Tyler Hughes and Sam Gleaves are an old time country music duo, performing songs old and new with close harmony singing and accompaniment on clawhammer banjo, guitar, fiddle and autoharp. Born and raised in Wytheville, Virginia, Sam Gleaves performs innovative mountain music with a sense of history. Sam carries on the ballads and dance music he learned from numerous mentors in the Appalachian tradition. Through his songwriting, Sam tells contemporary stories from Appalachia. Tyler Hughes has been representing old time Appalachian music and culture on stages all across the east coast since age twelve. Hailing from Big Stone Gap, Virginia, his music is closely associated with that of the Carter Family, Dock Boggs, and Kate Peters Sturgill, among many others from the region. Tyler travels extensively to share his music and he has appeared on PBS’ Song of the Mountains, NPR’s Mountain Stage, and at Jazz at the Lincoln Center.
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