McCelvey to host Grammy winners Saturday

From staff reportsFebruary 18, 2014 

— Grammy Award-winning musicians Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott will deliver their easy bluegrass style and brotherly harmonies at McCelvey Center on Saturday, Feb. 22.

Noted American songwriters, Scott and O’Brien are modern-day folk artists. Their collaborative songwriting serves up their coal-country roots with a green-living mindset; environmental concern over coal-mining is voiced most purposely with “Keep Your Dirty Lights On,” nominated for a 2013 Grammy for Best American Roots Song.

West Virginian O’Brien won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album in 2005 with “Fiddlers’ Green.” Kentucky native Scott has written hit songs for Nashville’s finest – Garth Brooks, Tim McGraw, Faith Hill, Brad Paisley and the Dixie Chicks.

Scott’s “Hank Williams’ Ghost” was named the 2007 Americana Song of the Year. The duo’s latest album, “Memories and Moments,” has received critical acclaim and was recorded the old fashioned way – with the two artists in the studio, playing live in-the-moment without overdubs or other sound effects.

The performance is part of the 2014 Southern Sound Series , presented by the Friends of McCelvey in the McCelvey Center’s Lowry Family Theater.

Tickets are $20 for Culture and Heritage Museum members and $25 general admission. McCelvey Center is at 212 E. Jefferson St.

For tickets, call 803-909-7313 or 803-909-7488. For more information go to

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