‘Moonlight and Music’ Saturday night

Published 3:00 am Friday, September 18, 2015

The Pioneer Museum of Alabama invites all of those who enjoy a moonlit night and good, relaxing music to “Music in the Moonlight” with James Mullis and Wilder Adkins Saturday night at the museum.

“This is a first-time event of this kind for the Pioneer Museum of Alabama. We are looking forward to a wonderful night of moonlight and music,” said Kari Barley, museum director. “James Mullis has been with us before and he is an outstanding singer and musician. I could sit and listen to him all night. And, Wilder Adkins is equally talented. Together, they will be amazing.”

The Mullis/Wilder concert will from 6 until 8 p.m. Saturday and will be staged on the porch of one of the museum’s cabins.

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“That way the audience will get to enjoy the music and the moonlight,” Barley said. “‘Moonlight and Music’ is a family event so we invite families to come and enjoy this time together. Those who would like to bring a picnic to enjoy before or during the concert are encouraged to do so.”

Mullis grew up in Troy but now is a part of the music scene in Birmingham.

“James is in Birmingham making a life of his dream,” Barley said. “He is known for his unique blend of modern-day folk music and soft blues.

“He said as a child, he would serenade anyone who would listen. His passion for music peeked when he heard James Taylor for the first time and soon after he took it upon himself to find his own voice.”

Mullis is a familiar voice in and around Pike County. He has played live shows at area restaurants, cafes, charity events, festival, bars, galleries and parties. He released his first album, “Thick With Thieves” in August.

Wilder Adkins is an accomplished guitarist and songwriter from Marietta, Georgia.

“Wilder said he was weaned on folk music,” Barley said. “He is one of the top folk music artists in the Birmingham area.

“He writes music about the world around him and often uses nature as a theme and his music sometimes has a spiritual quality about it.”

Barley said “Moonlight and Music” will be a time to sit back and enjoy relaxing music by two outstanding young artists.

Albums by both of the artists available at the museum gift shop.

Admission to Moonlight and Music is $6. Children five and under will be admitted free.