Music & Art at the Cafe April 12

A diverse cultural arts offering in an intimate setting will take place Tuesday, April 12, as MSL – Music & Art at the Cafe welcomes nationally renowned folk, bluegrass, Americana artists The Lowest Pair to Chester (WV) City Park’s Badgley Pavilion.Comprised of Kendl Winter, raised in Arkansas and now based in Olympia, WA, and Palmer T. Lee, a product of Minneapolis string bands, The Lowest Pair are kindred spirits who first met in 2013, on the banks of the Mississippi while touring the Midwest festival circuit. Their musical style is best described by The Current – “world-class banjo riffs, timeless folk song influences, and haunting vocals.”A unique feature of the event will be the presence of  numerous teenage visual, literary and performing artists. Included will be a select reading from The Congo Conspiracy, a pulp novelette written by local author and educator Pete Fernbaugh, along with a group of Oak Glen High School 10th graders. Oak Glen Middle School 8th grader, Ella Paras will perform a solo acoustic set to open for The Lowest Pair and Oak Glen senior Sophia Kefer will be sharing Poetry Out Loud. In addition, visual artists Anneliese Schupbach, a Brooke Middle School 8th grader, and Sarah Robinson, an Oak Glen Middle School 8th grader, will be displaying their artworks. OGMS 7th grade student, Leah McMahan will serve as the event emcee. There are a limited number of tickets available at $10 each. Advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Call 304-374-7474. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.