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2015 Concert: Alice Gerrard with Scott Manring and Special Guest Cliff Hale

Sunday, April 12, 2015 @ 3:00 pm
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Alice Gerrard was nominated for a Grammy in the Folk Album category this year for her new solo album, Follow the Music. For her Music of the Carolinas concert, she will be joined by Triad-based multi-instrumentalist Scott Manring and fellow Piedmont Melody Maker Cliff Hale.

Simply put, Alice Gerrard is a talent of legendary status. In a career spanning some 40-plus years, she has known, learned from, and performed with many of the old-time and bluegrass greats and has in turn earned worldwide respect for her own important contributions to the music. She is particularly known for her groundbreaking collaboration with Appalachian singer Hazel Dickens during the 1960s and 1970s. The duo produced four classic LPs (recently reissued by Rounder on CD, and their Pioneering Women of Bluegrass album on Smithsonian Folkways) and influenced scores of young women singers — even The Judds acknowledge Hazel and Alice as an important early inspiration. At 80 years young, Gerrard is still making extraordinary music, so please join us in celebrating this year with her at this special Music of the Carolinas concert!

After the concert, join us for a meet-and-greet with Gerrard at Natty Greene’s – we’ll share some light appetizers and conversation! Tickets are $15 (plus tax), and there are only 30 available -meet-and-greet tickets also guarantee you a seat in the auditorium for the concert. Reserve your spot today!

PLEASE NOTE: There is a Rock ‘N’ Roll Marathon & 1/2 marathon in downtown Raleigh on this date as well, so leave yourself plenty of extra time to navigate around road closures, find parking and get to the Museum in time to claim your ticket! If you get to the Museum early, you’ll also have time to check out some of their exhibits, including Carolina Bluegrass: Breakdowns and Revivalsan exhibit in their lobby focusing on the introduction of bluegrass to the mainstream public through radio and TV, including talking about Arthur Smith and his show and the Andy Griffith Show. They will also be displaying various instruments, including an Earl Scruggs Standard Banjo, a faithful re-creation of Scruggs’s 1930 Granada model made by Gibson Guitar Corporation.


Sunday, April 12, 2015
3:00 pm
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Daniels Auditorium
5 E Edenton St
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