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Alumna brings trio to Wellsville for Saturday performance

After Jack, an acoustic Americana trio based in southwest Virginia which includes Emily Blankenship-Tucker (in center of photo), AU class of 2003, will be playing this Saturday, Jan. 19, at 8 p.m. at the Wellsville Creative Arts Center. 

After Jack is described as a new band with an old soul and a sound that is simultaneously innocent and irreverent. Inspired by the musical roots of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the trio balances tight vocal harmonies on top of eclectic musical stylings on fiddle, banjo, accordion, washboard, ukulele, guitar, mandolin, oboe and percussion. Award-winning songwriters Mary Allison, Emily Blankenship-Tucker and Rachel Blankenship-Tucker tell a spellbinding, heart-wrenching story through song right in the middle of a foot-stomping, hollering, good-time show.

First-Prize winners of the Hayloft Gang National Video Contest, the band members currently have a self-produced EP available, and they are working on a fresh batch of songs they hope to record in the coming months. Take a look: