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"Close Harmonies" concerts to be held in Piney Flats

10BucsWorth men's ensemble

JOHNSON CITY (April 11, 2013) – Three of East Tennessee State University’s popular musical ensembles – 10BucsWorth, 12 Times a Lady and the ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band – will appear in concert on two consecutive nights in Piney Flats.

The “Close Harmonies” concerts will be held Friday and Saturday, April 19 and 20, at 7:30 p.m. both nights at Piney Flats First Baptist Church, 100 Cherry St.

The concerts wrap up the season for 10BucsWorth and 12 Times a Lady, the a cappella men’s and women’s vocal ensembles in the ETSU Department of Music.  Under the direction of Dr. Zachary Marshall, the members of 10BucsWorth will perform numbers from their Southern gospel repertoire, while the women of 12 Times a Lady will sing songs they presented during their March tour of London.

The ETSU Bluegrass Pride Band, part of the university’s Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies, will collaborate with the men’s and women’s ensembles on several numbers.  Directed by Daniel Boner, who – like Marshall – is a former 10BucsWorth member, the Bluegrass Pride Band is comprised of virtuosic student performers, with many years of professional experience accounted to each.  Over the course of the program’s history, this acclaimed band has performed at venues across the United States and around the world, and appeared with such noted artists as Alison Krauss, Del McCoury, Dan Tyminski, Ralph Stanley, Ricky Skaggs, Doyle Lawson and the late Porter Wagoner. 

The concert will also feature “a few not-to-be-missed surprises.”  Admission is $10.

For more information or special assistance for those with disabilities, call the ETSU Department of Music at (423) 439-4276.