A Weekend of Music to benefit WFWM Radio

Fri. Aug 18, 2017 at 8:00pm - Sat. Aug 19, 2017 at 8:00pm EDT
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A Weekend of Music to benefit WFWM Radio

Tickets for for these performances will be available at the door. 

Join Highlands American Music Series and Frostburg State University for a weekend of music to benefit 91.9 WFWM Public Radio. As the on-air leader in Western Maryland for roots music, HAMS couldn't be more thrilled to present a weekend of music to benefit the station.

Friday, August 18 / 8:00 PM

Saturday, August 19 / 8:00 PM

Each concert is $25, however you may purchase both nights for $45.


"Hull's musical path recalls the artistic trajectory of crossover star Krauss, another child prodigy who branched out beyond bluegrass to great acclaim." - Chicago Tribune

Sierra Hull has been recognized from age 11 as a virtuoso mandolin-player, astonishing audiences and fellow-musicians alike. Now a seasoned touring musician in her mid-20s, Hull has delivered her most inspired, accomplished, and mature recorded work to date; no small feat. Weighted Mind is a landmark achievement, not just in Sierra Hull's career, but in the world of folk-pop, bluegrass, and acoustic music overall. With instrumentation comprised largely of mandolin, bass, and vocals, this is genre-transcending music at its best, with production by Béla Fleck and special harmony vocal guests Alison Krauss, Abigail Washburn, and Rhiannon Giddens adding to the luster. Hull speaks eloquently, in her challenging and sensitive originals, her heartfelt vocals, and once again breaks new ground on the mandolin. Béla Fleck special guests on banjo on two tracks and duo partner, Ethan Jodziewicz, not only anchors the record on bass, but introduces us to a major new instrumental voice. "Weighted Mind" was nominated for a Grammy for Best Folk Album.

West Virginia’s premier rhythm & blues group, the Ants – guitarist Michael Lipton, drummer Jupiter Little, bassist Ted Harrison and vocalist/saxophonist Charlie Tee – have quietly amassed a resume that rivals many national groups. The group’s trademark country-soul sound – rich, soulful harmonies, stinging solos and a rock-solid rhythm section – captures that rare, loose-but-tight feel. They have toured internally, gaining acclaim in Russia, and in the U.S., they’ve played all manners of venues – from church services and rallies for presidential candidates (Bill Clinton and John Kerry) to a biker festival and a nudist camp. 

The mission of WFWM Public Radio is to assist Frostburg State University by providing a radio broadcasting service that is a positive reflection of the University’s quality, diversity and value by providing programming of the highest standards to residents of the western Maryland area, by providing experiential learning opportunities to the University’s students, faculty and staff and by helping to define Frostburg State University and the region in a positive manner. 

Now in their second season, HAMS filled the void in roots music when the Roots Music Series came to an end. The new series continues the 12-year Roots Music Series tradition, featuring semi-annual concerts with the greats of American Roots music -- The Gibson Brothers, Tim O'Brien, The Seldom Scene, The Quebe Sisters and more.

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Frostburg Palace Theatre 31 E Main St
Frostburg, MD 21532