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East Carolina's best place to hear acoustic music

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Friday, January 13, 2017 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission $11 reserved tax included
Kevin Prater Band
Kentucky-based quintet showed us what a hot act they were when they stopped by last spring, and we're delighted to have them back again as they travel in the area. Kevin Prater, former mandolin picker with James King, has fronted his own band since 2009. They mix traditional and original bluegrass and bluegrass gospel beautifully and with excellent 3-part harmonies.

Danny Stiltner is on bass and vocals, Tom Timberlake plays banjo and guitar and shares lead vocals, Jake Burrows plays banjo and Dobro, and Adam Burrows is on fiddle.

Prater has released five CDs, including one with Snow Hill fiddler Chris Hill and three with this fine band.

Sunday, January 15, 2017 -- 4:00 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission $11 reserved tax included
Ask Your Folks
This classically trained Chicago-based trio plays original music rooted in the Americana styles of bluegrass, old-time and folk.

Fiddler Libby Weitnauer, who grew up in Maryville, Tennessee, is currently completing work on a Master's in music from New York University. Her parents, Tom and Virginia Weitnauer, moved to Greenville, NC in 2013.

She is joined in the band by Owen Burton and Eli Broxham. Classically trained, they met as freshmen at the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago and soon thereafter began playing at area farmer's markets. In addition to excellent guitar, fiddle and string bass, their show features sweet harmonies and strong lead vocals by each. Ask Your Folks has released two CDs.

Saturday, February 25, 2017 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission $11 reserved tax included
Ted Jones & the Tar Heels

Friday, March 3, 2017 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission $11 reserved tax included
Russ Varnell & Too Country

Saturday, March 18, 2017 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission $11 reserved tax included
Cumberland County Line

Saturday, March 25, 2017 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission $11 reserved tax included
The Page Turners

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10 general admission $12.50 reserved tax included
Dirk Lumbard and the Steve Creech All-Stars

Tonight's Mother's Day special show features Dirk and Steve as well as Jon Wacker on drums, George Knott on tuba and bass, and Jim Gilliam on keyboard & sax.

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