The Pistol River Concert Association welcomes The Evie Ladin Band to the Pistol River Friendship Hall at 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22.
The venue is at 24252 Carpenterville Road in Pistol River.
The group’s leader, Evie Ladin, grew up in the suburban east, but also immersed in Appalachia music. She developed traditional claw-hammer banjo picking skills, and a songwriting ability based in the bluegrass tradition. Ladin often adds a little dancing to the mix.
Keith Terry is an upright bassist and backup vocalist, but his specialty is body percussion. He is the founder of the International Body Music Festival, has performed as a rhythmic dancer, and served as an educator in both these fields. He was on the faculty at UCLA for seven years where he taught courses exploring relationships between music and dance.
Erik Pearson brings almost 30 years of music industry song-writing, guitar and claw-hammer banjo playing to round out the group. Pearson has worked with dozens of artists throughout the country, including award-winning recordings with story teller Diane Ferlatte.
The Evie Ladin Band’s debut album earned recognition as the Americana Album of the Year by the Independent Music Awards Vox Pop Vote. They have performed on “A Prairie Home Companion,” at the Kennedy Center, in numerous festivals and venues across the US, as well as for audiences in Australia, Scotland, Indonesia and Nigeria.
Tickets are $20 and available at Wright’s Custom Framing and Art Supplies in Brookings and at Gold Beach Books in Gold Beach. Tickets may also be reserved by calling 541-247-2848, or on line at www.pistolriver.com.