Join Josh Goforth and Sheila Kay Adams for Midnight Cabaret on Friday, October 5 from 10:30 pm until midnight in the College Street Tent. Not recommended for children. All ticket sales are final.
Josh Goforth was already playing piano at four years old, but it was his 6th grade experience seeing Sheila Kay Adams that inspired his interest in his musical heritage.
Master of nearly 20 instruments and best-known for his fiddling, Goforth is a highly accomplished old-time, bluegrass and swing musician. His credits include playing for the soundtrack and movie, Songcatcher, and a Grammy nomination with David Holt. He has performed in every U.S. state and abroad, including at Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry.
“Josh Goforth is a super star in waiting. He shows the same promise I saw in Ricky Skaggs and Vince Gill in the 70s.” – Hugh Sturgill, producer
Seventh generation ballad singer Sheila Kay Adams hails from a Western North Carolina mountain community, and delights in passing on the rich musical heritage and stories of her ancestors.
Adams is the author of two books: Come Go Home with Me, winner of the North Carolina Historical Society’s award for historical fiction, and the novel, My Old 1 Love. Her many honors include North Carolina’s highest award for the arts, the North Carolina Heritage Award, and the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts, the NEA National Heritage Fellowship Award. Adams has performed across the nation and abroad, including appearances at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.
“An accomplished claw hammer style banjo player and a delightful raconteur of mountain life. Her artistry conveys a powerful sense of family and place.” – North Carolina Arts Council