Mother-Daughter Singing Duo to Perform at Pendleton Arts Center

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Janie Rothfield and Shona Carr are both powerhouse American Roots musicians who meld traditional Appalachian/Old Time music with their own compositions and songs. They are also mother and daughter, performing under the band name Little Missy. The duo will take the stage at the Pendleton Center for the Arts on Friday, Nov. 15 at 7 p.m.

Both highly accomplished fiddlers, guitarists, clawhammer banjo players and singers, Jane and Shona celebrate their individuality and their undeniable genetic connection with hot tunes, soulful ballads, and great harmonies.

Rothfield is an internationally known fiddler, clawhammer banjo player, tune composer, dance musician, and band leader. As a young teen in Connecticut she was exposed to traditional fiddling and started going to fiddle contests. Janie has played with and learned from many older generation musicians, including French Canadian Traditional fiddler Leo Beaudoin, Kentucky fiddlers Paul David Smith and Jimmy McCown and North Carolina native Eddie Lowe. In addition to her Old Time Music influences, she lived in Scotland for many years, and toured throughout the UK and USA with her contemporary Scottish/Old Time trio, Hadden, Rothfield and Carr.

Shona Carr is an award-winning singer and song writer who grew up surrounded by the fiddle and banjo music of her mother and Scottish traditional singing and Celtic music from her father, Allan Carr. Shona’s music and singing reflects the fusion of these musical styles and she is known for her unique voice, song and tune writing. Shona plays fiddle, banjo, tenor guitar and guitar and performs with her bands Lost Indian and The Buck Stops Here and as a duo with partner, Sam Stallings.

“This show is outside of our regular music schedule,” said PCA Executive Director Roberta Lavadour. “But we love that they’ll be working with the high school music classes while they’re in town, and we wanted to make our space available. Sometimes these last-minute shows are the most fun.”

Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for youth and teens up to 18. Tickets and more information is available at pendletonarts.org or by calling 541-278-9201.