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Osborne/Kraus Concert

When: 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM on Mar 25, 2019

Where: Appalachian Cultural Center


Osborne/Krause (Guy-Larry & Diane) are singer-songwriters who write & play contemplative folk music with acoustic guitars, harmonium, & vocal harmonies. Born in Appalachian counties of South Carolina & Tennessee, respectively, a sense of place, community, & the natural world inform their compositions. The duo defines "contemplative folk" as Americana with a mindfulness twist. Audiences are fascinated by the unique sound of the harmonium. Developed in Europe in the 18th & 19th centuries, it remains popular in Indian & Pakistani music today.

Both Diane & Guy played with other musical projects long before starting to write & perform together in 2017. Diane studied music composition in college & performed in coffee houses around Charlotte, Chicago, & Boulder, CO, where she also played in Balinese, Japanese, & Indian ensembles & worked as a music engraver. Guy has performed in folk clubs in London, Boston, & elsewhere, & currently also performs with The Emancipators, named after the 19th century abolitionist newspaper published in East  Tennessee, which he founded in 2008. In the 1990s he was a lead guitarist for the AMPs, a local assemblage of "absent minded professors" who enjoyed playing at campus & community events. 

Diane & Guy have been writing songs since their college years & have released previous recordings on their own. They released their first album of cowritten material in late 2018.

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