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Uncle Henry's Favorites on Sunset Road

Uncle Henry's Favorites on Sunset Road
Friday, February 23, 2007, 6PM

Uncle Henry's Favorites will be appearing on Sunset Rd, Friday Feb 23rd at around 6pm, prior to their appearance in concert at the new 214 Community Arts Center in Charlottesville on Saturday, February 24, 2007 8:00pm.

Appearing also will be the newly formed Naked Creek. The concert will be held at 214 Rugby Road, Charlottesville. All proceeds go to 214 Community Arts Center.

February 24 will be a homecoming concert for Uncle Henry's Favorites, who have fiddled and sung their traditional old-time music together since 1985. The band started playing together informally in the 1970's, primarily at jam sessions at 214 and at local dances.

Pete Vigour (banjo, guitar, fiddle), Ellen Vigour (mandolin, dancer caller), Jim Childress (fiddle, guitar), and Mark Beall (bass) have developed their own distinctive blend of fiddle tunes, old country songs, skits, and ballads. Uncle Henry's Favorites are active in the Charlottesville Friends of Old-Time Music (C-FOOT) and the Charlottesville Tune School (C- TUNES), new organizations at 214.

Opening the show will be the newly-formed band Naked Creek, with versatile fiddler Aaron Olwell and a hot rhythm section of Marc Perdue, banjo, Lorie Lichtenwalner, guitar, and Rachel Vigour, bass.

The 214 Community Arts Center is newly organized to operate a vibrant, non-profit community arts center, particularly focusing on promoting and supporting traditional music and dance and providing opportunities for education, participation, performance, and community outreach.

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