American Roots in Concert
Venue: Palisades Restaurant, Eggleston
Organizations: American Roots
Date: Friday, October 25, 2019
Time: 6:30 - 9:30 PM
Event Types: Music
Cost: Free
Description:
Palisades Restaurant presents American Roots in concert on Friday, October 25, 2019.

American Roots is an acoustic guitar and vocal harmony duo performing roots and Americana music penned between about 1900 and 1950. Fred and Jon Benfield took the name “American Roots” because it describes the music they have enjoyed performing together in the five-county area over the last 25 or so years.

The father and son guitar duo's musical influences are many and varied as are their shows which could be characterized as Americana Music: “Carter Family to Gershwin”. A typical performance may include traditional Appalachian ballads, country/piedmont blues, delta blues, very early country, tin-pan alley tunes, western swing, jazz, hot fiddle tunes (on guitar), and “folkgrass” (folk tunes played at bluegrass tempo).

They’ve performed at venues all around the region including the Floyd Country Store, Blacksburg’s Steppin’ Out festival and Shawsville's Beans and Banjos.

An retired ecology professor at Virginia Tech, Fred Benfield told a writer for Virginia Tech’s website, “My favorite part of performing is the communication that occurs between us during gigs. We’ve played together for so long that we just somehow know where the other is going on tunes without saying anything or even looking at each other.”

Link: https://www.facebook.com/American-Roots-260081600850582/

Reservations are not required, but recommended for dining area seating.

For more information, visit: http://www.thepalisadesrestaurant.com/index.html or https://www.facebook.com/ThePalisadesRestaurant or call 540-626-2828.
Want to hear the latest on what's happening with local events in the New River Valley?
Click here to Sign-up for our Email Newsletter.

Also join NextThreeDays on Facebook and Twitter.
Join NextThreeDays on Facebook Join NextThreeDays on Twitter
 
Close Window (X)

E-mail Event:

Enter your name and then your friend's e-mail address below to send them a link to this event on NextThreeDays. You may enter up to four e-mail addresses.

* Your Name:


Friends:
* E-mail 1:
  E-mail 2:
  E-mail 3:
  E-mail 4:

  (* Denotes Required Field)

Text Event:

Enter your name and then the cell phone number and carrier below to send a text message for this event on NextThreeDays.

* Your Name:

Phone Information:

Note: Enter only numbers. No dashes or other characters allowed
* Cell Phone Number:

* Cell Phone Carrier:

  (* Denotes Required Field)

Link to Event:

If you would like to send a direct link to this event to send to someone else, post in Twitter, etc., just copy and paste one of the links below.

Full Link:


Short Link courtesy of bit.ly:




Note: To close this window, simply press the ESCAPE key, click on the "Close Window (X)" link (right-top), or click anywhere outside this window.