Appalachian ballads, labor movement songs and original folk-rock
House concert at Kathie Mack's in Takoma Park, 7:30 p.m. (details and RSVP: e-mail Kathie Mack)
$15 suggested donation
Separately or together as the Picket Sisters, Saro Lynch-Thomason and Ash Devine are the sound of southern Appalachia.
Saro, a featured guest at this year's Getaway, is a singer and scholar of traditional ballads, labor movement songs, wassails and Appalachian "songs of resilience and resistance" spanning four centuries. She is the author and illustrator of Lone Mountain: a children's book about mountaintop removal in Appalachia and the producer of Blair Pathways: a compilation CD that tells the story of the West Virginia Mine Wars of the early 1900s through song.
Ash is an award-winning songwriter with three CDs to her name. She has portrayed Maybelle Carter in a musical about blues musician Leslie Riddle and performed as a musical clown with Patch Adams, M.D. and the Gesundheit! Institute. Ash Devine is based the Blue Ridge Mountains of Asheville, North Carolina. Her folk Fusion style gleans sounds of Appalachian traditional folk, americana-pop and classic rock. Ash Devine is an accomplished instrumentalist on finger-style and Flat Pick style Guitar and innovative original Ukulele picking style. Her breathy and rich vocals are captivating and cathartic, reminiscent of Kate Bush, Joni Mitchell, and Neil Young.
Together, the Picket Sisters play old-time country and labor anthems.
See www.SaroSings.com and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TA8wUQmkDuA See also www.AshDevine.net and https://soundcloud.com/saro-lynch/sets/a-picket-sisters-sampler .
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