Dave Eggar Band and Holler Jake present TAPPALACHIA: The Story of Madison and her Magic Shoes

Jul 23
Gilliam Stage at Barter Theatre

Two-time Grammy nominated and internationally renowned composer and experimental cellist Dave Eggar will return to Gilliam Stage this summer for a show arranged exclusively for Barter Theatre! The unique show, "TAPPALACHIA: The Story of Madison and her Magic Shoes," will feature Eggar's unique style of music in a wild adventure of clogging, tapping and break-dancing with a musical trip around the world as a young girl finds the key to her dream of being a dancer.

Eggar will be joined by Holler Jake; international opera sensation Sasha Lazard (http://www.sashalazard.com); BBOY Kamal Davis; Evie Andress; Sensei Destiny Vergara (http://www.destinyvergara.com/); Andrew Nemr (http://www.andrewnemr.com/) and aspiring performer Madison Lawson, who has been a part of several Barter Theatre performances. Holler Jake includes drummer Chuck Palmer, bass player Ariel DLP, guitar player Phil Faconti, and singers Nikki Guerra and Jake Blaine.

A child prodigy, Eggar started playing cello at age three and by age seven was singing and acting on Broadway. At 15, he debuted at Carnegie Hall and was the youngest winner of the Artists International competition. Since entering adulthood, Eggar has earned degrees from Harvard and Juilliard, performed and recorded with numerous artists including Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Tony Bennett, Taylor Swift, Train, and Paul Simon. He is a three-time Grammy nominee and has composed for films like “War Story” and “Beasts of the Southern Wild.” Dave is the recipient of the Sony Records Elevated Standards prize for accomplishments in the field of classical music, and was decorated by TIME magazine, ASCAP, and the National Endowment for the Arts. He has appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Ellen, the Superbowl, and the Today Show.

Dave’s mission to “not just cross over, but to cross through” multiple genres of music is apparent in all of his releases and is sure to be present in "TAPPALACHIA: The Story of Madson and her Magic Shoes," which includes music from many genres including opera, classical music, rap and Appalachian classics.

Cast & Credits

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