Sarah Wood to perform at 'Music on the Mountaintop'

Special to The State Journal, Published:

The “Music on the Mountaintop” concert series at Church of the Ascension (Episcopal), 311 Washington St., concludes its first season 7 p.m. Friday with a performance by singer and musician Sarah Wood. The performance is free and open to the public; no reservations are needed and light refreshments will be available.

Wood, from Greenup County, first learned guitar from her parents. In high school she took up her father’s banjo and started learning three-finger style. While in college at Morehead State University, she studied clawhammer banjo and fiddle.

She sang at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music, and began collecting Appalachian and Irish ballads and has performed with Jesse Wells and the KCTM in Ireland and appeared in the Kentucky Historical Society’s Banjo Masters series. As part of the duo “Karly Dawn & Little Sarie” she has appeared at a number of regional festivals and on Red Barn Radio.

Wood is a Spanish teacher at Fleming County High School and an adjunct instructor at the KCTM.

The “Music on the Mountaintop” concerts, held on the second Friday of each month, are aimed at helping to promote a sense of community in downtown Frankfort while highlighting Kentucky’s unique musical heritage.

The first concert of 2014 is March 14 featuring the band Keltricity. For more information about “Music on the Mountaintop” and the Church of the Ascension, see www.ascensionfrankfort.org or call 502-223-0557.

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