The High Strung Strummers
June 11 at 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
$16 general admission, $13 members, $11 students with I.D.
The High Strung Strummers is a high energy duo that specializes in the old-time dance music of Appalachia, and the performance of Anglo-American ballads that found their home in that region. Vocalist Sarah Jane Nelson is a multi-instrumentalist and song writer who has been playing traditional music for folk festivals, New England contra dances, and other regional events for over a decade.
When she isn’t playing music, Sarah writes stories about music for a variety of publications, including Old Time Herald and Fiddler Magazine. She is currently completing a biography of Ozark folk song collector Max Hunter. Cathy Mason is a highly accomplished fiddler and music instructor who has spent more than fourteen years studying Southern fiddle music with the masters of that tradition.
Together, Cathy and Sarah have been finalists at the Lowell Banjo & Fiddle Contest, and they delight audiences with the rich harmonies and rhythmic accents of their “twin” fiddling. Some recent appearances include the Fiddle Festival Concert at Fruitlands Museum, a house concert for the Folk Song Society of Greater Boston and the New England Folk Festival in Mansfield.BUY TICKETS NOW
People call the beautifully restored 1793 Carriage House at Gore Place “a lovely little music box of a room. ” An intimate space (capacity 75) with wonderful acoustics (most performances don’t require amplification), the Carriage House will become one of your favorite venues! Onsite parking is free and the facility is fully accessible. Tickets available online or at the door.