The Songcatchers Music Series, now in its 16th year, showcases acoustic music with roots in the Southern Appalachians and the musicians who nurture the tradition of passing this heritage on to others. The Songcatchers Music series is an official part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s Blue Ridge Music Trail.
3:00pm Local musicians are often on site at to jam before the concert
4:00pm· Concert begins with a warm-up by Lillian Chase, talented teenage fiddler and ballad singer. After a short break the featured performer will begin.
Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth have been collaborating together for some time. Two exceptional musicians and entertainers present a varied set of old-time favorites, originals, a little swing and sparkling duet harmonies.
Laura Boosinger has won glowing reviews wherever she appears and is blessed with an ‘essence of the mountains’ spirit that can take you back to the good old days when folks used to huddle around the radio. Laura will be in the company of Josh Goforth, an outstanding musician, acclaimed fiddler, guitar picker and mandolin player, from Madison County, North Carolina. Josh garnered a Grammy nomination and has established himself as a “one to watch” musician who is heading for the premier league. Sing Out magazine called their latest CD, “Most of All,” “Simple, direct and as good as it gets.”
They have received numerous glowing reviews about their latest album, “Most of all.” Independently they are each acclaimed artists and well known for their talents in North Carolina folk music. Laura Boosinger is a longtime supporter of Songcatchers Music Series.
“‘Most of all’ proves how relevant new Old-Time music is these days. It’s amazing how contemporary and relevant some of their song choices are today, particularly ‘I’m S-A-V-E-D’ and ‘Peace Precious Peace’. The playing here is, as expected, top-shelf. Boosinger and Goforth are two names that every fan of Appalachian music should definitely get to know.'” – Martin Anderson, Music Director and Mid-Day Host WNCW FM, Spindale, NC
- Concerts take place in the wheelchair accessible, covered outdoor amphitheater unless storms move them inside the Forest Discovery Center.
- Tickets are sold on-site day of.