Concord University News
For Immediate Release: 
Oct 06 2005

Pianafiddle to Come to Concord University Monday, October 17

Athens, W.Va. - Concord University Artist Lecture Series will present Pianafiddle Monday, October 17, 2005, at 8 p.m. in the H.C. Paul Theatre in the Alexander Fine Arts Building.

The duo of Adam DeGraff and Lynn Wright met in Monroe County, W.Va., and formed Pianafiddle. Their music is a collaboration of bluegrass, jazz, old time, ragtime, folk, blues and classical styles. Adam DeGraff says, “If we like it, we play it.” Their first CD was one hundred percent organic. Instead of recording in a studio and editing out all the mistakes, DeGraff and Wright recorded their CD in front of a live audience.

DeGraff, the violinist and fiddle player, has traveled all over, playing music since the age of four. While in high school, he became the youngest member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. He played with Spoleto Festival Orchestra in Spoleto, Italy, for one season. He became the youngest principal musician of a major orchestra in the United States when he won the position of principal second violin with the Richmond Symphony Orchestra.

Wright lived and performed in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado at ski resorts for 30 years and also had a 10-year-long engagement at the Silver Dollar Saloon in Jackson Hole, Wyo., playing ragtime piano five times a week. Wright began his musical career at the age of 13 and loves all types of music genres that include everything from classical, country, jazz and even pop.

Adult admission is $5., senior citizen admission is $4., and non-Concord student admission is $2.00. For more information on this or other events taking place in the Alexander Fine Arts Center, contact the box office at 1-304-384-5101 or by email at boxoffice@concord.edu.

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CONCORD UNIVERSITY NOTES: Persons with disabilities should contact Nancy Ellison at 1-304-384-6086 if special assistance or help is required for access to an event scheduled by the University on campus.

Karlee Edmonds, a student in Concord University’s Communication Arts Department wrote this press release. Her hometown is Harrison, New York.

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