The Wesley Foundation, a division of the United Methodist Campus Ministry,

will begin a series of acoustic musical performances starting on Friday,

Nov. 5 with local musician Sean McCollough.

Enoch Henry, director of the Wesley Foundation, said in a press release

that McCollough is "the perfect choice" to kick off the series.

"The idea is to bring in a variety of local and regional performers whose

lives are an example of active faithfulness," Henry said.

McCollough's work as a community organizer with "Save Our Cumberland

Mountains," a commitment to peace and justice issues and an affection for

his audiences made his selection as a performer an obvious one, Henry

said.

This performance, like others in the series, shouldn't be dubbed

"contemporary Christian music," but music of "faithful living."

McCollough's self-titled debut CD includes songs of joy, enthusiasm for

life and reflective musings on the human condition. The CD will be

available for sale after the performance.

McCollough plays several instruments, including guitar, banjo and hammer

dulcimer. His sounds range from Celtic rhythms to early rock 'n' roll to

Appalachian folk traditions.

The performance will be held in the Parrott Theater on the third floor of

the Wesley Foundation. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Admission to the

performance is free. The Wesley Foundation is a smoke and alcohol free

venue.