Musician/folklorist Lee Knight spins tales in Sylva

art leeknightAcclaimed musician/folklorist Lee Knight will perform at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1, at the Jackson County Public Library Complex in Sylva.


Knight, a native of the Adirondack Mountains and a long-time resident of Cashiers, has studied the folk cultures of the Southern Appalachians and the Adirondacks, as well as the Sea Islands off the coasts of South Carolina and Georgia. He refers to his musical style as “musical archaeology,” and he has developed his repertoire by visiting with local residents and musicians who have kept regional traditions alive. He plays several instruments, including the fretless five-string banjo, Appalachian dulcimer, Cherokee flute, rattle, and water drum, and guitar and mouth bow. He plays traditional Appalachian and Adirondack mountain music, but he often sings the traditional songs a capella.

The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library. Free. 

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