Bluegrass duo will present
North Central Kansas Teens For Christ will host Scenic Roots at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at the historic Brown Grand Theatre, Concordia.
Scenic Roots is a sister duo which combines old-time mountain melodies, bluegrass drive, Irish traditions and down-home humor. They take audiences on a scenic journey as they weave their many musical influences together to create a unique blend of roots music. It is a journey back in time to the days when folks gathered on front porches to play and sing together, carried out with youthful energy and life.
Erin and Amber Rogers, Concordia, grew up making music together. Older sister, Erin, plays mountain dulcimers and sings harmony. She won the National Mountain Dulcimer Contest in 2004 at the age of 17. Amber fills out the sound with lead vocals, fiddle and clawhammer banjo. She placed in the top five at the Walnut Valley Fiddle Contest in 2010 and 2011, and her voice has been described as having "a pure innocence to it that makes it instantly accessible and likeable." Both are graduates of South Plains College's bluegrass music program. They are joined from time to time by guitarists Doug Rogers (their father) or Kirk Mlinek.
Scenic Roots has been touring full-time since 2010. The band averages more than 100 concerts per year. Additionally, they released a full length record produced by Nu-Blu Bluegrass band, entitled "Grounded," in 2012.
This program is free and open to the public.
will sound only once
It is time residents of this area to pay more attention to storms which may be brewing. This week Jonas McEntire, Jewell County sheriff, asked this newspaper to remind the residents of Jewell County about the policy for sounding the storm sirens.
In the event the National Weather Service issues a warning for potential storms in a given area, the civil defense sirens in the communities located within the potential storm area will be blown once. If the National Weather Service extends the watch period. the sirens will be sounded once each time the watch is extended past the designated expiration time.
"We don't want to wait to see the cell before the whistle is blown," said McEntire.
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