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April 8, 2011

The Shivers Bring Virginia’s Musical Heritage to the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg

Chance and Susette Shiver dust off old familiar songs during “The Shivers in Concert: Old Time Country Music, Virginia's Musical Heritage” at 3 and 5 p.m. on April 16 at the DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum’s Hennage Auditorium.

The couple performs songs and tunes from Virginia’s musical heritage that range from Civil War ballads, Victorian songs to early bluegrass duets and the songs of the Carter Family and Jimmie Rodgers. These are the traditional fiddle tunes and songs that draw on diverse musical heritages including English, Irish, Scottish, French and African American.

Over the past 11 years, the Shivers have appeared in concerts and festivals across the United States and England.

A Colonial Williamsburg admissions ticket, museum pass or Good Neighbor Card provides access to these performances. For more information, call 1-800-HISTORY.

Programs and exhibitions at The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s DeWitt Wallace Decorative Arts Museum are supported by the DeWitt Wallace Endowment Fund.

The Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg are located at the intersection of Francis and South Henry Streets in Williamsburg, Va., and are entered through the Public Hospital of 1773. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily. For museum program information, telephone (757) 220-7724.

Williamsburg is located in Virginia’s Tidewater region, 20 minutes from Newport News, within an hour’s drive of Richmond and Norfolk, and 150 miles south of Washington, D.C., off Interstate 64. For more information about Colonial Williamsburg, call 1-800-HISTORY or visit Colonial Williamsburg’s website at

Media Contact:
Penna Rogers
(757) 220-7121