Roger & the Nethertones

Roger & the Nethertones

Sun · October 7, 2018

Doors: 1:30 pm / Show: 2:00 pm

$10 in advance; $15 at the door

Tickets at the Door

This event is all ages

Roger & the Nethertones
Roger & the Nethertones
Roger Netherton taught himself to play fiddle at age 11, and within a year, he found his musical home in the old-time tradition of Missouri, Illinois, and Appalachia. Now, 10 years later, he is well known for his powerful, energetic style and prize-winning performances at national, regional, and local fiddle competitions, notably the prestigious Old Time Fiddle Championship at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas, where he won first place in 2016.

Old-time music remains one of his central interests, even as he explores many other musical styles, ranging from swing to blues. He plays regularly with a wide variety of bands and accompanists within and beyond his home of St. Louis, and has performed at events such as the Looking Glass Music and Dance Festival (Michigan), the Jackpine Jamboree (Wisconsin), the Festival of the Rivers (West Virginia), the Big Muddy Festival (Missouri), and the Tajimi Mountain Time Festival (Japan), as well as for countless contra and square dances in cities from Chicago to Louisville. He and his fiddle also make frequent guest appearances for various bands’ stage sets and CDs. When he’s not performing at a dance hall, restaurant, or festival stage, he’s probably jamming at a local pub, on a neighborhood street, or in someone’s living room.

Rachel Eddy hails from West Virginia, where she grew up steeped in Appalachian music and dance. Rachel's multi-instrumental talents and soulful singing bring an incredibly powerful energy to the stage. She performs as a soloist in addition to touring with The Early Mays (Pittsburgh) and The Kolodner Quartet (Baltimore). Rachel was born and raised in rural WV just south of Morgantown, where her musical family inspired her to play and sing as a little girl. She grew up listening to local fiddlers, her father among them, going to old-time festivals, and attending square dances. The old-time bug bit her early in life and Rachel now performs and teaches full-time on fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin and bass. She has taught fiddle, banjo and guitar at the Augusta Heritage Center in Elkins WV, at Sore Fingers Summer school in the UK, and different various weekend workshops from the hills of West Virginia to Sweden, Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, London and Wales. Rachel’s love of music comes from the heart and she loves every part of her job from performing, to educating dedicated students, and the electrifying charge of playing in jam sessions around the world!

Southern West Virginia native Hunter Walker is recognized as a driving force in the Old-Time community for his innovation with the mountain dulcimer - as well as his skills as a banjo player. As a five-time WV state mountain dulcimer champion, Hunter has earned multiple blue-ribbon finishes at many prestigious venues, including the Appalachian Stringband festival at Clifftop, WV. His current work is with Long Point String Band and is a teacher of music at a center for disadvantaged youth in Beckley, WV.
Venue Information:
The Stage at KDHX
3524 Washington Avenue
St. Louis, MO, 63103