bluegrass http://wamc.org en Kathy Mattea At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall On 2/1 http://wamc.org/post/kathy-mattea-troy-savings-bank-music-hall-21 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>One of country music’s most distinctive and acclaimed artists, two-time Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year, Kathy Mattea, will perform at <a href="http://www.troymusichall.org/">Troy Savings Bank Music Hall</a> on 2/1 at 8 p.m.</p><p>With hits such as "Where've You Been?", the bluesy "455 Rocket", and the iconic "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses", Mattea is always ahead of the curve - both in Nashville’s sound and its conscience.</p><p>She has remained grounded as a folk-based, roots performer who lets her instincts be her guide. <em>Calling Me Home</em>, Mattea’s follow-up to her hit <em>Coal</em>, is a collection of songs that celebrates the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia. Her music has been hailed for both its contemporary edge and its traditional flavor, and her passionate live performances keep fans coming back from all around the world.</p><p> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 15:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 82030 at http://wamc.org Kathy Mattea At Troy Savings Bank Music Hall On 2/1 Chris Thile http://wamc.org/post/chris-thile <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>This Saturday, April 13th - acclaimed jazz pianist Brad Mehldau and singer/mandolin virtuoso Chris Thile will perform as a due at <a href="http://www.themahaiwe.org">The Mahaiwe</a> in Great Barrington, MA. It’ll be a rare and special evening with two of America's most groundbreaking young musicians.</p><p>Chris Thile began playing mandolin when he was 5 years old - a very quick synopsis of his musical life from then to now includes playing with Grammy award winning trio, <a href="http://www.nickelcreek.com/">Nickel Creek</a>, releasing several solo albums, co-founding the progressive bluegrass quintet, <a href="http://www.punchbrothers.com/">Punch Brothers</a>, and recording The Goat Rodeo Sessions with Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, and Edgar Meyer.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.macfound.org/fellows/879/">2012 MacArthur Genius</a> join us to talk about collaborating with Brad Mehldau, sticking with the mandolin, and recording with The Goat Rodeo Sessions.</p><p> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 15:45:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 61886 at http://wamc.org Chris Thile