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Scott Miller

Historic Masonic Theatre Celebrates 112-Year-Birthday with Scott Miller and Friends Show

 
Clifton Forge, VA (June 15, 2017) - The Historic Masonic Theatre will turn 112 years old on July 4, 2017 and an outstanding birthday celebration is planned for Saturday, July 1 with the talent of Virginian musician and song writer, Scott Miller; and friends, Trent Wagler and Robin and Linda Williams. Last year, Scott Miller served as headliner for the Theatre’s Grand Re-Opening Celebration. The Theatre welcomes Scott back to commemorate the one year anniversary of the re-opening. This time, Scott is bringing along a few of his friends, Trent Wagler (of The Steel Wheels) and Robin and Linda Williams to join him onstage to add even more musical magic to the evening.

Scott Miller’s writing is informed and fueled by his connection to his family land in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley. He truly is the sum of his ‘Southern place’: rural imagery, sin and salvation, defiant, rebellious, pathos and humor. He is currently working on new music, stepping up his touring with the Commonwealth’s Ladies Auxiliary (Rayna Gellert and Bryn K Davies) while finding a way to merge his life on the farm with his songwriting. “History is my jam”, states Miller. “The story is already there and all you need to do is find some connection with it and try to connect that to the listener.” 
Scott is paired with several musical celebrities for the anniversary celebration in the John E Hillert Theatre auditorium.


Proclaimed, "An Americana songmaster,” Virginian Trent Wagler’s hybrid of old timey country and bluegrass sense with funky blues and rock roots makes for a slappin' good time on anyone’s back porch or in this case, on the Masonic’s beautiful stage. You can hear Trent's unique vocal and lyrical stylings up and down the Mid-Atlantic Region with his band The Steel Wheels or some other company of misfits. He's played on the same stage as Adrienne Young and Little Sadie, John McCutcheon, and Carrie Newcomer and others.

For more than four decades now, Robin and Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, "a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with a wide-ranging melodicism." As live performers they are second to none. Their stirring concerts have earned them a huge body of fans over the years. But as gifted songwriters Robin and Linda have earned an even rarer honor, the devotion and deep respect of their musical peers. The list of artists who have covered their original songs include some of the greats of country music, names like Emmylou Harris, Tom T. Hall, George Hamilton IV, Tim and Mollie O’Brien, Mary Chapin Carpenter, Kathy Mattea and The Seldom Scene. Robin and Linda have made appearances on such major programs as "The Grand Old Opry," "Austin City Limits," "Music City Tonight," "Mountain Stage" and they continue to make frequent appearances on "A Prairie Home Companion."

July 1 is a day of celebration with the Celebration of Life for John Hillert at 11:00, and the Scott Miller and Friends Show at 8:00 pm. The audience is invited downstairs to the Underground Lounge and Café for birthday cake after the show. Tickets for the show may be purchased online at www.historicmasonictheatre.com, by calling the Box Office a 540 862 5655 or the evening of the performance. Tickets range from $25 to $30.

For more information about events at The Historic Masonic Theatre and Masonic Amphitheatre, please visit www.historicmasonictheatre or the Historic Masonic Theatre and Amphitheatre Facebook page.
Trent Wagler

Robin and Linda Williams

 

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