Jay Ungar & Molly Mason – the Heart and Soul of American roots music to perform at the McCelvey Center, 7 p.m. Saturday, April 28.
"Jay and Molly make music that is simple and overwhelming…joyful and full of feeling…an apotheosis of American traditional music."-Garrison Keillor, host and creator of “A Prairie Home Companion”
York, SC – If you love American acoustic music, don't miss Jay Ungar & Molly Mason’s appearance at the McCelvey Center on Saturday, April 28th in the Lowry Family Theater at 7:00 pm. These extraordinary musicians won international acclaim after Ken Burns' The Civil War hit the airwaves. Their performance of Jay's haunting composition Ashokan Farewell — the musical hallmark of the PBS series — left a lasting impression on everyone who tuned in. The soundtrack won a Grammy and Ashokan Farewell was nominated for an Emmy. Jay and Molly are musicians of enormous talent who draw their repertoire and inspiration from a wide range of American musical styles: 19th-century classics, lively Appalachian, Cajun, and Celtic fiddle tunes and favorites from the golden age of country and swing, along with their own songs, fiddle tunes and orchestral compositions.In recent years, Jay and Molly have reached an ever widening audience through their appearances on Great Performances, A Prairie Home Companion, their own public radio specials, and through their work on film soundtracks such as Brother’s Keeper, Legends of the Fall, and a host of Ken Burns’ PBS documentaries. They’ve had the honor of performing at the White House for two sitting Presidents and continue to tour extensively delighting audiences across the country.
COST: $12 CHM members, $15 non-members.
7 p.m. Saturday, April 28, 2012
Lowry Family Theater at McCelvey Center • 212 E. Jefferson St., York, SC