Wayne Henderson & Presley Barker in Concert
Venue: Floyd Country Store, Floyd
Organizations: Presley Barker, Wayne Henderson
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Time: 7:30 - 10:00 PM
Event Types: Music
Cost:
Advance Tickets: $15.00
Day of the Show: $20.00

Description:
Floyd Country Store presents Wayne Henderson and Presley Barker in concert on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.

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/

Living in the NC mountains and listening to Doc Watson on the radio inspired Presley to begin picking fiddle tunes and bluegrass music. He has been influenced and mentored by Steve Lewis, Wayne Henderson, and Bryan Sutton. He has quickly emerged as an astonishingly gifted flat-picker.

In the summer of 2015, Presley won first place in the prestigious Adult Guitar Competition at the 80th Annual Galax Old Fiddler’s Convention and in the summer of 2016, he was named West Virginia State Flatpicking Guitar Champion as a young teenager. In 2017, Presley won the Wayne Henderson Guitar Competition. He also appeared on NBC's "Little Big Shots" with Steve Harvey and "Wonderama" TV show in New York City.

Presley released his first solo album entitled “JUST-TEN” in the fall of 2015.

Links:

https://www.facebook.com/presleybarkermusic
https://www.twitter.com/PresleyBarker11
https://www.instagram.com/presleybarkermusic/

Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door.

To purchase tickets online, visit: https://www.floydcountrystore.com/event/wayne-henderson-presley-barker-live-2019-11-23.

For more information, visit: http://www.floydcountrystore.com or https://www.facebook.com/floydcountrystore or call 540-745-4563.
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