The Cantrells, who were featured in the Robert Redford film, A River Runs Through It (pictured left), will bring their unique blend of music and song to the Customs House Museum Saturday, November 17 for a free workshop at 3 p.m. and a concert performance at 7 p.m. Concert tickets are $5.00.
The Cantrells will share explore Tennessee’s history of fiddling, share stories and play classic Tennessee tunes during the workshop, which does not require musical experience, just a love of the sound and the songs.
Al and Emily Cantrell cast a magical spell with their airy, joyful acoustic songs. Emily uses her voice as an instrument on soaring vocals like a country Joni Mitchell, while AL plays off her Martin guitar with spirited fiddling and a dazzling mandolin technique–his music weaves through her words as if the two were locked in an intuitive dance.
The duo puts a pop spin on acoustic folk and bluegrass music, with occasional detours into Celtic, western swing and traditional American tunes.
The Cantrells have been featured on Mountain Stage, Riders Radio Theater, Folk Sampler, E-Town, and River city Folk as well as numerous other nationally-syndicated radio programs. Their four critically acclaimed albums are on radio playlists worldwide and include the talents of Bela Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Tim O’Brien and Riders in the Sky. Robert Redford hand-picked them to play old-time music on-screen in his hit movie A River Runs Through It.
For more information, or to obtain tickets for this performance, conatact the Customs House at 931-648-5780. the Customs House is located at 200 S. Second Street in downtown Clarksville.