Small Town Summer-High Fidelity | Sonya & Tatiana’s Card Catalog | Movie: Onward
August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Many folks remember the great bluegrass records from the 1950s and ‘60s. The power and soul of that music has won the hearts of people across the globe. Few bands have come along in recent years that directly draw their influence from that classic era of the music’s history. High Fidelity is a rising group whose love and devotion to that music is unsurpassed. The name alone says it all: HIGH FIDELITY. How many record albums have you seen from the ‘50s and ‘60s that bear those words? Herein lies the heart of what this group of young performers is all about.
The band consists of five outstanding musicians and singers who are steeped in the sounds of tradition. Jeremy Stephens, banjo & guitar, Corrina Rose Logston, fiddler and harmony vocalist, Vickie Vaughn, who plays upright bass and contributes vocals, and Daniel Amick, guitar, mandolin and vocals.
High Fidelity draws much of their inspiration from bands like Don Reno & Red Smiley, The Stanley Brothers, The Louvin Brothers, Jim & Jesse, and a host of lesser known regional artists from the same era. Many have described them as the new Johnson Mountain Boys, interpreting classic era bluegrass through the fresh, young perspective of today’s generation. Maybe it is this quality that makes High Fidelity so warmly received and widely loved by every audience they perform for – both by the grandparents and the grandchildren.
SONYA & TATIANA’S CARD CATALOG
Tatiana Hargreaves and Sonya Badigian have put together a great line up of old time and bluegrass musicians to warm up the Small Town Summer audience for High Fidelity. Tatiana Hargreaves has been on the forefront of an up and coming generation of old time, bluegrass and new acoustic musicians. From placing first at the Clifftop Appalachian Fiddle Contest, to her bluegrass fiddling on Laurie Lewis’ GRAMMY-nominated album The Hazel And Alice Sessions, Hargreaves shows a musical fluency that flows between old time and bluegrass worlds with ease. She has toured with musicians such as Dave Rawlings, Gillian Welch, Laurie Lewis, Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky and Jake Blount. She currently tours with banjo extraordinaire Allison de Groot and teaches bluegrass fiddle at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Sonya Badigian will join on guitar and fiddle as well as a fun line up of old time and bluegrass musicians.
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