Rachel Little will be teaching yoga from 5:30 to 6:30. At 7pm, Hoot and Holler will entertain with music in the tradition of American Folk Music. Avon Prime Meats will be onsite with picnic food for purchase to enjoy during the show.
Hoot and Holler are the sum of two parts: guitarist Mark Kilianski and fiddler Amy Alvey. Hoot and Holler is inspired by the enduring spirit of traditional Appalachian mountain music. Their song writing is simple, honest and fresh to the ears. Both Mark and Amy are Berklee College of Music alumni, and this allows a polished technique of conservatory training in tandem with the grit drive and soul of folk music.
Each are songwriters dedicated to honing their craft, both equally influenced by wordsmiths like Gillian Welch and Townes Van Zandt as they are to authentic mountain musicians like Roscoe Holcomb and Ola Belle Reed. After spending the better part of 2016 living in a camper van while playing shows across the country, they now call Asheville, North Carolina their home.
Instrument swapping is common during a performance. Sometimes they don two guitars, other times switching to fiddle and banjo, all the while seamlessly blending their vocals as they sing songs infused with the vitality of the landscapes which they have traveled.
They have received scholarships to the Blackpot Camp as well as Augusta Heritage Center to study the stylistic nuance of Cajun and Appalachian music. When performing or teaching workshops, they strive to honor the ancient sounds of those who came before while bringing their own voice to the stage.