Well-known “High Country” musicians Lisa Baldwin and David Haney will bring the sounds of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the Lackland Center on Saturday, Feb. 4, at 8 p.m. in Hackettstown.
Their careers include multiple appearances on public radio’s Prairie Home Companion and concerts up and down the country, from Birmingham’s City Stages to Black Mountain Music Festival (NC) and the Songwriters Showcase at the IBMA World of Bluegrass in Louisville, Kentucky. The duo brings the sounds of bluegrass, country, traditional folk, and contemporary singer-songwriters to the stage in performances that have received critical acclaim.
The Boston Globe once wrote that “[Haney] has gorgeous high leads and rich, resonant harmonies.” Dirty Linen Magazine hailed the “sweet, downhome voice” of Lisa Baldwin as “a perfect match for her songs about family and growing up in the rural south. ” Lisa Baldwin plays guitar and keyboard, sings lead and harmony and writes original material for the duo. Dave Haney plays guitar, mandolin, and harmonica, and sings lead and harmony.
When not on stage, Lisa Baldwin has taken her educational children’s music program, Learning Through Song, to child development centers, libraries, schools, community programs, and festivals. Her interactive program combines singing, playing instruments, reading, movement, and other fun and educational activities. Baldwin has recorded a children’s CD, We’re Learning Through Song, which evolved into a new children’s program called Music, Minds, and Motion. A 39-year veteran teacher, she currently teaches second grade at Hatchery Hill Elementary School in Hackettstown.
The February 4 concert will benefit the Centenary University President’s Innovation Fund, which faculty, staff, and students will be able to draw on to support prototypes of innovative ideas that can ultimately provide benefits to the university and its constituents.
Tickets are $20 for adults with discounts available for students, seniors, and children under 12. All proceeds will benefit the Fund.
For more information or to purchase tickets for this or other events, visit centenarystageco.org or call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979-0900. The box office is located in the Lackland Center at 715 Grand Ave. Hackettstown. The CSC box office is open Monday through Friday from 1-5 p.m. and two hours prior to every performance.