Saturday, April 13--Smokey & the Mirror & Friends
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Smokey & the Mirror and Friends brings three acts, and five friends together as one band for a magical, limited number of shows.
Bernice & Bryan Hembree (Smokey & The Mirror from Fayetteville, Arkansas) met Laura Wortman & Kagey Parish (The Honey Dewdrops from Baltimore, Maryland) a decade ago at a show at the famed Good Folk House during The Honey Dewdrops’ first U.S. tour. In the ensuing years both duos toured constantly, crossed paths, shared shows, and co-wrote together becoming close friends. In 2017, they found themselves at the same festival for a three-day stint and played as a four-piece band for the first time, and later pitch hitting as the closing act after an emergency cancellation by the headliner. Also in the mix that night was friend and fellow songwriter, Joe Purdy. Arkansas native Joe Purdy has enjoyed international success as a folk singer and songwriter for nearly two decades. He’s had songs featured in prominent television programs and major motion pictures, including 2017's release American Folk - The Movie.
Now, the five are one for just a limited number of shows. An evening with Smokey & the Mirror and Friends promises to be a unique and rare opportunity to hear five of the finest voices of contemporary folk music together as one band.