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Winter Folk Festival Benefit Concert Held Jan. 31

BOONE–The Department of English at Appalachian State University will present a Winter Folk Festival Benefit Concert Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

The concert will include old time and early bluegrass music played by faculty members and students in the Department of English and friends of the department.

Performers scheduled to appear include:

Alex Hooker’s Fever City Boys: Alex Hooker, Tony McGuire, John Sullivan and Bryan DuVarneyJon Hill and fellow students from the Department of English and the Appalachian Studies Program

The Lost Faculties: Appalachian State faculty members Bob White, Tom White and Ed Midget

Laurel Creek String Band: Cecil Greganus, Susie Winters and Rick Stone

Round Peak Visitors with Kirk and Lisa Sutphin

Lisa Baldwin and Dave Haney (and other members of the bluegrass band Dirt Road)

Donavan Cain, Trish Kilby, and Lucas Paisley

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and will be available at the door.

Advance tickets may be purchased and additional donations contributed by a check, payable to the Appalachian State University Foundation, to the Department of English, PO Box 32052, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC 28608, or by calling (828) 262-3098 for credit card orders.

For more information on the concert and the performers, e-mail Cece Conway at, or call the Department of English at (828) 262-3098.Parking is available in the large lot across Rivers Street opposite Broyhill Music Center and Farthing Auditorium.

Proceeds from this concert will help to support faculty research and teaching in folklore and other studies in the Department of English.