AFHA Concert Series:
Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller with Gerry Milnes Wednesday February 25, 2015
Jesse Milnes & Emily Miller with Gerry Milnes
at the Darden Mill
Wednesday February 25, 2015
Suggested Donation $10
AFHA's 2015 Darden Mill concert series continues with Jesse Milnes and Emily Miller with Gerry Milnes. Jesse and Emily perform country and old-time music, singing close harmony with Jesse's unique finger-picked guitar style and a healthy dose of old-time fiddling. Emily was raised playing and singing Louvin Brothers and Stanley Brothers songs with her parents while they traveled the world as journalists. She is now lead singer and twin fiddler in the country band, the Sweetback Sisters, and spends much of her time on the road. Jesse grew up in the world of West Virginia old-time music, learning from masters like Melvin Wine and Ernie Carpenter as well as his father, Gerry Milnes, who will join them for the second half of the concert. Jesse also toured for many years with the Sweetback Sisters, but now primarily plays fiddle for square dancing.
Gerry Milnes recently retired after serving twenty five years as Folk Arts Coordinator with the Augusta Heritage Center, where he produced numerous audio recordings and films documenting the music and folklife of West Virginia. He also plays in the renowned West Virginia stringband Gandydancer.