Cajun, country music on tap at Lee Theatre


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Two groups visiting the area for Home Craft Days in Big Stone Gap, Virginia will be featured musicians at Lee Theatre in Pennington Gap on Oct. 17. Beginning at 7 p.m., the Pro-Art Association presents the Foghorn String Band and Cajun Country Revival as part of the Lee County Cultural Arts Series.

This music harkens to the sound of a lost era, breathing new life into the American roots music scene. These multi-talented musicians play with such a joyful spirit that audiences can’t help but have fun.

Tickets are $15 adult, $10 seniors, $5 students — college students and children under five are admitted free.

Foghorn String Band hails from Portland, Oregon. They are an old-time band, considered one of the finest of its kind on the West Coast.

Cajun Country Revival, musicians with American roots, feature traditional Cajun and country music. They are fronted by Joel Savoy, son of Cajun music royalty Marc and Ann Savoy. Savoy is part of a growing group of young folks in Southwest Louisiana who are dedicated to honoring, preserving and living the legacy which is Cajun culture.

Savoy is a Grammy winner, and a nine-time Grammy nominee.

The program is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.

For further information or assistance for persons with special needs, visit www.pro-art-va.org or call 276-376-4520.

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