Guests are welcome to bring a small snack to share, bring your favorite beverage. Parking is on street. Come a few minutes before start time to get your seat. I’ll give you directions when you reserve a seat.
You must call or email, I can’t trust the facebook clicks
Here’s some great info about the artists:
• DIRK POWELL (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, guitar, accordion, keyboards)
“God gave this one an overdose of talent” – Joan Baez
“Dirk Powell is a badass. To the bone. He is, in addition to being the greatest old-time banjo player alive, a graduate student of both mountain and Cajun fiddle styles and diatonic button accordion, an instrument that fights you back, take it from me, I’ve tried. He is a singer, songwriter, producer, recording engineer, and an all in all artist of unique vision and unbending integrity. As far as I can tell there is no genre of American roots music that Dirk doesn’t understand, no primordial mode he can’t master, no polyrhythmic code he can’t crack. He also cooks the best sauce piquante I have ever tasted.” – Steve Earle
Dirk Powell has expanded on the deeply rooted sounds of his Appalachian heritage to become one of the preeminent traditional American musicians of his generation. In addition to his widely influential solo recordings, he has recorded and performed with artists such as Levon Helm, Jack White, Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Kris Kristofferson, Linda Ronstadt, and Jackson Browne. His ability to unite the essence of traditional culture with modern sensibilities has also led to work with many of today’s greatest film directors, including Ang Lee, Anthony Minghella, Spike Lee, Victor Nunez and Steve James. Dirk was a founding member of the important Cajun group Balfa Toujours and has been a regularly featured artist in the award-winning BBC series The Transatlantic Sessions. Dirk’s soulful and emotionally fearless music has carried him to a unique place in today’s musical landscape — one where tradition, innovation, and inspiration meet without borders.
from matt’s folklore productions website
One fateful day, Riley got a call from longtime friend and collaborator Dirk Powell. Dirk was involved in the music direction for the Academy Award-winning film “Cold Mountain” and had convinced the producers that they needed Civil War era banjos made in the Carolina hills, specifically Riley’s handmade banjos. They also needed an authentic acapella ballad singer for the voice of Pangle, played by Ethan Suplee. Riley put the hammer down on the anvil and didn’t look back. A whirlwind Hollywood experience ensued, culminating in a place on the star studded “Great High Mountain” tour.
From there, Riley has made his own path, building in-demand instruments and performing at festivals all over the world….”