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April 2018

Dry Branch Fire Squad – Vintage Bluegrass

Friday, April 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

Capturing the Soul of American Music Dry Branch Fire Squad is the onliest band to have appeared at all sixty-one iterations of The Gettysburg Bluegrass Festival.  I've begun to realize that Ron Thomason, the band's leader throughout its history, is a sort of Forest Gump of bluegrass.  He's been THERE from the start at Fincastle and seems to have been involved in many of the most important moments in bluegrass history, either as a spectator or participant.  He also represents…

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July 2018

Nora Jane Struthers & The Party Line – Country Americana

Friday, July 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

“Nora Jane Struthers is guided by fire.  Struthers has up with some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists.  …  The sound of the Party Line has progressed to include propulsive electric guitar and drums, and Struthers’ sweet voice is showing an edge, the better to meet the challenge.”  Ann Powers, NPR Music. Great vulnerability is often part and parcel of great artistry. The songs that last decades and weave themselves into the fabric…

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August 2018

Runa – Pushing the Boundaries of Irish Folk

Saturday, August 4, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

RUNA – formed in 2008 “Best of all, RUNA sounds like no one else!” – Travis Rogers, Jr., Music Life & Times Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new “super-groups,” RUNA has been en- chanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music formats since their formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuber- ant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass,…

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September 2018

Lula Wiles – Folk Americana Band

Friday, September 21, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

"An impressive, multi-talented, all-female group featuring tight soaring harmonies, clever songwriting, and an old-timey vibe"   – Glide Magazine Lula Wiles is a band deeply rooted in traditional folk music, but equally deep is their devotion to modern songcraft. Their songs span from heartbreak-drenched acoustic ballads to honky-tonk swagger to contemporary grit and back again, all anchored by powerful three-part vocal harmonies. Their lyrics are fiercely honest, littered with reinvented folk tropes and evocative images – a rainy field of daisies,…

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October 2018

The Colleen Raney Band – Traditional Irish

Saturday, October 27, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

Vocalist Colleen Raney has been referred to as "among the best in her genre," (Irish Music Magazine) and "one of America’s best traditional singers" (Tradconnect). This comes as little surprise given her dedication to the craft of performing and preserving the vibrant song tradition of Ireland. Raney is compelled by the beauty of traditional Irish songs and has committed herself to honoring the music not just with her voice, but in her tireless research of the origins, history, and story…

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November 2018

Ryanhood – Folk Rock

Saturday, November 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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NAMED "BEST GROUP/DUO" in the 2014 International Acoustic Music Awards (IAMA’s), acoustic-duo Ryanhood got their first break more than a decade ago as street-performers at Boston’s Quincy Market. It was there that Ryan Green and Cameron Hood were spotted by a college booking agent and thrust into the college touring scene, where Campus Activities Magazine would soon name them “one of the most requested acts by college buyers all across the country.” The two first met in high school, where they…

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January 2019

The Honey Dewdrops

Saturday, January 19, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

Rescheduled: We have rescheduled this concert for Saturday, January 19. If you had tickets for the 12th you can use them for the concert Jan 19th.  If you can't make it and have already paid for the 12th, contact us for a refund. "Gorgeous harmonies, thrilling arrangements, and some remarkably insightful, honest writing. " - SING OUT! "Handcrafted sound centered on swarming harmonies and acoustic guitars that churn like a paddlewheel and shimmer like heat waves on the highway."  - ACOUSTIC…

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February 2019

Freddy and Francine – Americana Soul

Saturday, February 2, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

Freddy & Francine is an Americana-Soul duo comprised of Bianca Caruso & Lee Ferris. With voices reminiscent of Aretha Franklin & Van Morrison, their songs blend Soul, R&B, Folk, and Americana with a modern, yet timeless appeal to all ages.  Based in Los Angeles, Ferris and Caruso met in the 40th Anniversary of a musical production of HAiR in LA in 2007.  As individuals, Caruso developed a comedy television show with ABC and Ferris racked up 500 performances as Carl…

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March 2019

Heron Valley – Traditional Scottish/Irish

Friday, March 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

Heron Valley are an energetic, young traditional band from Scotland who have serious enthusiasm for the music they play. Their roots lie in Scottish and Irish traditional music, while taking influence from various Folk, Country and Bluegrass styles. The five-piece, energy fuelled group comprises piper/guitarist/whistle player Euan McNab, banjo player/drummer Nick Hamilton, pianist Arlene Mackechnie, guitarist/vocalist Abigail Pryde and bassist Callum Cronin. Since their inception in 2014, Heron Valley have always ensured that they are conveying the highest amount of…

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April 2019

The Sweetback Sisters – A Renegade Retro Band

Friday, April 12, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friends of Bedford Library Concert Series, 321 North Bridge St
Bedford, VA 24523 United States
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$15

A modern take on the THE GOLDEN AGE OF COUNTRY MUSIC "Americana darlings roadhouse edge" - NPR, March 2012 "Unbelievably sweet, rich...all the sparkly debauchery of classic country" - The Onion, Nov 2011 Sweetback Sisters Emily Miller and Zara Bode may not be blood relations, but their precise, family-style harmonies recall the best of country music from the Everlys to The Judds, as well as the spirited rockabilly energy of Wanda Jackson, one of the band’s role models.  Technically speaking, The…

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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!

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