Musical heritage of the Blue Ridge Mountains subject of June 23 event
BLOWING ROCK, N.C. – The Blowing Rock Art & History Museum (BRAHM) will be featuring musician Laura Boosinger for its event “Scholars & Scones: Traveling the Blue Ridge Music Trails of North Carolina” at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 23. BRAHM is located at 159 Chestnut Street.
Open to the public, admission is a suggested donation of $5. The talk will be accompanied by locally roasted coffee and locally baked goods.
Boosinger will discuss the history of the Blue Ridge Music Trails, which consists of 29 counties (including Watauga) across the mountains of North Carolina. The BRMT project highlights the musical heritage of the mountains and foothills of the western region and is helping to sustain the rich music tradition of the Blue Ridge Mountains, according to the organization’s website. To learn more, visit www.blueridgemusicnc.com.
A graduate of Warren Wilson College, Boosinger has been studying and performing traditional Southern Appalachian music since she was a student there in the 1970s. Though also performing solo, she is a member of David Holt’s Lightening Bolts and performs with her duet partner Josh Goforth. Her latest recording, Most of All, with Goforth has received extensive airplay throughout the U.S. and the U.K.
For more information on the event, please contact Leila Weinstein at email@example.com
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