LEWISBURG (WVDN) – Carnegie Hall continues its 2022 Ivy Terrace Concert Series Thursday, July 14, at 6:30 p.m. with the Annie Neeley Band.
Sponsored by City National Bank, the concerts take place outside on Carnegie Hall’s Ivy Terrace as attendees watch from the expansive lawn in front of New River Community and Technical College. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket and pack a picnic to enjoy live music. All Ivy Terrace concerts are free, open to the public, and alcohol free.
For over a decade, Neeley and her bass player/husband, Dave Kirkpatrick, have been writing songs on the “folkier” side of country. Her 2010 debut, Cold Heart Blues, features the type of songwriting that can coax tears from stone. With stylistic references to Hank Williams and Emmylou Harris, Neeley writes with the confidence of someone firmly connected to their roots.
In 2016, she released a collaborative album with fellow writer Andrew Adkins called Appalachia. The two managed to mix traditional bluegrass instruments with an outlaw sound, particularly on songs like “When I Was Young” or “Bound for Somewhere.”
Neeley has been all around the Eastern US, playing her songs with a rotating cast of friends and characters. From West Virginia to Washington, D.C., to Nashville and back to the holler again, Neeley has found a way to channel those deep roots into a more raucous version of her original bluegrass with Big Old Moon.
The 2022 Carnegie Hall Ivy Terrace Concert Series is a “must do” for visitors and locals alike. Concerts may be canceled due to inclement weather, so Follow and Like Carnegie Hall’s Facebook page for updates. For more information, visit www.carnegiehallwv.org or call 304-645-7917.