Appearing at Pebble Hill
February 9, 2013 at 2:00 P.M.
The Big Room at Pebble Hill's Main House
“The particular genius of Kathy Mattea is to call up the touchstones of hope and heartbreak that we all carry in our pockets.“
– Barbara Kingsolver
Appalachian: of a wild and beautiful mountain land, a genre of distinctly American music, and for many, the deep roots of family. For Kathy Mattea, Appalachian represents an essential piece of her musical education and heritage. Her recent release, Calling Me Home, is a collection of songs that celebrate the Appalachian culture of her native West Virginia. Ms. Mattea says, “This album is about home.”
Kathy Mattea has gathered songs and stories of bravery, pride, and grief that further define and describe the life and times of her home. GRAMMY®-nominated COAL (2008) was her first step in discovering this vast and rich genre of music that producer Marty Stuart described as, “in her blood,” taking her back to the lore of family stories, her place, and her people.
Ms. Mattea’s concerts present her new and most recent material alongside her Top 20 radio hits: from the signature ballad Where’ve You Been? to the bluesy 455 Rocket to the iconic Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses. Long known as an impeccable song catcher, her seventeen albums are woven with bluegrass, gospel, and Celtic influences, and have garnered multiple Country Music Association Awards, Academy of Country Music Awards, and GRAMMY® Awards.
This concert is part of the 7 Days of Opening Night series. To buy tickets, follow this link or call 850-644-6500
[excerpt taken from the 7 Days of Opening Nights website]