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Fall 2016 – Spring 2017 Schedule
Friday, October 21, Trent River Coffee Company, New Bern
Saturday, October 22,
Victor & Penny
In Concert: Victor & Penny
Victor & Penny feature tight harmonies, dazzling guitar work and a fiery ukulele. This amazing duo crafts clever original tunes and brings a modern voice to prohibition era jazz with charm and hot licks. Named, “Best Folk Ensemble 2015 “by the PITCH Magazine and “Stand out Concert of the Year” by The Joplin Globe, they are an “absolute rollicking blast.”
Since 2010, Victor & Penny aka Jeff Freling and Erin McGrane have been delighting audiences nationally with a wonderful blend of originals, hot jazz and off beat pop standards. Check out “Electricity” and “Moon Over Bourbon Street” to get energized for an awesome performance!
In Concert: The Honey Dewdrops
Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops, they have spent a year and a half composing and writing music while living and performing on the road. Add another eight years of touring under their belts and you get one great sound.
Expect a folksy, Americana sound with just a pinch of rock.., tight harmonies surrounded by the clawhammer banjo, a mandolin, guitars and maybe a fiddle.
Wonderfully written originals that leave you wanting more!
Laura and Kagey have settled down in Baltimore Maryland where they have written and released their fourth full-
Mark your calendars now for all of the great concerts coming up from September 2016 to May 2017. The same exciting and high quality of folk performances you’re used to is on tap for what promises to be an outstanding concert series in Eastern North Carolina this coming season.
General admission $16, Active duty military and Down East FolkArts Society Members $13, Full-
(Prices do not include NC State Sales Tax).
Doors open at 6:30 PM, shows start at 7:30
To reserve tickets on-
A New Down East Folk Arts concert venue for Fall 2016/2017
Down East Folk Arts Society is pleased to partner with Carteret Community College's Joslyn Hall for our 25th concert season! We look forward to a brand new state of the art sound & light system, comfortable auditorium seating as well as being totally accessible.
We hope to see you there!
Trent River Coffee Co.
208 Craven Street, New Bern
Joslyn Hall, Carteret Community College, Morehead City
In Concert: Beaucoup Blue
Beaucoup Blue is the Americana Philadelphia based group of David and Adrian Mowry. Father and son have been performing their roots based music nationally and internationally as a duo, quartet and on occasion quintet. Bridging many gaps in American music, their soulful traditional and contemporary styles mesh into an innovative and authentic sound. Although blues is a staple in their repertoire, they base their love in music from Folk, Soul, R&B, Jazz, Country and Bluegrass. All these interests and influences come out in their original song-
Check out Beaucoup Blue’s third album, “Free To Fall”. Hear for yourself two generations coming together for the common good of great music everywhere!
In Concert: Little Windows
Mark Weems hails from North Carolina and plays guitar, old-
Julie Glaub Weems also a native of North Carolina studied literature and music at Wake Forest University, before following her interest in Irish culture to work with the poor in Dublin for nearly seven years.
In 2005, Mark Weems and Julee realized that the harmonic blending of their vocal tones was quite unique and formed the duo Little Windows.
They tour, teach and perform together full-
In Concert: Moors & McCumber
James Moors and Kort McCumber are an acoustic duo that crafts beautiful story songs that walk the line between rootsy folk and melodic pop. Based in Superior, Wisconsin, James is an award winning songwriter, guitarist and vocalist. Colorado artist Kort is a talented mult-
Their latest CD, Moors & McCumber: Live from Blue Rock, features 22 fabulous songs and 12 instruments!
Hear them on our stages, up close and personal as they create a bigger sound than most duos, with catchy melodies that are big, bright and electrifying. Watch live.
Friday, March 24, thru Sunday, March 26
Down East Folk Arts Festival
in downtown New Bern
A weekend full of music, storytelling, dance and the arts, all in historic downtown New Bern.
Featured musicians will include Lipbone Redding and the Blue Eyed Bettys in concert on Friday night, Scearce & Ketner and Pat Donohue on Saturday night, followed up with Mari Black and Kaia Kater on Sunday afternoon.
On Saturday enjoy storytelling, clogging, and a contra dance. Pottery, glass and weaving demonstrations will be available. Even more music and a drum circle lead by Tryon Palace’s Jonkonnu drummers!
Save the Dates, March 24, 25 & 26 for a full weekend with the Down East Folk Arts Society and “Only the very best in acoustic music since 1992.”
An original folk-
Come hear band members Stuart Markus, Gerry McKeveny and Hillary Foxsong as they light up our stages with “When One Door Closes” and “Suite Judy Blue Eyes”!
Tickets for this show need to be purchased early!
In Concert: Gathering Time
“Who Knows Where The Time Goes”
Capping off the season …
In Concert: Sultans of String
“An energetic and exciting band, with talent to burn!” (Maverick Magazine, UK), 3x JUNO nominees and triple Canadian Folk Music Awards winners Sultans of String thrill audiences with their genre-
These revved up roots string slingers -
“Your set was sensational. Loved it.”
Peter Yarrow (Peter, Paul & Mary)
“You get the feeling this is Strunz & Farah or Willie & Lobo or Gypsy Kings taken to the next level of the game, sometimes all at once… a sure bet to notch a JUNO and any other award winning hardware to come its way.“
Midwest Record, Chicago
“Sultans of String are so extraordinary and put on a sensational show”
Todd Barkan, Lincoln Center, NY
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Friday, May19, Trent River Coffee Company
Saturday, May 20,
Friday, April 21, Trent River Coffee Company
Saturday, April 22,
The Honey Dewdrops
Friday, February 10, Trent River Coffee Company
Saturday, February 11,
Friday, January 13, Trent River Coffee Company
Saturday, January 14,
Moors & McCumber
Friday, November 11, Trent River Coffee Company, New Bern
Saturday, November 12, Joslyn Hall
Fri., Sep. 16, Trent River Coffee Company, New Bern
Saturday, September 17,