PineCone presents music in the lobby as a part of Family Shindig: Celebrating the Power of Women in Country Music at the North Carolina Museum of History in Raleigh. These free performances include two PineCone favorites:
New American songs from an old soul, Eldie is acclaimed songwriter Lynda Dawson’s new project. Her true-to-life songs were a mainstay of The Kickin Grass Band sound for over a decade. She has been described by PopMatters as writing “distinctive originals…with an ear for a catchy melody as well as interesting turns of phrase,” and by Nashville Public Radio as a “truly gifted songwriter who writes intelligently crafted lyrics married to unforgettable melodies.” Filling out the musical painting are Jamie Dawson on mandolin, with daughter Claire on fiddle from time to time.
Isabelle Parker and Alanabeth Duncan join forces as Parker Duncan, a unique fiddle and banjo duo drawing from influences old and new across genres. The two met and became friends at the PineCone Bluegrass Camp and went on to help anchor the band The Loblollies. They’ve performed at Merlefest, IBMA’s World of Bluegrass and as a part of Raleigh’s popular Beer & Banjos series.