Baltimore-based roots group Charm City Junction puts a new spin on old-timey music, carrying the torch of fast-picking bluegrass and toe-tapping Celtic music. Featuring fiddle, clawhammer banjo, the button accordion, and upright bass, this quartet isn’t afraid to take roots music to new places — but always with an eye on tradition. From dance inducing old time rhythms and foot stomping Irish melodies to hard-driving bluegrass, Charm City Junction creates a fresh soundscape that keeps listeners on the edge of their seats wondering where they’ll go next. The band is comprised of four of the most talented and promising young acoustic roots musicians in the country: Patrick McAvinue on fiddle, Brad Kolodner on clawhammer banjo, Sean McComiskey on button accordion, and Alex Lacquement on upright bass. (Photo Credit: Austin Green)
And join us for a special pre-show talk with the band starting at 5 p.m.! The theme of the program is Peace Building through Sports and Arts. A group of international students visiting NC for a Youth Leadership Program under the auspices of the U.S.A. Department of State, World Learning and International Focus, Inc. will also be attending.
The objective of the program is to promote mutual understanding between people of the USA and Iraq by promoting interaction with peers and families, service learning activities at universities and other facilities, and the creation of a service project to implement upon returning to Iraq. They will also participate in cultural outings, social gatherings and recreational activities. Learn more about International Focus and the Youth Leadership Program