Sponsored By Virginia Journeys 2011, The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s 38th Annual Biennial Conference
Abingdon, VA (April 20, 2011) — Sponsored by Virginia Journeys 2011, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC)’s 38th Biennial Conference, two of Appalachia’s finest traditional musicians, Wayne Henderson and Jeff Little, will perform live at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, VA on Saturday, July 2nd at 8:00 p.m. Tickets cost $12 each with ATC Biennial registration, $15 without ATC Biennial registration, and $18 at the door price. Over 800 people are expected to attend this event.
Wayne and Jeff, both local residents, are the kind of musicians other musicians talk about. With performances at such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and The Smithsonian Institution and with friends like Doc Watson, Eric Clapton and Gillian Welch, their accolades and accomplishments are too numerous to list in one paragraph. Their skills as musicians and performers are legendary and, at the same time, down to earth and friendly.
Wayne Henderson's top-notch finger-picking is a source of great pleasure and pride to his friends, family, and neighbors in Grayson County, Virginia; his guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of "Masters of the Steel-String Guitar", and in seven nations in Asia. For more information about Wayne Henderson visit www.waynehenderson.org.
Jeff Little, a professional musician since the age of 14, is conversant with traditional jazz, old-time, country, bluegrass, rockabilly, and blues. He has released three CDs, and been featured on National Public Radio several times. Jeff has taken his exciting piano style around the world on U.S. government goodwill tours, performing in Sri Lanka, Pakistan, Bahrain, Oman, France and Tanzania. Other performances include The Smithsonian Institution, The National Folk Festival, and The National Council for the Traditional Arts "American Piano Masters". For more information about Jeff Little visit www.jefflittle.net.
Whether you are a supporter of the Appalachian Trail or just a music lover, please join us for an Independence Day weekend musical celebration by two of the best traditional players you’ll ever experience.
For more information about this concert, or to register, visit appalachiantrail.org/concert or call 304.535.6331.
What: Wayne Henderson & Jeff Little Live In Concert
Sponsored by Virginia Journeys 2011,the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s
38th Annual Biennial Conference
When: Saturday, July 2, 2011 at 8 p.m.
Where: The Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center
One Partnership Circle, Abingdon, VA 24212
Tickets: $12 with ATC Biennial Conference Registration
$15 without ATC Biennial Conference Registration
$18 at the door
Registration: Visit appalachiantrail.org/concert
About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information please visit www.appalachiantrail.org.
About Virginia Journeys 2011, the Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s 38th Annual Biennial Conference
Hosted by the seven Appalachian Trail (A.T.) maintaining clubs of Central and Southwest Virginia, the Biennial will celebrate the Appalachian National Scenic Trail and the Blue Ridge Mountain Trails of Virginia. Planned around the Appalachian Trail Conservancy's membership meeting, Virginia Journeys 2011 is also an opportunity for A.T. enthusiasts to take a Trail related workshop, hike on the A.T. (and other trails) in Virginia and Tennessee and explore historic Abingdon, Marion and Damascus, Virginia - the “friendliest town on the trail." For more information or to register, please visit www.virginia2011.org.
Contact: Javier Folgar
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Email: [email protected]