Ginsangers set for Brown Bag show at Arts Center

At noon on Wednesday, Oct. 16, The Ginsangers will play at the Randolph County Community Arts Center for the October Brown Bag Concert.

When you take the musical tour with The Ginsangers, you take the blue highways into the heart and roots of American music. The music is real. It crosses all the lines of blues, country, rock, swing and traditional. Backed by a spirited and seasoned band, Connie Townsend and Dave Parker have taken their music all over West Virginia and the Appalachian region and from New England to Louisiana, playing honky-tonks, one bordello, coffeehouses, concerts, festivals, jam sessions, radio shows, restaurants and songwriter showcases. They have played on “Mountain Stage” and had a featured song on Sirius-XM Radio. They have shared the stage with Kasey Chambers, Tony Joe White, The Greencards, J.D. Crowe, Johnny Staats and other fine musicians.

Townsend and Parker are award-winning songwriters. Their brand of Ginsang Juice has been played on radio stations across the country. Parker and Townsend won the prestigious Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest-considered by many to be the pre-eminent Americana festival in the United States. Their work has been recognized at the Mountain Stage NewSong Fest and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. Their songs have been described by critics as sweet, gritty, edgy and true, and as fitting seamlessly into the canon of American music with a timeless quality.