ASC is partnering with Music Maker Relief Foundation (based in Hillsborough) to bring NC Roots Music to Hickory Grove Library, 5935 Hickory Grove Road, in three free concerts.
Each show will be followed by a Q&A with the artist.
The NC Roots Music Series is sponsored by Culture Blocks— a community partnership between ASC, Charlotte Mecklenburg Library and Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation to bring arts and cultural experiences closer to where residents live. Culture Blocks is funded by Mecklenburg County.
Thursday, October 10th, 2019
Alexa Rose has the rare ability to find strikingly original melodies that nevertheless sound like they must have existed for a long time, stored away maybe in the ether of creativity, self-evident and awaiting discovery. Moving deftly between complex dexterity and heart-tugging familiarity, Rose achieves a sound that is pure and maintains the brassy attitude and simple refrains that run straight through American roots music from mountain ballads to rock n roll.
Thursday, November 14th, 2019
A Katrina survivor with 20 years’ experience of Bourbon Street performance, Pat Cohen is known for her incredible showmanship and infectious confidence. During her performances, she unfurls the tapestry of her life experiences to her audience in soulful words and music.
Thursday, December 12th, 2019
Thomas Rhyant uses music to tell the stories of those who came before him, allowing people to not only understand, but emotionally connect with, history. With Sam Cooke’s style as a guide, Rhyant pursues his calling: making people happy by sharing the music he loves, and thereby keeping it alive.