The nationally acclaimed and Nashville-based Annie Moses Band is heading for Yankton to perform as part of the Yankton Area Concert Association (YACA). A highlight of the 2019-2020 season, Annie Moses Band will play on Oct. 1, at 7:30 p.m. in the Yankton High School Theatre.

If you have a membership, be sure not to miss this concert as it will blow you away with songs from all genres and generations, played by a family of Juilliard trained musicians who have roots in north Texas but are now are a fixture in Nashville.

The story of the Annie Moses Band began in a cotton field in north Texas during the Great Depression. Annie Moses (the family’s great grandmother), picked cotton for a wealthy land owner, saving to pay for a few piano lessons for her daughter Jane. Jane did the same for her kids. Growing up, they worked hard to give the children the best musical education possible.

They did this, but in 2002 realized they were at a crossroads. A traditional classical path, or their own path of roots music? Thus became the Annie Moses Band with an eclectic sound that is a unique blend of roots music with a classical polish.

Over these many years later, Annie Moses Band has recorded over a dozen albums, produced PBS specials, traveled the world and performed on stages as diverse as Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry.

But the journey has not ended there. The band’s non-profit foundation nurtures the artistic development of young musicians, supports a Conservatory and online music curricula to reach students around the country, and oversees a summer music festival in Nashville. Their enduring vision from Juilliard to Nashville via north Texas, is to see a new generation of artists who can fill all art forms with truth, beauty and goodness, and with a strong underpinning of faith.

Expect to hear roots music including versions of “I’ve Been Everywhere,” “Ghost Riders” and “The Orange Blossom Special,” classic works from Copland’s Appalachian Spring and Gershwin’s An American In Paris, and a variety of folk and country favorites all sung and played by family in the Annie Moses Band.  

YACA is a membership based organization that provides Yankton and its surrounding area the opportunity to attend first-class performances. The YACA Board of Directors work hard to bring outstanding entertainment to the stage. Go to www.yanktonareaconcertassociation for concert details.

There are still a few season memberships available for purchase at the door the evening of the first concert on Tuesday, Oct. 1. All performances are held at the high school theater. For more information, contact Vi Ranney at 665-3596, Judi O’Connell at 665-5787, or Kristy Wyland at 665-2263.

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