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Burritt on the Mountain to host Shane Adkins for Coffeehouse Concert series

Burritt on the Mountain and the Huntsville Traditional Music Association have announced the return of the Coffeehouse Series, bringing monthly Coffeehouse Concerts back to the Old Country.

Shane Adkins will kick the series off with his world class talent to the January coffeehouse stage on Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m.

Shane is an outstanding performer, showcasing extraordinary guitar skills, a captivating baritone voice and memorable, original songs. He was recently inducted into the 2022 National Thumbpickers Hall of Fame. In 2003, Shane won the International “Home of the Legends” Thumbpicking Contest in Muhlenberg County, KY and in September 2005, he won the International Fingerstyle Guitar Championship in Winfield, Kansas.

Shane writes historical songs that tell intriguing stories, funny songs full of laughs and touching songs that tug at the heart strings. Shane was inspired by Mose Rager, a thumbpicking pioneer who also influenced Merle Travis and Chet Atkins. Shane promotes thumb and fingerstyle guitar because he believes it is an American musical art form that should be preserved and shared.

In January 2002, he performed his “Beans and Taters” on the Grand Ole Opry with Mike Snider. Shane has produced six outstanding albums, including his latest – Guitar Avenue. Shane will have some of his cds at the coffeehouse, so be sure to bring some cash for those.

Chase Creek Strings will open the coffeehouse at 7:00.

Chase Creek Strings is composed of Jack Ellis on guitar and vocals, Sue Huffman on autoharp and vocals, Bill Cassels on fiddle and Stephanie Clark on fiddle and vocals. These longtime HTMA members have performed locally and regionally in numerous bands, bringing a mix of American folk music from the 19th and 20thcenturies, traditional songs of Appalachia, Irish ballads, and old-time gospel.

Advance tickets can be purchased at https://huntsvillefolk.org/ for $10.

This will guarantee that you will not be turned away at the door if the capacity of the church is exceeded. In addition, season tickets for all 10 coffeehouses are also available this year for $90, saving $10. Tickets will also be available at the door, starting at 6:30, for $10 cash, unless we are at full capacity. Children 12 and under continue to be free when accompanied by an adult.

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