Hastings Concert Association

The Hastings Concert Association continues its 2022-2023 season with an upcoming performance by the Roe Family Singers on Nov. 6.

The show will begin at 3 p.m. at the Hastings Middle School Auditorium, and tickets will be available at the door for $25. 

The Roe Family Singers are a bluegrass, rockabilly and mountain music band that mixes original music and contemporary takes on old-time, traditional tunes for a rollicking experience.

Husband and wife, Quillan and Kim Roe, lead the show with strong harmony vocals and a multitude of instrumental performances. Kim plays the autoharp, banjolele, washboard, and spoons – and performs award-winning clogging, while Quillan plays the banjo and archtop guitar. Other band members play a variety of traditional instruments in addition to bluegrass specialties such as musical saw, jug, and kazoo.

With selections ranging from Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Jimmy Driftwood, Dock Boggs, Neil Young, to Johnny and June Carter Cash, the family band’s songs have a passion for mountain life, heartache, farm animals, and nostalgic reflections of home. Their front porch pickin’ and singin’ style is meant to entertain people of all ages at activities such as barn dances, fiddle pulls, hoedowns and county fairs.

 The Roe Family Singers have shared the stage with Doc Watson, Ralph Stanley, Mike Seeger, Del McCoury, the Grascals, Junior Brown, Asleep at the Wheel, and John McEuen & John Carter Cash. 

In recent years, they have been recognized for a variety of accomplishments. They were awarded the McKnight Fellowship for Performing Musicians and won the title of “World’s Best Jug Band” twice at the annual Battle of the Jug Bands.

Kim won the clogging competition at the Old-Time Music & Ozark Heritage Festival, held in West Plains, Missouri. The Roe Family Singers also won Best Band, Best Band Overall, Album of the Year and Entertainers of the Year from Bluegrass Music Association of Iowa.

For more information, see the Hastings Concert Association Facebook page or call 651-437-7318.

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