Soulgrass Rebellion, Lasko and Pun Take Stage for Summer on the Porch
Summer on the Porch continues in Aberdeen, Sunday, June 27, with an eclectic program of world music. Asheville-based Soulgrass Rebellion opens for Morwenna Lasko and Jay Pun, who call Charlottesville home. This seventh of 13 concerts is presented by the Rooster’s Wife, at the Postmaster’s House, 204 E. South St., Aberdeen.
Admission for adults is $8, with children under 12 admitted free to the 6 p.m. show.
Soulgrass Rebellion is about a family of friends making music, making people dance and making people feel good. Their high-energy blend of reggae, bluegrass and rock ’n’ roll explodes with the history of the Appalachian Mountains and the spirit of the Caribbean Islands. It’s boogie music. When you come to the show, bring your dancing slippers, and be ready to tap your toes. Soulgrass Rebellion has toured both coasts and the Caribbean.
Morwenna Lasko was a 3-year-old when she first saw Itzhak Perlman perform on “Sesame Street.” She begged her mother for a violin, and soon after started lessons. As a child, she studied classical music with Richard Errante and played in a band that she and her father co-founded called Cafe Musette, focusing on Gypsy, swing, Celtic and other genres. After high school, she continued her studies in jazz, bluegrass and other styles at Berklee College of Music. Lasko has developed her own unmistakable sound and tone.
Jay Pun began his study of music as a child too, beginning with piano, then drums, and finally guitar when he took the place of an absent band member during a middle school rehearsal. Pun continued to play through high school, eventually going to France for an intensive master class with world renowned finger style guitarist Pierre Bensusan at an intensive master class held in Chateau Thierry, France. After high school, he enrolled at Berklee College of Music. In their last semester, Pun and Lasko met, and they have been making music together ever since.
The Rooster’s Wife is a nonprofit association created to present the performing arts and arts education to build and sustain community.
To support that idea, the Rooster’s Wife works with other local nonprofits, teachers and businesses. The Friends of the Postmaster maintains the house and grounds of the property at 204 E. South St.
Picnics are welcome, and the venue is handicapped accessible. Performances continue rain or shine with the rain location the gallery space of Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., Aberdeen. Tickets may be purchased in advance online at www.theroosterswife.org with credit or debit cards, or at the gate with cash and checks.
For more information, check the website or call (910) 944-7502.
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