Charlotte Folk Society’s next free gathering will take place Friday, November 13th, 2015, 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 event features The Harris Brothers.
Monthly second-Friday Charlotte Folk Society Gatherings are family-friendly and free; donations are appreciated and essential to holding Gatherings in the Great Aunt Stella Center.
Refreshments, a song circle, jam sessions, songwriters’ circle, and an Appalachian dulcimer group follow the hour-long concert; visitors are welcome to join in or simply listen. Free parking is available in the 4th St. Mecklenburg County parking deck, between Kings Dr. and McDowell St. Enter from the Stella Center parking lot or from 4th Street. Accessible entry and an elevator are available through the ground floor door on the parking lot side of the building.
The Harris Brothers fly under the radar of many music fans. But for those in the know, Reggie and Ryan Harris are regarded as “musicians’ musicians.” Expect hot guitar licks and selections from across the spectrum of American roots music! A few of their peers’ comments:
“The Harris Brothers are one of my favorite groups. Great playing, singing, and soul. It just doesn’t get any better than this.” – David Holt
“I got more feedback about them Harris Brothers than any other group that has ever played my festival.” — Wayne Henderson, National Endowment for the Arts Folk Heritage Award recipient
The Harris Brothers are a true brother duo, born and raised in Lenoir, NC. Reggie and Ryan Harris started playing stringed instruments and singing as small children – members of a musical family that still gets together to play. They have been playing professionally as a duo for 20+ years, and have performed everywhere from honky tonks to Nashville’s Station Inn, the National Folklife Festival, the International Bluegrass Music Association Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, and MerleFest. They also pass on their technique and style through workshops and private lessons.
The intuitive nature of The Harris Brothers’ interaction in playing and singing reflects their deep fraternal bond. Reggie sings and plays guitar, banjo, and a kick-drum suitcase for percussion. Ryan sings and plays the bass. Their repertoire includes traditional roots music, rock and roll, jazz, blues, Appalachian mountain music, vintage country, gospel, and bluegrass. The Harris Brothers play in the moment with a sound that cries deep honest feelings and true emotion, ever faithful to the groove and subtle dynamics. Their authenticity attracts ardent fans wherever they perform. To learn more about them and watch YouTube performances, visit www.theharrisbrothers.com.