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Wednesday, 07 December 2011 21:21

Musician and folklorist Lee Knight to perform in Sylva Dec. 13

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Lee Knight, a folklorist and musician, will perform holiday folk music in the community room of the Jackson County Public Library Complex in Sylva at 7 p.m. on Dec. 13.

Knight, a native of the Adirondack Mountains and a long-time resident of Cashiers, has studied the folk cultures of both 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 has developed his repertoire by visiting with local residents and musicians who have kept regional traditions alive.

In April 2006, Knight performed at Carnegie Hall and has over the years earned a reputation among folk music performers for his authentic style and traditional rhythms.

The performance is free and open to the public. 828.586.2016.

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