Sara Grey & Kieron Means
Sunday, April 19 • 8 pm
Seeker’s Church • Takoma, DC
With her unique voice, frailing banjo style, and rhythmic stomping foot, Sara Grey brings attention to both traditional songs and songs written in the tradition. Sara is known for teaching folk from ballads to banjos, at places like the Youth Trad songs weekend, TradMad, or the John C. Campbell Folk School. She is originally from New Hampshire, but lived in Scotland and briefly in England for some 40 years. She has always been interested in the migration of songs across the Atlantic and it was as a result of a collecting trip to Scotland in 1970 that she moved to the UK, and song collecting became a lifelong obsession. Sara has returned to our shores to live in Maine. Her son Kieron Means, who now lives in upstate New York, draws his material from the deepest wellsprings of North American culture, from the old-time music of the Southern mountains to the blues — which he sings with startling conviction — and the work of latter-day songwriters steeped in the old traditions. Where so many young folk musicians of today dazzle us with their instrumental virtuosity or flatter our ears with their vocal purity, he delivers a much rarer virtue: a true passion for the music he plays, just like his mother.
For more about Sara or Kieron, visit https://www.saragrey.net/.
Seeker’s Church, 276 Carroll St. NW, Takoma DC 20012, just across the street from the Takoma station on Metro’s red line. Admission: $20, FSGW Members and students: $15.
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