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Concerts for August, 2014

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Friday, August 1st
Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys
8:00 PM @ the Community Arts Cafe, 411 West 4th St., W-S
Cover: $15/$13 F&B/CAC members

Jonathan Byrd is one of the folk/Americana scene's finest songwriters and performers.  Rich Warren of station WFMT in Chicago called Jonathan, "...one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years."  And Scott Alarik of the Boston Globe said, "This rootsy North Carolinian may be the most buzzed-about songwriter in folkdom."  Byrd grew up singing in the Southern Baptist Church where his father preached and his mother played the piano.  After a stint in the Navy and trying other types of music, he settled on a songwriting style steeped in the traditional music of the South after attending a fiddler's convention in southwestern Virginia.  He has now been a full-time musician for ten years and has released 7 critically acclaimed albums.  Jonathan will be supported  by his three-piece backing band, the Pickup Cowboys. 
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Friday, August 15th 
Anne Lederman
8:00 PM @ the Community Arts Cafe, 411 West 4th St., W-S
Cover: $12/$10 F&B/CAC members 
 
Anne Lederman, singer and multi-instrumentalist, has been called a "national treasure" in her native Canada.  Anne embodies the spirit of Canadian music with her outstanding fiddle playing, her interpretation of traditional songs and tunes and her originals written in the traditional style.  Originally from Manitoba, Anne is strongly rooted in several Canadian musical traditions old and new - Metis and French-Canadian, Scots-Irish, Eastern European, and African.  She sings in several languages and also plays mandolin, tenor guitar, piano and bones, jaw harp and more.   Anne is in the area teaching at the prestigious Swannanoa Gathering.  
 
Special Note:  We would like to repeat the success of the fiddle workshop we had last December with Brittany Haas and are offering a fiddle workshop with Anne Lederman on the Saturday morning after the concert, August 16th.  In order to do this we need 15 people to sign up a week before the event.  The cost will $30.00 per person for a buffet breakfast followed by an hour and a half group workshop.  It was exciting to see a room full of fiddlers last year and we hope to repeat.  Please contact Sonny Thomas at (336)414-1699 or sothom@aol.com if you're interested and please spread the word to your fiddling friends.  
 

Upcoming Concerts and Events


Coming in September:

September 5th - Tellico - A new band from Asheville made up of former members of Dehlia Low, a band which performed at Merlefest.  Anya Hinkle contributes vocals, guitar and fiddle, Stig Stiglets adds bass and vocals, Aaron Ballance is featured on dobro and lap steel and Jed Willis rounds things out with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, and guitar.  A mix of bluegrass and old-time influences with original songs.  Cover: $15/$13 F&B/CAC members
 
 
September 19th - Sarah McQuaid - Fine singer/songwriter/guitarist with a great mix of originals, traditional songs and covers by other writers.  Cover: $12/$10 F&B/CAC members
 
 
September 20th - Apple Festival at Historic Bethabara Park - FREE! -  The music this year will include Molasses Creek from Ocracoke, The Company Store Band, a great old-time band from southwestern Virginia and Adam Hurt and Beth Hartness. 
 
 

 
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