May 8: Martha Spencer
If you love music rooted in the Appalachian tradition, you won’t want to miss the Martha Spencer Band! Coming to the Highland Center in Monterey, VA as part of the Arts Council’s Second Saturdays Series, Martha and her bandmates take the stage at 7 p.m. Limited seating is available and tickets can be purchased online by clicking here: TICKETS. The performance will also be live streamed on the Arts Council’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/HighlandCountyArtsCouncil.
Martha Spencer is a singer-songwriter, mountain musician and dancer from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. She grew up in the musical Spencer family and learned to play several instruments (guitar, fiddle, banjo, bass, dulcimer, mandolin) and flatfoot/clog at a young age. She performs and has recorded with various groups and has been involved with several roots music projects. She has played shows, festivals and led workshops across the US, Australia, UK, and Europe. Martha just released a solo album and has been included in articles in Rolling Stone Country, No Depression, Wide Open Country, Cowboys & Indians Magazine, Americana Highways, PopMatters and more.
To find out more about Martha Spencer or to listen to her music, follow the links below.
The Martha Spencer Band’s performance has been funded in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, and the CP Jones Trust.