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Girls & Guitars presented by Vistar Eye Center

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Girls & Guitars presented by Vistar Eye Center
Friday, October 27, 2017 8:00 PM
Harvester Performance Center, Rocky Mount, VA
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  • Door Time: 7:00 PM
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Girls & Guitars - An Evening of Songs, Laughter & Stories!
Join After Jack's Emily, Rachel, and Mary, along with Megan Jean and Jade Jones.
This very special guitar pull celebrates women in song and stories.
Proceeds from ticket sales benefit Carilion Clinic Breast Center.
One Night Only - One Performance
Let's work for the Cure together!
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Penny Hodges
After Jack
" We've lost friends, neighbors, and loved ones to cancer. Unfortunately, it's hard to find a person who hasn't. We'll be playing for them, and for the incredible survivors we are fortunate to know. The Carilion Breast Center is near and dear to our hearts because it directly serves our hometown community. Cheers, Emily " After Jack is a musical celebration of togetherness. Named 2014 Americana Vocal Group of the Year by the Appalachian Cultural Music Association, the trio couples a modern sensibility with distinctly old-time energy to blend bluegrass, gospel and folk elements. Combine your most beloved musical memories with a foot-stomping string band and top it off with harmonies that spring straight from the soul of the mountains, and you’ve got After Jack. Emily, Mary and Rachel met while working as performers in a professional theatre company. In forming the band, they realized they were merging three unique musical perspectives. Though often labeled “Americana,” their sound, ability to reach the heart of an audience, and the incredible joy that they bring to the stage cannot be adequately captured by one word.

Megan Jean
"I"m playing this for my aunt Sally, who I lost 7 years ago to breast cancer. I think of her every day, and she was the closest thing to an angel I think I'll ever meet. She taught me what unconditional love felt like. Any opportunity to share her memory and help other women facing this disease is an honor." Since their last album, Megan Jean and the Klay Family Band have undergone something of an identity crisis. Sure, there are elements that have remained the same: Megan Jean’s hurricane of a voice that can glide from baritone to mezzo soprano without breaking a sweat; the engine-room thrum-and-stomp of her husband Byrne Klay on banjo and bass drum — that’s all intact. But depending on when you might have seen them on their endless tour around the country, Megan Jean and Byrne Klay might have been a folk-tinged duo with Jean on acoustic guitar, or a washboard-strumming revue heavy on campy 1950s horror movie references and 1920s flapper-jazz style vocals. In their most recent incarnation, they’re a mesh of fiercely rhythmic, percussion-heavy propulsion, with the banjo and Jean’s roof-shaking voice the only melodic elements. It might seem that there’s some grand evolutionary design in place, but Jean says that necessity, and injury, have been the mothers of their invention.

Jade Jones
Jade Jones is an Actress/Vocalist based in Washington, D.C. Graduating from Ferrum College with a BFA in Theatre in 2013, Jade has been performing professionally for 3 years. She has worked for several regional theatre companies in Washington including Ford's Theatre, Signature Theatre, and the Shakespeare Theatre Company. Jade draws her musical inspiration from various artists, including Amy Winehouse, Nat King Cole, Billie Holiday, and Elvis. In 2016 she was nominated for a Helen Hayes award for her performance in "Once On This Island" at Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, Virginia. You can catch her next in the upcoming production of "The Wiz" at Ford's Theatre, opening in March 2018.