November 14th- Aaron Jonah Lewis and Keva Celestia- Virtuoso banjo player and fiddler Aaron Jonah Lewis has been elbow-deep in traditional American music since his first lessons at the age of five with Kentucky native Robert Oppelt. His concerts take audiences on a journey through the back roads of American old time and folk music, with detours through ragtime and early jazz. Lewis has taken blue ribbons at the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop, WV, and at the Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, VA, the oldest and largest fiddlers convention in the country. He spends most of his time teaching, touring as a solo performer, with the Corn Potato String Band, the Lovestruck Balladeers, and other projects.
As a banjoist, Lewis explores some interesting veins in the roots of Old Time, Bluegrass, Ragtime and Jazz music through his newest recording, “Mozart of the Banjo: The Joe Morley Project.” This project is devoted to the music of the great English prodigy and virtuoso composer Joe Morley (1867-1937), who wrote a significant body of great banjo pieces in a technique that people today call “classic fingerstyle.”
Greg Adams, Archivist at the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, says, “Lewis is one of the few performing musicians with the facility to build compelling musical bridges between the printed banjo music and techniques of the 19th century and the instrument’s journey into recorded sound by the turn of the 20th century.”
Some things have changed at the Hall… Our variance to open from the County and State allows us 11 socially distanced tables. There are tables with 4 seats available at each table and a limited number of tables with 2 seats available for a total of no more than 44 seats. No lines at the bar, there will be a menu at your table where you can write down your drink orders, we will pick it up and bring you your beverages. You are welcome to bring your own food, we do not have the food operation up and running yet. Masks are mandatory. Since we are indoors, masks need to stay on unless you are eating or drinking. If you get up from your seat, you need to put your mask back on. We would appreciate if you had a mask on when speaking with our staff. The will do the same for you. If this is disagreeable to you…then this is not the event for you…sorry.
We will have two portable restrooms and hand washing stations outside. We are opening the doors an hour early to hopefully avoid any lines but we will ask you to stay socially distanced, even outside. We have improvde air quality while inside the Hall. We have installed improved filters. We installed both UV lIghting systems and Ionization systems to our HVAC systems. We are excited to be able to open again under the State guidelines, and most importantly… to open safely. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Hall for some live music!
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General Admission- Doors open at 7pm/Music at 8pm
4 topper table for 4- 92.00
2 topper table for 2- 46.00