August and September News

Hello Friends and Fans,

It's been a while since we sent out a newsletter, and we're getting ready to be really busy, so here's an update that will take you through the middle of October!

But first a short recap: We had a wonderful time at the Blue Ridge Old-Time Week at Mars Hill College in June. Marshall took a couple fiddle classes on playing blues and rags, and Southern bowing techniques.  Lucy worked on old-time fingerpicking banjo.  We also had a wonderful time playing tunes with old friends and new at the Appalachian String Band Festival in Clifftop WV at the end of July/beginning of August. And we were honored to be invited to the opening of a new, permanent exhibit about Etta Baker and a new historical marker for her at the City of Morganton Municipal Auditorium (CoMMA). The next part of that will be a larger than life bronze statue of Etta Baker with a big concert next summer!  Keep your ears open as we know there are a lot of Etta Baker fans out there.

Coming up we are playing in various musical combinations, with the Wolf Moon String Band starting it off with a contradance at Landmark Hall this Friday, followed by Lucy and Marshall at the downtown Greenville Farmers market on Saturday.  The following Saturday, the BattleAxe Band will be at that same market. 

BattleAxe Band is kicking it up a notch in September, with not only two farmers markets, but also playing at the Saluda Grade Cafe, the BIG Sunrift sale, and a private event.  And you'll hear more about our CD plans soon!  BattleAxe Band news can be found at, and you can sign up for that band's newsletter at that link.

We end September with a short concert at the Greenville County Museum of Art.  The Museum always has a program on Sundays at 2, and always free. We love going there not only to play, but to look at the art as well.  The beginning of October will take us back to the Hub City Farmers Market to play with Fred and Pam Stoll as Hey for Four, and the following weekend we'll be playing for a contradance at Denver Downs, for all the folks who aren't lost in the corn maze. 

Hope to see you around town, and thank you for supporting live music!

Lucy and Marshall