DateSaturday, September 4, 2021 - 7:00pm
With few exceptions, the piano does not play a prominent role in Appalachian or Americana music, and is rarely the lead instrument. The work of Jeff Little is an exception. Little and his trio stay busy traveling the country, having performed at The Smithsonian Institution, The National Folk Festival, and American Piano Masters. In 2014, Little was inducted into the Blue Ridge Music Hall of Fame.
Part of the trio, Steve Lewis is one of the most respected acoustic musicians in the country, having won championships at prestigious events including the Walnut Valley Nationals, MerleFest, and the Galax Old Fiddlers’ Convention. He is also a two-time national champion on the banjo.
Featured: Wayne Henderson’s top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family, and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia. His work has been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall and in three national tours of Masters of the Steel-String Guitar. Henderson is also a luthier of great renown. Herb Key grew up in a musical family in Wilkes County, North Carolina. He has played music for most of his life and has spent more than 30 years making, repairing, and restoring instruments.
Adults $20, children 12 and younger are admitted free
Since 2013, donors to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation have supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center.