KRCU Public Radio Presents Concert in a Cave


by News Bureau on Thursday, Aug. 15, 2013

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Aug. 15, 2013 – KRCU Public Radio at Southeast Missouri State University welcomes folk musicians Cathy Barton and Dave Para to Cave Vineyard in Ste. Genevieve on Aug. 30 for a memorable evening of folk music.

A social hour begins at 6 p.m. with wine tastings provided by Cave Vineyard and refreshments by Bistro Saffron. The concert begins at 7:30 p.m. All guests will receive a KRCU souvenir wine glass.

Barton and Para have created dynamic performances acclaimed for more than 25 years for their variety and expertise in vocal and instrumental music. It has been said that “this duo from Missouri make some of the best music you’ll ever hear.” Barton and Para play several stringed instruments, including hammer and fretted dulcimers, banjo, guitar and autoharp, as well as “found” instruments like bones, spoons, mouthbow and leaf. Their concerts range from the lively dance tunes they have collected in their home region and old ballads to new songs. They have conducted several instrumental workshops as well as those about songs from the Civil War, American rivers, old gospel and children’s songs, and Christmas music.

Cave Vineyard is nestled in the southeastern rolling hills of Ste. Genevieve County, Mo. It derives its name from the Saltpeter Cave located on the property. Fourteen acres of grapevines are cared for by the Strussion family, who has owned the property since 1995. Very little has been historically recorded about the cave. It is known that the name Saltpeter comes from the time of the early French settlers. It is believed that they mined the cave for saltpeter, which they used to make gunpowder.

Tickets are $40 and are available at the KRCU studios. To purchase tickets or for more information, contact KRCU at (888) 651-5070 or visit Proceeds from the concert will benefit KRCU.