McKain Lakey + Louis Ledford at BFF 2022
Join us for an evening of lively tunes and sweet songs at the Sylvia Center for the Arts.
The Sylvia Center is joining other venues in asking for to provide either proof of vaccination (card or photo of card with ID) OR negative Covid test within 48 hrs of your arrival (at home test not accepted). Masks must be worn at all times in the theater, performers will have the option to not wear a mask.
Drinks can be purchased but must be consumed in the lobby, and not brought into the theater.
Doors will open at 1:30pm, open seating, suitable for well-behaved audience members aged 10 and up.
Presented in conjunction with the Bellingham Folk Festival: www.thebellinghamfolkfestival.com
Songwriter, performer, teacher, luthier, and sound engineer McKain Lakey knows every inch of the musician life. With voice, banjo, fiddle, and her handcrafted guitar, Lakey draws her creative inspiration from the American folk tradition, touring nationally with her patented mix of old-time tunes and new-roots originals. These originals exist wherever the imagination of John Hartford flows into the grit of Hazel Dickensin the beating heart of contemporary Americana, forever old and new, described by Whats Up Magazine as a time capsule unearthed, fine-tuned and re-imagined. Following the success of her debut EP West, Lakey is currently working on a full-length studio album, expected in 2021.
Born in the American South, Louis Ledford has carved out a career composing and performing literate Americana roots music. He has produced three solo recordings in association with Waterbug Records, a relationship which began in 2005 when Ledford met label owner Andrew Calhoun at the legendary Texas Kerrvile Folk Festival. Louis has collaborated with folk diva Anais Mitchell on several projects including his singing the role of Hades for a early roadshow performing songs that became the bones of her Tony winning Broadway musical Hadestown. Mitchell recorded his song When You Fall for her collaborative album Country EP with Rachel Ries released by Ani Difrancos Righteous Babe Records. His songs are three and one half minute stories that detail seemingly real characters who rise and fall to the melody and rhythm of a piedmont style finger picked guitar. You will hear echoes of Willie Nelson and Guy Clark in his voice. His arrangements invoke c&w, tin pan alley, beatles and the blues.
Sylvia Center for the Arts (View)
2726 Peabody Street
Bellingham, WA 98225
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|