Fall Concert at the Church
The First Congregational Church of Pelham (FCCP), United Church of Christ has been a beacon of light and love in Pelham for 270 years. We have in the past sponsored small acoustic concerts highlighting talented musician from within and without New England to help raise funds for the repairs to this historic church, support our many missions, foster a sense of community and to just have fun through the love of music. This year we have the pleasure to host the nationally recognized bluegrass act, The Appalachian Road Show.
This year proceeds from our concert will go toward much needed rehab and repairs to our church's kitchen. Our kitchen is the hub of our community dinners where you might find over 100 folks who come together to fill their hearts as well as their bellies. We host funeral luncheons to bring comfort and ease the burdens of grieving families. Every Sunday, after worship we all gather for fellowship and connection as a congregation. We host an annual pancake breakfast during the Old Home Day!
This year at FCCP we are excited to host the Appalachian Road Show who just took home Instrumental Group of the Year and New Artist of the Year at the 2021 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Awards. Members of the band have won a number of Grammy awards as well as IBMA awards, and they have been a big part of the bluegrass scene for decades.
Appalachian Road Show is a visionary acoustic ensemble, bringing new-generation interpretations of traditional Americana, bluegrass, and folk songs, as well as offering innovative original music, all presented with a common thread tied directly to the heart of the Appalachian regions of the United States.
GRAMMY-nominated banjoist Barry Abernathy, joins forces with GRAMMY-winning fiddler Jim VanCleve, fresh off of his recent stint touring with multi-platinum country artist Josh Turner, as well as esteemed vocalist and mandolinist Darrell Webb, who has recorded and toured with Dolly Parton and Rhonda Vincent, among many others. The group also includes 26-year-old “old soul” guitarist Zeb Snyder, whose fierce and versatile playing recalls Doc Watson and Norman Blake as readily as it does Duane Allman and Stevie Ray Vaughn.
For more information on the band:
Appalachian Road Show Official Web Site