Folkmoot LIVE! presents:
Josh Goforth must have been born musical—he was already playing piano in church at the age of four. Goforth is a highly accomplished storyteller and acoustic musician playing close to 20 different instruments. After high school he went to East Tennessee State University to study music education with a Euphonium concentration, and to be a part of ETSU’s famous Bluegrass and Country Music Program. In 2000, he played fiddle for the movie Songcatcher, both onscreen and on the soundtrack.
He has toured extensively with a variety of ensembles, including the ETSU Bluegrass band, David Holt and Laura Boosinger and with several bluegrass bands like Appalachian Trail, the Josh Goforth Trio, the Steep Canyon Rangers and Open Road. He has performed in all 50 US states, all over Europe, Asia, and Australia. In 2000, 2003, and 2005, he was named Fiddler of the Festival at Fiddler’s Grove and, after winning the third title, was designated “Master Fiddler” and retired from that competition. He has performed at the Grand Ole Opry, the Lincoln Center, as well as Carnegie Hall. In 2009 he was nominated for a Grammy for his album with David Holt entitled “Cutting Loose”. He currently is on faculty at the Academy for the Arts in Asheville and performs all over the world.
Doors open at 5:30 pm at the Queen Auditorium (112 Virginia Ave in Waynesville). Concert begins at 7 p.m. Come early to eat at local food trucks, parked out front; and to enjoy our Folkmoot LIVE! bar, with beer and wine service.
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door, Children 12 and under are free!