ROSWELL, Ga. – The Sounds of the Spirit Concert Series of Roswell United Methodist Church continues with the Annie Moses Band in concert Sunday, Feb. 24, at 3 p.m. in the RUMC sanctuary.
The Annie Moses Band is an ensemble unlike any in America today. A blend of fiddle, jazz and classical influences fused with soaring, folk-inspired vocals create a sound that is both refreshing and familiar.
With more than 1,000 hours of airings on PBS stations across the country, a top-10 classical crossover album, a bustling tour schedule of 80 concerts a year and television appearances, this family is pulling new fans from across musical genres.
Their eclectic style of music making has almost universal appeal. Beyond this success, the Annie Moses Band enjoys the fact that their music is an inspiration to a new generation of young artisans.
“Everywhere we perform, there are returning children who say to us, ‘I started playing a couple of years ago after we saw your concert.’ This scenario is exactly what we hope will happen,” Annie said.
To bolster this reality, the band hosts the annual Fine Arts Summer Academy in Nashville, Tenn., where some 200 students ages 4 to 22 come to hone their artistic craft and discover their innate gifts as performers.
Meet the family: Bill Wolaver (composer/arranger/pianist) and his wife, Robin (vocalist/lyricist/composer/ speaker) along with their children Annie (lead vocals, violin), Alex (lead vocals, viola), Benjamin (cello), Camille (harp, keyboard, vocals), Gretchen (violin, mandolin, guitar, vocals) and Jeremiah (guitar).
Bill and Robin are award-winning songwriters.
The children’s background is classical music — the older siblings trained at the Juilliard School, and the younger are well on their way to similar distinction. All have studied with renowned instructors, earning awards and achievements that testify to the depth of their artistry.
Tickets are on sale in the worship arts office of RUMC 770-594-0512 or online at 770-594-0512 or online at www.itickets.com.