Free concert at Shawnee

| 29 Sep 2011 | 10:04

SHAWNEE - The Juggernaut String Band will perform a free community concert on Tuesday November 14th at 7:00 pm, in the fireplace lobby of the Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. An upbeat, exciting show that’s fun for the whole family, Juggernaut fuses American banjo and African hand drums with traditional and original songs for a sound they call “Appalachian Juju.” The African roots of American blues run through songs penned by banjo player Peter Taney, uniting fiddling with the tribal rhythms of drummers Michael Cooke and Carolyn Burbage. Songs in English, Assante, and Cajun French swim in a “Juju stew” with bluegrass ballads and novelty tunes. The concert is free and open to the public. Donations to the performers are accepted. Several years ago, Charlie and Virginia Kirkwood (owners of the Shawnee Inn and the Shawnee Institute) organized this series of concerts as a way to give back to the community. Boasting a wide variety of musical entertainment, the concerts have become quite popular over the years for visitors and local residents alike. Because the Poconos is such a musically talented community, it is not hard to find performers. Volunteering their talents, these artists perform a wide range of music, including jazz, big band, country, polka, Broadway, oldies, folk, gospel, acoustic, patriotic, and more. These shows are fun for audiences of all ages. Each concert is free of charge and donations to the performers are accepted in order to show appreciation for their time and talents. The concert series was made possible by the partnership of the Shawnee Institute Ltd and The Shawnee Inn and Golf Resort. For more information visit or .