Kathy Mattea - “Songs and the Season”
Known for such classic country hits as “Eighteen Wheels and A Dozen Roses,” Grammy Award-winner and Charleston, West Virginia native Kathy Mattea spent her childhood immersed in Appalachian culture. Throughout her career, Mattea has explored music’s most basic human essence, melodies steeped in emotion and timeless narratives delivered with beauty by an unmistakable voice.
Kathy adds a new layer of artistic and spiritual growth to the long tradition of holiday music with her "Songs and the Season" program: a thoughtful blend of old favorites and music from her celebrated holiday albums, Joy For Christmas Day and the Grammy Award winning Good News. The unmistakable voice of Mattea explores music’s most basic human essence through timeless melodies and uplifting narratives while intimately connecting with her audience. From “Christmas Collage,” an innovative, insightful medley of traditional carols, to the supple gospel call-and-response of “Baby King,” to the dramatic “Mary Did You Know?,” Mattea’s "Songs and the Season" program displays her natural flexibility and hard-won artistic integrity. Mattea brings a fresh ear and a natural, unforced eclecticism to this musical experience. Her Christmas concerts are, she says, “more about the spiritual side of Christmas, and not so much about the holiday” – and the result is a performance that will bring both joy and reverence to this season of celebration.
Performance Date: December 11, 2014