Charlotte Folk Society’s next free gathering will take place Friday, June 10th, 2016, at 7:30pm, at Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Avenue. Charlotte Folk Society Gatherings are family-friendly and free. Doors open at 7pm, and it’s strongly suggested that you arrive early. Donations are appreciated and essential to presenting the concert series in the Stella Center. Accessible entry and an elevator are available through the ground-level door. Free parking is available adjacent to the Stella Center. Refreshments, a song circle, and a jam session follow the event.
The Charlotte Folk Society, founded in 1982, wraps up its 2015-2016 Gathering Concert series with a Members’ Showcase, designed to highlight our member musicians’ instrumental, vocal, and songwriting talents. Showcase musicians include folks who have played from Nashville to New York, from Las Vegas to Washington, D. C, and beyond. Among them are individuals who play for pleasure, as well as music teachers, and professional musicians. While they perform in a variety of genres, they share a common passion and joy for the music they play.
Performing acts include:
Alrawi-Brown Family (Fiddle, oud & twin didgeridoos)
Blue Ridge Xpress (Bluegrass, gospel & rock)
DeWitt Crosby (Singer/songwriter/guitarist)
Alan Davis (Traditional songs & accordion)
The Dog Walkers (‘60s folk & honky-tonk)
David Fee & Luchi Aveleyra (Sea shanty; guitar & bodhran)
Thomas Aaron Garlow (Singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist)
Hem and Haw and Her (Old-time, gospel & patriotic songs)
New Morning Sky (Original, contemporary & traditional songs)
Katie & the Wild Oates (Original songs by Katie Oates)
Britney Plumley (Folk singer/guitarist)
Michael York (One-man banjo show)
The WBT Briarhoppers (Bluegrass)
John Renwick & Mark Willingham (Appalachian dulcimers)
Work Release (Old-time band)
Fifteen acts perform traditional, contemporary, old-time, bluegrass, ‘60s folk, gospel, honky-tonk, and original songs on fiddles, banjos, guitars, basses, dulcimers, oud, accordion, piano, and didgeridoos. Refreshments, singing, and jams follow concert. Performers range from amateur to professional.