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Dogpatch String Quartet – 8/18
Sunday, August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Afternoon Lunch Music
Mac Benford has been a leading figure in the preservation and performance of traditional Appalachian stringband music for more than forty years. He began playing clawhammer banjo in 1960, while a student at Williams College. His interest in the authentic mountain styles of playing the 5-string led him to the greatest living masters of the time – players like Wade Ward, Kyle Creed, Tom Ashley, and Roscoe Holcomb who would provide life-long inspiration and models in the formation of his own style. Mac has long been known for his solid mastery of a variety of traditional banjo styles. His highly evolved clawhammer style, showcased on his recent releases, Kentucky Favorites and Half Past Four, have recently made him a much sought-after instructor at banjo camps across the country. He has been a staff member at Ashoken, Augusta Heritage, Fiddle Tunes, Banjo Camp North, Suwannee Banjo Camp, American Banjo Camp, Midwest Banjo Camp, and Mars Hill Old Time Week, to name only a few.
Judy Hyman, with roots in classical training, Appalachian fiddle music, and modern rock, is a founding member of the alt-folk rock band The Horse Flies. Judy composes music for film, television, and multi-media. Critics have described her work as haunting, gorgeous, sepia-tone, stirring, powerful, impressive, beautiful, rousing, playful
Sally Fruend is a local Hector gal, is an accomplished rub board and triangle player who visits Louisiana frequently and knows the dances like the back of her hand. She plays locally in the Old Time band, Long John and the Tights, as well as the Zydeco Trail Riders.
Jeff Claus has performed and recorded extensively with two bands, and who, with his wife, Judy Hyman, composes and records for feature films and television documentaries.
Lunchtime Music Series
- informal and eclectic.
- Musical styles range from solo jazz piano, to modern string duos to folk.
- Music starts a 1pm
- no cover – no reservations.
- Lunch is served concurrently from 11am – 3pm.