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Saturday, March 7, 2015 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $12 general admission, $15 reserved tax included
Piedmont Melody Makers
Alice Gerrard 's newest old-time band of all-stars also includes Jim Watson, Chris Brashear, and Cliff Hale

Watson, who sings and plays mandolin, bass, and guitar, has been called the heir apparent to Charlie Poole as the proponent of Carolina hillbilly music. He's also still active with the legendary supergroup the Red Clay Ramblers.

Bassist/guitarist Hale, from West Virginia, sings in a "profound blend of Hank Williams, Lefty Frizzell and Carter Stanley all in one voice." Fiddler Brashear was last at RAF for a fantastic show last spring with his buddy Peter McLaughlin.

And Gerrard, the grand lady of old-time whose pedigree goes back to her recordings and performances with Hazel Dickens, writes songs, plays guitar, and sings beautifully. She was also nominated for a Grammy for last year's critically acclaimed CD Follow the Music. Naomi Judd has said "the Judds owe Hazel and Alice a sincere thank you, not only for showing us how to take our first musical step, but for continuing to help preserve old-time music." Because she's graced our stage several times, we can readily agree with Rayna Gellert's assessment, that she's "queen of the universe."

This is another of those shows that might never come our way again: don't miss it!

Left to right: Watson, Brashear, Gerrard & Hale: the Piedmont Melody Makers

Saturday, March 14, 2015 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $7.50 general admission, $10 reserved tax included
Bill Redding

Bill's annual St. Patrick's concert has been a perennial favorite at Fountain since before we opened, in 2004.

Saturday, March 28, 2015 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission, $11 reserved tax included
Mountain Rain

Saturday, April 3, 2015 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission, $11 reserved tax included
Lightnin' Wells

Saturday, April 11, 2015 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $11 general admission, $13.50 reserved tax included
Dirk Lumbard Dance All-Stars
Dirk's putting together a showcase of his best students for this one, which is a benefit for ECU's School of Dance.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 -- 7:00 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission, $11 reserved tax included
Molasses Creek
It's a new Creek! Gary Mitchell, Fiddler Dave Tweedie and bassist Gerald Hampton welcome their newest band member, Kim France.

Saturday, May 9, 2015 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $11 general admission, $13.50 reserved tax included
Steve Creech Jazz All-Stars with Dirk Lumbard

Saturday, May 16, 2015 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $12.50 general admission, $15 reserved tax included
the Malpass Brothers

Friday, June 5, 2015 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission, $11 reserved tax included
Steph Stewart & the Boyfriends

Saturday, June 6, 2015 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission, $11 reserved tax included
Ted Jones & the Tar Heel Boys

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