2022-2023 Past Shows
Zoe & Cloyd
Saturday, September 17, 2022 at 8:00pm
Hailing from opposite ends of the Appalachian Mountains, Zoe & Cloyd is renowned fiddler and vocalist Natalya Zoe Weinstein and award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and vocalist John Cloyd Miller. Their show is as diverse as their upbringing: coming from a lineage of klezmer and jazz musicians, Natalya trained classically in her home state of Massachusetts before moving south in 2004. John, a twelfth generation North Carolinian and grandson of pioneering bluegrass fiddler, Jim Shumate, is a 1st place winner of both the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest and the Hazel Dickens Songwriting Contest. He also received an Artist Fellowship for songwriting from the North Carolina Arts Council. Both Natalya and John are instructors in the Traditional Music Program at Warren Wilson College.
Saturday, October 15, 2022 at 8:00pm
Rissi Palmer’s gift lies in reaching across all musical boundaries. While she made her mark in country music, she is equally at home in R&B music, bringing the entire spectrum of popular music to bear on music she calls Southern Soul. In 2007, she released her debut album, Rissi Palmer, charting singles, “Country Girl,” “Hold On To Me,” and “No Air.” Since then, Rissi has independently released a Christmas single, her first children’s album, Best Day Ever and an EP titled The Back Porch Sessions. Her most recent album, Revival, was released in 2019 and has been critically hailed as her most personal and uplifting work to date.
Sons of Serendip
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 at 7:30pm
As finalists from America's Got Talent, Sons of Serendip was called "the most musically talented act on the show" by Howie Mandel and Howard Stern. Since then the quartet’s classical arrangements of popular songs have taken the world by storm. Made up of four friends who came together while graduate students at Boston University, this unique and dynamic group consists of lead vocalist Micah Christian, pianist and guitarist Cordaro Rodriguez, cellist and vocalist Kendall Ramseur, and harpist Mason Morton.
Jim Avett & Friends Christmas Show
Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 8:00pm
Tis the season to be jolly and Cabarrus County storyteller and musician Jim Avett will deliver the merriment this December in the Davis with an evening of traditional holiday songs, beloved gospel favorites, and plenty of stories from his life on the farm and as the father of sons Scott and Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers. Bring the entire family and get ready to laugh, sing and capture the Christmas spirit all in one night.
Tray Wellington Band
Friday, February 17, 2023 at 8:00pm
Tray Wellington Band is a high energy acoustic Newgrass group led by banjo virtuoso and two-time International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) award winner Tray Wellington. This group, made up of Josiah Nelson, Nick Weitzenfeld, and Katelynn Lowe, pushes the boundaries of bluegrass music by incorporating bossa nova, jazz, and blues elements to create a unique, new exciting sound that simultaneously pays tribute to their bluegrass heroes before them. They have opened for a number of premiere artists in bluegrass, including Dan Tyminski and Joe Mullins and have performed at many premier festivals, including the IBMA World of Bluegrass Street Fest in 2021.
Damn Tall Buildings
Friday, March 10, 2023 at 8:00pm
Called “The Carter Family for the millennial generation” by the Boston Globe, Damn Tall Buildings is a tight, harmonizing, swinging trio that specializes in bluegrass but also expertly ventures through jazz, ragtime, country swing, and contemporary singer-songwriter styles. Most of all, they are FUN – it is just clear as can be that they are having a blast on stage and enjoying taking the audience along for the ride. Guitarist/lead vocalist Max Capistran, bassist/lead vocalist Sasha Dubyk, and fiddler/vocalist Avery Ballotta will have you tapping your toes and grinning ear-to-ear from the moment they start playing.
The Steel Wheels
Saturday, April 22, 2023 at 8:00pm
The Steel Wheels have enthralled audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound. Trent Wagler’s weathered tenor is joined by bell-clear four-part harmonies inspired by a shared Mennonite heritage. Add to this Eric Brubaker’s lively and evocative fiddle, Brian Dickel’s grounded yet buoyant upright bass, and Jay Lapp’s signature mandolin style, and it’s no surprise that The Steel Wheels have burst onto the Americana scene, becoming festival favorites and selling out venues across the country.
Thursday, May 11, 2023 at 7:30pm
Winner of the 2022 Grammy Award for Best Latin Pop Album, Alex Cuba is a singer-songwriter who is not tied to tradition. His sugarcane-sweet melodies, pop-soul hooks and powerful guitar riffs relinquish conventional stereotypes that exemplify much of the Latin music landscape. Always creating something fresh and new, Cuba’s musical evolution for years has been all about searching for the simplicity and soul in Cuban music – taking apart the complex arrangements, mixing it with North American influences, adopting the melodic simplicity of pop music, looking to Cuban folk traditions for inspiration – he’s always exploring, always creating something fresh and new, and always, it seems, getting it just right.