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Josephine County is more than the combination of four powerful traditional musicians. It is a gathering of friends, sharing their expertise, knowledge, and enthusiasm for music ranging from the United States to French Canada to Ireland and back. Erica Brown, Matt Shipman, Hanz Araki, and Colleen Raney very simply create an exceptional musical experience. Award-winning fiddler and singer Erica Brown dedicated herself to traditional music at a very young age. Classical, French Canadian, Bluegrass, Country, and much more can be found in her wide-range of musical styles. Her talent…Find out more »
This fresh new trio from the heart of Connemara, Ireland combines Irish music and an intriguing blend of modern folk influences to produce a rich sound and exciting experience to delight listeners. Featuring an unusual line-up of flute, whistles, harp,bodhrán, guitar and vocals (with some Irish dancing steps thrown in!), HighTime make a youthful and energetic statement.Equal measures of music and tradition from old Ireland coupled with bold new arrangements make for a tasty platter of music, song and dance…Find out more »
"An enchanting mix of regional Canadian, American old-time, bluegrass, country and Americana" April Verch Fiddler, singer, and stepdancer April Verch knows how relevant an old tune can be. She was raised surrounded by living, breathing roots music—her father’s country band rehearsing; the lively music at church and at community dances; the tunes she rocked out to win fiddle competitions. She thought every little girl learned to stepdance at the age of three and fiddle at the age of six. She…Find out more »
From Cabot, Vermont – Americana-roots and folk duo, Dana and Susan Robinson combine vivid, songwriting and storytelling, with fiddle tunes, banjo grooves, elegant melodies, and rich harmony singing. Drawing upon experiences of more than twenty years of touring, Dana and Susan craft a performance that conveys the mystery and wonders of their journey. Their unique blend of original songwriting and traditional Appalachian music, bring to their performances a deep understanding of America’s musical heritage, and how it relates to our…Find out more »
THE SEA THE SEA is an Upstate New York based indie folk-pop duo-band featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.” Their 2014 debut release, Love We Are We Love, received praise from NPR, American Songwriter, and No Depression, among others, gathering over 15 million streams on Spotify. The animated video for their song "Waiting" sparked viral interest including Buzzfeed, Pitchfork, and inclusion at the international TED 2015…Find out more »
Raised in an Irish musical household in Asheville, North Carolina Andrew “Finn the Fiddler” Magill grew up studying with many of the world’s best traditional American and Irish fiddlers at The Swannanoa Gathering music workshops. At age 18, his debut album Drive & Lift was featured multiple times on NPR and his 2016 two-disc project Roots and Branches debuted at #46 on the Folk DJ charts. Says grammy-winner Americana artist Tim O’Brien: “He has learned from and now plays with…Find out more »
“...a folk singer with the heart of a rock 'n' roll band.” — K. Oliver, Free Times Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. Between heartbreaking ballads and heart-lifting sing-alongs, the Cowboys entertain and get audiences involved in the show. Byrd is a preacher's son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, NC, known for literary, outsider songs that have become campfire favorites. The Chicago Tribune called…Find out more »
The Friends of the Bedford Public Library will hold a preview of our Winter Book Sale on the second floor of Bedford Central Library and in our new Book Room. If you are a member of the Friends of the Bedford Public Library (you must show a membership card), you can shop early on Friday from 4:30 to 6:00 pm before the main book sale on Saturday. You can join the Friends on Friday to shop if you'd like. Included…Find out more »
The Friends of the Bedford Public Library will hold their Winter Book Sale on the second floor of Bedford Central Library and in our new Book Room. Please help support the Friends in this effort and take home some great reading material in the process. Most books range in price from $.25 to a few dollars. Bring a friend or neighbor and spend a few minutes or a few hours browsing through the large selection of books. Find some early…Find out more »
"Kyshona effortlessly grooves between roots, R&B and folk music. On 'Fear'...she digs deep into a swampy hook that dredges the depths of our subconscious. While the song explores all of the ways we tell ourselves what we can't do, Kyshona imbues it with the determination needed to free ourselves from our doubts." - The Boot For a singer-songwriter, there's no more basic function than getting onstage and getting something personal off your chest. The therapeutic qualities of the experience have…Find out more »
Why you should join us!
Quality music performed by nationally & internationally known artists
An intimate setting
Perfect for music lovers
A great value for a night out (we even provide refreshments)
All concerts or programs are held in the Bedford Room of the Bedford Public Library. The door to the Bedford Room is next to the loading dock behind the library by the parking lot. We now offer advanced ticket sales for all of our concerts. You may purchase tickets directly from Lynchburg Tickets. Advanced purchase of a tickets guarantees a seat. If you want good seats, come early. The doors open at 7 pm. Our capacity is only 100. All concerts are $15 at the door. The space is wonderfully intimate; handicapped accessible and an ideal place to experience quality live music. Come join us and spread the word!
Call 540 586-8911 Ext 4, then 1 if you need more information.