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Sheila Kay Adams Carol Rifkin and Jeanette Queen Appearing Thurs April 17th 2014 7:30pm

Women in Traditional Music:
An evening with

THURSDAY APRIL 17th  7:30pm
 $15 in advance
$18 at the door
Experience Mountain songs, stories, ballads, fiddle tunes, dance and history with these three nationally known, powerful performing artists. Soaring vocals, sweet harmonies, banjo, fiddle, guitar and feet create a lively and engaging show full of historic content and flat out fun. Both Adams and Rifkin performed with legendary NC fiddler Tommy Jarrell and his legacy shines through in their music and stories, both appeared in the movie "Songcatcher." Jeanette Queen’s powerful vocals and playing reprise her famed mother’s legacy. Their 30+ year friendship, engaging wit and the joy with which they embrace the music and 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 and noted author grew up in Madison County and 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 and a national treasure.

Jeanette Queen: A member of the legendary Queen Family, Jeanette learned to play and sing in the Queen family band in Jackson County, NC. The daughter of the late 2007 National Heritage Award winner Mary Jane Queen and Claude Queen, Jeanette grew up one of eight children in the mountain wilds, with music ever-present in the home. She carries forward seven generations of traditions learned from her mother and sings the songs of the mountains in her powerful clear voice.

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 and magazines (Acoustic Guitar, SingOut,), this early member of the former Green Grass Cloggers Professional Road Team later danced solo with Tommy Jarrell, Doc Watson and received Asheville’s 2013 Bascom Lamar Lunsford Award for “Significant Contribution to the Art of Appalachian Culture.”