A posting on the Oakhurst Message Board, jogs my memory that country singer Kathy Mattea will be at Agnes Scott’s Presser Hall next Tuesday, October 7th at 8pm.
The Agnes Scott’s website gives the details, though I’m still not sure whether its a talk or a concert (maybe a little of both?).
With a sound that reflects both her Appalachian upbringing and a heavy infusion of Celtic culture, Kathy Mattea has released her highly anticipated new album, “Coal.” An 11-track opus inspired by the 2006 Sago Mine Disaster, “Coal” marks the realization of the Grammy award-winning environmental activist’s long-term artistic ambitions only hinted at in such classic hits as “18 Wheels and a Dozen Roses.” The result is an album that resonates on a profoundly deep level with Mattea. “I think there’s a mystery there,” says Mattea. “Somewhere in my DNA, there’s my great-grandmother singing, my grandma, and my people, singing through me, with me.” Both fans and those new to Mattea’s music are sure to feel that sacred presence as well.
Regardless, tickets are $20 a piece and according to the Oakhurst posting “Tickets are available at the Information Desk located in the Alston Campus Center. Hours of operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. or Saturdays 12 – 4 p.m. and Sundays 12 – 6 p.m.”