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Benefit Concert for Jackrabbit Trails September 14 at the Beal Center


"I Draw Slow" will perform at the benefit on Wednesday, Sept. 14

By Lisa Keyes

Press Release


Weaving together the best of Irish, Americana, and Appalachian music, the five-piece band “I Draw Slow” from Dublin, Ireland will play a benefit concert at the Beal Center in the Old Courthouse on the Square in Hayesville on Wednesday, September 14. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the music begins at 7:00 p.m. Beer and wine will be available for purchase, to benefit the Clay County Communities Revitalization Association.


All proceeds from ticket sales go directly to benefit the Jackrabbit Mountain Biking and Trail System near Hayesville, which recently expanded and is hosting its annual Chainbuster Race on September 17. Tickets are available for a $20 donation, and may be purchased at Tiger’s Department Store on the Square in Hayesville or by email to lkeyes1964@icloud.com. Get yours early to guarantee a seat!


Watch the video to get a preview of Wednesday's show.


Hayesville is fortunate to host this band in between its shows in Asheville and Nashville. I Draw Slow is in the United States to launch its fifth album, which will be released September 9. In a review of this new album, Ian Kennedy of Americana-UK.com wrote “I Draw Slow have created a sound that is very much their own, carrying you away, in equal measure, to the Appalachian woods and Dublin hills, with the odd detour on the route to New Orleans or California.”


Its last album, Turn Your Face to the Sun, reached number 1 in the Irish Independent Chart. The band is led by siblings Dave and Louise Holden and is signed to Nashville label Compass Records, a leading independent US label that nurtures and celebrates roots and folk music.


I Draw Slow’s performances have been described as dynamic and emotionally-charged, with their songs ranging from melodic ballads to high-energy traditional folk/roots sounds, always driven by fiddle, upright bass, banjo and guitar.


I Draw Slow is a fixture on the North American acoustic music scene, touring the U.S. and Canada multiple times a year and appearing regularly at some of the US’s biggest and most iconic roots festivals including Pickathon, Merlefest and Grey Fox.


Tickets: $20 donation, available at Tiger’s Department Store on the Square in Hayesville, or by email to Lisa Keyes at lkeyes1964@icloud.com.

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