Published DatePLYMOUTH — The Silver Series at Plymouth State University will present singer-songwriter Kathy Mattea in concert at 8 p.m. Saturday, February 23, in the Hanaway Theatre at the Silver Center for the Arts.
Mattea has long been known as an impeccable singer-songwriter and an American country and bluegrass performer, with a side serving of folk and Celtic. Accompanied by multi-talented musicians, she explores music's most basic human essence through timeless melodies, uplifting narratives and an unmistakable voice, recording songs such as her signature ballad, "Where've You Been," the bluesy "455 Rocket" and the iconic "Eighteen Wheels and a Dozen Roses."
"Where've You Been" earned her the 1990 Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal, followed in 1993 by a second Grammy for her Christmas album, Good News. In 2008 her album Coal also earned a Grammy nomination, and in 2011 she was elected to the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame.
In recent years Mattea has discovered the vast and rich genre of music from her Appalachian roots, first with a new album, COAL, in 2008 and most recently with Calling Me Home in 2012, which received outstanding reviews.
Mattea says of this recent direction, "It's being a voice for a whole group of people, a place, a way of life. And that's a sacred use of music."
Tickets for the concert are $35-25 for adults, $33-23 for seniors and $25-15 for youth at the Silver Center Box Office, (603) 535-2787 or (800) 779-3869. Tickets are also available online at purchase.tickets.com.