MHM reschedules Christmas concert
"An Appalachian Christmas," Mountain Home Music's end of the year concert, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 18, at Grace Lutheran Church.
This concert was originally scheduled for Dec. 4, but due to the icy conditions, it had to be rescheduled.
Performers will include Steve Lewis, David Johnson and Scott Freeman-the Mountain Home Bluegrass Boys; trombonist Harold McKinney; Southern Accent, a bluegrass gospel band; and Mountain Home Music host Joe Shannon.
The Mountain Home Bluegrass Boys are Mountain Home Music's house band. While not at every concert, either individually or collectively they have been Mountain Home Music's mainstays since the concert series started in 1994.
Guitar and banjo player Lewis, from Todd, currently teaches Appalachian music at Ashe County High School, and he also teaches private lessons. Johnson, from Wilkes County, is a full-time studio musician. He plays guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo, dobro, steel guitar, viola, cello and piano. Freeman, from Woodlawn, Va., plays guitar, mandolin and fiddle. He also teaches private lessons.
Trombonist McKinney, from Boone, is an Appalachian State University Hayes School of Music faculty member. In 1999, he and Shannon started Bluegrass & Brass, a popular concert that is produced each summer by Mountain Home Music.
Southern Accent plays bluegrass gospel. Well-known for their performances at local churches and community events, they feature Dennis and Paulette Isaacs (guitar/bass), Connie Norris (guitar), Leonard Arnold (fiddle) and Jimmy Kerley (resonator guitar).
"An Appalachian Christmas," has been presented by Mountain Home Music for 16-years. It's a free concert; there is no admission, but a collection is taken and 100% of the proceeds are given to The Hospitality House and to Santa's Toy Box, both organizations serve those in need.
The concert starts at 8 p.m.
Grace Lutheran Church is located at the intersection of U.S. 321 and U.S. 421 in downtown Boone.
For more information, go to http://www.mountainhomemusic.com or call (828) 964-3392.
Mountain Home Music is affiliated with the Blue Ridge Music Trails, a project of the North Carolina Arts Council.