The Lang Sisters Band of North Carolina features the award-winning sister duet of Chloe and Jessica Lang, who have immersed themselves in Appalachian, bluegrass and folk music, and they are excited to join forces with Sam Stage and Jef Walter for this performance. Well known throughout the thriving Triangle and Piedmont music scene, these musicians enjoy sharing their passion for this music with audiences of all ages. The Lang Sisters Band placed 2nd in the 2017 Got to Be NC Festival earlier this year! They were the only youth band in the competition in a field of 8 bands. In addition to that achievement, band members Jessica, Chloe, and Sam also swept the instrument contests at Shakori Hills earlier this spring!
Jessica, age 15, has earned multiple guitar and vocal awards at fiddlers’ conventions throughout North Carolina and Virginia, and she also began to study mandolin and songwriting at age 11 through PineCone’s bluegrass camps. She was selected as a member of “Tomorrow’s Bluegrass Stars” at age 12 and as a member of IBMA Kids on Bluegrass program at age 14. Jessie also sings and plays guitar for the Carolina PineCones, plays jazz guitar with her high school band, regularly accompanies her school choral groups on guitar and mandolin and also plays contemporary Christian music at her church. Jessie also assisted in teaching mandolin class at the 2016 PineCone Bluegrass Summer Camp.
Chloe, age 19, is a strong rhythm player and vocalist. She began playing guitar at age 14 and quickly proved to be a skilled rhythm player with a natural talent for music arrangement. Fascinated by the history of traditional music with a special interest in arts education, she served as a summer camp counselor and teacher at JAM summer music camps and PineCone music camps. She also developed classroom presentations on Appalachian music. Chloe was named a member of “Tomorrow’s Bluegrass Stars” at age 16. She also plays piano, percussion, and was very active in her high school choir, a cappella club, and musical theatre program. She is attending Meredith College for Theatre Education and Music and is a member of Meredith’s Chorale, the College’s premiere vocal performing ensemble.
Jef Walter, a Durham, NC musician and instructor, performs on bass and guitar with a who’s who of North Carolina acoustic musicians, and he leads The Carolina PineCones youth bluegrass band.
Sam Stage, 14, is an accomplished fiddler and vocalist from Raleigh who also performs with the Carolina PineCones. He is a charter member of the PineCone Youth Council and enjoys collaborating with other musicians from around the Triangle.
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. 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. Please call PineCone’s office at 919-664-8333 if you have any questions, or contact the Museum directly: 919-807-7900.