Concerts at Clara’s: Ballad’ve
September 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm| $12
Continuing the Concert at Clara’s series, the Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office Museum is thrilled to welcome Ballad’ve. This DC-based folk fusion trio will fill the historic rooms with song in this special performance.
Ballad’ve draws its musical influences from the shape-note singing tradition, early blues, old-time, and such modern popular artists as Gillian Welch, Anais Mitchell, and Elliott Smith. Their music intertwines close vocal harmonies with finger-style guitar (provided by veteran songwriter Margaret Wasaff), blues banjo (provided by multi-instrumentalist and musicologist Anders Fahey), and a range of rhythmic stylings from a literal suitcase full of percussion instruments including the suitcase itself (provided by classically trained percussionist Manny Arciniega). Ballad’ve has previously performed at the Museum as part of the Clara Barton Sessions.
Ballad’ve’s performance is part of the Concerts at Clara’s series. Throughout the year, different local musicians will perform in the historic rooms of the Missing Soldiers Office. Throughout history, music has helped bring people together, it has been a way to share stories and to find common ground. The Clara Barton Missing Soldiers Office is proud to continue this tradition with Concerts at Clara’s.
Doors open at 7:00 pm, Concert begins at 7:30 pm.
Tours of the Museum will not be given during the concert.