Saturday, July 20
Doors open at 3:30pm
Two exceptional musicians and entertainers, Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth are no strangers to the Earl Scruggs Center. This duo will light up the Great Hall with a fun set of old-time favorites, originals, a little swing and duet harmonies.
Boosinger possesses an “essence of the mountains” spirit that takes you back to the old days when folks huddled around the radio. Her concert performances and recordings have earned for her a well-deserved reputation as one of North Carolina’s most talented singers and interpreters of the music of the Southern region. From discovering the banjo as a college student at Warren Wilson to her current role as director of the Madison County Arts Council and consultant to the Blue Ridge Music Trails, she’s a whirlwind of mountain music activity.
Goforth is an acclaimed fiddler, guitar picker and mandolin player from Madison County, N.C. It seems he was born musical, playing piano in church at the age of four and catching the spark of traditional music in the 6th grade after hearing a performance by Sheila Kay Adams. He was “Fiddling Will” in the 2000 film, “Songcatcher,” and earned the title of “Master Fiddler” in 2005 from the iconic Fiddler’s Grove Festival after winning the competition three times. Goforth garnered a Grammy nomination in 2009 for his collaboration album with David Holt, “Cutting Loose.” His musicianship, positive energy and big smile warm stages around the world.