FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 18, 2013
Media contact: Windy Cole
2014 Performers Announced for McCelvey Center Southern Sound Series
York, SC – With a 2014 Season consisting of 4 Grammy Winners, the Culture & Heritage Museums (CHM) is expecting sellout crowds at Lowry Family Theater, at the McCelvey Center. It all begins with the Steep Canyon Rangers returning on Friday, January 17th. Since they performed on the McCelvey stage to a packed house in January of 2012, the career of these performers has been soaring. In 2013, their album, Nobody Knows You won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album. About the 2014 Season, Stephen Crotts, CHM’s Integrated Marketing Coordinator, says, “We're excited about bringing musicians who not only embody a living tradition of Southern music, but who are also pushing boundaries in their medium."
The depth & quality of this year’s performers is among the best series brought into York County. Crotts said, "The McCelvey Center is gaining a reputation as a place where musicians want to play. The performers as well as our guests are enchanted by the ambiance and acoustics of the theater." Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott take the stage on Saturday, February 22nd. O’Brien’s Fiddler’s Green won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2005. Scott’s songs have been covered by the likes of the Dixie Chicks and Garth Brooks. Memories & Moments is the second studio album from this highly regarded writer/singer/multi-instrumentalists duo.
The CHM continues to show its commitment to presenting the unique heritage of the Carolina Piedmont with this year’s lineup. On Friday, March 7th the McCelvey Center will be bringing back the highly requested Carolina Chocolate Drops. Their album, Genuine Negro Jig, garnered a Best Traditional Folk Album Grammy, proving that the old-time, fiddle and banjo-based music that they’d so scrupulously researched and passionately performed could be a living, breathing, ever-evolving sound. Starting with material culled from the Carolina Piedmont, they highlight the central role African-Americans played in shaping our nation’s popular music from its beginnings more than a century ago.
Grammy Award-winning folk artist, Suzy Boggus rounds out the season with a performance on Saturday, April 5th. Boggus won the prestigious award for Traditional Folk Album in 2005 for Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster. This will be the 3rd year in a row that Bogus will perform in this historic theater, which 1920s setting and remarkable sound quality create the perfect backdrop for listening to this golden throated artist.
These performers will truly be Bringing the Soul of Americana to the Heart of the Carolina Piedmont! CHM will be offering Season Tickets for this amazing lineup of performers. You can reserve your tickets now by calling 803.909.7313.