Sam Gleaves, Tyler Hughes & Kay Justice

Sam Gleaves, Tyler Hughes & Kay Justice

Cover: $18.00/ $16.00 members

String band musicians Kay Justice, Sam Gleaves, and Tyler Hughes will perform a show of old time country music, dance and storytelling.

Based in Berea, Kentucky, Sam Gleaves is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has studied traditional music with a number of master artists including Jim Lloyd, Sheila Kay Adams and Cathy Fink. Gleaves’ 2015 album AIN’T WE BROTHERS received international acclaim for its progressive perspective on Appalachian music.

“A stunning first album. Sam’s got a “Sing it again, Sam” voice and approach. The songs written from direct experience are the highlights (Ain’t We Brothers, Two Virginia Boys) and they prepare us very well for interpreting Johnny, an excellent traditional ballad. Surprising from a 23-year-old still refreshingly wet behind his commercial ears. I keep very few albums that I am given. This one’s a keeper.”
– Peggy Seeger, Folk singer and songwriter

Southwest Virginia native Tyler Hughes is a skilled singer, storyteller, banjo picker and autoharp player. In addition, Hughes is equally at home calling square dances and flatfooting, the percussive dance style of the southern Appalachians. Hughes is known to regional audiences as part of the Johnson City, Tennessee group the Empty Bottle Stringband and he performs as a duo with Sam Gleaves.

Kay Justice is a renown, long-time practitioner of Appalachian music from English, West Virginia. She has been described as “singing like a coal country angel who is able to weave some mountain magic that is utterly beautiful in its simplicity and effect.” Her early influences were Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Peter, Paul & Mary, and other folk musicians. While studying at Clinch Valley College in Wise Virginia, she was introduced to many traditional Appalachian musicians, including the Carter Family, Addie Graham, Uncle Charlie Osborne, Beechard Smith, Roscoe Holcomb and Kate Peters Sturgill. From the mid-1980s through the late 1990s, Kay Justice began singing, recording and touring extensively with Ginny Hawker The duo also taught traditional singing style workshops at various music camps and recorded four albums together. She currently tours with Alice Gerrard and Gail Gillespie, concentrating largely on the style of old-time music played throughout Southwest Virginia. Also, in June 2015, Kay released her brand new solo album, Hickory Wind, on the Kbell Productions label.

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11/02/2018 08:00 PM
11/02/2018 10:30 PM
Sam Gleaves, Tyler Hughes & Kay Justice
Fiddle & Bow Presents Scott Sam Gleaves, Tyler Hughes & Kay Justice
Muddy Creek Music Cafe & Music Hall
Fiddle & Bow Society


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November 2, 2018 - 8:00 pm

Until (approx.)

10:30 pm


Muddy Creek Cafe & Music Hall

5455 Bethania Road
United States