Ley Line at the Blue Ridge Music Center

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Shay Martin Lovette Shay Martin Lovette. Photo by Willa+Stein


Saturday, July 18, 2020 - 7:00pm


Blue Ridge Music Center
700 Foothills Road
(Milepost 213 on the Blue Ridge Parkway)
Galax, VA 24333

Raised on the North American traditions of blues, folk, and soul and inspired by their world travels, the four women of Ley Line transcend genre and language, creating a global soundscape by blending influences from Brazil, Latin America and West Africa. They create dynamic harmonies with stand-up bass, guitar, ukulele, and world percussion. With strong ties to world folklore traditions, Ley Line’s multilingual compositions evoke the beauty of the human experience through our connection to nature and each other.

Shay Martin Lovette is a singer-songwriter hailing from the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina. He has placed in nationally recognized songwriting competitions like MerleFest’s Chris Austin Songwriting Competition and Telluride’s Troubadour Songwriting Competition. He has performed at music festivals such as MerleFest, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, and Carolina in the Fall.

Tickets are $15, children 12 and younger admitted free. Season passes are also available.


Since 2013, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center to help preserve the cultural heritage of the mountains.