The Cornmaiz String Band will perform at the Jettie Baker Center on February 24 at 7 p.m.
Nouveau old-time family string band CornMaiz will take the Jettie Baker Center stage at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 24th. The band performs original music as well as traditional, old-time tunes from East Kentucky, and offers unique covers of famous songs. Hailing from four different mountain counties, the band features clawhammer banjo, mandolin, guitar, bass, fiddle, and three-part harmonies. Performances also include the exciting traditional Appalachian dance styles of flat-footing and clogging. This performance is brought to you by Pro-Art in conjunction with their 46th season. Tickets are $10 at the door and all children and students are free to attend. Patrons can make reservations at proartva.org.
CornMaiz seeks to present the evolving traditions of Appalachia and provide cultural perspectives and stories from their oft-stereotyped region, while sharing the fun and generous spirit of the genre. While there are many bands from all over performing traditional Appalachian music, CornMaiz believes there is something potent and precious about artists from the region representing their own culture and sharing the stories of where and how they learned the music.
Showcasing the best of Kentucky, CornMaiz is fiddler and multi-instrumentalist Zoey Barett, guitarist and percussionist Arlo Barnette, award-winning singer-songwriter and banjoist Carla Gover, and multi-instrumentalist Yani Vozos. The group has performed at festivals and events throughout Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, and at festivals abroad in Mexico, Wales, Ireland, and Serbia.
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