Near Myths

Location: R.A. Fountain

From our promo for this concert:

The Near Myths perform original folk rock and covers of the genre’s classics. This will be their first Fountain performance since their bandmate and friend Andy Oglesby died last July of cancer.

Tonight’s show will include Wilson’s Jim Clark, Katy Adams of Greensboro, and Terry “Teep” Phillips of Knoxville, Tenn. Band members Ben and Bernadette Green, who live on Vancouver Island, will not be performing.

Clark, a poet and English professor at Barton College, plays guitar, banjo, pennywhistle, and harmonica. Adams plays guitar, and Phillips plays guitar and an assortment of percussion instruments. All share vocals.

Clark and their bandmate, the late Andy Olgesby, have written most of the band’s original songs. Several with eastern Carolina subjects are featured on their CD Wilson. Its cover displays the band standing beneath a Vollis Simpson whirligig.

The Near Myth’s second CD, Words to Burn, is set for release later this summer.

Tags: acoustic Carolina, Concert, folk, folk rock