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Mean Mary "And the Beat Goes On" Concert Series

  • Muddy Creek Cafe 60 South Main Street Sparta, NC 28675 (map)

All ages show $10 Advance/$15 Door

The Muddy Creek Cafe Sparta, in partnership with the Alleghany Arts Council, present “And the Beat Goes On” concert series. This series runs from Janurary to June, leading up to the "Backwoods Beats" music festival, which is slated for June 21st, and 22nd. For more information about the Alleghany Arts Council please visit... http://www.alleghanyartscouncil.org/


Known internationally for lightning-fast fingers, haunting vocals, & intricate story songs, Mary travels the genres of folk-rock, bluegrass, and blues. Mean Mary (Mary James), a Florida native now based in Nashville, began life as a musical prodigy—could read music before she could read words and co-wrote songs at age five. By age seven she was proficient on the guitar, banjo, & violin, and entertained audiences across the US with her vocal and instrumental skills. Her life has been one long road show interspersed with TV, radio, and film.

To date she plays 11 instruments and is known for her alluring story songs, incredible instrumental speed, & rich voice that can travel from deep emotion to sparkling trills. She is also an award-winning book author, and the fun loving star of Nashville TV show, Never-Ending Street.

IMA Vox Populi Winner Americana Song - Iron Horse
Readers' Favorite International Book Gold Medal Winner Mystery Novel - Wherefore Art Thou, Jane?

Earlier Event: January 5
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