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Renowned fiddler to perform fundraiser for young musicians' program

Josh Goforth will perform a benefit concert on March 30 at Oklawaha Brewing Co.

Josh Goforth, an acclaimed bluegrass and oldtime fiddler, will perform a benefit concert for the Junior Appalachian Musicians at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 30, at the Oklawaha Brewing Company, 147 First Ave. E.

Suggested donation for the fundraiser is $20 at the door, tip jar or online.
A native of Madison County, Goforth is a highly accomplished storyteller and oldtime, bluegrass and swing musician playing close to 20 instruments. His fiddling was featured in the movie Songcatcher, both onscreen and on the soundtrack. He has performed in all 50 states, throughout Europe, Asia and Australia and on stage at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry. He was nominated for a Grammy for his 2009 record with David Holt, Cutting Loose.
The French Broad Valley Music Association jam session began six years ago. Focused on regional fiddle tunes and song, players are intermediate to advanced but beginners are welcome and encouraged to attend to listen, learn/quietly play along. More experienced players sit in the inner circle and take turns choosing fiddle tunes or songs. Guests, families and kids are invited to listen and often sing along. This style of community play has been used to entertain and pass down music to kids for generations.
The French Broad Valley Music Association formed the Henderson County JAM kids program two years ago and currently offers classes in fiddle, guitar and banjo Thursdays at the Henderson County Parks and Recreation Center.