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Apr 25 2015

Roots, Bluegrass Showcased At Music In The Park

By Andy Sinwald for Island Eye News

John Emil (photo by Beate Grams)

John Emil (photo by Beate Grams)

On Saturday, May 9 from 1 to 4 p.m. professional slide roots guitarist John Emil and Charleston-based bluegrass band Yeehaw Junction will perform at the Isle of Palms Recreation Department for the free Music in the Park event.

John Emil sings and plays Blues and American roots music on an acoustic Hawaiian lap steel guitar and Dobro. He has performed all over the world including music venues and festivals in the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Belgium, and the Netherlands. His work has been used in such shows as The Voice, NBC’s Dateline, ESPN, and several international and national wildlife documentaries.

The Charleston-based band, Yeehaw Junction, has been playing bluegrass music in South Carolina’s Lowcountry for the past 15 years. The band features five members all playing different stringed instruments. Jeff Meierer on mandolin, Kristin Meierer on upright bass, David Brown of fiddle, David Grant on guitar, and Tadd Huff on banjo. The band has been featured on ETV and has performed as close as the Charleston Music Hall and as far away as Great Britain.

The free event will take place on the lawn in front of the Isle of Palms Recreation Center at #24 28th Avenue. All in attendance are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit or lay on while enjoying the music. Local restaurant, Long Island Café, will be serving food and drinks throughout the afternoon.

Yeehaw Junction (photo by Andrew Walker)

Yeehaw Junction (photo by Andrew Walker)

For more information please visit www.iop.net or contact Andy Sinwald at 843.886.8294.

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