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The Blue Ridge Music Center
700 Foothills Rd
Galax, VA 24333
Milepost 213 on
The Blue Ridge Parkway

Music Center Info Call:
(276) 236-5309
Concert & Ticket Info Call:
(866) 308-2773 x 212

info@blueridgemusiccenter.org

2020 Hours of Operation:

Open Thurs.-Mon., May 1-24
Open daily, May 24 - November 1
10 a.m. - 5 p.m

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Women in Bluegrass & American Roots Music

Ley Line & Shay Martin Lovette 

Saturday, July 18th @ 7:00 PM

$15 Adult - General Admission 
Children 12 and Under - Free

Ley Line

Ley Line

Four voices coalesce, rooted in rhythm. Raised on the North American traditions of blues, folk, and soul and inspired by their world travels, the four women of Ley Line transcend genres and languages. Ley Line creates a global soundscape; blending influences from Brazil, Latin America and West Africa. Dynamic harmonies run like a current through textures of stand up bass, guitar, ukulele and world percussion. With strong ties to world folklore traditions, Ley Line’s multilingual compositions evoke the beauty of the human experience through our connection to nature and each other.

Ley Line is the musical merging of two duos. Austinites Kate Robberson and Emilie Basez met twin sisters Madeleine and Lydia Froncek at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival in 2013. Since reuniting in Austin in 2016, Ley Line has been weaving together their individual journeys into a collective vision to unite audiences around the world. Their eclectic music explores balance and harmony between the unique perspectives of the four songwriters and instrumentalists.

The band’s debut album Field Notes released in 2016 is a compilation of original songs and world folk songs from Brazil. In the summer of 2017, the women of Ley Line returned to Brazil to further explore the roots of their musical inspiration. Over the course of three months, they traveled over 3,000 miles playing shows and capturing video footage and inspiration for their upcoming album. The visual album to be released in the spring of 2020 will incorporate original music and imagery inspired by the natural beauty, folklore and rich musical traditions of Brazil.

leylinesound.com

Shay Martin Lovette 

Shay Martin Lovette

Shay Martin Lovette is a singer-songwriter originating in the foothills of Appalachia in North Carolina. He has placed in nationally recognized songwriting competitions like Merlefest's Chris Austin Songwriting Competition and Telluride's Troubadour Songwriting Competition. He has performed at music festivals such as Merlefest, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, and Carolina in the Fall.

Shay Martin Lovette is a singer-songwriter originating in the foothills of Appalachia in North Carolina. He has placed in nationally recognized songwriting competitions like Merlefest's Chris Austin Songwriting Competition and Telluride's Troubadour Songwriting Competition. He has performed at music festivals such as Merlefest, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, and Carolina in the Fall.

His first CD, Swift Drifter was released in 2019 and Shay and his band won first place in the 2019 Merlefest Band Contest.

shaymartinlovette.com