Come enjoy an intimate house
concert with the Rounders!
Hot tunes, ballads, banjo-fiddle duets, and more!
Where: Nelson home
When: Saturday, March 22, 8 pm
$10 donation, reservations required
Seating is limited, so please
contact us ahead of time to reserve your spot.
Refreshments (dessert/beverage/cheese potluck) at intermission,
and a big ol' jam after the concert!
So bring your instruments, and perhaps a contribution to the potluck
~ prepare for a Good Ol' Time!
Here is a review of past house concerts in Pittsburgh, PA:
Curt, and I (and Roanoke
have been delighted to welcome the Rounders
Pittsburgh to strut their stuff. For the
past six or seven years, the Rounders have been coming to Pittsburgh
to share their wonderful tunes and songs at house concerts and
Betty’s fiddling repertoire includes wonderfully smooth renditions
of Southern Virginia, West Virginia, and Northern Kentucky tunes. I
love her waltzes! Diane has a strong rhythmic clawhammer banjo
style. She also has a wonderful collection of old-time songs (hope
she gets the Peepers out). Billy adds a very solid guitar rhythm,
plus comic asides—a great storyteller!
Though I now consider these folks my closest friends, I first heard
their wonderful renditions of old time dance tunes as soloists in
competitions at festivals in West Virginia and North Carolina, where
they have each won top prizes. Where their music really grabbed me,
though, was in the jam sessions at these festivals—you could feel
the soul of central Appalachia in every note.
When Diane joined Betty and Billy in 1995, I knew it was a perfect
match. Every one of them has the same passion—passing on the
wonderful legacy of the old-time fiddle and banjo traditions. Tunes
and songs that have been transported across the Pond and morphed by
talented, but isolated musicians in their respective hollows. Or
tunes created more recently by the souls that built the railroads,
worked the mines, farmed the hills—a release, a cathartic creative
process that transported the creator, the player, the dancer, the
listener-- away from a life of hardship for a spell.
Please don't miss a
chance to see these folks!
~ Annie Trimble