By Paula Walter
Eryn Jones Fuson, an international harpist, will be performing at First Methodist Church of Mountain City on Saturday, December 23rd at 2:00 pm. Fuson has a newly released CD entitled “Trail of White.”
Fuson was born in California but moved across the country to our own Johnson County with her family and grew up in Mountain City. She began singing at a young age and started playing the violin and piano when she was nine years old. A few years later, she added guitar to the growing list of her musical achievements, soon followed by the harp lever. Fuson began playing at weddings and special events in 2005 while she was in college in Chattanooga. She also has given private lessons since 2008.
Fuson plays a variety of music, from classical to contemporary to Celtic. Lately, she has added a twist to her music and has added pop, rock and indie genres to her harp performances. Fuson enjoys playing folk music on her guitar, especially some of the works of Stevie Nicks and Carole King. She also plays the piano, enjoying church hymns and classic hits.
Fuson, as an accomplished musician, has won multiple awards for her achievements. In 2007, she won four awards at Grandfather Mountain Scottish Highlands Festival, including the most promising harper. In 2017, she again won most promising harper, as well as first place in harps and vocals and at the National Scottish Harp Convention held at the Edinboro Highland games.
First Methodist Church of Mountain City is located at 128 North Church Street in Mountain City. There is no charge for the Christmas Harp Concert, but a love offering will be accepted.
Fuson will be playing songs from “Trail of White,” along with other Christmas favorites, followed by a closing story by her husband, Jadie, who is an award-winning storyteller.