The Foreign Landers
February 24 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
“Just as [David Benedict and Tabitha Agnew] have found love with one another from across the world, so these two musical genres [bluegrass and traditional folk] have been blended to create something fresh.” – Americana UK
About: Transatlantic folk duo, The Foreign Landers, are no foreigners to music. Originally from South Carolina, mandolinist David Benedict toured with noted bluegrass musicians, Missy Raines and Mile Twelve, before meeting Tabitha Agnew, a five-string banjo player from Northern Ireland. Tabitha had likewise performed abroad with international bands like Cup O’Joe and Midnight Skyracer. Following a chance encounter at the 2017 IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) Convention in Raleigh, NC, the pair found themselves drawn to one another. Upon realizing that they shared many commonalities, in spite of hailing from distant places, the two combined forces musically and romantically, and wed in 2019.
As a couple, Tabitha and David have begun to carve their own path in the acoustic music world together. Their authenticity and originality in songwriting, tasteful multi-instrumental prowess, evocative vocals, and unique transatlantic touch all combine to create something inexpressibly foreign and yet strangely familiar.
Named after their shared home studio in Travelers Rest, SC, The Foreign Landers’ debut full-length album Travelers Rest showcases the duo’s range, incorporating progressive bluegrass, sensitive Americana flavor, Celtic instrumental medleys, and roots throughout. As noted by The Bluegrass Standard, the duo is truly a “match made in heaven.”
Date & Time: Friday, February 24, 2023. Doors open at 6:00 PM and the concert starts at 7:00 PM.
Ticket Price: All tickets are general admission. $20 in advance until 3:00 PM on the day of event. $25 at the door. Children 12 years and below are free when accompanied by an adult.
Ticket Information: Reserve tickets in advance either ONLINE or by calling the Barns of Rose Hill Box Office at 540-955-2004 (Noon to 3:00 PM – Tuesday through Saturday). When our Box Office is closed, please leave a message. All ticket sales are final; no exceptions.