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Fall 2015 – Spring 2016 Schedule
Friday, October 23, Trent River Coffee Company, New Bern
Saturday, October 24, Clawson’s Restaurant, Beaufort
In concert: Suzie Vinnick
From Ontario, Canada, Suzie Vinnick brings a gorgeous voice, described as being “spun of gold.” She can belt out the blues or croon a ballad with the greatest of ease and maintain a powerful presence. Suzie captures your attention as she performs blues, folk, country and pop like no other.
“Me ‘N Mabel” is Suzie’s latest solo acoustic blues album. Her warm engaging voice and fine acoustic guitar, full of amazing singing, great material and wonderful acoustic playing, make you a willing captive. Suzie has performed across Canada and the US, for the Canadian Peacekeepers in Bosnia and the Persian Gulf.
Enjoy an evening with Suzie Vinnick, her fabulous voice, wonderful arrangements and great acoustic music
In concert: Natasha Borzilova
Russian born singer-
Combining her artful guitar playing and her songwriter skills with a crystal clear voice, Natasha Borzilova will warm your soul with her amazing talent and fascinating performance.
For an evening of folk-
Mark your calendars now for all of the great concerts coming up from September 2015 to May 2016. The same exciting and high quality of folk performances you’re used to is on tap for what promises to be an outstanding concert series in Eastern North Carolina this coming season.
General admission $15, Active duty military and Down East FolkArts Society Members $12, Full-
(All prices include NC State Sales Tax).
Doors open at 6:30 PM, shows start at 7:30
To reserve tickets on-
Trent River Coffee Co.
208 Craven Street, New Bern
425 Front Street, Beaufort
In concert: Dave Gunning
A seasoned performer and entertainer, Dave Gunning has toured extensively throughout the US, Canada and Europe to sold out venues. He is known for weaving storytelling throughout his music. Dave captivates his audiences with down to earth details, humor and great music. A great singer-
“Breakers Yard” and “These Hands” are two examples of songs that will keep you coming back for more.
Plan a night out to enjoy Dave Gunning’s magnetic gift of entertaining music.
In concert: Jeep Rosenberg
A former Green Beret. An award winning singer-
Jeep was awarded Grand Prize Winner for lyrics with “Old Friends and California Wine” by the Nashville Songwriters Association. His CD “Silver Bluff Estates” exhibits his great musicianship, songs and storytelling.
Please enjoy a tremendous evening of music and storytelling with Jeep Rosenberg!
In concert: Jeff Talmadge
“Sometimes you choose a career and sometimes a career chooses you” – Jeff Talmadge, successful board certified Texas lawyer closed his practice in 2003 and let the music industry choose him. The payoff... fabulous music, well received CD’s, winning competitions and offers he couldn’t refuse! Like tours throughout Europe. His “Kind Of Everything” CD is filled with great rhythms and catchy melodies. A little folk, country and blues make his performances complete.
This is a DON’T MISS concert!
Friday, March 18, thru Sunday, March 20
Down East Folk Arts Festival
in downtown New Bern
An amazing weekend of great acoustic music and art in the heart of New Bern’s charming and historic downtown. Friday night enjoy a great concert at the Doubletree Ballroom. Saturday brings a day of music, contra dancing, a drumming circle, art displays, and perhaps New Bern’s best acoustic jam ever! Finish the week end with an exciting festival grand finale at the Doubletree Ballroom on Sunday afternoon. Plans are in progress! Please look forward to details in coming months!
Spook’s music draws influences from so many diverse styles – blues, bluegrass, Applachian and 60’s and 70’s pop – that it transcends being categorized as simply “folk”.
“Spook Handy really understands how to write a good song that says something important.” -
With the huge influence of Pete Seeger as mentor, “California Cool”, “Whatcha Gonna Do” and “I Aint Afraid” are just a few examples of Spook’s work that continue on the tradition of great American folk music.
Come on out and enjoy an evening of Spook Handy’s amazing music and stories, as legends continue!
A very Grand Opening for a new season of great music:
In concert: Spook Handy
“Music for All Souls”
Capping off the season …
In concert: Shari Kane and Dave Steele
An acoustic blues duo, Shari and Dave maintain an upbeat, energizing approach to blues, gospel, swing and ragtime. Shari Kane started playing guitar at five years old, and became a devoted blues fan early on. She studied the old Delta Blues masters inside and out. She’s also one mean slide player. Dave Steele started performing as a barroom guitarist and singer in college then mastered the blues. Together Shari and Dave recreate music that brings back the sounds once heard in Memphis, the juke joints of Mississippi and the great clubs of Harlem.
Come bop your head and tap your feet to the astounding music of Shari Kane and Dave Steele.
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Friday, May 20, Trent River Coffee Company
Saturday, May 21, Clawson’s Restaurant
Dave Steele and Shari Kane
Friday, April 15, Trent River Coffee Company
Saturday, April 16, Clawson’s Restaurant
Friday, February 5, Trent River Coffee Company
Saturday, February 6, Clawson’s Restaurant
Friday, January 8, Trent River Coffee Company
Saturday, January 9, Clawson’s Restaurant
Friday, November 13, Trent River Coffee Company, New Bern
Saturday, November 14, Clawson’s Restaurant, Beaufort
Fri., Sep. 11, Trent River Coffee Company, New Bern
Saturday, September 12, Clawson’s Restaurant, Beaufort
It’s on the drawing board!