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Center Stage Concert Series: Laura Boosinger & Josh Goforth

May 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Thursday, May 23

6:00 PM



Click here to purchase tickets to Laura Boosinger & Josh Goforth.


Cash bar will be available.



Special thanks to individual show sponsor: Brownie & Bubba Plaster


Special thanks to 2024 season sponsors: Donald & Carla Beam Family Foundation & JT Scruggs



About Laura Boosinger & Josh Goforth:


“She’s hugely popular in Scotland”, said BBC Radio Scotland’s Iain Anderson when he announced that Laura Boosinger would be touring extensively in Scotland after her appearances at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival. …And he was right.


Laura has won glowing reviews wherever she appears and is blessed with an ‘essence of the mountains’ spirit that can take you back to the good old days when folks used to huddle around the radio. It’s said that people who haven’t seen her ‘live’ should prepare themselves for a “goosepimples experience”. Long ago established as one of the classier performers on the Appalachian old-time circuit, she has developed a faithful following in Europe since first touring here back in 2004. Last year, it was standing room only again everywhere she appeared , thanks to a stage presence, sweet voice and playing style, whether on clawhammer banjo, autoharp or guitar, that few can match. Laura has also been featured at The Museum of Appalachia, The Smithsonian Folklife Festival and Merlefest.


Laura will be in the company of Josh Goforth, an outstanding musician, acclaimed fiddler, guitar picker and mandolin player, also from North Carolina, who has recorded in his own right and is in hot demand as a session player. Josh was raised in Madison County, NC, a community full of traditional musicians including his cousin Sheila Kay Adams the seventh-generation ballad singer and storyteller, who introduced him to the old-time music traditions of the region. His reputation led him to land an appearance in the film Songcatcher as Fiddlin’ Will and he contributed several pieces to the soundtrack. In 2000 and 2003 and 2005, he was named Fiddler of the Festival at the legendary Fiddler’s Grove competition. Josh has been retired from the festival competition deemed a “Master Fiddler.” Josh has garnished his first Grammy nomination…certainly not his last!


Laura and Josh have just released their first duo CD. Reviews are rolling in.


For more information: lauraboosinger.com




** All tickets are non-refundable but can be transferred to others. **


May 23
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm