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Published 1/15/2004
Clear Fork Bluegrass Quartet to Perform At Owens Center for Fine and Performing Arts, Jan. 31

Clear Fork Bluegrass Quartet The soulful rhythms and lively melodies of American bluegrass will fill Owens Community College’s Center for Fine and Performing Arts as nationally known Clear Fork Bluegrass Quartet performs on Saturday, January 31. The group’s only Owens performance will occur at 8 p.m. in the College’s Mainstage Theatre.

“Owens’ Center for Fine and Performing Arts is proud to welcome such a talented and renowned ensemble as the Clear Fork Bluegrass Quartet to Northwest Ohio,” said Amanda Uhle, Owens Operations Manager for the Center for Fine and Performing Arts. “Individuals attending the concert will take home more than just a ticket stub. They will walk away with an experience in bluegrass that is truly unique in style and sound.”

Founded in 1984, the Clear Fork Bluegrass Quartet combines the drive and melodies of Celtic fiddle tunes as played in the Appalachian Mountains, African-American Blues and Baptist Gospel harmonies. The musicians perform on fiddle, acoustic bass, guitar, mandolin, banjo and vocals, and draw on multiple sources of traditional American music of inspiration.

Their fresh, electric style has been heard on Garrison Keillor’s “American Radio Company” program, West Virginia Public Radio’s “Mountain Stage” and several other radio programs. From fiery banjo instrumentals to sweet country waltzes, Clear Fork takes great pride in their ability to make bluegrass an enjoyable experience for people of all ages.

Sponsored through the Ohio Arts Council, the group has performed nationwide and regularly holds concerts within their home state of Ohio.

For information regarding tickets to the Clear Fork Bluegrass Quartet event or the College’s 2003-04 Arts Presenting Season schedule, contact the Center for Fine and Performing Arts at 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. ARTS or (567) 661-2787.

Owens Community College is the fastest-growing higher educational institution in Ohio with 26 consecutive semesters of enrollment increases. On the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, Owens serves more than 40,000 credit and non-credit students making it the number one choice for Northwest Ohio college students. Owens is committed to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability. Owens Community College offers over 130 program areas in Agriculture, Business, Fine and Performing Arts, Health, Public Service, Skilled Trades, Industrial and Engineering Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university.


 

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