A concert by Wayne Henderson and Helen White featuring the Jeff Little Trio will be presented at 7 p.m. on May 17 at Lee Theater in Pennington Gap, Va.
Wayne Henderson and Helen White have been playing together as a duo for more than 15 years. Hailing from the “mecca” of traditional mountain music, the two provide a visit to an Appalachian porch. Helen White’s simple, strong guitar backup provides a solid foundation for Henderson’s amazing guitar wizardry. Their folk songs and fiddle tunes allow an audience to experience a nice sample of Appalachian music.
Jeff Little is a remarkable musician, steeped in the tradition of his native Blue Ridge, yet also a virtuosic and eclectic innovator. From around age six, he regularly sat in with many of the musicians from the region, including Doc Watson — the musician who set the national standard for picking fiddle tunes on the guitar. These influences helped shape Little’s approach to piano, which is based on these deep musical traditions.
Tickets will be available in advance from Lee Theater. For more information, visit the Pro-Art website at www.pro-art.va.org or call 276-376-4520.
The concert is presented by Pro-Art Association and The Town of Pennington Gap as part of the Lee County Cultural Arts Series. The program is partially supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.