Verita Bella Productions Presents:
Megan McGarry & The Stapletons in Concert
Saturday, April 7, 2018
6:30pm – Doors open and reception
7:00pm – The Stapletons
7:45pm – Intermission
8:00pm – Megan McGarry
Megan McGarry is an award-winning, multi-instrumentalist, a notable vocalist, and a very talented song-writer. This twenty-one-year-old, Pennsylvania-born, ever-smiling songstress radiates positivity and is bringing American roots music to a new generation. In musical partnership with her father, Chris McGarry, the two light up the stage with their infectious musical enthusiasm. Combining the rich sounds of claw-hammer banjo, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, and Megan’s naturally strong, yet emotionally sensitive vocals, the duo performs a fun and engaging blend of old-time tunes, bluegrass standards, and original songs.
Megan’s writing explores engaging narratives. Her discography includes songs that present tales both true and made-up, as well as songs that explore the world of emotions. She joins these authentic lyrical stories to unique, traditionally-informed musical ideas. Her writing adds a distinguished and charming element to their repertoire. More information here.
The Stapletons are a husband and wife, harp and guitar duo. Together, they write baroque folk rich with hints of Appalachian balladry, Delta blues, and echoes of the English folk revival movement. Blues-driven harp and guitar arrangements topped by ethereal vocal harmonies combine to create a wondrous sound.
Casey, a mariachi from LA married Kate, who grew up in Middle Ridge, WI. Swept into sooty post-industrial Pittsburgh, The Stapletons set about reconciling their many cultural clashes and started a brood of children. Six years later they sat down one morning in the kitchen with a Celtic harp and a Mexican guitar and began writing music. Their unique, chamber folk style features blues driven harp riffs, tightly interwoven vocals, and ethereal harmonies. Inspired by their home surrounded by civil war ghosts, this husband wife duo write intricate songs that bring the past alive, illuminate the present, and lift listeners into the stars. More information here.
Senior Advance (65+) $10
Student Advance $10
General Admission Advance $12.50
Ticket prices increase by $5 on day of event.
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