Date(s) - Friday 01/13/2017
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
“A little bit invitin’, a little bit excitin’, a little bit ignitin’ . . .that’s my trademark,” proclaims an old song. And that’s the Blue Moon Cowgirls, four Washington-area musicians with their own refreshing approach to country music. A shimmering trio of female voices backed by flexible acoustic instrumentation, the Blue Moon Cowgirls blend front-porch directness with neon-lit sophistication as they sing about home and highways, heaven and honkytonks, heartbreak and hope. Their repertoire stretches from 1920s Appalachia to the Everly Brothers and beyond, with stops along the way at several decades worth of prairie roadhouses and bayou dance halls. The sound of country music has always been on the move, but its heart has remained in the same place, and the Blue Moon Cowgirls can take you there.
Ann Porcella has performed solo and with a variety of ensembles at folk venues around the country, including the Augusta concerts and Folk on Broadway. Karen Collins is a multiple WAMMIE award winner for best country vocalist and has recorded five CDs with her various groups. Sally Love Connell is a WAMMIE award winner for best bluegrass vocalist who has performed at The Ramshead Tavern, Kennedy Center, and The Barns at Wolf Trap. Ira Gitlin is a WAMMIE award winning multi-instrumentalist and former National Bluegrass Banjo Champion.
The evening will open with a cameo performance by Wildberry Jam, a women’s vocal quartet who sing folks songs and spirituals both a cappella and with piano accompaniment.