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Arts & Entertainment Mountain Heritage Center jam series to feature March 3 concert by Mountain Faith

The First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Jam Session Series at Western Carolina University’s Mountain Heritage Center will continue Thursday, March 3, with a concert of bluegrass gospel music by Mountain Faith.

The group’s 7 p.m. performance will be followed by an 8 p.m. jam session in which local musicians are invited to participate.

Sylva-based Mountain Faith is celebrating its 10th year of existence. The group recently signed with Mountain Home Music Company of Arden and is working on its first CD.

Mountain Faith includes Sam McMahan, the only non-teen member of the group, on bass; his daughter, Summer McMahan, fiddle and vocals; his son, Brayden McMahan, banjo and vocals; John Morgan, guitar and vocals; and Paul Harrigill, mandolin.

The activities at the Mountain Heritage Center are free and open to everyone. Pickers and singers of all ages and experience levels are invited to take part in the jam sessions, and the jams also are open to those who just want to listen.

The final concert and jam session of the 2010-11 series, featuring Wayne and Margret Martin, will be held Thursday, April 7.

The Mountain Heritage Center is located on the ground floor of WCU’s H.F. Robinson Administration Building. For more information, call the museum at (828)227-7129.


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