The first-ever Cabin Fever Concert at the Historic Graham House in Lowell, West Virginia, will take place on Saturday, February 17th, from 3 PM to 5 PM. This family-friendly acoustic show of traditional and original Appalachian Folk – in the style of a house concert, will feature Grammy-winning artist Chance McCoy, champion fiddler Tessa Dillon McCoy, and the Appalachian vocal duo Little Maggie.
Chance and Tessa McCoy are contemporary masters of Appalachian folk music. Natives of West Virginia, they have been awarded the highest honors in traditional music, including a Grammy for best folk album through Chance’s work with Old Crow Medicine Show, and an exhaustive list of blue ribbon wins for Tessa as a champion fiddler.
Through an unbroken chain of traditional music, they have been mentored by the true masters of West Virginia Old Time Music. Tessa traces her musical lineage through the Kanawha fiddle tradition of Bobby Taylor and Clark Kessinger. Her mastery of this unique and technical old-time fiddling style has positioned her as one of the most significant old-time fiddlers living in Appalachia today. Chance was raised in a musical family in historic Harpers Ferry. His “rags to riches” journey that took him from living on food stamps to winning a Grammy is a testament to his exceptional talents as a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and writer. Chance’s roots as a folk musician have landed him collaborations with a diverse roster of legendary artists including Kesha, Tyler Childers, The Lumineers, The Black Crowes, Willie Nelson, Mumford and Sons, Rhiannon Giddens, NEEDTOBREATHE and more. Tessa and Chance have rooted themselves in West Virginia, living on their farm along the banks of Indian Creek in Monroe County, where they have built a world-class music studio for recording new artists. They dedicate their lives as professional musicians to being torchbearers in the wider folk music scene as they continue to teach and perform locally and around the world.
The Appalachian vocal duo Little Maggie lovingly infuses sweet vocal harmonies and tasteful instrumental accompaniment into songs old and new from the mountains of West Virginia and its ancestral home across the pond. With guitar, whistles, and percussion in tow, Mary Dailey and Cheryl Mansley keep it interesting by offering a diverse mix along with some unexpected surprises! A smile on your face, a tap of your toes, a flutter in your heart, or a stirring in your soul are all signs that they’ve done their job well.
The Graham House is located at 131 Graham House Road in Lowell, West Virginia, off Rt. 12 (also Rt. 3), between Talcott & Pence Springs. Admission is $18/person at the door. Cash only, please.
Doors open at 2:15 PM, and seating is first come, first served. Please join us for an evening of music – up close and personal – on Saturday, February 17th. In case of inclement weather, the concert will take place the next day, Sunday, February 18th. For more information contact Cheryl Mansley at 304-702-0554 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit ArtBeat of the Mountains on Facebook.
We would like to thank Graham House, the New River Gateway CVB, and the Hinton Area Foundation for their support in making this event possible.
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