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On THURSDAY, MARCH 19, 2015 at 7:30pm

at the Black Mountain Center for the Arts.

Call now for tickets:  $65.    828/669-0930

The Black Mountain Center for the Arts is please to present National Heritage Fellowship recipient Andy Statman and Grammy winning Americana artist Tim O’Brien and  together on Thursday, March 19 at 7:30 pm in the Arts Center’s theater space located at 225 W. State Street. The cost for this very special concert event is $65. Seating is limited. To purchase tickets call the Arts Center at 828-669-0930.

This will be the third time Andy Statman has graced the Arts Center stage with his virtuoso mandolin and clarinet artistry. Executive Director Gale Jackson said, “Andy just loves the intimacy of our theater space. Last year Andy and his Trio lit up the room. The audience was treated to an incredibly diverse night of jazz and bluegrass. This year we couldn’t be happier that Tim O’Brien is joining Andy. Offering the talents of such accomplished musicians to our community is a real honor.”

The New York Times says, “Andy Staman is a master of two idioms linked only by their demand for virtuosity and their down-home origins.” Genius of both klezmer clarinet and bluegrass mandolin, Statman first played at the Arts Center in 2007. That same year he was nominated for a Grammy in the country instrumental category for his version of Bill Monroe’s “Rawhide” on the album East Flatbush Blues. In 2012, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded Statman the National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts.

In 2013, the Andy Statman Trio, comprised of Statman on mandolin, Jim Whitney on bass and Larry Eagle on percussion released the critically acclaimed album Superstring Theory with fiddler Michael Cleveland and guitarist Tim O’Brien. Since then the musicians have been getting together for special concert dates around the country. In that same year Wheeling native O’Brien was inducted into the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame. In 1993 and 2006 he was the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Male Vocalist of the Year, and in 2013 his album Memories and Moments (with Darrell Scott) reached number two on the Bluegrass Chart.

Both men are family and community minded; their ability to master multiple instruments and genre draws the respect of peers and audiences. Most recently, O’Brien has been performing before capacity crowds in the band of Mark Knopfler, who described O’Brien as “a master of American folk music, Irish music, Scottish music – it doesn’t matter; a fine songwriter and one of my favorite singers.”  Paul Shaffer said of Statman, “He is impeccable in everything he does…He plays all the styles he plays with equal prowess. He is a consummate musician.”

Musicians of this caliber typically play much larger venues. The Arts Center has only 90 seats and is acoustically ideal for enjoying the talents of such acclaimed musicians.




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for our 10th ANNUAL AUCTION for the ARTS!!!

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Auction for the Arts Annual Fundraiser

3/7 @6pm  $25 reservations $30 day of auction

Emerging Artists Show in the Upper Gallery

Opening Reception:  3/15 @ 3-4pm

Special Concert with Andy Statman and Tim O’Brien

3/19 @ 7:30 $65


Plein Air Painting workshop with Cheryl Keefer

4/9 & 4/10 from 9am-4pm

In the Upper Gallery 4/12 – 5/1: Artwork by residents at the

Black Mountain NeuroMedical Treatment Center: Residents Exhibit

Opening reception 4/12 @ 3-4pm

 Concert: Musician Robin Bullock

4/18 @ 7:30 $20

Worldwide Pinhole Photography Day

4/26 @ 1-4pm


Art in Bloom Exhibit in the Gallery begins 5/8

 Front Porch Theatre presents

Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling

5/8 & 5/9 @ 7:30pm 5/10 @ 3pm

5/15 & 5/16 @ 7:30 pm 5/17 @ 3pm