Lowcountry Friends of Old Time Music is proud to present an evening of Old Time tunes and songs performed by West Virginia musician Rachel Eddy. With vocals, fiddle, banjo, and guitar Rachel's music offers a rich sampling of traditional old-time music. In 2011, Rachel was a winner of the Traditional Stringband contest at the Appalachian String Band Music Festival at Clifftop, WV. Rachel played for many years in old-time string bands in West Virginia. In 2008, she moved to Nashville, TN, to make her solo record, "Hand on the Plow," backed by Tim O'Brien, Mark Schatz, and more. She began receiving international attention with its release in 2009 and was described by Pete Peterson of the Old Time Herald as, “a dynamic old-time singer and banjo player with a strong artistic vision."
Rachel was born and raised in rural WV near Morgantown, where her father got her started playing the fiddle as a little girl. Pretty soon she realized that it was more fun making old time string band music than just about anything else. Rachel now performs on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass. She lived in Sweden the past few years, traveling with Uncle Earl, the popular American all-girl old-time supergroup. In addition to being a performer, Rachel is passionate about teaching. She has taught fiddle, banjo and guitar at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins WV, at Sore Fingers Summer school in the UK, and different various weekend workshops from the hills of West Virginia to Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, London and Wales. She enjoys teaching future generations about the unique music that she loves so much.
Rachel’s love of music comes from the heart and she loves every part of her job, from performing to educating dedicated students, and the electrifying charge of leading large jam sessions around the world! Over the years, she has had the honor of sharing stages, workshops and recording sessions with the likes of Tim O’Brien, Erynn Marshall, Dirk Powell, Adam Hurt, Rayna Gellert, Russ Barenberg, Bruce Molsky, and Mark Schatz, She has four full length albums : The Morgantown Rounders (2006), Hand on the Plow (2008 solo), Chilly Winds (2010 duo with Kristian Herner), and Nothin’ But Corn (2014 solo).
Admission for the Concert will be $15.00 per person, paid at the door. Doors open at 7 PM.
Since seating will be limited, please RSVP with your contact information and the number of seats you would like to have held for you and your party. RSVP using the Contact Form on this website, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Saturday March 3rd.
A Jam Session will follow the Concert, from 9 PM to 10:30 PM.
Rachels CDs will be available for purchase.