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February 24, 2018: Alvin Youngblood Hart & Amythyst Kiah

Amythyst Kiah was originally scheduled to appear in December, but the show was postponed due to weather.  She is now scheduled to open for Alvin Youngblood Hart, a Grammy Award-winning blues artist from Memphis, TN.  Both artists will be performing rare solo sets. 

Known as a “musician’s musician” and the cosmic love child of Howlin’ Wolf and Link Wray, Alvin Youngblood Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to guitar gods Eric Clapton & Mick Taylor. Born in Oakland CA in 1963 to a family of post-World War II Mississippi transplants, Hart began to play the guitar, in earnest, in 1977. His brilliant 1996 debut, Big Mama's Door (Epic Records), received widespread critical acclaim and got his career as an international touring artist off the ground. Since his highly acclaimed debut, Hart has released four albums, the latest of which was Motivational Speaker (Tone Cool Records) in 2005. That same year, Hart received a Grammy Award for his contribution to Beautiful Dreamer – The Songs of Stephen Foster. He has also appeared in several films, including Last of the Mississippi Jukes, The Great Debaters, and The Soul of a Man, which was featured in Martin Scorsese's documentary film series The Blues. In 2010, Hart teamed up with friends Jimbo Mathus and Luther Dickinson to form The South Memphis String Band, whose first album - Home Sweet Home - was nominated for “Best Acoustic Album” at the 2011 Blues Foundation Music Awards.

Along with his 40 years of playing, Hart has a nuts-and-bolts passion for the hardware of the trade that comes from his time as an electronics technician, a talent he picked up during seven years active duty in the U.S. Coast Guard. His knack for quick-thinking repairs on the road has earned him nicknames such as, “The Garage Guerrilla” or “The Rock n’ Roll MacGyver” from fellow musicians.

After two decades on the road, Hart continues to delight audiences worldwide, whether as a solo performer or with the eternally rockin’ Alvin Youngblood Hart’s Muscle Theory.

A professed Southern Gothic, alt-country blues singer/songwriter based in Johnson City, TN, Amythyst Kiah’s commanding stage presence is only matched by her raw and powerful vocals—a deeply moving, hypnotic sound that stirs echoes of a distant and restless past.




March 1, 2018: Martin Garrish & Friends

Martin Garrish, a life-long resident of Ocracoke Island, NC, is a master of 'old time' country, rock, bluegrass and folk guitar.  He has been at the heart of the Ocracoke music scene since he was a teenager and was recently honored with the 2016 Cultural Heritage Award by Ocracoke Preservation Society for his contribution to Ocracoke Island’s history and culture. He has played different genres of music – acoustic, electric, rock, country, folk, jazz, western – in different line-ups over the years including the Graveyard Band, the Ocracoke Rockers, Ocracoke Jazz Society, and he has taken the stage at one time or another at all of the island venues. He's a favorite at the annual Ocrafolk Music Festival.  

Martin will be joined by:  Jack Willis (bass) and Aaron Caswell (guitar), also life-long residents of Ocracoke, along with Marcy Brenner and Lou Castro (also known as Coyote), residents of Ocracoke and owners of Coyote Music Den.

For fifteen years, Marcy Brenner and Lou Castro have performed together as Coyote. Marcy studied classical guitar and jazz until at 14 she joined her first basement rock band. While earning her business degrees at Radford University in the Blue Ridge Mountains she found folk music. Lou is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music in Boston and has played guitar and bass in numerous original and cover bands before forming Coyote and is also a principal player with Ocracoke Rockers, Aaron Caswell Band, Lightening Lou and The Blackouts and the red-hot Raygun Ruby.



April 6, 2018: Wild Ponies

Although they are based in Nashville, Wild Ponies have always looked to Southwest Virginia - where bandmates Doug and Talisha Williams were both born and raised - for inspiration.  There, in mountain towns like Galax, old-time American music continues to thrive, supported by a community of fiddlers, flat-pickers, and fans. Wild Ponies pays tribute to that powerful music and rugged landscape with 2017's Galax, a stripped-back album that nods to the band's history while still pushing forward. 

"We'll always be the pinball that bounces between folk, rock & roll, and country" says Talisha. 



May 10, 2018: Radney Foster & Wiley Cash

Acclaimed songwriter, author, and actor Radney Foster and New York Times best selling author Wiley Cash will swap stories and songs. 

Radney Foster has written eight number one hit singles, including his own "Nobody Wins," and "Crazy Over Your" with duo Foster & Lloyd.  His discography contains countless cuts by artists ranging from country (Keith Urban, The Dixie Chicks, Luke Bryan, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band) to contemporary (Marc Broussard, Hootie & The Blowfish, Kenny Loggins, Los Lonely Boys). 

Wiley Cash is the New York Times best selling author of the novels The Last Ballad, A Land More Kind Than Home, and This Dark Road to Mercy.



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According to rock ‘n roll lore, after completing his now legendary 1972 album “Harvest,” Neil Young hosted Graham Nash at his Broken Arrow ranch outside San Francisco to play his long-time collaborator some of the new tracks. The two old friends rowed a boat out onto a lake next to Young’s home, and suddenly the new music was playing, with his house serving as the left speaker and his barn as the right. When the engineer called from the shore to ask how it sounded, Young hollered back, “More barn!’”

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