Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver to Perform at E&H June 17
Memorial Chapel —
30450 Armbrister Drive, Emory, VA 24327
Emory & Henry College will feature the celebrated Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver during the Mountains of Music Homecoming in June, making the campus one of the main hot spots for entertainment during the 10-day festival.
Lawson will perform at 7 p.m. June 17 in Memorial Chapel on the E&H campus. The concert will also feature the popular Whitetop Mountaineers, which includes E&H alumna Martha Spencer.
With nearly 40 albums to their credit, Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver have multiple Grammy, Dove, ICM, IBMA and SPBGMA Award nominations, and are seven-time winners of IBMA’s Vocal Group of the Year. Lawson, a native of nearby Sullivan County, Tennessee, is reigning SPBGMA Mandolin Player of the Year, and Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver are the reigning Inspirational Country Music Association (ICM) Vocal Group of the Year, crowned in October 2012 at Nashville’s Schermerhorn Symphony Center, on the heels of Lawson’s induction into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Fame at the Ryman Auditorium in 2012.
The Whitetop Mountaineers is made up of the duo, Martha Spencer and Jackson Cunningham. They both live in Whitetop, Va. Their shows feature old time country duet singing, up-tempo old time fiddle, clawhammer banjo, bluegrass mandolin and guitar instrumentals as well as high energy Appalachian dancing. Spencer and Cunningham have played concerts, festivals, workshops, and dances throughout the United States, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.
"We are excited to be an important venue during this celebration," said Dave Haney, vice president for academic affairs at Emory & Henry. "The quality of the entertainment we will be hosting underscores our commitment to be a part of efforts to make Southwest Virginia a popular destination for cultural heritage tourism."
Through the Crooked Road, tourism officials in Southwest Virginia are working to attract visitors from throughout the world to the region to enjoy its growing music scene. "We firmly believe in these efforts and seek to be a part of drawing attention to this area as a place of extraordinary culture and talent and the birthplace of country music."
For full schedule and to buy tickets, please visit www.mtnsofmusic.com.