Southgate gets banjos in tune

March 29, 2017 by  

Residents in Southgate and the surrounding areas are rosining their fiddles and tuning their banjos in anticipation of the Southgate House Revival’s Tenth Annual Taste of the Whispering Beard concert.

The evening engagement provides some of the best local folk and country acts as part of the buildup to the popular folk festival.

The Whispering Beard Folk Festival is one of the biggest folk events in the area, bringing in tens of thousands of visitors a year. What started as a small music festival by Matthew Wabnitz and Katfish Williams has grown entirely through word of mouth. Flyers were handed out door to door, social media pages were created, and small and large venues were rented out for preview shows. One of those venues has always been the Southgate House Revival, and the tradition continues this year.

The lineup for 2017 includes Willie Tea Taylor, a singer songwriter from Oakdale, California who comes from a long line of cattlement, the Harmed Brothers, a band hailing from Oregon and well established ‘indiegrass’ band, Darrin Bradbury, a satirist and folk singer, and many more. A full list of the bands playing and their bios is available on the website.

The Taste of the Whispering Beard will take place on Saturday, April 1 at the Southgate House Revival, located at 111 E. 6th St. Doors open at 7:00 pm, and the music begins at 7:30 pm. Admission costs $17 in advance or $20 at the door. For more information, visit the website.