Mountain Faith to Perform at WCU



America’s Got Talent semifinalist Mountain Faith will perform at Western Carolina University’s John W. Bardo Fine and Performing Arts Center on Thursday, Nov.5.

The Jackson County-based bluegrass-gospel band prides itself in being a family collective. The lead vocalist and fiddler is Summer McMahan. Her father, Sam McMahan, on bass, and her brother, Brayden McMahan, on banjo, join her. Family friends Luke Dotson and Cory Piatt on guitar and mandolin respectively complete the outfit. Another sweet small town bit about them is that they all worked in the McMahans’ tire store in Sylva, writing and playing music between customers. Their debut album, Save Me, was released in 2011 and earned them the Southern Gospel Music Association’s New Artist of the Year Award. Their most current release, 2015’s That Which Matters, debuted at No. 1 on Billboard Magazine’s bluegrass chart.

The concert is being presented by WCU’s Last Minute Productions and will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the guest services desk on the second floor of the A.K. Hinds University Center. General admission is $2 for students and $5 for nonstudents. However, a ticket can also be purchased with the donation of non-perishable food items, two food items per ticket for students, and five food items per ticket for the general public.

Check out their cover of One Republic’s “Counting Stars” and try not to tap your toes…


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