Paul Emery & Strings Concerts present
Nevada Theatre, Nevada City, CA
Friday, October 25, 8:00pm
$30 premium reserved seating
$20 general admission
“[Mountain John has] the greatest voice in country music.” – Johnny Cash
“Peter writes, plays and sings wonderfully well and his songs
are filled with humor, heart and conscience.” – Utah Phillips
“[Moe Dixon’s] magical performances are highlighted by masterful
guitar playing, powerful vocals and ingenious songwriting.” – Sisters Folk Festival
Three solo performers first met in the late 1970s in southern Vermont while performing on the New England folk music circuit. Over the years they’ve performed as duos and trios across the country. In 2008 they spent a week in the mountains of Pennsylvania dusting off their musical partnership and writing songs. That gathering has become an annual event – dubbed “Troubadour Camp” – and has generated a body of work that includes over 60 songs and an undetermined number of stories.
Johnny Cash said Mountain John Hilligoss has the “the greatest voice in country music.”He’s equal parts cowboy poet, operatic baritone, stand-up comedian and country crooner. His career spans stints in the thick of the Los Angeles folk music scene of the 1970s, years working Nashville’s music row and literally millions of miles performing original songs and telling stories at festivals, night clubs and concert halls in every state, Canada and Europe. His videos have been featured on the Nashville Network and TNN. His travels have brought him onto stages with Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Emmylou Harris and more. His poetry has been given the “Editors Choice Award” by the National Library of Poetry.
Moe Dixon is a familiar name on the festival and concert club circuit with inspiring original songs, fiery finger-style and ragtime guitar and inventive ukulele playing. Moe had gained national recognition through his contributions to the children’s group Rosen, Shontz, and Dixon. He’s written themes to Bob Hope specials and Warren Miller ski movies, and performed with the Wheeling Symphony and the West Suburban Symphony of Chicago. He’s shared the stage with such familiar names as Phil Oches, Pete Seeger, Tom Paxton, Tom Rush, Nicolette Larson, Doc Watson, Maria Muldaur, Rory Block, Odetta, Jonathon Edwards, John Denver, Bill Danoff, Michael Johnson, Little River Band, The Hellacasters, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Three Dog Night, Eric Johnson, Larry Carlton, Lee Ritenour, Buddy Guy, Sonny Landreth, and Robben Ford.
For the past four decades, folksinger Peter Wilson has been a regular performers at Northern California festivals, concerts and nightclubs. He’s also know as an enthusiastic supporter of the arts, promoting concerts, hosting radio shows and open mic nights. He’s been a featured performer at the California WorldFest, KVMR Celtic Festival and has opened concerts for headliners including The Band, Etta James, Jessie Winchester, David Lindley and The Smothers Brothers. His music has found its way into regular airplay on community radio.