Frostburg State University’s Cultural Events Series presents “A Winter’s Eve: An Evening of Acoustic Music for the Season” on Monday, Dec. 6, and Tuesday, Dec. 7, at 7:30 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center Pealer Recital Hall sponsored in part by the Downtown Cumberland Holiday Inn.
This event is an innovative, eclectic holiday show, which uses a variety of musical and social traditions. The program draws from bluegrass, folk, jazz, Celtic and Americana influences in order to create a rich acoustic sound imbued with all the grace and warmth associated with the holidays.
The performance features the musical talents of Alison Brown, John R. Burr, John Doyle, Garry West and Andrea Zonn.
Brown, the co-founder of the internationally recognized independent record label Compass Records, started playing guitar at age 8. She showcased her talents throughout southern California while playing with many different blue grass bands. Burr, a piano player, was first drawn to the piano when he was 10 and heard Vince Guaraldi playing on the Peanuts animated TV specials. His music echoes hints of blues, gospel and modern jazz. Doyle, singer and guitar player, holds a leading position in the direction of folk and Celtic music today. He received a Grammy nomination for the world-wide recognition of his guitar playing and composing talents. West, who plays bass guitar, also produces music. He co-founded Compass Records with Brown and is working on a solo album. Zonn, both singer and fiddle player, is well known throughout Nashville as one of acoustic music’s hidden treasures. She has toured with influential acoustic performers as James Taylor, Vince Gill and Lyle Lovett.
To purchase tickets or for more information, call the FSU Cultural Events Box Office at 301-687-3137 or toll free at 1-866-TIXX-CES, or visit online at http://ces.frostburg.edu. Ask about special get-away packages.
FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. You may request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office at 301-687-4102, TDD 301-687-7955.