McCelvey to kick off 2014 with Steep Canyon Rangers

From staff reportsDecember 20, 2013 

— With a 2014 season that includes four Grammy Award-winning performers, the Culture & Heritage Museum is expecting sellout crowds for its shows at the McCelvey Center’s Lowery Family Theater.

The season begins with the Steep Canyon Rangers on Friday, Jan. 17. The group performed at McCelvey to a packed house in 2012, and in 2013 their album, “Nobody Knows You,” won a Grammy for Best Bluegrass Album.

“We’re excited about bringing musicians who not only embody a living tradition of Southern music, but who are also pushing boundaries in their medium,” said Stephen Crotts, the museums’ integrated marketing coordinator.

Crotts said the depth and quality of this year’s performers is among the best series brought into York County.

“The McCelvey Center is gaining a reputation as a place where musicians want to play,” he said. “The performers as well as our guests are enchanted by the ambiance and acoustics of the theater.”

Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott will take the stage on Saturday, Feb. 22. O’Brien’s Fiddler’s Green won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2005.

Scott’s songs have been covered by the likes of the Dixie Chicks and Garth Brooks. “Memories & Moments” is the second studio album from this writer, singer and multi-instrumentalist duo.

On Friday, March 7 the McCelvey Center will bring back the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Their album, “Genuine Negro Jig,” garnered a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album.

Starting with material culled from the Carolina Piedmont, the group highlights the central role African-Americans played in shaping our nation’s popular music from its beginnings more than a century ago.

Grammy Award-winning folk artist Suzy Bogguss rounds out the season on Saturday, April 5. Bogguss won an award for Traditional Folk Album in 2005 for “Beautiful Dreamer: The Songs of Stephen Foster.”

This will be the third year in a row that Bogguss will perform at McCelvey.

The CHM will be offering season tickets for the 2013 lineup of performers. For information or to purchsae tickets, call 803-909-7313.

Member individual tickets are $20, nonmember individual tickets are $25 and member season passes are $72. Nonmember season passes are $90.

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