Friday, August 1st
Jonathan Byrd and the
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.
Friday, August 15th
PM @ the Community Arts Cafe, 411
West 4th St., W-S
$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 email@example.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
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.