Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Music Preview

Even though the first event in the Oct. 4 Mountain Spirits Series at the Franklin County Library is an author event, two acoustic musicians—Marian McConnell and Dean Smith—will be entertaining visitors.

Marian McConnell, who attended the 2014 festival, will again have her books Murder Hole and Emergence with her, but she'll also have some of her music CDs.

Murder Hole is a collection of legends and history of early explorers, and people who survived accidents in the cave in Catawba. Marian and her husband Dan own the property where the famous cave is located. A Roanoke Times Review of the book is here.

Here's a preview of her music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m5SihL5lxH0

Dean Smith is a local singer and songwriter who teaches at Downtown Music in Rocky Mount. This will be his first appearance at a Mountain Spirits event, but he's widely known in Franklin County and beyond. He'll likely have some of his CDs with him, such as this one:

Here's a preview of his music: http://youtu.be/5QT6LlKH4SY.

Come for the books and also enjoy the music at the author event in the new Mountain Spirits Series on Oct. 4 from 8:30 AM until noon.

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