Jan. 1st - No show - Please have
a happy and safe New Year's Day.
Jan. 9th - Special Saturday show -
featuring Belles On Strings and their new CD release.
Jan. 15th - Sparky & Rhonda Rucker - Welcome return visit by this talented duo from Eastern Tennessee.
A history lesson in song, backed by an assortment of instruments.
Jan. 24th - Extra Sunday show and time - 3:00 PM - Rescheduled to Feb. 14th at 2:00 PM - Daithi Sproule could not make it due to travel problems.
Julee & Mark Weems of Little Windows will
be playing without him on Feb.14th.
Feb. 5th - John McCutcheon - Canceled - Rescheduled for Nov. 18. We have filled the date
with Sam Gleaves and Tyler Hughes two young Appalachian singers, multi-instrumentalists and songwriters from southwest Virginia.
Feb. 14th - Special extra Sunday show and time - Little
Windows - They create a beautiful blend of
Irish and Appalachian music and traditionally-based originals with a special focus on unaccompanied ballads. Duo Julee Glaub
Weems and Mark Weems tour together nationally and abroad with a focus on the art of the pure voice with tight harmonies in traditional songs, providing instrumentation
that includes guitar, fiddle, banjo, flute, piano, and bodhrán (Irish frame drum).
Feb. 19th - Vance
Gilbert - Vance is a great singer and songwriter and one of the most witty and entertaining performers on the folk scene.
Welcome return to our stage!
March 5th - Saturday 1:00 - 5:00 PM - Mini-Festival
- Featuring The Fretless, an award winning band from Canada, Low Lily, a fine mostly traditional trio featuring Liz
Simmons on vocals and guitar, Flynn Cohen on vocals, guitar, and mandolin, and Lissa Schneckenburger on vocals and fiddle,
The Mountain Birch Duo, featuring Paul Brown and Terri McMurray and Crann Ull featuring Rob Sharer of Craicdown and Margaret
Rush from Dublin, Ireland. This will be an indoor event and seating will be limited so we'll be selling tickets
March 11th - Special extra
show - Scott
Ainslie - Outstanding guitarist, singer, and all-around performer. Blues are his specialty, but don't be surprised
to hear a little of everything by this versatile artist.
March 18th - Eric Taylor - Texas-based
songwriter and raconteur. A master wordsmith!
April 1st - Steph
Stewart and the Boyfriends - Americana-Folk band from the Chapel Hill area.
April 15th - Zoe & Cloyd - Are Natalya Zoe Weinstein
& John Cloyd Miller, founding members of the acclaimed Americana trio Red June. This husband and wife duo has released
their debut duet album, Equinox, in April 2015.
May 6th - Pat Donohue - Outstanding singer and guitarist and house band member for A Prairie Home
- Ceilidh at Muddy Creek Music Hall
Cover:$10/$5 if performingMay
14th - The Highland Games at Historic Bethabara
Park Free to all Performing will be Press Gang, Beirt Le Cheile and
The Red Wellies
May 20th - The Way Down Wanderers - A young 5-piece folk/Americana band from Chicago who draws audiences
in with originality and soulful energy.
June 3rd - Sam Pacetti - Strong vocals and guitar on a repertoire of original songs and carefully chosen
covers. One of the top acoustic guitarists on the folk scene.
June 17th - Jonathan Byrd & The Pick Up Cowboys – Terrific singer/songwriter
from North Carolina named “one of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years".
Jonathan will be joined by a three member band with fiddle, cello and Johnny Waken
on various instruments. Opening for Jonathan will be Jim Sharkey, a native of Ireland and former Winston-Salem resident.
July 1st - Kipyn Martin - Great new voice on the folk scene! This Shenandoah Valley area
singer/songwriter is also a talented guitarist as well. She's opened for John Gorka who called her "...a
beauty of a singer."
July 15th - Brother Sun - Three great
artists, Joe Jencks, Pat Wictor, and Greg Greenway join forces for great vocal harmonies and songwriting. One of the
most popular groups on the folk scene.
Aug. 5th -
Mark Kroos - Incredible Charlotte-based double-necked guitarist who has to be seen to be believed!
Aug. 19th - The Early Mays - Ellen Gozion, Rachel Eddy, and Emily Pinkerton on vocals (all three) and on banjo, guitar,
and fiddle play a repertoire of original and traditional songs and tunes.
Sept. 2nd - Richard Gilewitz - Great finger-style guitarist with a droll sense of
humor which punctuates his shows.
23rd - Seth Glier -
Powerhouse young singer/songwriter who has brought the house down in his earlier performances.
Oct. 2nd - Special Sunday Show - Richie & Rosie - Hailing from Ithaca, NY, banjo player Richie Sterns (The Horse Flies, Donna the Buffalo) and fiddler
Rosie Newton (The Duhks) are a really mesmerizing duo, playing mostly old-time/Appalachian styled originals
with their distinct, syncopated rhythmic style. They've been playing together across the country and beyond since 2012.
Oct. 7th - Sarah McQuaid - Great guitar work and warm vocals from this Cornwall-based artist.
Oct. 14th - Brooks Williams - Outstanding singer/songwriter and one of the best guitarists you'll
ever hear. Please note; this show is scheduled on the second Friday of the month, as opposed to our usual third Friday
so we would not miss Brooks.
Nov. 4th - Matuto
- World music band which had everyone dancing between the tables in their 2014 appearance.
Nov. 18th - John McCutcheon - Rescheduled from Feb. 5th cancellation
- One of the top performers of the American folk scene. Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and interpreter of traditional
music. Look for advanced ticket sales.
Dec. 9th - Allison
Shapira and Kipyn Martin will offer a concert of some of Joan Baez's and Joni Mitchell's best loved songs.
Jan. 2nd - Old Man Luedecke - Multiple Juno (Canadian Grammy) winning singer/songwriter whose music is a mix of old-time, bluegrass, and
folk accompanied by banjo and guitar.
16th - Mustard's Retreat - Songwriting
duo from Michigan in another first appearance.
Feb. 6th - Seth Glier
- Young songwriter who blew us away in a 2013 show. Not to be missed!
20th - Occidental Gypsy - Gypsy-jazz from
this quintet from New England on guitar, violin, bass, and percussion. Their show in summer 2012 got rave reviews.
March 6th - Ari & Mia - Return
appearance by this talented sister duo from Boston. A mix of old-time, Americana, and originals.
Kennedys - Long overdue return by this popular duo. Great guitar work, strong vocals, and very engaging performers.
March 26th - Special Thursday Show - The Tannahill Weavers - One of Scotland's
best and longest standing bands. Always a crowd pleaser.
April 4th - Special Saturday Show! - Graydon
James & Laura Spink - Young Canadian duo with original songs and great vocals.
April 17th - Bill Staines - Welcome return of this folk scene legend.
1st - Red Tail Ring - Michigan based duo performing
old-time based traditional and original music.
May 15th - Harpeth Rising - Folk/Americana trio of young women on fiddle, cello, banjo and vocals.
5th - Mean Mary - Welcome return of
this fine singer/songwriter and guitarist /banjoist from Nashville.
June 19th - Joe Crookston - First appearance by a highly regarded singer/songwriter
who's built a national reputation.
July 3rd - Open - 4th of July week end
July 17th -
Kay Adams & the Scofflaws - Featuring old-time, bluegrass, ballads and more from National Heritage Fellowship recipient
Adams and Dan Lewis on guitar and vocals, and Branson Raines on fiddle, banjo, mandolin, and guitar.
Aug. 7th - Jon Shain Trio - Shain's blues-based songwriting and solid guitar
work make for a very entertaining show.
Aug. 21st - Bob Carlin - One of the country's finest banjo
players and an authority on the instrument and its history.
Sept. 4th - Jeff Black - Singer/songwriter making his first appearance for Fiddle & Bow.
Sept. 26th - Special Saturday show!
The Blackberry Bushes Stringband - We didn't want to miss this exciting
new band based in Seattle, WA so we have booked them outside of our normal schedule.
Oct. 2nd -
& Rob van Sante - Reid was a founding member of the legendary Scottish band the Battlefield Band. A highly respected
singer, keyboardist and songwriter, he is accompanied by Dutch born singer, guitarist Rob van Sante, also highly respected
on the British folk scene.
Oct. 16th - Brian Peters & Jeff Davis - A stalwart of the English folk scene and an
important figure in American traditional music team up for a look at traditional music as it was and what it became
when it "crossed the pond."
Nov. 6th - Dave Nachmanoff - Songwriter/guitarist who has backed Al Stewart
and other artists.
15th - Extra Sunday show! - Dave Gunning
- We've been wanting to get this outstanding Canadian songwriter since we saw him several years ago at the Folk
Alliance Conference. One of the best new artists to come on the Canadian folk scene in years.
Nov. 20th - Jim Malcolm - One of Scotland's finest singers and a great interpreter of traditional song and originals.
Dec. 4th - Chuck Brodsky - Great songwriter and performer who has appeared on our stage many times over the
years. Always a favorite.
Jan. 3rd - Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones - Two of the top old-time musicians in the country
on fiddle, mandolin, and vocals.
Jan. 17th - Sparky & Rhonda Rucker - Songs and stories from America's history
with guitar, banjo, and vocal.
Feb. 7th - Scott Ainslie - His show in March of 2012 got a rave response.
Some people saying it was the best show they'd seen in years.
Feb. 14th - Canceled
- Michael Smith
Feb. 21st - Montana
Skies - Jazzy cello and guitar, high energy show. These guys have become real favorites.
March 7th - R.B. Morris - This songwriter's 2012 debut show was very well received.
21st - Eric Taylor
- Without question one of the finest songwriters on the folk scene.
27th - Special Thursday extra show - 10 String Symphony and the Tattletale Saints
- Two young duos, one from Nashville and the other from New Zealand.
4th - Mike
Agranoff - Great humor and musicianship from this New Jersey artist.
April 18th - Red June - Talented trio from the Asheville area. Their show in 2012 was a big hit.
May 2nd - Rita
Hosking - Fine singer/songwriter from Northern California making her first appearance for Fiddle & Bow.
Friday night Ceilidh at the Community Arts Cafe.
May 10th - Celtic music at the Highland Games at Historic Bethabara Park from 10:30 AM to 4:30 PM.
May 16th - Brooks Williams - One of the top artists of the folk scene. Great guitar and vocals!
June 6th - Peyton Tochterman - Peyton did such a great opening for Ellis Paul and the Honey Dewdrops that
we've brought him back for his own show.
June 13th - Special extra show: Andy Irvine - A true legend in Irish music. One of the best interpreters of traditional songs as well
as an excellent songwriter. Former member of the band Planxty and member of Patrick Street, two Irish super-groups.
June 20th - Open date
4th - Open - Happy 4th of July
July 11th - Special show - Del Rey - Great blues singer, guitarist, and ukelele player. Refers to herself as "Trailer trash
with a library card."
July 18th - Jacob Johnson - Jacob has opened a couple of shows and blown us away with his hot guitar work and lively stage
Aug. 1st - Jonathan Byrd & The Pick Up Cowboys – Terrific singer/songwriter from North Carolina named “one
of the top 50 songwriters of the last 50 years". Jonathan will be joined by a three member band with
fiddle, cello and Johnny Waken on various instruments.
15th - Anne Lederman - Canadian fiddler,
multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist. She "brings to life the traditions of our country's people and she does
it all well." "A national treasure." Gary Cristall - former director of the Vancouver Folk Festival.
Sept. 5th - Tellico
- A new band from
Asheville made up of former members of Dehlia Low, a band which performed at Merlefest. Anya Hinkle contributes vocals,
guitar and fiddle, Stig Stiglets adds bass and vocals, Aaron Ballance is featured on dobro and lap steel and Jed Willis
rounds things out with mandolin, clawhammer banjo, and guitar. A mix of bluegrass and old-time influences with original
Sept. 19th - Sarah McQuaid - Fine singer/songwriter/guitarist
with a great mix of originals, traditional songs and covers by other writers.
Sept. 20th - Apple Festival at Historic Bethabara Park - FREE!
Oct. 3rd - Moors
and McCumber - Eclectic duo from Wisconsin featuring great harmonies and instrumentation.
10th - Special Extra Show - Cotton Wine - Exciting young duo from Nashville with great vocals and
Oct. 17th - Joe Craven
- Freestyle folk, world and roots multi-instrumentalist on fiddle, mandolin, ukulele, and a slew of other instruments.
Nov. 7th - Matuto - Hot world music band making their first appearance on our stage.
Nov. 21st - Ellis Paul - Without doubt one of the finest songwriters and performers on the folk scene. Not to be
Dec. 5th - John Gorka - One of the finest songwriters and performers on the folk
scene. Get your ticket early!
Jan. 4th - Craicdown - Great Celtic/World
music band from the Chapel Hill-Raleigh area. They were a big hit at this past May's
Highland Games at Bethabara Park.
Jan.11th - Bill Staines - A mainstay of the American folk scene for decades with good reason. Great songwriter
18th - Sam Pacetti
- More great guitar work and strong vocals from St. Augustine-based musician.
Feb. 1st - Dana & Susan Robinson - A mixture of original and old-time music from
this popular duo.
Feb. 15th - Adam Hurt & Beth Hartness - Adam is
one of the best young clawhammer banjo players in the country. A multi-contest winner. Beth
adds guitar and vocals. A great program of American old-time music.
March 1st - Stray
Birds - The Stray Birds are Maya de Vitry on vocals, banjo, and fiddle, Oliver Craven of
vocals, guitar, and fiddle and Charles Muench on vocals and acoustic bass. Their music is a mixture of influences
including bluegrass, old-time and folk. They are known for their 3-part harmonies and great
March 8th - Jeremy Kittel Band - Led by virtuoso fiddler Jeremy Kittel, the band performs
music which is a mixture of jazz, bluegrass and Celtic and original compositions. Jeremy
has performed with Mark O'Connor, Bela Fleck, Darol Anger, Chris Thile, and multiple symphony
orchestras. He has also appeared on "A Prairie Home Companion," at the Kennedy
Center and Carnegie Hall. The four-piece band usually includes core members Josh Pinkham
on mandolin, Nathaniel Smith on cello and Simon Chrisman on hammered dulcimer.
March 15th - Ari & Mia - Ari & Mia Friedman, Boston's Americana
sister act, are a soulful and spirited acoustic duo exploring the music of Southern Appalachia
and Northeastern fiddle music. An old-time sensibility combined with an adventurous spirit.
April 5th - Jack Williams - Great songs and outstanding guitar work from a journeyman
of the acoustic music scene. His past performances have been very well received.
12th - Garnet Rogers - One of the greatest
voices and songwriters to come out of Canada. Garnet's great musical talent and witty
stage presence always make for a wonderful night of entertainment.April 19th - Rolling
Roots Revue - A collection of musicians from the Northeast offering blues and contemporary and traditional
May 3rd - Lauren Sheehan - Traditional and original songs with an acoustic blues
May 11th - Bethabara Park Highland Games
May 17th - Jon Brooks - Great songwriting from this up and coming
Canadian artist making his first appearance for Fiddle & Bow.
June 7th - Robin
Bullock - One of the top guitarists and cittern players on the folk scene.
June 21st - Greg Trooper - First appearance by this talented
July 5th - Open - Happy 4th
July 19th -
Friction Farm - First appearance by this songwriting duo from Greenville,
SC with great vocal harmonies. Opening for Friction Farm
will be Keeley Filgo, a young English folk/blues artist.
Aug. 2nd - Open - No show.
16th - Jon
Shain & Lightin' Wells - Great acoustic blues musicians.
23rd - Byron Hill and Wil Nance - Winston-Salem native Hill's Nashville
Songwriters nights have been some of the most popular shows we've presented. Great performers
as well as successful songwriters. Better get there early!
Sept. 6th - Mean Mary - Fine singer/songwriter and guitarist/banjoist from
- Seth Glier - Fast rising young singer/songwriter.
Sept. 21st - Apple Festival at Historic Bethabara
Park - This year's entertainment
will include the Curley Maple String Band, songwriter Donna Hughes and Mel Jones and His Bag of
4th - Si Kahn - One of the most highly respected songwriters and artists on the folk
scene. Si will be accompanied by the Looping Brothers, a German bluegrass style band whose
music is reminiscent of the Louvin Brothers of early country music.
11th - Special extra show: Angela
Easterling - Talented singer/songwriter making a return appearance.
Oct. 18th - Randal Bays - An outstanding fiddler/guitarist of great Irish music!
Nov. 1st - Small Potatoes - Return of popular duo featuring great guitar work and
Nov. 8th - Special Extra Show -
Kripplekrunk - Six-piece band featuring new interpretations of old-time bluegrass songs.
Pyle - Great singer/songwriter from Colorado. His live shows are highly rated for
his sense of humor and great musicianship. His music is a reflection of the area in which
Dec. 6th - Chuck
Brodsky - A story-teller in song and a real audience favorite
trio of young musicians from New England featuring Brittnay Haas on fiddle, Joe Walsh on
mandolin, and Owen Marshall on guitar, bouzouki, and harmonium. Excellent players
Jan. 6th - Red June - Trio from Asheville
area featuring member of former local band Emma Gibbs Band. Cover: $12/$10 F&B
20th - Jonathan Byrd - Songwriter from
Chapel Hill. Cover: $10/$8 F&B members.
Feb. 3rd - Twilite
Broadcasters - Trio from Asheville area doing old-time country "brother style"
harmonies. Cover: $12/$10.
Feb. 17th - Montana Skies - Duo on
acoustic and electric cello and guitar. Jazzy. Cover: $12/$10.
March 2nd - Scott Ainslie - Acoustic blues. Cover: $12/$10.
16th - Andrew MacNamara, Ged Foley & Orla Harrington -
St. Patrick's Day Eve Concert featuring Irishman MacNamara on accordion, Englishman
Ged Foley on guitar and vocals, and Irish woman Harrington on fiddle. Should
be a killer show. Cover: $15/$13.
31st - (special
show) Eric Taylor with Dulcie Taylor opening - new CD from this great singer/songwriter.
April 6th - Little Windows - Durham based duo.
4th - The Gordons - Duo doing folk, bluegrass and original
songs. Cover: $12/$10.
12th - Celtic Festival - The folks at Bethabara might want to repeat the event held this
year on Friday night the 11th. They seemed pleased with this past May's event.
May 18th - Brooks Williams with Kerri Lowe opening - Singer/songwriter/guitarist.
June 1st - Granville Automatic
- Duo of female singer/songwriters. Cover: $12/$10.
June 15th - Larry
Hanks & Deborah Robins - American old-time songs by this California duo.Cover:
June 22nd - Nashville Songwriters-In-the-Round with Byron Hill and John
Ford Coley. Cover: $12/$10.
July 6th - Occidental Gypsy - Five piece ensemble that plays as many vocal
songs as instrumentals. Cover: $12/$10.
20th - R. B. Morris
with Hector Qirko - Singer/songwriter. Cover: $10/$8.
August 3rd -
Pierce & Grace Pettis - Father/daughter duo of songwriters. Pierce has always been
one of our best draws. Cover: $20/$18.
17th - 3 Penny Acre - Neo-old-time band. Cover: $12/$10.
Sept. 7th - Ellis Paul - Singer/songwriter. Very
popular artist with our audience. Peyton Tochterman opening. Cover:
21st - Sarah McQuaid - Singer and guitarist performing
original and traditional songs. Cover: $12/$10.
April 20th - Greg Klyma - Singer/songwriter. Cover: $10/$8.
Oct. 5th - Al Petteway & Amy White - Hot guitar
and great vocals on an eclectic repertoire of original and traditional songs and tunes
from this Asheville-based duo.
Oct. 19th -
Patrick Ball - Celtic harper and storyteller. Cover: $15/$13.
Oct. 26th - Chris Smither - Special extra show featuring the return of a folk legend. Cover: $20.
2nd - Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen - Duo performing
original and traditional songs. Cover: $12/$10.
Nov. 16th - Tammerlin -
Duo performing original songs featuring an array of instruments. Cover: $12/$10.
Dec. 7th -
Dewdrops - Duo performing original songs in an old-time country style. Peyton
Tochterman opening. Cover: $12/$10.