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Coming Soon to R.A. Fountain
an occasional music venue
East Carolina's best place to hear acoustic music.
Scroll down to the bottom of this page to find access to on-line ticket sales for general admission and reserved seats for some of our shows, offered through the Wilson Times' WAWtix service.

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Friday, October 11, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10 general admission, $12.50 reserved
Jessica Doyle & the Steve Creech Jazz All-Stars

Jessica was a guest vocalist at Steve's last show with Dirk Lumbard, and we're glad to have her back as a headliner for tonight's big event, which will also feature Gabriel Martino on trumpet, John Wacker on drums, and Dale Bryce on bass, as well as Steve on guitar.

Jessica is the vocal coach for the Musical Theatre BFA program at ECU, where she teaches intro to musical theatre voice. She also has a special interest in rock & pop vocal techniques. Prior to returning to graduate school, at Central Michigan University, she worked as a vocal coach and performer throughout the U.S. maininland, in Honolulu, and for two years in Seoul, South Korea.

Saturday, October 12, 2019 -- 4:00 p.m. -- FREE!
Brian Lampkin
Help celebrate publication of Brian's new book,
The Tarboro Three: Rape, Race, and Secrecy

Saturday, October 12, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10.00 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Willow Branch Bluegrass Band
We're glad to have Willow Branch back again and guarantee an outstanding night of original and traditional bluegrass and bluegrass gospel, with five excellent pickers, including a great songwriter on mandolin, and those really tight three- and four-part harmonies that set them apart.

Performing in the Virginia-based band are Larry Nunnery on guitar, Gayle Noble on bass fiddle, Doug McDonald on mandoln, Robert Noble on banjo, and Ted Lawhorn (not pictured) on fiddle and Dobro. They all share in vocals.

photo by Tom Whelan

Friday, November 1, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10.00 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Lightnin' Wells

photo by Tom Whelan

Saturday, November 2, 2019 -- 4:00 p.m. -- FREE!
Shelby Stephenson
We're celebrating publication of Shelby Stephenson's newest book of poems, in which he takes us back to Paul's Hill and all its joys and hauntings. Slavery and Freedom on Paul's Hill, with a cover illustration by Jacob Stephenson, is being published by Press 53 in September.

photo by Tom Whelan

Saturday, November 9, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10.00 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Boys from Carolina

Friday, November 15, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10 general admission, $12.50 reserved
Claude Bourbon

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission, $11 reserved
Russ Varnell & Too Country

Friday, December 13, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $15.00 general admission, $17.50 reserved tax included
Malpass Brothers

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m.
Twisted Knot

Twisted Knot returns for a very special Celtic Christmas show that, like their first time here, will no doubt be SRO.

photo by Tom Whelan

Friday, December 20, 2019 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10 general admission, $12.50 reserved
Steve Creech Jazz All-Stars

Pianist Jimmy Aycock is back in town for Steve's annual Christmas concert, and joining him will be vocalist Emery Davis and Bobby Harrison on drums.

Saturday, February 1, 2020 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10.00 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Garrett Newton Band

Thursday, October 15, 2020 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10.00 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Sofia Talvik
Americana & folk with Swedish roots: unmistakably Nordic in flavor, Sofia still conforms to American interpretations of her original music. She's been called "a North Sea siren" who "blends sparkle and melancholy" in her songs. She has released eight studio albums and toured the U.S. several times, where she has played Lollapalooza and showcased three times at South by Southwest and also the Folk Alliance International Conference.

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