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Acclaimed musicians kick off Songcatchers in forest

PISGAH FOREST — Acclaimed musicians Laura Boosinger and Josh Goforth will open the annual Songcatchers Music Series Cradle of Forestry in America’s at 4 p.m. on Sunday.


Now in its 13th year, the Sunday afternoon concert series honors traditional mountain music and the performers who preserve it and share it.
Boosinger and Goforth will present a varied set of old-time favorites, originals, a little swing and duet harmonies. Boosinger has won glowing reviews wherever she appears. She possesses an “essence of the mountains” spirit that takes you back to the old days when folks huddled around the radio. A Grammy nominee, Goforth is an acclaimed fiddler, guitar picker and mandolin player from Madison County. He has already garnered a Grammy nomination and established himself as a “one-to-watch” musician.
Morrow Insurance Agency Inc. of Hendersonville is the sponsor of this year’s series.
Admission is $6 for ages 16 and older; $3 for youth 15 and under and America the Beautiful and Golden Age pass holders. The Cradle of Forestry is on U.S. 276 in the Pisgah National Forest, six miles north of Looking Glass Falls and four miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway.