Cindy Novelo & Tricia Spencer plus Darrel Lea & Megan Hurt


Event details

  • Friday, April 20, 2012, 7:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Pavilion at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive
  • Cost: $12
  • Age limit: All ages

From the hills of Appalachia to the heart of the soul and back again... Two unique voices, one magical sound. That's what you get when you put Tricia Spencer and Cindy Novelo together. The energy and delight these two exude as they perform together is beyond delightful. It is pure unsurpassed joy.

Cindy Novelo thrilled the audience as an opener for last fall’s Red Molly show and is back now as part of this wonderful duo. Novelo’s music is haunting, soulful, mesmerizing… music that captivates the heart and soothes the soul. Reaching from the mystical sounds of the hollows of Appalachia to the melodies and traditions of both Medieval and Romantic Europe, Novelo blends her classical training with her deep love of folk music into magical interpretations of traditional tunes and original compositions graced with classical lyricism. An award-winning musician and singer/songwriter, Novelo has performed across the U.S., Europe, and Latin America.

Tricia Spencer, acclaimed fiddler for the The Prairie Acre, was born into the tradition, learning to play at home from her Grandma and Grandpa, her family immersed in old-time music in a way that’s rare to find anymore. She is the real deal, authentic to the core. Picking up her first fiddle at age 4, she traveled the country with her family, attending festivals where she met and was inspired by some of the most well-known fiddlers of the day. While Spencer continues to play and tour with other musical acts, she is also branching out as a solo artist, really making a name for herself in the world of old-timey fiddling and Carter family style singing. Her high-energy, soulful sound is uniquely and utterly inspiring.

Darrell Lea and Megan Hurt began performing together in the early '90's as two founding members of the band Uncle Dirtytoes. They soon found themselves playing outside the band as a duo, and released their "Season of Change" CD in spring of 1995. Though musical projects have come and gone for each of them since, they continue to explore and refine the sound they create as a duo. Their sound ranges from traditional tunes to modern folk/rock arrangements and original songs. Darrell Lea has been one of the most in demand guitiarst in the last three decades in the Lawrence area, and has been featured in a wide range of bands and musical genres. Similarly, Megan Hurt's violin playing has graced many bands in Lawrence.


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