The concert will include spirituals and freedom songs, as well music that Shelby composed for his Harriet Tubman suite. Shelby has extensively researched and developed music that pays homage to Harriet Tubman, inspired in part by her use of music to communicate secretly as she led her missions to freedom. Her musical tools included field cries, works songs, and spirituals. Shelby has created original compositions, rearranged and re-orchestrated spirituals, freedom songs and blues songs that illuminate the history and story of Harriet Tubman. Listen to samples of the music.
The quartet features Tiffany Austin on vocals, Gaea Schell on piano, Tim Angulo on drums, and Marcus Shelby on bass/speaker.
Tickets cost $10 per person at the door. The event is sponsored by the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority. All proceeds from this event benefit the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitors Center.
While you’re at Layton’s Chance Winery for the show, try the special commemorative wine the winery created in honor of Harriet Tubman. “FREEDOM” is an off-dry blended red wine made from grapes that were native to the area during the Harriet Tubman era. The label features an image of Harriet Tubman.
ADDRESS: 4225 New Bridge Rd., Vienna, MD