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Canceled – Jessie Lang

Sunday, May 10, 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Jessie Lang borrows from the folk, gospel, and bluegrass traditions to create a fresh acoustic sound and original music all her own. Inspired by outstanding artists such as Alison Krauss and Sierra Hull, Jessie grew up listening to bluegrass, folk, and Appalachian music. Intrigued by Doc Watson and his flatpicking guitar skills, she started playing guitar at age 9 by attending local jams in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. After joining the Junior Appalachian Musicians & PineCone youth programs, she also studied mandolin and voice, and quickly proved to be a talented vocalist and skilled flatpicker. She then formed the award-winning The Lang Sisters duet and band, performing extensively throughout the Southeast.

At age 16, she was named an endorsing artist for Preston Thompson Guitars as well as Shubb Capos. She has been selected as the Tar Heel of the Week by the Raleigh News and Observer, has appeared on the PBS Song of The Mountains TV series, and has performed at MerleFest. Jessie has also been honored to have her version of “Wayfaring Stranger” featured in Carolina Country magazine’s Digital Music selection (September 2018).

Last year, she was selected to perform her original song “Broken” at the IBMA Songwriter Showcase at World of Bluegrass, and she was selected by NC Arts Council for inclusion in the Millennial Traditional Artists Directory.

This season, Music of the Carolinas features artists from the next generation of traditional music in North Carolina, in partnership with the Millennial Traditional Artists Project of the North Carolina Arts Council’s Folklife Program. Since 2016, the MTA Project has identified and served younger generation artists keeping and creating our state’s cultural traditions. Learn more in the Millennial Traditional Artists Directory

Reserve your ticket in advance! Even though this event is free to attend, tickets are required, as seating is limited. PLEASE NOTE: If you reserve your ticket ahead of time and have not checked in at the auditorium by the time the doors open (2:45 p.m.), your seat may be released so someone else can attend the event. Some tickets will also be available at the Museum the day of the event – please visit the information table outside Daniels Auditorium beginning at 2 p.m. on the show date. Thank you for your understanding; please contact us if you have any questions.

Street parking is free on weekends in downtown Raleigh, and the lot across Wilmington Street from the Museum is also free on the weekend. Learn more about parking options in downtown Raleigh

A ramp from Edenton St provides access to the Museum’s main entrance. A ramp is also available from Jones St. and the entrance from Fletcher Garden. Wheelchairs for interior use are available free of charge at the Museum information desk. The Museum entrance closest to the auditorium is a staircase that leads up to glass doors on Edenton St. 

Large print program notes and assistive listening devices will be available at this event. Please call us at 919-664-8333 with any questions about accessibility.


Sunday, May 10, 2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Daniels Auditorium
5 E Edenton St
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