We are very excited to announce the arrival of The Crooked Road On Tour, coming to the Schoharie River Center’s Cultural Center on Thursday April 7th, 2016 at 7:30pm. The featured musicians and dancers for this performance are The Whitetop Mountain Band, Sandy Shortridge and Julie Shepherd-Powell.
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Traditional Timber Framing WorkshopBuild a Sugar Shack! - 7/6/16 - 7/10/16 from 8:30am to 5pm each day. Learn how to hand cut joinery without power tools. Workshop size is limited - register today to guarantee your spot!
Whitetop Mountain Band
is one of the busiest groups in the Appalachians, performing concerts and for dances in America and abroad. They have deep roots in mountain music and their members have done much to preserve the Whitetop region’s style of old time fiddling and banjo picking. They are a tour de force of playing, singing, and dance, and they are gifted entertainers as well.
Julie Shepherd-Powell is an award-winning flatfoot dancer and clawhammer style banjo player, Julie has made Appalachian music and dance a lifelong study. Julie has taught old-time banjo and flatfooting all across the Southern Appalachian Mountains, and has called square dances from Knoxville to New York. She also performs with the Railsplitters, a high-energy Appalachian old-time string band.
Sandy Shortridge is a singer, songwriter, guitarist, and performer who has lived in the mountains of Southwest Virginia all her life. She is one of four daughters from a coal mining family in Buchanan County. A master storyteller through song, Sandy conveys the emotions and pride that many mountain people share for their home and culture. As folklorist Joe Wilson noted, Sandy’s music has a power derived from “three chords and the truth”, an often spine-tingling combination.