Evergreen Series Presents Steven Moore & Friends in Concert

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stevenmoore-smThe Evergreen Arts and Humanities Series of Washington State Community College will present the 4th program of its 13th season featuring Steven Moore & Friends in concert.

Banjo player Steven Moore is a music-talent scholar and biochemistry student at Marietta College. Moore first began taking lessons with the banjo when he was eight years old, and since then has won several banjo championships, including the 2008 US National Bluegrass Banjo Championship when he was only 17 years old. Last summer, he won the 2011 RockyGrass Banjo Championship in Lyons, Colorado.

Elements of swing, jazz, bluegrass, old-time, celtic, and Americana are evident in Moore’s progressive banjo style. He has assembled a “super band” of fellow young musicians to perform with him at the Evergreen series concert. Members include Etienne Cremiuex (fiddle), James Seliga (mandolin), Andrew Conley (cello), Swanagan Ray (guitar), and Andrew Bonnis (bass, ukulele).

All 20-25 years-old, this band promises to deliver a fantastic combination of grass-roots based music. From note-for-note duets and harmonies to improvised leads, these musicians will perform both well-coordinated, synchronized arrangements, as well as jam-session style arrangements.

“I’d like to think we’re forming our very own band equivalent to Strength in Numbers, a “newgrass” group that released ‘The Telluride Session’,” says Moore. “We’re all really excited for this opportunity to finally put together this dream-band of young, talented musicians. I’ve met many musicians over the years and have always wanted to assemble a band of the best of them and this is it – a hand-selected bunch of guys I chose individually, based upon their abilities and drive to play.”

In addition to the concert by Steven Moore & Friends, the evening will serve as the opening for the Winter Quarter Art Exhibit sponsored by the Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series, featuring the works of Parkersbrug multi-media artist, Amy Johnson, and Marietta resident, John Rossi. The public is invited to the opening reception, beginning at 7 p.m. prior to the concert at 8 p.m.

The concert is free and open to the public and begins at 8 p.m. on Saturday, January 21st, in the Graham Auditorium on the Washington State campus. To reserve seat passes in advance, call Tanya Wilder at 740.374.8716 ext. 2107, or email her at twilder@wscc.edu.

The Evergreen Arts & Humanities Series is funded in part by ARTSBRIDGE United Arts Fund. In addition, this project is supported in part by the Ohio River Border Initiative, a joint project of the Ohio Arts Council and the West Virginia Commission on the Arts.

The Series at Washington State serves as a primary source for the community to experience locally, nationally and internationally renowned performers and view the works of local artists. Learn more about the slate of programs for the Series’ 13th season by visiting www.wscc.edu/evergreenah, becoming a friend of the Series on Facebook or by contacting Tanya Wilder at Washington State at 740.374.8716, ext. 2107.

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