Riversong Music Society presents The Winsome Hags concert “Haunts, Hags and Harmonies” at the Box Factory on Saturday, October 6th at 7:00 pm. General admission is $10 at the door.
Winsome Hags is bringing an evening of chilling folk tales mixed with songs from Irish, Jazz, and African American traditions, with some James Whitcomb Riley tossed in. This performance features the world debut of “The Grim Reaper,” about a killer farm machine.
This will be the second appearance of Winsome Hags at the Box Factory. Currently, the band features Ruth Andrews on flute, stories and percussion, Steven Kaszar on guitar, and Bev Smith on fiddle, banjo, piano and guitar. All Hags contribute to the hauntingly beautiful harmonies. Check out their website at winsomehags.com.
The Winsome Hags have recently been accepted into the Michigan Touring Art Directory, which facilitates grants to match non-profit organizations with touring artists. They regularly perform at Underground Railroad Days in Vandalia, Mi., Cass County Council on Aging, Camp Freidenswald, Cass County Library, Juneteenth at Calvin Center, the Bonine House in Vandalia, and at many area churches and senior centers.
The Sloe Pokes will be opening the evening’s musical offerings with American Roots music. This duo includes Steve Braden, an award winning autoharpist and multi-instrumentalist (banjo, guitar) and the aforementioned Bev Smith. They are two thirds of the popular Waterbound band based in Northern Indiana. You may expect to hear some Carter Family standards, hot Old Time fiddle and banjo, and some ethereal waltzes sweet enough to dance to.
For more information, contact the Box Factory for the Arts at 269.983.3688 or visit https://boxfactoryforthearts.