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Moab Folk Festival favorites Moors & McCumber are returning to the area this month, when they perform at a benefit concert for the Paradox Valley School in Paradox, Colorado.

Songwriters James Moors and Kort McCumber will be at the school on Thursday, Feb. 23, working with and performing for students. At 6:30 p.m., they will also perform at an evening concert that will raise funds for the school’s after-school programs – including its music programs.

The school’s own bluegrass band, the Paradox Strings, will perform as the opening act at the concert, which is open to the public.

Moors & McCumber are an acoustic duo whose “story songs” walk the line between rootsy folk and melodic pop.

The two songwriters met at the Rocky Mountain Folk Festival in 2005. Sitting around a campfire swapping songs, each heard something in the other’s music that just fit. They have been performing and writing together ever since.

Having collectively sold more than 15,000 copies of independent releases from the stage, the duo have now released two of their own full-length albums.

Although they’re successful solo songwriters, Moors & McCumber discovered that their music together is more than the sum of the parts. Embracing a bigger sound than most duos, they switch instruments on almost every song, creating catchy melodies that are bright and electrifying to experience live.

Tickets for this event will be sold at the door; admission is $10 for adults, $5 for non-PVS students under 18, $5 for PVS families, and free for PVS students. The school can only accept cash and checks; credit cards will not be accepted.

The PVS student council will also have concession stands to raise funds for its projects.

This is a family-friendly evening at the school; no alcohol, drugs or tobacco are allowed in the venue.

Concert to benefit charter school programs

Paradox Valley Charter School is located at 21501 600 Road in Paradox, Colorado. For more information about the show or the school, call the school office at 970-859-7236 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

What: Moors & McCumber

When: Thursday, Feb. 23, at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Paradox Valley School, 21501 600 Road, Paradox, Colorado

Cost: Varies; credit cards not accepted

Information: 970-859-7236