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. This event is an official part of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area’s Blue Ridge Music Trail.
We are welcoming John Doyle to the stage for his first time at Songcatchers.
Considered one of the world’s best acoustic guitarists, John Doyle’s concerts transport an audience to another place and time. From a musical family in Dublin, his long-time contributions to folk music span beyond his leadership in bringing traditional Irish music to the masses.
As a member of the highly acclaimed Celtic band, Solas, he has performed nationally and internationally as well as appearing on many national TV and radio programs: NBC’s The Today Show, various programs for National Public Radio and Public Radio International, A Prairie Home Companion, Mountain Stage, E-Town and World Café.
From 2008 to 2010 John Doyle toured with Joan Baez as her Music Director, guitarist and singer, and in 2014 was a guitarist for Mary Chapin Carpenter.
To learn more about John Doyle visit https://www.johndoylemusic.com/about
· Local musicians are often on site at 3:00 p.m. to jam before the concert
· Concert begins with a warm-up by Bradford Carson and Owen Grooms at 4:00 p.m. After a short break the featured performer will begin.
- Concerts take place in the wheelchair accessible, covered outdoor amphitheater unless storms move them inside the Forest Discovery Center.
- Tickets are sold on-site the day of.