Laura Beth and Clover Hollow, a favorite regional band, will perform another of their exceptional concerts on Saturday, June 1 to benefit Southwest Virginia Fresh (SO Fresh), the community service organization that promotes local foods producers, educates farmers and consumers, and creates collaborative efforts throughout southwestern Virginia. The concert will take place inside Draper Mercantile in Draper, VA with dinner and dessert also available.
“Laura Beth is simply a remarkable vocalist & songwriter and the other band members are regarded as among the most accomplished instrumentalists around. I’ve wanted to bring them here for a long time and you really don’t want to miss this,” said Debbie Lineweaver, chair of SO Fresh. They produce song after song of soulful & haunting or rhythm-stompin’ high quality entertainment. The band's sound is a fusion of southern gospel, straight-up bluegrass, Memphis Blues, and funk.
Laura Beth and Clover Hollow formed in 2008 as a trio in Blacksburg, VA, and by 2010 they had grown to 7 members. They discovered something special in each other - an immediate and unique chemistry that is reflected in each note, something easy to hear in their successful debut CD, The Mill Sessions. They are currently cutting another CD. Laura Beth Payne’s songwriting is authentic and smooth and her vocals cut straight through to the heart. An array of lead instrumentation is offered up by Joe Abercrombie, Chris Burgoyne, and Chris Printz , while Jeff Busche and John Munsell provide thumping rhythm, bass, and harmonica accompaniment. Their shows are powerful, delivered to packed rooms, and sure to leave you wanting more.
The concert starts at 7:00 pm on June 1 at Draper Mercantile. Reservations are strongly encouraged because seating is limited. Call 540-994-5659, Ext. 3 or Ext. 4 for advance tickets at $10 per person. At the door tickets are $12. Dinner and dessert are available for purchase from Blue Door Café beginning at 5:30 pm.