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Oct
26
Sat
Friends of the Bedford Public Library Concert: The Sea The Sea @ Bedford Central Library
Oct 26 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

The Sea The Sea band photo.
The Friends of the Bedford Public Library present The Sea The Sea live in concert!
The Sea The Sea is an Upstate New York-based indie folk-pop duo-band featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.” Their 2014 debut release, Love We Are We Love, received praise from NPR, American Songwriter, and No Depression, among others, gathering over 15 million streams on Spotify. The animated video for their song “Waiting” sparked viral interest including Buzzfeed, Pitchfork, and inclusion at the international TED 2015 conference. Mountain Stage host Larry Groce calls them “ready to take their place among the best young male/female duos now performing.” Their 2016 release, the six-song EP In the Altogether, earned features by Apple Music including “Best of the Week” and “A-List Singer/Songwriter.” Recently, Paste Music / Daytrotter described the band as “defined by their infallible vocal harmonies and their unconventional song arrangements. The Sea The Sea is a pop band only in their melodic infectiousness—otherwise, they are at their best when subverting conventions.”

Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased online from Lynchburg Tickets.
To learn more about Andrew Finn Magill visit his website…https://www.theseathesea.com/

To learn more about the Friends of the Bedford Library visit their website…http://friendsofbedfordlibrary.org/.

Nov
16
Sat
Friends of the Bedford Public Library Concert: Andrew Finn Magill Brazilian Trio @ Bedford Central Library
Nov 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Photograph of musician Andrew Finn Magill holding a fiddle.
The Friends of the Bedford Public Library present the Andrew Finn Magill Brazillian Trio live in concert!
Raised in an Irish musical household in Asheville, North Carolina Andrew “Finn the Fiddler” Magill  grew up studying with many of the world’s best traditional American and Irish fiddlers at The Swannanoa Gathering music workshops. At age 18, his debut album Drive & Lift was featured multiple times on NPR and his 2016 two-disc project Roots and Branches debuted at #46 on the Folk DJ charts. Says grammy-winner Americana artist Tim O’Brien: “He has learned from and now plays with the best in the genre. On Branches you can hear a new musical voice emerging. I’m gonna keep listening for Finn Magill.”  In 2014 Finn moved to Rio de Janeiro and plunged head on into Brazilian choro music, studying with some of the most accomplished in the genre including Luís Barcelos, Nicolas Krassik and Pedro Paes. Gradually absorbing other Brazilian traditions such as forró, samba, and bossa nova, Canta, Violino! is the product of years of study and performance with Rio’s diverse musicians. Writes Brazilian percussion legend Airto Moreira of Chick Corea and Miles Davis:  “Its nice to see fresh, young musicians carrying on the traditions of Brazilian music. Finn Magill displays a love and authenticity that can fool you into thinking he is from Brazil. His style is playful and light, yet soulful and passionate. Congratulations!”  Magill merges his folk background and more than fifteen years of jazz study with the Brazilian musical language he has spent the last three years studying, all on an instrument seldom associated with Brazilian music: the violin. The result is uncharted territory for both the violin and Brazilian music.  Brazilian Strings Trio joins three of the most innovative instrumentalists on the contemporary Brazilian musical scene. Ted Falcon, mandolin and violin, Andrew Finn Magill, violin and Nando Duarte, 7 string guitar

Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased online from Lynchburg Tickets.
To learn more about Andrew Finn Magill visit his website…https://www.andrewfinnmagill.com/

To learn more about the Friends of the Bedford Library visit their website…http://friendsofbedfordlibrary.org/.

Dec
6
Fri
Friends of the Bedford Public Library Concert: Jonathan Byrd & The Pickup Cowboys @ Bedford Central Library
Dec 6 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Photo of Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Boys in a boxing ring with instruments.
The Friends of the Bedford Public Library present Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Boys live in concert!

Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists.   Between heartbreaking ballads and heart-lifting sing-alongs, the Cowboys entertain and get audiences involved in the show.

Byrd is a preacher’s son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, NC, known for literary, outsider songs that have become campfire favorites. The Chicago Tribune called Byrd “one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years.”

Joined on drums by Austin McCall (Kaira Ba, Violet Bell), and musical renaissance man Johnny Waken on guitar, saw, and mandolin, Byrd shares the often-missed, always poignant tales of the small people that make the world such a big place.

Tickets cost $15 and can be purchased online from Lynchburg Tickets.
To learn more about Andrew Finn Magill visit his website…https://www.andrewfinnmagill.com/

To learn more about the Friends of the Bedford Library visit their website…http://friendsofbedfordlibrary.org/.

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