MADISON, WI (CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Some looked forward to 2009 as the year of change, while others argue it's the same-old, same old.
Ironically, the two themes will fuse Dec 10 when the Four Lakes Traditional Music Collective presents two innovatively charged, traditional music groups at the High Noon Saloon in Madison.
Mountain Heart (from Nashville) and The Hot Seats (from Richmond, VA) simultaneously illustrate their own breakthroughs in traditional music, while reaching into the genre's roots. Perhaps each groups' sound is not your average pick-and-grin, but rather the echo each others’ holler across the wide gorge from which they came.
Both bands make their Madison debut as part of the 2009/10 Sugar Maple Concert Series.
Organizers regard the concert series as a year-round celebration of the past, present and future of the annual summer Sugar Maple Festival, where a broad spectrum of traditional music from Appalachia to Zydeco is featured and performed by the local, regional and national artists who perfect them.
The remainder of the 2009/10 Sugar Maple Concert Series lineup has yet to be announced, but the concerts often expose performers that have, or will play, the festival stage. Organizers expect several shows through April 2010 when the 7th Annual Sugar Maple Music Festival lineup, discount tickets and camping passes are released. A portion of the Sugar Maple Concert Series' proceeds help produce the annual festival, which takes place in 2010 on August 6-7 at Lake Farm County Park in Madison. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers