44th Annual Wilderness Trail Festival: Wayne Henderson & Helen White Concert
Venue: The Celtic Hall (Old Main Street Baptist Church), Christiansburg
Organizations: Helen White, Wayne Henderson
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Time: 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Event Types: Music
Cost:
Advance Reserved Seating: $20.00
Advance Regular Seating: $15.00
At the Door: $20.00
Children 12 & Under: $7.00

Description:
The 44th Annual Wilderness Trail presents Wayne Henderson & Helen White in concert on Saturday, September 16, 2017 at The Celtic Hall located at the Old Main Street Baptist Church location.

Wayne Henderson is a musical legend known worldwide for both his lightening fast "pinch picking" guitar style and the beautiful guitars, mandolins, and banjos he crafts in his shop in Rugby, Virginia. His guitar playing has also been enjoyed at Carnegie Hall, in three national tours of Masters of the Steel-String Guitar, and in seven nations in Asia.

In addition to his reputation as a guitarist, Henderson is a luthier of great renown. He is a recipient of a 1995 National Heritage Award presented by the National Endowment for the Arts. He produces about 20 instruments a year, mostly guitars; he is almost as well-known for the mandolins he has made. Good friend Doc Watson owned a Henderson mandolin. He said, “That Henderson mandolin is as good as any I’ve had my hands on. And that’s saying a lot, because I’ve picked up some good ones.”

Some of Henderson’s instruments are intricately decorated but are most respected for their volume, tone, and resonance. Blues guitarist John Cephas said that Wayne Henderson “is probably the most masterful guitar maker in this whole United States.” There is a waiting list for Henderson’s guitars made up of the famous (and not-so-famous).

Links:

http://www.waynehenderson.org/
https://www.facebook.com/Wayne-Henderson-Music-FestivalInc-204058866277453/

A singer, fiddler, guitarist and tunesmith, Helen White has toured extensively with Wayne Henderson in the U.S. and Europe. Her compositions include works for theater and video projects as well as a Booklist honored recording of original songs for children.

Helen is the founder and served as regional director of the Junior Appalachian Musicians (JAM) program from program inception in February of 2000 to June of 2013. This renowned program serves students in 25 mountain counties in Virginia, North and South Carolina introducing them to their musical heritage through small group instruction in the instruments and music common to the region.

To view the event flyer, visit: https://i.imgur.com/ngEmZAE.jpg.

For more information, visit: http://www.wildernesstrailfestival.com/about-the-festival.html or call 540-394-7200.
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