45th Annual Wilderness Trail Festival Kickoff Concert with Wayne Henderson & Helen White
Venue: Great Road on Main (former Main Street Baptist Church), Christiansburg
Organizations: Helen White, Indian Run Stringband, The Kiwanis Club of Christiansburg, Wayne Henderson
Date: Friday, September 14, 2018
Time: 6:30 - 8:45 PM
Event Types: Music
Cost:
Advance Tickets:
• Reserved Seating: $20.00
• Regular Seating: $15.00

At the Door: $20.00

Description:
The Kiwanis Club of Christiansburg presents the 45th Annual Wilderness Trail Kickoff Concert featuring Wayne Henderson & Helen White and openers the Indian Run Stringband on Saturday, September 14, 2018 at Great Road on Main in downtown Christiansburg, VA.

Schedule:
• 6:30-7:15 pm: Indian Run Stringband
• 7:30-8:45 pm: Wayne Henderson & Helen White

Wayne Henderson is a musical legend known worldwide for both his lightening fast "pinch picking" guitar style and the beautiful guitars, mandolins, and banjos he crafts in his shop in Rugby, Virginia. His guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of Masters of the Steel-String Guitar, and in seven nations in Asia.

In addition to his reputation as a guitarist, Henderson is a luthier of great renown. He is a recipient of a 1995 National Heritage Award presented by the National Endowment for the Arts. He produces about 20 instruments a year, mostly guitars; he is almost as well-known for the mandolins he has made. Good friend Doc Watson owned a Henderson mandolin. He said, “That Henderson mandolin is as good as any I’ve had my hands on. And that’s saying a lot, because I’ve picked up some good ones.”

Some of Henderson’s instruments are intricately decorated but are most respected for their volume, tone, and resonance. Blues guitarist John Cephas said that Wayne Henderson “is probably the most masterful guitar maker in this whole United States.” There is a waiting list for Henderson’s guitars made up of the famous (and not-so-famous).

Links:

http://www.waynehenderson.org/
https://www.facebook.com/Wayne-Henderson-Music-FestivalInc-204058866277453/

A singer, fiddler, guitarist and tunesmith, Helen White has toured extensively with Wayne Henderson in the U.S. and Europe. Her compositions include works for theater and video projects as well as a Booklist honored recording of original songs for children.

Helen is the founder and served as regional director of the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program from program inception in February of 2000 to June of 2013. This renowned program serves students in 25 mountain counties in Virginia, North and South Carolina introducing them to their musical heritage through small group instruction in the instruments and music common to the region.

The Indian Run Stringband from Blacksburg, VA plays fiddle and banjo foot stomping dance tunes and sings traditional songs with old time harmonies perfect for dancing the two step.

From dance tunes to the blues, the Indian Run Stringband plays with love and abandon. They make old-time music fresh and new.

Link: https://www.facebook.com/Indian-Run-Stringband-140104486072560

Advance tickets are $15.00 for regular seating and $20.00 for reserved seating and can be purchased by calling 540-239-7058. Tickets at the door are $20.00.

Great Road on Main is located at 100 West Main Street in Christiansburg, Virginia.

For more information, visit: http://www.wildernesstrailfestival.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/events/448077122315556/ or https://www.facebook.com/kwtfestival/ or call 540-239-7058.
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