On Saturday, Nov. 23, during the 25th annual Western Music Association Awards in Albuquerque, N.M., Jeneve Rose Mitchell was called up on stage to receive the Harmony Duo Award. Since this requires a two-person act, the award actually went to Jeneve Rose Mitchell and Dad.
The daughter and father duo sang to a full-house auditorium at the Marriott ballroom, competing with major known western entertainers throughout the United States.
Little known to them, right before their competition started, they found out that only one instrument was allowed. Tim Mitchell (a.k.a. Dad) dropped his guitar and had his 13-year-old daughter play an old-time Western favorite called, "Cool Water" with only her cello.
The cello, as many know, is an orchestra instrument, but Jeneve has made it popular this past year in the western music venues, playing songs like, "Bury Me Not On The Lone Prairie" and "Wayfaring Cowboy" (a.k.a. "Wayfaring Stranger"). She changes up these tunes for a new twist on western music.
Many at this gathering videoed Jeneve's performances and posted them on YouTube.com.
Jeneve plays eight other instruments and yodels and sings. To book Jeneve for parties, gatherings, festivals or a concert, visit her website at www.jeneverosemitchell.com. Or call her mother, Jenny Mitchell at (970) 812-6403.
She and her dad will be performing Saturday, Dec. 7, at 6 p.m. at the Crawford Town Hall to help benefit the town hall renovations.blog comments powered by Disqus