd originals. He performs with Boone-based roots band The Lazybirds, Indian-flavored world music group Shantavaani and early-jazz cats Swing Guitars. In 2007 he founded The Jay Brown One-Man-Band, in which the sole member handles vocals, guitar, harmonica, percussion and piano.
The busy musician can be found gigging in clubs and pubs around Asheville and Western North Carolina, but has performed and studied in locales around the world, including New Orleans, California, India, Ghana, and Peru.