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Sunday, March 20, 2011
Monday, March 21: WoodSongs Presents Bearfoot and Reverend Peyton (Call 252.8888 and reserve your seat!)
WoodSongs - Monday, March 21st
General Public: $10 Student ID: $5 WoodSongs Partners: FREE
Join Michael Johnathon and his WoodSongs cast and crew for another night of great music by two artists hand-selected for their appeal to you, the WoodSongs visitor.
You don't have to be famous to appear on WoodSongs, you just have to be good.
BEARFOOTis a bluegrass quintet that originally formed in Alaska. The band has already made a mark with four strong releases, including their 2009 Compass Records debut, "Doors And Windows" which instantly hit the top of Billboard's Bluegrass Album chart.
Two years after their initial meeting, teaching at their namesake's bluegrass camp for kids, Bearfoot earned one of roots music's most prestigious awards- Telluride Bluegrass Band Champions- an honor they share with artists Dixie Chicks and Nickel Creek.
Now based in Nashville, the band has welcomed singer/songwriter Nora Jane Struthers as their newest addition. bearfootband.com
THE REVEREND PEYTON'S BIG DAMN BAND is comprised of fingerstyle guitarist Reverend Peyton, his wife and and distant cousin Aaron "Cuz" Persinger on drums and bucket.
They have only been around for a few years, in that time period these country-blues aficionados from rural Indiana have played more than 250 shows annually and logged more miles on their van than most acts who have been around for a decade.
Their latest CD is "Wages" on SideOneDummy Records.
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