The Prism Coffeehouse Series

The Gina Furtado Project is at The Prism Coffeehouse this week. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Gina Furtado Project

Take your pick: Mom, songwriter, singer, and “absurdly talented” banjo player (according to Bluegrass Today), Gina Furtado has two IBMA Banjo Player of the Year nominations to her credit. With the new album I Hope You Have A Good Life, she expands on her versatility with the Gina Furtado Project, playing original material that goes […]

Neo-traditional string band The Wildmans plays The Prism Coffeehouse series January 3. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: The Wildmans

Big time traditions: The small town of Floyd, Virginia—its population was 425 in the last census—has become so synonymous with the Appalachian mountain music tradition that visitors often outnumber the residents. The latest to emerge from the robust tiny scene is neo-traditional string band The Wildmans, a fledgling group of top-notch players that includes Aila […]

Fingerstyle guitarist Bill Mize plays the Prism Coffeehouse Series Friday night. Publicity photo

ARTS Pick: Bill Mize

Listen in: “I received most of my musical education from a cheap Zenith radio,” says fingerstyle guitarist Bill Mize. Growing up in Tennessee with proximity to the area’s musical riches had a clear influence on Mize’s mastery of acoustic instrumentals. He is a past winner of the National Fingerstyle Guitar Competition at The Walnut Valley […]