Kay Adams & The Scofflaws Present Old Time Music and Stories March 13
ready for an eclectic mix of a toe-tappin’ old time fiddle, mixed with stories
of Appalachia when Sheila K. Adams & the Scofflaws visit Jonesborough
Friday, March 13 at 7 p.m.
Sheila Kay Adams & the
Scofflaws are a traditional Appalachian/Americana trio who perform a diverse
mix of southern Appalachian music full of ballads, stories and early American
folk songs. The Scofflaws bring some 90 years of collective musical experience
to the stage and draw material from a span of 400 years. From the 16th century
to honky-tonk, just when you think you have it figured out, think again!
Sheila Kay Adams is
one of the most famous women in traditional Appalachian folk music and
storytelling. Musician, storyteller and author, she's been performing on the
national level for over 40 years. Her credits include 1976 and 2003 Smithsonian
Folklife Festivals, many appearances at the National Storytelling Festival and
some the best folk music festivals in the USA. A native of western North
Carolina, whose family goes back seven generations, she's been awarded the
highest honors that exist in traditional American folk music.
guitarist/songwriter/recording artist Dan Lewis, another music veteran
of western North Carolina for over 40 years, and Branson Raines, a truly gifted
young traditional and bluegrass fiddler whose music skills and tonality are
decades beyond his actual age.
Sheila's banjo is a perfect
rhythmic melodic engine, her voice chimes high and clear, richly flavored with
tradition and times gone by. Dan is known for his intricate rhythm guitar
driving and accenting the clawhammer banjo, while Branson's fiddle is the
tuneful melodic icing on the cake. Their music inspired every toe in the house
to tapping on one song and every eye tearful on the next.
And, just when you think
you've got the Scofflaws figured out, they pitch curveballs from the roots of
early country music and honky-tonk that surprise and delight listeners every
Sheila K. Adams & The Scofflaws will
take the stage at the Jonesborough Visitors Center on March 13 at 7 p.m.
General admission is $15, children 12
and under is $13 and groups of 15 or more purchasing their tickets together are
$10. Tickets may be reserved by calling 423.753.1010 or visiting