The Martha Bassett Show welcomes Colin Allured and Lyn Koonce to their 2021 season opener! This old-time inspired radio show is recorded live at the Reeves Theater in Elkin, NC and is broadcast on 88.5 WFDD, live streamed to social media, and presented as a podcast. It features the music of national and regional artists along with the music of Martha Bassett.
COLIN ALLURED – Colin Allured is a multi-instrumentalist who offers a truly unique performance experience. He supports his intricately crafted songs with a visually fascinating and self styled footdrum set up and technique. This lifts the many styles and grooves of his songs into the sonic sphere of a full band. Yet the intimacy of the solo artist and the warmth of his lush baritone voice carry the sound. He graduated from the UNC School of the Arts in classical guitar studies, has studied West African string music, Indian classical music and has his roots in his dad’s 60s records. The devotion and refinement of his musicianship is all in service of great songs, danceable beats and a soulful vibe.
LYN KOONCE – A recent winner of American Songwriter Magazine’s Lyric Contest for her song, The River, singer/songwriter Lyn Koonce, engages audiences with her warmth and authenticity often turning heads from the first song. From ballads to blues, Lyn’s music is skillful, unique, yet universal. It creates traction and stays with you long after the performance. Lyn opened for The Indigo Girls in early 2020 and in the same year released her 4th studio album, “Begin Again” produced by award winning folk musician, Amy Speace.