MHM hosts Labor Day celebration
On the Sunday night before Labor Day, each year for the past
16-years, Mountain Home Music has honored workers who have helped to build the
“This year, the tradition continues,” said Joe Shannon, founder and host of Mountain Home Music. “Through story and song, ‘A Labor Day Celebration’ will honor railroaders, millworkers, farmers, truck drivers, store clerks, homemakers, coal miners and many others.”
This year’s concert will take place Sunday, Sept. 1, at Rosen Concert Hall in the Hayes School of Music on the Appalachian State University campus. Starting time is 7:30 p.m.
The Mountain Home Bluegrass Boys (David Johnson, Scott Freeman, Steve Lewis, and Josh Scott), Laurelyn Dossett and Scott Manring will provide the music.
David Johnson is a member of the Blue Ride Music Hall of Fame, Scott Freeman is a former Henderson Festival mandolin champion, Steve Lewis is a two-time National Banjo Champion, and Josh Scott is a highly sought-after bassist.
Singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett lives in the Piedmont of North Carolina, and her songs tend to reflect the stories of the region. She is a frequent performer at regional music festivals, such as MerleFest, and has been a guest on Garrison Keillor’s “A Prairie Home Companion.”
She is also the writer and producer of “The Gathering,” a holiday song cycle originally commissioned by the North Carolina Symphony 2011.
Scott Manring teaches guitar and banjo at his studio, String Studios, in Greensboro. He regularly performs with Dossett and also with the Walker Family Celtic Band.
Tickets for “A Labor Day Celebration” are $15 in advance and $18 at the door. Student tickets are $10, and children’s tickets cost $5.
Tickets may be purchased at Mast General Store (Boone and Valle Crucis), Fred’s General Mercantile on Beech Mountain, Kudzu Music in Boone and at Pandora’s Mailbox and the Dulcimer Shop, both in the Martin House on Main Street in downtown Blowing Rock.
Tickets may also be purchased online though the Mountain Home Music website, http://www.mountainhomemusic.com. For more information, visit the website or call (828) 964-3392.
The purpose of Mountain Home Music is to honor the music and the musicians of the Appalachian region.
Mountain Home Music is affiliated with the Blue Ridge Music Trails, a project of the North Carolina Arts Council.