WILLIAMSON — All contemporary bluegrass music fans are encouraged to attend a concert planned for this Thursday, Oct. 18, at the Rose G. Smith Theater in Williamson that will feature a Maryland band that has traveled the country, performing for large audiences each time they take the stage.
The progressive bluegrass band, “The Seldom Scene”, began performing together in 1971, hailing from the town of Bethesda, Maryland. John Duffy, the former mandolin player of the group “Original Scene” anchored the group, and the vocal blend set a new standard of bluegrass music that attracted a new standard of audience to what had previously been called a niche form of music.
“The Seldom Scene” has received critical acclaim for their work. Their latest CD that was recently released that is entitled “Scenechronized”, was nominated for a Grammy Award this year.
The sponsor’s for this Tug Valley Arts Council (TVAC) concert are Dr. Diane Shafer, Cotiga Development Company and the Bank of Mingo. The performance is scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. Ticket prices are $15 for adults and $10 for students.
TVAC Board of Directors includes Paul Pinson, Cecil Varney, Eddie Curry, Chris Jesse, Janet Lawson, Eddie Henry, Byron Thornton, Linda Van Meter, Willene Moore, Rita Dempsey, Judy Hambrick, Matthew Gilliam, Jay Roberts, Jim Hayes and Melanie Hall.
If you wish to become a member of the TVAC, the categories vary according to your monetary contribution. $500 will get you benefactor status, $200 to $499 will have you listed as a friend of the arts council, $75 to $199 a patron, $60 will allow you a family membership (parents and dependent children under the age of 21), $35 for individuals and senior citizens above the age of 65 may join for $30. Your membership entitles you to admission for all of the yearly programs sponsored by the council.
For information regarding membership, you may call 606-237-9800 or 304-235-3000, or you may mail your request to TVAC, P.O. Box 468 Williamson, WV 25661.