Musical Group Josephine County to Appear at MCTA PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 12 February 2018 16:17

Josephine CountyFrostburg State University’s Mountain City Traditional Arts will host acoustic powerhouse Josephine County on Friday, Feb. 23, at 7:30 p.m. at 25 E. Main St. in Frostburg. The live entertainment is free and open to the public with a suggested donation of $15.

Josephine County offers a bit of everything, including French Canadian, bluegrass, Irish, country music and more. Featuring award-winning fiddler and singer Erica Brown Shipman, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Matt Shipman, traditional Irish flute player and singer Hanz Araki and guitarist, bodran player and singer Colleen Raney, Josephine County combines the talents of four powerful traditional musicians into one exceptional musical experience.

Erica Shipman dedicated herself to traditional music at a very young age. Her talent for combining the precision of classical music with the spontaneity of country and bluegrass fiddle makes for a fun-filled performance.

Matt Shipman’s love of traditional music is apparent in his mastery of bluegrass, country and Irish styles of playing. His detailed and thoughtful guitar, mandolin and banjo playing captivates and delights audiences nationwide.

Araki is known worldwide for his fresh and innovative approach. His musical sensibility, inspired as well as disciplined, has made him a household name from the U.S. to Japan.

Among the finest interpreters of traditional songs of her generation, Raney brings warmth and authenticity to music from Ireland, Appalachia, Scotland and beyond.

For more information, email MCTA at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call 301-687-8040.

Dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of the traditional arts in the mountain region, MCTA is a program of FSU, supported in part by the Maryland Traditions Program of the Maryland State Arts Council.

FSU is committed to making all of its programs, services and activities accessible to persons with disabilities. To request accommodations through the ADA Compliance Office, call 301-687-4102 or use a Voice Relay Operator at 1-800-735-2258.

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