Old-time banjo, fiddle and song to be featured in Coe Marquis Series concert

Extra: Rod Pritchard, Director of Marketing and Public Relations
(319) 399-8605 or rpritcha@coe.edu

2013-09-27 10:53:37 - General

Two of North Carolina's finest old-time musicians - Riley Baugus and Trevor Stuart - will perform in a Coe College Marquis Series event on Saturday, Oct. 12, beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Dows Theatre.

Tickets are $15 for the general public, $10 for students and seniors. Reserved seating is available by calling the Coe College Box Office at 319-399-8600, Monday - Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door the night of the event.

Baugus is a banjo player and singer who learned from some of the legends of old-time music, including National Heritage Award winner Tommy Jarrell. He has also recorded with artists like Alison Krauss, Robert Plant and Willie Nelson. Stuart is known as a virtuoso on the Appalachian fiddle, and has deep musical roots in his family: his great grandfather, Rev. Henry King, was a fiddler; his great uncle, Austin Stamey, was a banjoist and singer; and he currently performs with his brother Travis, a banjo player. Stuart learned his repertoire and fiddle styles from some of the greats in his region of North Carolina. Baugus and Stuart both tour the United States and abroad, teaching and performing at major festivals and music camps.

The Coe College Lecture and Performance Series is funded in part by a gift from the estate of Sarah Marquis in honor of her father, Dr. John A. Marquis, who was president of Coe College from 1909-1920. The purpose of the series is to bring entertainment and educational experiences to the Coe campus for the benefit of the entire community.

For more information, go to www.coe.edu or call 399-8600.