Sam Gleaves and Tyler Hughes play old time country music and newly written songs from the Appalachian mountains. Both natives of southwest Virginia, Sam and Tyler learned their craft from the finest traditional musicians of the region. Sam and Tyler’s programs feature fiddle and banjo hoedowns, close mountain harmonies, stories of all kinds, Carter Family-inspired autoharp and guitar, country gospel songs, lonesome ballads and flatfooting, the percussive dancing of the Appalachians.
As a duo, Sam and Tyler also perform contemporary songs that tell stories from today’s Appalachia, which can be heard on Sam’s critically acclaimed album. Sam and Tyler have performed at many venues throughout the eastern United States and on programs such as West Virginia Public Radio’s Mountain Stage and Lexington, Kentucky’s Red Barn Radio (on Kentucky Educational Television). The first recording by the duo (titled Sam Gleaves & Tyler Hughes) is produced by veteran roots musician Cathy Fink and was released in June 2017 on the Community Music Inc. label.
Learn more about Sam and Tyler at http://www.tylersammusic.com
“Sam Gleaves and Tyler Hughes claim their place in the deep tradition of duet singing, so much a part of their Southwest Virginia home. Tyler’s ‘When We Love’ and Ola Belle Reed’s ‘Tear Down the Fences’ are heart stopping anthems to everything that is the best in Appalachia and in each of us.” – John McCutcheon, folk musician and songwriter
Suggested donation: $10 to $25