Tyler Hughes: Coal Mining Songs
July 31 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm| $5
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 – 2:00 to 3:00PM
Take a break from the craft show and pop into Barter Theatre’s Stage 2. Tyler Hughes brings the music of the mines to life with songs and stories of southwest Virginia coal mining heritage.
Tickets are $5 cash at the door.
Tyler hails from Big Stone Gap, Virginia, where he began learning the traditions of mountain music at age 12. A singer and multi-instrumentalist (clawhammer banjo, autoharp, guitar, dulcimer), Tyler brings new life to country music’s old time and classic repertoire, following influential artists like The Carter Family, Little Jimmy Dickens, and Dock Boggs, just to name a few. Tyler makes Appalachian humor and storytelling an important part of his performances and in addition to his rapport with audiences, Tyler is an accomplished square dance caller and an award-winning flat foot dancer. He graduated from East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies in 2015.He has performed on program series like NPR’s Mountain Stage, Music City Roots, and Jazz at the Lincoln Center. His music has been featured by PBS and The Bluegrass Situation.
Tyler’s appearance at the Virginia Highlands Festival is supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts