PineCone’s 2024 Down Home Concert Series features a range of acoustic roots music. The PineCone Member pre-sale begins at 10 am, 11/01/23. Tickets go on sale to the general public on 11/08/23. You can save money on fees by purchasing your tickets by phone from PineCone. 919-664-8333.
Friday January 12, 2024 – Dan Tyminski Band – AJ Fletcher Theater
Dan Tyminski is arguably the most recognizable voice in bluegrass. His voice famously accompanies George Clooney’s performance of the Stanley Brothers’ classic song “I am a Man of Constant Sorrow” in the film O Brother, Where Art Thou, and his vocal collaboration with Swedish DJ Avicii on the song “Hey, Brother” was a global smash, having been streamed more than 1 billion times to date. In addition to his highly successful solo career, Tyminski has played guitar and mandolin for Alison Krauss and Union Station since 1994. The Dan Tyminski Band is Maddie Denton (fiddle), Jason Davis (banjo), Grace Davis (bass) and Gaven Largent (dobro).
The evening features an opening set by The Gospel Jubilators.
Friday January 26, 2024 – Tony Trischka’s EarlJam – AJ Fletcher Theater
Tony Trischka is one of the most influential banjo player in the roots music world. For this performance Tony will be honoring the music of North Carolina legend Earl Scruggs. He is a pioneer of the three-finger banjo style that is the signature sound of bluegrass. The show traces Scruggs musical life from childhood through his final days.
Tony was inspired to create this project after discovering a set of rare recordings of jam sessions with Earl Scruggs and John Hartford. The recordings feature several never before released tunes by Scruggs.
Tony’s band include Brittany Haas on fiddle, mandolinist Jacob Jollif, Michael Daves on vocals and guitar and bassist Jared Engel.
Friday February 23, 2024 – Appalachian Road Show – AJ Fletcher Theater
Appalachian Road Show invites us to come and sit a spell as the five-piece band weaves together songs and stories emanating from the mountains and hollers of North Carolina and Virginia, to the coal mines of West Virginia and Kentucky. The band was nominated for the coveted “Entertainer of the Year” Award at the 2023 IBMA Music Awards.
Friday March 1, 2024 – Balsam Range – AJ Fletcher Theater
Balsam Range is a PineCone favorite. They’ve played in nearly every setting we’ve got, from the festival mainstage and Down Home Concert series to pick-up sessions in the hotel lobby during World of Bluegrass. As a band, they are quintessentially North Carolina.
You can see photos from their PineCone shows over the years here.
Friday March 15, 2024 – Dom Flemons & Shultz’s Dream – AJ Fletcher Theater
Shultz’s Dream is a project commissioned by PineCone to pay tribute to Arnold Shultz, one of the founders of bluegrass. The band is led by Dom Flemons (The American Songster). He is joined by Dante’ Pope (of Old Crow Medicine Show), Brian Farrow (of Ganstagrass), IBMA Award winning banjo player Tray Wellington and Shultz expert Dr. Richard Brown.
You can see video, photos and read more about the project here.
Friday April 5, 2024 – Bella white – AJ Fletcher Theater
Bella White is a singular talent who writes songs that are connected to tradition but stretch out in new directions. “Even though I’m still so in love with bluegrass and that whole world, I wanted to figure out who these new songs were without trying to fit them into a particular style,” says White, a British Columbia-based musician who took up guitar at age eight and later learned to play banjo. “Once I started stepping outside those margins, it really opened the doors for me. I felt completely free to explore and experiment.”
The evening opens with a set from singer/songwriter Ana Egge. Egge has consistently garnered critical praise for her music, and has worked with producers Steve Earle, Joel Plaskett, Alec Spiegelman, and Stewart Lerman and recorded with Billy Strings, Anais Mitchell and Iris DeMent
Friday May 3, 2024 – The Red Clay Ramblers 50ish Anniversary – AJ Fletcher Theater
The Red Clay Ramblers formed roughly 50 years ago and remain one of the longest running string bands from the Piedmont of North Carolina. The Tony Award winning band have a wide-ranging repertoire that reflects their roots in old time Appalachian music, bluegrass, country, rock, New Orleans jazz, gospel and the American musical. This special anniversary show is expected to be a magical evening.