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.
Our current building was built in 1842. Each September we call the community to gather for Old Home Day - celebrating the spirit of Pelham. During the summer months we host the Pelham Farmer's Market. There have been additions and renovations over the years as we have answered the call to shine the love of God in the community. As we answer that call today, we must make some much needed upgrades and repairs to our parking lot. We are excited about what God will work within us in the next 270 years.
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