Charlotte Folk Society’s next free gathering will take place Friday, May 8th, 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.
North Carolina singer/songwriter Rob McHale is an artist whose songs take you through a small town, down a dirt road, or on an historical journey – and bring you back home again. Through his extensive travels and hands-on folk experience, Rob has developed a deep link to Roots and Americana music. His most recent CD, Fields, was released in June 2014. Reviewers have compared his writing to that of J. J. Cale, Neil Young, and Gordon Lightfoot.
In addition to performing throughout the Southeast, McHale hosts the Summit Coffee Songwriters Showcase in Davidson that features local, regional, and touring artists. The popular monthly series enters its sixth year in June 2015.
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, and an Appalachian dulcimer group follow the hour-long concert; visitors are welcome to join in or simply listen.