Berea Center for the Arts Presents Sue Draheim & Wayde Blair

Berea Center for the Arts proudly presents Sue Draheim and Wayde Blair Friday, June 15 7:30 PM at the Berea Center for the Arts auditorium 315 Chestnut Street, Berea. Admission $7.00 ($3.00 for students).

Wayde Blair was born and raised in the East Kentucky coalfields just down the road from cousin Loretta Lynns “Coal Miners Daughter cabin”. His first 21 years was spent absorbing Appalachian mountain music, listening to and playing rural Bluegrass along with a taste of Haggard-tonk rock-n-roll filtered through southern country blues. He moved to Berkley in the fall of “69” to catch the tasil-end of the Summer of Love. Then he started to write his own neo-traditional songs. Now hes a genuine American troubadour and his songs have been published and heard in many countries around the world.

Sue Draheim is an excellent fidlle player, who joined Wayde Blair on his latest CD. Sue is a west coast gal, who spent six years in England where she had the pleasure and honor of recording with Richard Thompson of the famous folk-rock band Fairport Convention. Last year she joined some of the Berea Celtic Festival sessions. Not only will she join Wayde on stage, but she will feature some of her interpretations of Celtic music.

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