we're excited to announce another evening orgainized by our good friend Cece Conway. this show will be seated and start nice and early. check the ticket link below if you'd like to purchase tickets in advance. we'll also be offering some advance tickets at a discounted price for cash at All Day Records so stay tuned for both announcements...
8:00 - ALICE GERRARD and FRIENDS - we've always honored to host this local legend of traditional and folk music. she'll be appearing alongside Jim Watson and Cliff Hale, one member short of her excellent recent band, the Piedmont Melody Makers. do not miss!!!
9:00 - BALLAD and TUNE SWAP: featuring singer, scholar, and MIT professor RUTH PERRY, singer and songwriter SUSAN PEPPER, as well as fiddler William Ritter, fiddler and singer Jon Newlin, and hopefully NC heritage award fellow Bobby McMillon.
$20 / doors @ 7:30 / music @ 8:00 / all ages / seated show
stay tuned for advance ticket sales (and discounts)
Sponsored by: Black & Global Banjo Roots, Appalachian State U, Our Town of Chapel Hill & Carrboro, & Folklife, National Endowment for the Arts, the Nightlight, and you.
more on RUTH PERRY - "Ruth Perry, the Ann Fetter Friedlaender Professor of the Humanities, is currently writing a biography of Anna Gordon, Mrs. Brown of Falkland, celebrated by Francis James Child a century later for her repertoire of “superior ballads.” This work combines Professor Perry’s interest in balladry, orality, women’s cultural traditions, and the Scottish Enlightenment. Although she had written many books and articles about 18th C. English literature and culture before this, she had no idea Scottish history and culture were so different. The holder of grants from the NSF, Ford Foundation, Guggenheim, Rockefeller, ACLS, and NEH, she has also been a fellow at the Bunting Institute and the Institute for Advanced Study in Edinburgh. In 2000, she was elected President of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies. She is also the founder of the MIT Women’s Studies program in 1984."