DAVID MALLETT - 1st time in Virginia's Alleghany Highlands!! On Acoustic Guitar & Harmonica, with Mike Burd on Bass. Fresh off the recording of his 17th Studio Album "Celebration", David is a legendary singer-songwriter of Folk, Americana, Country music. His songs have been recorded by more than 150 artists, including John Denver, Arlo Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Alison Krauss & Emmylou Harris. “The Garden Song” has been recorded hundreds of times in many languages around the world and even inspired a children’s book “Inch by Inch”.
"He harks back to the earnest ambitions and heartfelt melodies of Willie Nelson and Johnny Cash, singing with the conviction that folk can still be heroic." – The New York Times
"Like Maine lobsters, smooth Kentucky bourbon and 57 Thunderbirds, Mallett proved himself to be a true American treasure." – Richmond, VA Times Dispatch
"Always compelling, always musical...phrasing that lends an urgency and boldness...His deep clear voice has a storyteller's naturalness to it, a poet's intelligence." - Scott Alarik, Boston Globe
CHERYL LUNSFORD - opens at 7pm. Known throughout the Roanoke Valley as a "Guitar Diva", Cheryl is also an instructor of guitar, mandolin, ukelele and voice at CFSOTA. She performs many different styles and genres of music, from Doc Watson's Windy and Warm, to Scott Fore's Ragtime Annie, and Glen Campbell's Classical Gas.
GENERAL ADMISSION SEATING: $17 in advance, $20 at door
CASH BAR: BEER & WINE (age 21+)
FOOD: Bar-B-Q, nachos, salad, desserts, soda, water
PROCEEDS: benefit CLIFTON FORGE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS
QUESTIONS: Call 540-862-72275