Lucy Allen and Marshall Goers combine blues, bluegrass, old-time, and folk music with stirring songwriting and performance skills for a memorable music experience. Their soulful performances connect with the audience until performer and listener are intertwined in the story, distilling the essence of an experience into song. Goers and Allen bring their music to Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina, along with their unique set of talents that go far beyond picking and singing.
Allen and Goers both perform separately, solo and with other groups, but some of their best work happens when they're together in a duet performance. For the past four years, Goers and Allen have shared the stage, and continue to create these stirring performances.
Allen's PhD in folklore, live performances, emceeing and producing concerts, along with her support of local folk programs like Acoustic Seen at the Coffee Underground in Greenville, S.C., give Allen unique perspective on uniting traditional music with contemporary songwriting. Allen goes beyond learning the techniques and popular cover songs to creating music that reveals and heals. Allen is also an accomplished guitar player, equally at home with fingerpicking or strumming rhythm.
Goers, a "multi-instrumentalist," is master of many instruments, comfortable with guitar, mandolin, lap dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, harmonica or even bouzouki in his hands. Goers has been performing a variety of music with several South Carolina bands since 1990. He currently plays old-time Appalachian music with the Blue Dawg String Band, and performs blues and rock periodically with his old buddies in the group, Square Root.
Allen and Goers both have solo releases: Allen with When to Let Go... And Other Songs and Goers with Fresh Start. Their most recent work is the joint project, Just Passing Through, which demonstrates their talent as a long-lasting duo.
Not satisfied with performing on the sidelines of the music culture, Allen has recently been selected for the Community Advisory Board of WNCW. Goers continues to win old-time and folk music competitions, most recently at Brevard's Halloweenfest Old Time Music Competition, with awards for first-place mandolin, third-place guitar, and a Judge's Special ‘Face in the Crowd’ Award. This year, Goers also took third place for dulcimer in the Grayson County Old Time Fiddler's Convention and for Twin Fiddle (with Jeanne McDaniel) in the Happy Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention
Lucy Allen--Guitar & Vocals
Marshall Goers--Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Fiddle, Harmonica, Lap Dulcimer
Just Passing Through (Paper River Music PRM 0306), 2006
Allen: When to Let Go, 2002
Goers: Fresh Start
Goers also on Piedmont String Sawyers, Sawing Through a Few Good Pieces, 2004
Barren River Breakdown, WKYU-FM (Bowling Green KY)
[+ Show ]
*Beautiful* work. It's so nice to have a CD where almost any cut would, in programming terms, "make ...*Beautiful* work. It's so nice to have a CD where almost any cut would, in programming terms, "make the cut"! I can't wait to get it out there. I hope it does well for you. (2006
Creole Statement/AmericanaRama KEDM 90.3 FM, Monroe, LA 71201
[+ Show ]
“Lucy Allen knows her way around a folksong. A professional folklorist, she is also a fine singer, s...“Lucy Allen knows her way around a folksong. A professional folklorist, she is also a fine singer, songwriter, and interpreter with deft fingers and a lovely voice. Her album When to Let Go is a keeper.”
"This Old Porch" WNCW 88.7FM
[+ Show ]
Marshall Goers' & Lucy Allen's brand new recording "Just Passing Through" is another fine project to...Marshall Goers' & Lucy Allen's brand new recording "Just Passing Through" is another fine project to put on your list. The CD is full of nice originals and traditional tunes, in a fine bio-degradable package with great artwork and liner notes. A-must-have.
Typical performance is 2 45-50 minute sets.
By Lucy Allen:
Roots and Wings
When to Let Go
Six Hawks on the Highway
When the Breeze Blows
God Be In My Head
London or Oxford
By Marshall Goers:
No Time or Space
Traditional songs & Tunes:
Medley: Kitchen Girl/Richmond Cotillion/St. Anne's Reel
Three Thin Dimes
My Old Home Waltz
Whiskey Before Breakfast
The Cape (Guy Clark)
Piper, Further & Further Away (Cheryl Wheeler)
Wagon Wheel (Old Crow Medicine Show)
Who'll Watch the Home Place (Kate Long)
She Could've Loved Him (CE Jones)
Flying South (Wanda Lu)
Just Passing Through (Eddie Lee Bolt)
Keep it Simple (Chuck Pyle)
She Don't Like Roses (C. Kane/T. Kimmel)
(No Such Thing As) Girls Like That (Christine Kane)
Come from the Heart (Suzanna Clark)
Paradise, In Spite of Ourselves (John Prine)
Farewell Lone Ranger (Mark Rust)
There are no upcoming dates at this time.