• Granny's Mason Jar - First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series

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    Name: Granny's Mason Jar - First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series
    Date: December 5, 2019
    Time: 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
    Event Description:

    LOCATION: Homebase, 82 Central Drive, east side of campus

    The 7 p.m. performance will given by the two guitarists who make up Granny’s Mason Jar – Jared “Blue” Smith and Aaron Plantenberg

    Smith and Plantenberg are helping to maintain the tradition of flatpicking, Merle Travis-style picking and other traditional acoustic guitar styles. Following in the footsteps of bluegrass and folk music masters Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Clarence White and Tony Rice, they will demonstrate their expertise while performing duets and solo tunes. Smith and Plantenberg, a member of WCU’s Counseling and Psychological Services staff, have performed together since early 2016 and produced a self-titled CD in 2017.

    The events are free and open to the public. Pickers and singers of all ages and experience levels are invited to take part in the jam sessions, which also are open to those who just want to listen.

    Host: Mountain Heritage Center

    DegreePlus Skill: Cultural Responsiveness

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