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March 30 Town Hall concert features regional music

Ranging from bluegrass to gospel

The next Bluffton Town Hall concert series includes old-time folk musicians performing in concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, March 30. The performance is in the town hall, 154 N. Main St. and is free and open to the public. A free-will donation is accepted at the door.

The Matchsellers will perform various regional musical styles including bluegrass, old-time fiddle, hambone, fiddlesticks Cajun and gospel.

As featured on NPR’s Mountain Stage Radio Show, The Bluegrass Situation and Bluegrass Today, the Matchsellers are Warsaw, Ind., native Andrew Morris and Julie Bates of Kansas City, Mo.

According to Wendy Chappell-Dick: "Their exciting, gritty, and often hilarious stage show has been developed over six years of touring across the U.S. and Europe." 

The two met while working as American Cultural Ambassadors in Germany via the Fulbright Program and began exploring traditional American music from abroad. 

Their work has delved into subjects as academic as German-American Musical Exchange and as wild as Science Fiction Bluegrass.

While a focus on humor and absurdity permeates their show, they are dedicated interpreters of tradition whose excellent musicianship, songwriting and taste are never overshadowed.