The string band the Fireside Fiddlers and the country/gospel quartet Comfort Country will be at the Center with a 7 p.m. show which is sure to feature many old-timey favorite tunes rounded into their musical repertoires.
“We have assembled these musicians for a show that will have toes tapping as we also pay tribute to one of the key members of our musical community, the late Roland Cotnoir,” said GNWCA President Charlie Jordan. “Roland is the recipient of the 2021 GNWCA Music Appreciation Award and members of his family will be on hand to accept the award mid-show on his behalf. Roland with his guitar was a key part of Carolyn and Friends as well as the Fireside Fiddlers and all these musicians knew him well.”
First up will be Comfort Country, which describes itself as “four good friends who have been making music all of their lives” and who decided to get together and form a band. Members include Lee Baker, Tim Berry, Suzan Derby and Joanne Gilman. Each play and sing in exquisite harmony on timeless country classics. You will hear everything from Patsy Cline to Merle Haggard, with a little bluegrass and gospel thrown in for good measure. “Just like comfort food for the body, Comfort Country band is good for the soul,” they say.
The Fireside Fiddlers today consists of fiddlers who all play by ear and muster up such old-timey favorites as “Old Joe Clark,” “Angeline the Baker,” “Maple Sugar,” “The Tennessee Waltz,” “Red Wing” and more. Members come from around northern New Hampshire and the Northeast Kingdom. They include fiddlers Lyndall Demers, Joyce Ball, Gordon Gray, Paul Cormier and Terry Churchill, with accompaniment by Tom Bishop and Joanne Gilman.
Tickets are $15 and available at www.gnwca.org or at the door on the night of the show. The GNWCA concessions booth will be open for the purchase of goodies. This show is sponsored through a generous donation by James “Russ” Fitch.
For more information on this and other GNWCA events, visit www.gnwca.org, the arts organization’s Facebook page or call 603-246-8998.