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Volume 25, Number 2 — February 2018

Arts Calendar

RTE 23 Listening Room Series comes to Bristol & Wise
Lauren and Jason Morrow

RTE 23 Listening Room Series comes to Bristol & Wise

Date(s):  February 16 - 24, 2018
Venue: Birthplace of Country Music Museum

Bristol, VA 24201

BRISTOL, Tenn./VA — The Birthplace of Country Music presents the husband and wife duo of Lauren and Jason Morrow as part of its RTE 23 Listening Room concert series, performing two shows on two nights in two unique venues.

On Friday, Feb. 16 the couple performs in the Performance Theater at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in historic downtown Bristol. One week later on Saturday, Feb. 24 the Listening Room series returns to the intimate space at The Inn at Wise in Wise, Virginia.

Many will recognize Lauren and Jason from the critically acclaimed Americana group The Whiskey Gentry, a favorite act at the annual Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion music festival. The Atlanta-based band is a rootsy blend of alternative country, honky-tonk, and bluegrass highlighted by Lauren's soaring, pristine vocals. The RTE 23 Listening Room series is the brain child of Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion Music Committee member David Stallard, who also helps organize the series and the RTE 23 Music Festival.

"I have been a fan of The Whiskey Gentry for years and have been lucky enough to have seen them live many times," said Stallard. "At this year's Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion, Jason and Lauren opened a set with a few songs by themselves. It was magical. I knew then and there that I wanted to hear a full show with just the two of them. I am really excited about these shows we have coming up!"

The RTE 23 Listening Room concert series is an extension of the RTE 23 Music Festival, held annually in Wise, Virginia on the campus of the University of Virginia's College at Wise (UVa-Wise). The festival and the series is part of BCM's music outreach programming.

Tickets to The RTE Listening Room: Lauren and Jason Morrow shows on Feb. 16 at the Birthplace of Country Music Museum and Feb. 24 at the Inn at Wise are $10 in advance and $12 at the door. Doors open in both venues at 6:30 p.m. EST, music begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now at

Topics: Music

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