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Director of Communications and Development 

Duffield, VA, 02/01/2022 – On Monday, April 4, 2022 at 7pm, guests will enjoy a live concert celebrating old time, blues and bluegrass music at The Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts on the campus of Emory & Henry College in Emory Virginia. 100% of all proceeds benefit Appalachian Sustainable Development. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Children 12 and under are $5. Seating is limited and tickets are now available online: Tickets can also be purchased in person at the McGlothlin Center box office during certain open hours. For more information, call the box office at (276) 944-6333. A photo ID, face masks, proof of Covid-19 vaccination or negative test within 72 hours of the event are required for admittance.

The concert is presented by The United Company Foundation. Additional financial support provided by: JA Street, Six Rivers Media, Blue Ridge Beverage Company, Chinquapin Designs, Davenport Financial, Emory & Henry College, Food City, Hampton Inn of Abingdon, WEHC, A Likely Yarn, Abingdon Olive Oil Company, BurWil Construction, Electric Hardwoods, HBC, CPA’s, Holston Medical Group, HVAC, Inc., and The Polished Diamond.   

Abingdon Virginia resident, Jack Hinshelwood is the event host and he brings together 12 remarkable artists who are releasing a new recording containing 22 tracks from their recent collaboration to celebrate three distinct but connected musical traditions -bluegrass, old time and blues. The concert will feature recognized masters of these music forms including Phil Wiggins, Rob Ickes, Trey Hensley, Butch Robins, Ivy Phillips, Scott Freeman, Jacob Eller, Debbie Yates, Sandy Shortridge, and Jack Hinshelwood as host. A special feature of the concert will include two European artists, uilleann piper Ronan Browne from Ireland and euphonium maestro Steven Mead from England, performing via YouTube.  

The concert is the result of a recording project by the same name, a 22-track anthology of old time, bluegrass, and blues music that is being released with this event. “These songs and tunes have been gathering in my repertoire for about 50 years, hence the title of the concert. Many of the artists who played on the recording are part of the live concert and we will share selected tracks from the recording, as well as additional numbers that feature these remarkable artists.” says Jack Hinshelwood the recording producer. 

About The Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts

The Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts fulfills Emory & Henry College’s mission to increase excellence by utilizing the arts to affirm the liberal arts curriculum. A variety of activities are offered that contribute to the intellectual growth of Emory & Henry students by challenging ideas and issues that lead to critical thinking. With state-of-the-art technology, the McGlothlin Center for the Arts is a home to complement classroom studies with a professional performing art series and gallery schedule, as well as, student and faculty presentations in music, theatre and the visual arts. The Woodrow W. McGlothlin Center for the Arts honors the memory of Mr. McGlothlin, a 1937 Emory & Henry graduate and longtime beloved benefactor of the College. For more information, visit:

About Appalachian Sustainable Development (ASD)

Living Better. Locally. It’s what drives ASD’s commitment to propel its mission to build a thriving regional food and agriculture system that creates healthy communities, respects the planet, and cultivates profitable opportunities for Appalachians. Since 1995, ASD has been working in Central Appalachia, providing hope, and making a difference for the people who call the region home. What began as opportunities for struggling tobacco farmers to grow fruits and vegetables have become lasting solutions to regional challenges that impact economic development, workforce development, food access, health, and wellness. Over the years, ASD has expanded its reach from northeast TN and southwest VA to include partners in WV, OH and KY, enabling the organization to bring resources back to the region. For more information, visit:

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