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Montana Skies to perform in Troubadour Series opener

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(SPECIAL NOTE TO THE WOFFORD COLLEGE COMMUNITY: Tickets to the concert are free, and there is special seating for members of the Wofford College community.  Simply indicate that you are a student or member of the faculty or staff to receive this seating.  Please remember, though, that seating is limited.) 

Program at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Chapman Cultural Center
SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Montana Skies, a classical guitar and electric cello duet, will open the Wofford College Troubadour Series at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at the Chapman Cultural Center in downtown Spartanburg.

The performance is presented in collaboration with the Spartanburg Arts Partnership and is free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Pick up tickets at the Chapman Cultural Center box office between noon and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Call 864-542-2787 for information.

Montana Skies is a duet of Jennifer and Jonathan Adams, who create a “new acoustic” sound with their pairing of cello, six-string electric cello, Spanish/classical guitar, and steel string guitar. These award-winning musicians delve into music from Pink Floyd and Rush to Vivaldi, House of the Rising Sun, and Bach, as well as their own originals that have been featured everywhere from NPR to the Travel Channel. Using a wide range of effects, Jennifer Adams’ blazing electric cello and Jonathan Adams’ guitar wizardry combine to create a sound that is truly remarkable.

For more information on Montana Skies, go to www.montanaskiesmusic.com.

Other upcoming performances in the Troubadour Series include:

Lecture by Matt Theado: Kerouac Meets Sandburg
Friday, Oct. 8 – 4 p.m., Sandor Teszler Library Gallery 

Matt Theado_Kerouac book 150wideDr. Matt Theado, associate professor of English at Gardner-Webb University in Boiling Springs, N.C., is author of two books, “Understanding Jack Kerouac” and “The Beats: A Literary Reference,” as well as numerous articles on Kerouac and the Beat Generation writers. Theado was an invited speaker in Lowell, Mass., Kerouac’s hometown, and at the University of Birmingham, England, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Kerouac’s “On the Road.”



 Buckland Duo: Classical Guitar and Piano
Saturday, Oct. 16 – 6:30 p.m., Leonard Auditorium, Main Building

James Buckland, an adjunct professor of guitar at Presbyterian College and Converse College, received his training at the University of Toronto under Elie Kassner; the University of Akron under Stephen Aron; and the University of South Carolina under Christopher Berg and Michael Cedric Smith. Karen Wisser Buckland is associate professor of music and director of keyboard studies at Presbyterian College. She received a bachelor of music degree in piano performance from Mansfield University and earned a master of music degree and a doctor of musical arts degree in piano pedagogy from the University of South Carolina. Her teachers include John Kenneth Adams, Raymond Dudley, William Goode and Max Camo.

Amy Burritt, Singer and Songwriter
Friday, Oct. 29 – 4 p.m., Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
Amy Burritt 183x120Amy Burritt’s last CD was released in 2008, but her songs keep coming as she continues to hit the Asheville, N.C., music scene with her creative lyrics and guitar accompaniment. The Carl Sandburg Home, National Historic Site in Flat Rock, N.C., is a frequent inspiration for her. For more information about Burritt, go to www.amyburritt.com.

Patrick Lui, Guitar
Friday, Nov. 19 – 4 p.m., Sandor Teszler Library Gallery
An artist with a reputation for embodying both depth and precision in his playing, guitarist Patrick Lui has established himself as both a notable performer and a gifted teacher. He has degrees Patrick Luifrom the North Carolina School of the Arts and Arizona State University and has attended the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. Lui has dedicated himself to the education of young guitarists and currently teaches at Weaver Academy for Performance and Visual Arts in Greensboro, N.C. For more information, go to www.patrickluiguitar.com.

For more information about the Wofford College Troubadour Series, click here, or contact Dr. Jhon Akers at akersjc@wofford.edu or 864-597-4262.