DateSaturday, August 28, 2021 - 7:00pm
Working in a style dubbed “Latingrass,” Joe Troop’s band Che Apalache melds music from the Appalachian foothills with a traditional Latin American soundscape. As a solo artist, he composes wry and well-traveled acoustic music, sung in English, Spanish, and Japanese.
He wrenches old-time music into the world of contemporary global politics, creating a space for sympathy, solidarity, and a little humor. Jaunty, rhythmic, and tale-spinning, Troop plays fingerpicking mountain music for a progressive rural America.
Opening: Trajan “Tray” Wellington’s love for music bloomed at an early age while he listened to his grandpa play diverse styles of music. From learning traditional bluegrass to studying diverse genres such as jazz, progressive bluegrass, blues, rock, and more, Wellington has gone on to play with some of the most accomplished musicians in the world.
Before reaching the age of 21, Wellington has received a number of awards and accolades, including two awards from IBMA — 2019 Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year and 2019 Momentum Band of the Year (with Cane Mill Road).
Adults $20, children 12 and younger are admitted for free
Since 2013, donors to the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation have supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center.