Meet the Artists

David Benedict and Tabitha Agnew, Unit 1: Bluegrass

The Foreign Landers is a duo hailing from opposite sides of the Atlantic united by their love of bluegrass, traditional folk music, and each other.  David Benedict grew up in South Carolina playing with the only Celtic folk band in town, while Tabitha Agnew started playing the 5-string banjo in Northern Ireland at 12 years old.  Both soon discovered the traditional music of their own countries and excelled at their instruments.  Now married and based in the States, the Benedicts are making music on their own. Their debut EP Put All Your Troubles Away marks the first chapter in their journey together, and this adventurous recording will take you along with them to uncharted musical territories.

Timothy Miller, Unit 2: Opera

A native of Augusta, GA, tenor Timothy Miller is an active performer whose operatic roles include First Armored Man in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Street in Davis’ X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, Un Messaggero in Verdi’s Aida, and Parpignol in Puccini’s La Bohème.  His concert repertoire includes tenor soloist in Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s Magnificat, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Mozart’s Requiem, and Adolphus Hailstork’s I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes.  Timothy is widely recognized for his stirring renditions of “God Bless America” during the seventh-inning stretch of Atlanta Braves home games.  In addition to a busy performance schedule, he is also an Assistant Professor of Voice and Music at Morehouse College and serves on the board of the Meridian Herald.

Huxsie Scott, Unit 3: African-American Spirituals and Gospel

A native of Savannah, Huxsie has been singing jazz, blues, and gospel for over 40 years. She has appeared on stage with such jazz greats as the late Lionel Hampton and McCoy Tyner, and was the original vocalist for the Savannah Jazz Orchestra. Huxsie was inducted into the Savannah Tribune Gospel Hall of Fame in 2004, and the Coastal Jazz Association’s Hall of Fame in 2005.