Ross Moore performing in Lewisburg

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

by Kristina Grossheim

Staff Writer

Marshall Rangers Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 297 and Giles County Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter 257 are presenting Music from the Past with Ross Moore.

Moore has been in the entertainment business for over 25 years, running the gambit from singing old time favorites and playing instruments popular during the Civil War, to picking modern bluegrass from Nashville.

Moore plays twelve different instruments, including Autoharp, Dobro, hammered dulcimer, mountain dulcimer, 6 and 12-string guitar, banjo, mandolin, Celtic harp, Irish pennywhistle, concertina, and harmonica.

Moore's credits include a solo act as a singer, instrumentalist, and humorist at King's Island Theme Park in Cincinnati, Ohio. He toured the United States and Canada for two years, performing with entertainers such as Loretta Lynn, Jerry Reed, and George Burns.

When Moore moved to Nashville, he signed on with Twitty City Music Village and performed his show on a daily basis.

Moore was also chosen to perform at the grand opening of the new Country Music Hall of Fame in 2002.

Moore has shared his knowledge of his acoustic instruments in educational workshops and private lessons. Moore will be at the Marshall County Community Theatre on Saturday, April 14, 7:00p.m. and Sunday, April 15, 2:00p.m. Tickets are $10 in advance, $12 at the door, and MCCT season ticket holders are admitted at half price. Period dress is encouraged to add to the fun, and proceeds will go to the Nathan Bedford Forrest Boyhood Home in Chapel Hill.

For advance tickets call Ronnie Cheek at 931-359-5359 or Kathy Wood at 931-363-2906.