Country music traditions harmonize at Voices Cafe
Published 6:09 am, Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Two performers will bring their individual styles of traditional Americana music May 9 to Voices Cafe at the Unitarian Church.
The show starts at 8 p.m. in the cafe, 10 Lyons Plains Road.
Byrd is a North Carolina flatpicker and a Texas songwriter, a Gulf War veteran, a preacher's son and an award-winning songwriter, while Barris is a Nashville songwriter with a "mountain soprano" voice, according to the press release.
Byrd brings together the Texas songwriting tradition with southern storytelling and hot guitar picking in the line of North Carolina greats Doc Watson and Tony Rice. He has released five solo albums with a variety of musical approaches, and an acoustic collaboration with fellow songwriter Diana Jones.
Of Barris, "Music Row Magazine" wrote: "Her soulful folk soprano is equal parts mountain rustic and ethereal poet." Barris has written songs covered by such artists as Kathy Mattea, Martina McBride and Lee Ann Womack.
Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children 12 and under are admitted free. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Seating is cabaret-style at tables.
For additional information about the concert, go to www.voicescafe.org or call 203-227-7205, ext.14.