2021 Shows

Friday, August 13  

Christie Lenée

8:00 PM


Singer, songwriter and renowned fingerstyle guitarist Christie Lenée is more than a musician – she’s an experience. Symphonic compositions flow from her fingertips effortlessly, with sound ranging from transcendental folk-pop to virtuosic instrumentals. Her recent title of Acoustic Guitarist of the Year 2019 awarded by Music Radar Magazine out of the UK, has launched Christie’s career towards international stardom. Christie is often described as ‘Michael Hedges meets Joni Mitchell and Dave Matthews,” integrating melodic pop lyricism with catchy hooks and percussive, harmonic textures. As an Official Showcase Artist at Folk Alliance International consistently logging a number of major festivals, events, opera houses and theaters nationwide, Christie Lenée performs with radiant joy that awes crowds and inspires fellow musicians.


Thursday, September 2  

Joe Troop

(album release tour)

8 pm

Joe Troop is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter hailing originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The founder of GRAMMY-nominated stringband Che Apalache, Troop’s music is deeply embedded with and inspired by his activism. After spending the last year learning direct action from stalwart progressive organizers, the radical folk singer is now channeling that energy into his first proper solo album, Borrowed Time. The record was co-produced with Jason Richmond (The Avett Brothers, Branford Marsalis) and features music luminaries like Béla Fleck (who produced Che Apalache’s GRAMMY-nominated album), Abigail Washburn, Tim O’Brien, and Charlie Hunter, but the visceral songwriting speaks for itself. The worldly songs and instrumentals are influenced both by Troop’s time spent living abroad as well as his upbringing as an openly gay bluegrass musician in rural North Carolina. 


Sunday, September 18  

Korby Lenker

7:30 pm

"Known for both wit and whimsy, Korby Lenker is a skilled songwriter possessing both credence and confidence. Man in the Maroon, is further proof, an upbeat set of songs flush with insight and intelligence."
- American Songwriter, Best Albums of 2021...So Far

Korby Lenker is a roots-music Renaissance man. A prolific songwriter for more than two decades, he's spent his entire adulthood in a creative whirl, juggling multiple roles — solo artist, road warrior, published author, actor, screenwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and storyteller — along the way.   Why so many avenues? "I think, at the end of the day, I'm in the 'meaning business,'" he explains. "I come from a long line of preachers, and while I kinda missed the mark there, it’s just in my blood, you know? Everyone wonders why they're here and what they're supposed to do. Art is just the path I've chosen to try and figure it out for myself. Whether I’m writing a song or a story, or acting in something, I'm really trying to touch that place where mystery and the mundane meet. It's incredibly interesting to me, and I just keep trying to get back to that space again and again."