SECCA Launches Innovative Concert Series


Jim White and
South Memphis String Band will be the first performers at the Winston-Salem -based event.


By Blurt Staff


The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA), located in Winston-Salem, NC, has
announced the impending arrival of Crossroads
, a new concert series to be held at the recently renovated McChesney Scott Dunn
Auditorium in Winston-Salem.
The first event happens Feb. 19 and will feature performances
from Athens,
Georgia-based singer-songwriter Jim White, plus The South Memphis String Band,
an acoustic supergroup composed of Luther Dickinson (Black Crowes, North
Mississippi Allstars), Alvin “Youngblood” Hart (Grammy Award-winning bluesman)
and Jimbo Mathus (Squirrel Nut Zippers).


Additionally, White – a talented visual artist whose work has been
shown at MASS MoCA, Trinity College (Ireland) and other galleries and
spaces around the world – will exhibit a collection of his work in the lobby
gallery adjacent to the McChesney Scott Dunn
Auditorium during the week of the inaugural concert.


“We’re thrilled to have Jim White and The
South Memphis String Band on board to help us kick off Crossroads @ SECCA,” said Andy Tennille, SECCA Foundation board member
(Tennille is also an editor at BLURT magazine).  “Both Jim and the South Memphis String Band guys
embody what we’ll strive to present with Crossroads
– talented artists whose creative explorations blur musical boundaries
and defy simple definitions.”


Added SECCA Executive Director Mark Leach, “SECCA’s mission is to
serve as a dynamic center for exploring contemporary art that enhances
perspectives, inspires community and ignites new ideas at the intersection of
art and you. Crossroads @ SECCA endeavors to build on that philosophy by presenting renowned and emerging
artists who reside at a similar crossroads, be it between musical genres,
mediums or perhaps even two artists approaching the same stylistic intersection
from opposite directions.”


Additional detail, including ticketing,
or by calling (336) 725-1904.


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