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The Jackson County Public Library is hosting a musical concert featuring Marshall Ballew on Friday July 8th at 6:00 PM in the Community Room. This program is free of charge.
 
Marshall Ballew is a singer/ songwriter/ multi-instrumentalist whose repertoire spans over a century of traditional music in a array of styles, from blues and ragtime to folk, old-time, and bluegrass. He performs on a variety of stringed instruments, including guitar, banjo, fiddle, dobro, hawaiian guitar, and tiple. He has performed with such folks as David Lindley, Jorma Kaukonen, Doc Watson, Dave Alvin, and more.

His dobro and lap steel work can be heard on recordings by Christine Kane, David Childers, Chris Rosser, The Gospel Playboys, and others. He has performed at a multitude of festivals, including Piccolo Spoleto in Charleston, SC, the Lake Eden Arts Festival in Black Mt., NC, the National Slide Guitar Festival in Brevard, NC, the Carolina Downhome Blues Festival in Camden, SC, Greening Up The Mountains in Sylva, NC, and many more. He has taught guitar classes and workshops in NC, SC, and Florida, and has organized a number of musical benefits for many charities in NC and TN.

This program is free and open to the public. The event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library. For more information, please call the library at (828) 586-2016.