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First Friday featuring Carolina Bluegrass Band

Friday, April 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm
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Make PineCone part of your First Friday plan in April! Members of the Carolina Bluegrass Band (Lee Landis-banjo, Jake Cochran-bass, Jon Beyle-guitar, Reese Krome-fiddle, Hannah Hodge-mandolin) will provide live music during the event. The Carolina Bluegrass Band is an ensemble based at UNC-Chapel Hill under the direction of award winning songwriter and bluegrass musician Russell Johnson. The Carolina Bluegrass Band performs traditional and contemporary bluegrass, steeped in local tradition and now appealing to a global audience. The Carolina Bluegrass Band debuted in November 2016, opening for the Grammy-winning Steep Canyon Rangers in Memorial Hall. The Carolina Bluegrass Band welcomes bluegrass musicians, as well as musicians from other genres who want to cross over and broaden their musical experience. The band builds on the deep roots of bluegrass here in North Carolina, and students learn stagecraft, sound design, and band management alongside performance. The band enrolls 10 to 20 students by audition, and welcomes all traditional instruments including acoustic guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, bass, and vocals.

The ensemble this semester is made up of 20 students. They are broken down into two bands, affectionately referred to as “upstairs” and “downstairs” based on where they rehearse. They have played a lot of extra shows this semester, including a Chancellor’s event before the Duke game, the UNC-CH Music department’s Spectrum Concert, the NC Child Hunger Leader’s Conference, and an opening slot for Hank, Pattie and the Current at the Cats Cradle Back Room. Their final concert this semester is coming up April 26 in Moeser Auditorium in Hill Hall. Personnel for shows changes on availability of members, so they all learn a common repertoire, and each member has feature songs that  showcase their talents either singing or picking.

“Entanglements” is an exhibition of new work from North Carolina artist Elizabeth Bradford, who is descended from generations of North Carolina farmers; her work reflects an inherited preoccupation with the land. In recent years she has explored wild places as a naturalist and backpacker. Many of her paintings are based on her experiences of  the wilderness. This exhibit is running concurrently with another showing of her work at The Umstead. Learn more about Elizabeth Bradford’s artwork

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Friday, April 6, 2018
6:00 pm
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