— Emerging artist in the Americana music scene and award winning banjoist and songwriter Bailey Cooke showcases her old-timey Americana songs fused with a contemporary flair on Friday, Feb. 22 in the newly renovated and authentic Boiler Room of the Hawley Silk Mill.
Cooke came from a long line of cotton mill workers out of the piedmont area of North Carolina and spent her college years following around older folks to fiddler's conventions.
Eventually, Cooke found her place in Nashville and settled there until she was uprooted by the 2010 flood – a moment which is revisited in her songs.
Cooke does her best to keep country traditions thriving while adding in new innovative musical thought to create a style all her own. These efforts result in complex and rich sound reminiscent of artists like Gillian Welch, Lucinda Williams and Sheryl Crow.
She has won banjo contests at fiddler's conventions all over the South and keeps history an avid part of her musical creativity as she continues to write and perform.
This show and many others showcased in and around the Hawley Silk Mill are brought to the public by Harmony Presents. Tickets may be purchased at www.silkmillharmony.com for $16 in advance online or at the door for $20.
Purchasing tickets in advance online also gets ticket holders 20 percent off their bill at Glass Wine Bar and Bistro on the day of the show.
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. and doors are open at 7:15. Call (570) 588-8077 for questions or help purchasing tickets online.
Audiences are invited to BYOW(hatever) plus cups.
The concert located in the newly renovated Boiler Room in the Hawley Silk Mill at 8 Silk Mill Drive.
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