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Burnsville, NC 28714
The Traditional Voices Group is pleased to announce the program for its 2018 RiddleFest Concert. Madison County songstress Laura Boosinger and master fiddler Josh Goforth will headline the program on June 30 at the Burnsville Town Center. The Griffith Chapel Singers will open the show, which begins at 7 PM, followed by Asheville singer/songwriter Ash Devine. See the RiddleFest page on this website for more information about the artists. RiddleFest tickets are $20. Tickets may be obtained in advance at this link: [Eventbrite] or with cash/check at the door the night of the performance. For more information, contact TVG at 828-682-9654.
Laura Boosinger is an award-winning performer and recording artist whose primary focus is the interpretation of traditional music from the Southern Appalachian region. Her performances have included The Tennessee Homecoming at The Museum of Appalachia, MERLEFEST and The Smithsonian Folklife Festival. She garnered the title of “Most Outstanding Performer” at Asheville’s Mountain Dance and Folk Festival, the oldest continuing traditional music festival in the country. Her seminars always include songs played on traditional instruments and audience participation through singing and discussion. Laura is currently the executive director of the Madison County NC Arts Commission. Josh Goforth played piano in church beginning at age four. When he saw ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams perform at his middle school, he started thinking about the musical heritage of his native Madison County. He studied music with family and community musicians as a child and attended East Tennessee State University for its famous Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Program. In 2000, he played fiddle for the movie Songcatcher, both onscreen and on the soundtrack. He has toured extensively with a variety of ensembles. In 2005, he was named “Master Fiddler” of Fiddler’s Grove.