Blackwater Mojo to perform at RCCAC for Brown Bag Concert

Local group Blackwater Mojo will play the brown bag concert at noon Wednesday in the Great Hall of Randolph County Community Arts Center. The concert is sponsored by Davis Trust Co.

Blackwater Mojo, made of Seth and Erin Young, has performed a signature blend of Appalachian roots music all over the United States, as well as in Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and Easter Island.

Dubbing their sound “reso-phonic stomp,” they derive their unique sonic from a bare-bones instrumentation; steel resonator guitars, a single bass drum and raw, soul-infused vocals. Deeply influenced by pre-war blues and the music of their native Randolph County, they create a sound that is at once modern and vintage. Blackwater Mojo released their debut album, Cold Holler, in the spring of 2012. Earlier this year, they represented the West Virginia Blues Society at the 2013 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tenn.

Seth Young, from Elkins, plays a multitude of instruments with many area bands. A passionate music educator, he teaches general music, band and choir at Jennings-Randolph Elementary in Randolph County and works with the youth of Elkins as the director of the lab band program at the Randolph County Community Arts Center.

Erin Young has performed with many different bands throughout her musical career. A professional at 16, she has performed with a number of bands and theatre companies throughout her native Ohio.

The Randolph County Community Arts Center, a nonprofit organization promoting and supporting the arts in Randolph County and the surrounding areas, is located at the corner of Randolph Avenue and Park Street in Elkins.

Call the RCCAC office at 304-637-2355 or visit www.randolpharts.org for information.