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Jeff Little concert Saturday: country, rockabilly

Jeff Little

Saturday in middle school auditorium
Jeff Little will be in concert this Saturday, March 21, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Clare Walker Middle School on Route 33 at Locust Hill.

Jeff Little (vocals, piano, harmonica) will be taking the stage with Steve Lewis (guitar and banjo) and Josh Scott (bass) for a night of outstanding music. Come hear a range of tunes from “Orange Blossom Special” and “Whole Lot of Shakin’ Goin’ On” in a performance that is a unique combination of three talented and versatile musicians.

Little has a “wondrously quick and articulate piano style. He is tricky and playful, yet always intelligent and richly melodic” says The Boston Globe. 

Little’s music is steeped in the tradition of his native Blue Ridge, yet also is a virtuosic and eclectic innovator. Little’s involvement with fiddle tunes, old-time country, and rockabilly dates to his growing up in Boone, N.C., where his father, owned a music shop. The shop was a regular gathering place for musicians who would just stop by to pick a few tunes.

Little has taken his traditional roots on tour around the world with performances in Sri Lanka, Oman, France, and Tanzania. Other performances include The Smithsonian Institution Folklife Festival, National Public Radio, Folk Masters, and The National Council for Traditional Arts.

Releases from Jeff Little include “Live From The Barns Of Wolf Trap” recorded by Radio Smithsonian, “Piano Man From The Blue Ridge,” and the self-titled “Jeff Little.”

This musical event is planned and carried out entirely by volunteers. All profits go to the Middlesex County Public Library, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 

Tickets are available now at the Urbanna and Deltaville Library, Cyndy’s Bynn, River Birch Gifts, The Medicine Shoppe, Nauti Nell’s, Coffman’s, Twice Told Tales (Kilmarnock and Gloucester) and Something Different Country Store and Deli, and at the door the night of the performance. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

posted 03.18.2009

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