Charlotte Folk Society’s next free gathering will take place Friday, May 13th, 2016, at 7:30pm, at Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Avenue. UPDATE: There has been a change, and the band at this show will be Little Big String Band. 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 Little Big String Band was created as a way to get owners of The Violin Shoppe, David McGuirt and Glen Alexander, a chance to play swing music and get out of the shop once a month to play at the Pizza Peel. David (formerly of The Whippersnappers) plays guitar. Glen is an award-winning fiddler who is a four-time and current Fiddle Champion at the venerable Old Fiddlers Convention in Galax, Virginia. As time progressed, David and Glen roped in Scot Caviness (nicest guy on the planet) to play bass. They all enjoyed the challenge of playing big band music as a trio . . . until they heard Sharon Fogarty (of the Celtic rock band Brynmor) play the flute, then the eclectic sound of the band came together! Fiddle, flute, guitar, and bass blend perfectly to create a music of all genres with roots suspended in the 1930s. Follow the band at www.facebook.com/littlebigstringband.
”The Little Big String Band brought great joy to PBS Charlottes recent Downton Abbey event. Everyone was buzzing about the high quality entertainment the group provided. Their diversity of music and excellent talent helped make our event even more special. I recommend the group to everyone.”– Amy Burkett, WTVI General Manager
“The first time I saw these guys, they blew me away! I love their music so much I asked them to play my rehearsal dinner for my wedding. Theyre amazing!”– Kyle Petty, NASCAR driver and NBC sports commentator
This concert is presented in partnership with Levine Museum of the New South and Charlotte Community Radio.