The Front Porch, in partnership with James Monroe’s Highland, will host the 3rd annual Tuesday Tunes, a five-part series of sunset concerts at the home of President James Monroe. These performances are a perfect opportunity to bring the family out with blanket and chairs in tow to enjoy music from Virginia and the mid-Atlantic region!
Doors open at 6pm, music starts at 6:30pm.
Tickets: Individual $8 advance/$10 door, Families $20 advance/$25 door
The Onlies (Leo Shannon, Riley Calcagno, and Sami Braman) are prominent young interpreters of Old-time appalachian music. They have also developed an individual sound, with original songs that “demonstrate an enviable ability to move beyond the immediacy of their lives to touch at deeper truths, and…covers of traditional songs and tunes (that) harken to the original but are unleashed with the kind of wild, free abandon that only youth provides” (Kithfolk). Their albums have charted on radio stations around the country, and they have had the opportunity to perform and collaborate with Elvis Costello, Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, Laurie Lewis, Altan, Tristan Clarridge, and John Herrmann. In recent years, the Onlies have found a musical center in Old Time Appalachian stringband music, and their fiddle, banjo, and guitar playing have become a fixture in a generation of young people who are studying and engaging with the old time tradition. The Onlies are a powerful force in the present and future of folk and traditional music.
Vivian Leva is a singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Lexington, VA. She grew up singing and playing traditional Appalachian and country music and attending fiddle festivals with her family. When she was nine, she began performing with her father, James Leva, and at 15, she was featured on her father’s album, ” All Over the Map,” which included one of Vivian’s original songs. In 2014 she traveled to France with the collaborative troupe, The Lost Tribe of Country Music, which included James Leva, Danny Knicely, Al Tharp, Cedric Watson, Jerron Paxton, Matthew Olwell, Emily Oleson, and Matty Gordon (http://www.losttribeofcountrymusic.com/article). In 2016, Vivian performed and taught with her mother, Carol Elizabeth Jones, at Voice Works in Port Townsend, WA, and has most recently been performing with several classic Honky Tonk bands in Greensboro and Asheville, North Carolina.