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Louisville Folk School

The Soupbean Social: Concert and Workshops

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Saturday April 1, 2017

Louisville Folk School Presents:

Traditional Appalachian percussive dance (clogging and flatfooting) and old-time harmony singing workshops, followed by a concert with workshop instructors and Heather Summers.

1:30-3:00pm Flatfooting Workshop with Tyler Hughes and Stephanie Jeter
3:30-5:00pm Harmony Singing Workshop with Sam Gleaves and Hasee Ciaccio
7:00pm Concert with Soupbean Social: Tyler, Stephanie, Sam, and Hasee; with opening set by Heather Summers 
$25 for each workshop, $10 for the concert, or $50 for all three

We recommend purchasing tickets in advance - space is limited! Choose from the options above to:

  • register for workshops or the concert separately, $25 or $10 each
  • choose one workshop and the concert: add them to cart individually, then go to checkout - $35
  • or win big with the trifecta: choose both workshops and concert for $50

Workshops and concerts will go on rain or shine  - no refunds.

About the instructors:

STEPHANIE JETER is a vocalist, bassist, and autoharp player who performs as a solo artist and with the old-time group the Empty Bottle String Band. She is a Lexington-based physical therapist and an adjunct member of the faculty at Morehead State University’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music. Stephanie has been clogging since she was 10 years old and has taught clogging and flatfooting workshops in the Central KY region. www.emptybottlestringband.com

Born and raised in Wytheville, Virginia, SAM GLEAVES performs innovative mountain music with a sense of history. Sam carries on the ballads and dance music he learned from numerous mentors in the Appalachian tradition, including Southwest Virginia barber and multi-instrumentalist Jim Lloyd and Western North Carolina ballad singer and storyteller Sheila Kay Adams. Through his songwriting, Sam tells contemporary stories from Appalachia. Sam’s debut record of original songs, titled AIN’T WE BROTHERS, is produced by Cathy Fink and has been featured on National Public Radio, No Depression, Sing Out! and The Bluegrass Situation. Sam earned a degree in Folklore from Berea College and performed for four years with the Berea College Bluegrass Ensemble, directed by Al White. Sam now makes his home in Berea, Kentucky, traveling to perform throughout the eastern U.S., and he has toured in Ireland, Japan, England and Canada. Appalachian novelist Lee Smith has heralded Sam as “the best young songwriter around . . . courageous as hell and country to the bone.” www.samgleaves.com

TYLER HUGHES has been representing old time Appalachian music and culture on stages all across the east coast since age twelve. Since earning degrees in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies and Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, Tyler performs as a solo artist as well as with the Empty Bottle String Band and tours regularly with Sam Gleaves. He teaches banjo and flatfooting at Mountain Empire Community College in Big Stone Gap, VA and serves as an instructor at MECC’s annual Mountain Music School summer program. www.tylerhughesmusic.com

HASEE CIACCIO is a performer and educator, currently touring with The Molly Tuttle Band. A native of Myrtle Beach, SC, Hasee made her way to the mountains of Appalachia in 2010 to study traditional string band music at East Tennessee State University. As a pioneering member of the Nashville act the Barefoot Movement, she shared the stage and bill with artists including Vince Gill, Ricky Skaggs, Dr. Ralph Stanley, Sara and Sean Watkins of Nickel Creek, the Kruger Brothers, the Carolina Chocolate Drops, Steve Earl, The Duhks, Jim Lauderdale, Claire Lynch and the Milk Carton Kids. With the Barefoot Movement, Hasee has appeared in Rolling Stone, Country Weekly Magazine, on CMT Edge, Music City Roots, and Woodsongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Making her home in Nashville, TN, Hasee is a hired gun as a stage performer, session musician, and instructor. https://haseeciaccio.com/