Blue Ridge Academy of Music student Shelley O’Brien performed her second guitar recital outdoors at her family’s cabin on Smith Mountain Lake on Saturday, July 14. Shelley had a host of accompanists to join her in performing a wide variety of selections. These included her husband, Jason, on the French Horn, her sons Jared and Nathan both on their trumpets, friend Lydia Cohen on the flute, and her instructor, Jason Cohen, on guitar and mandolin. Shelley’s program included pop hits, patriotic songs, campfire songs, and classically styled duets. She is pictured here with her instructor, Jason Cohen.
– Submitted by Jason Cohen, Blue Ridge Academy of Music