Sam Reider & the Human Hands at the Blue Ridge Music Center


Saturday, July 13, 2019 - 7:00pm


Blue Ridge Music Center
Milepost 213, Blue Ridge Music Center
Galax, VA

A jazz pianist turned roots musician, Sam Reider is redefining American music on the accordion. He’s traveled extensively overseas as a musical ambassador for the Department of State, been featured at Lincoln Center and on NPR, and performed alongside pop stars and jazz and folk musicians. Now he’s surrounded himself with a crew of some of the most in-demand acoustic musicians on the scene in Brooklyn. The Human Hands combine irresistible melodies, fiery improvisation and otherworldly sounds into a sound Songlines Magazine dubbed a “mash-up of the Klezmatics, Quintette du Hot Club de France and the Punch Brothers.”

Opening the show is the all-female bluegrass group the Loose Strings Band from Galax, Virginia. Known for their tight vocal harmonies and sweet rhythms, they have played throughout Southwest Virginia and beyond.

Tickets are $15.


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Since 2013, the Blue Ridge Parkway Foundation has supported musical programming at the Blue Ridge Music Center as part of our mission to preserve the cultural heritage of the mountains. Learn more