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This year’s theme is “Staying In Tune”, and each weekday morning they will focus on the many different folk styles of the guitar, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and Dobro. They will have six days of in-studio live performances, and special shows on Folk Music of Virginia, Appalachian String Band, Yodeling, Accordions, Tex Mex, Western Swing, Chris Thile, Old-Time, early Radio Bluegrass and more!
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The Virginia Folklife Program is proud to present Wayne Henderson and Gaye Adegbalola at The Southern Music Hall in Charlottesville at 7pm on Sunday, November 18. Doors will open at 6 — stop by, grab a refreshment, and say hi to Gaye and Wayne.
Tickets can be purchased online in advance for $12 or on the day of the show for $15.
The concert is produced in partnership with our good friends at WTJU, 91.1 in Charlottesville, who will be recording the concert for future broadcast. Both Henderson and Adegbalola are currently participating in Virginia Folklife’s Master and Apprentice Program, teaching an apprentice their crafts and helping their apprentices hone their skills. They each performed at the 2012 Apprenticeship Showcase at VFH in September.
Henderson is a guitar player and world-renowned luthier from Grayson County, and is the recipient of a 1995 National Heritage Award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Henderson recently played at the Richmond Folk Festival on the Virginia Folklife Stage.
Adegbalola, of Fredericksburg, is a blues singer who has had a diverse career including scientific research, teaching, and directing experimental theater. She became a full-time performer as a founding member of the group Saffire – The Uppity Blues Women. After the group retired in 2009, she has continued to play on her own, and has won numerous awards, including the prestigious Blues Music Award.