The Pocahontas County Opera House opens its new Performance Series with a concert by The Bucket Brothers Saturday, July 16, at 7:30 p.m.
The North Carolina-based Bucket Brothers – Logan and Casey Valleroy – have captivated audiences since 2012 with their sophisticated arrangements, seamless improvisation and beyond-their-years mastery of jazz. Fans enthuse over their amazing musicianship, composure and stage presence.
Both brothers display a depth of musical understanding and an ability to listen to one another that is rare at such a young age.
Logan has played violin since the age of seven, winning fiddle competitions, scholarships and numerous accolades along the way.
He is also a highly accomplished swing and jazz guitarist, and enjoys playing the mandolin, electric bass, drums and piano.
Casey began playing piano when he was five. Casey’s teacher, Robert Griffin, proudly says, “In my 40 years of teaching, I’ve never had a student of Casey’s exceptional talent.” Another instructor remarks that “Casey’s creative approach and joy for the musical experience are contagious to those around him.”
Casey also plays drums and saxophone.
The hard-working Bucket Brothers stay busy performing at festivals, fundraisers, and community and private events in North Carolina and beyond. In 2013, when they were just 13 and 10, the brothers were profiled in North Carolina’s acclaimed Our State magazine. In 2014, the brothers performed live on WUNC public radio’s “The State of Things.”
The brothers recently released their debut album, “Our State,” featuring jazz standards by composers with North Carolina connections, as well as two originals by the brothers themselves. Tickets for the July 16 performance are $10 for adults. Youth 17 and younger are admitted free of charge. Tickets are available at the door and in advance at pocahontasoperahouse.org or at the 4th Avenue Gallery in Marlinton.
Performances at the Opera House are informal, family-friendly and open to all. The entrance and main seating are accessible to persons with disabilities. Persons with disabilities are encouraged to attend; special accommodations can be arranged upon request by calling 304-799-6645.
The Opera House Performance Series is presented with financial assistance through a grant from the West Virginia Division of Culture and History and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. Support is also provided by Pocahontas County Dramas, Fairs and Festivals and the Pocahontas County Convention and Visitors Bureau.