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Folk venues in North Carolina

alison 20 Oct 99 - 09:06 PM
Charlie Baum 20 Oct 99 - 11:55 PM
Dani 21 Oct 99 - 03:28 PM
Mark Gibson 21 Oct 99 - 03:29 PM
alison 22 Oct 99 - 11:38 PM
Dani 22 Oct 99 - 11:43 PM
bbelle 22 Oct 99 - 11:43 PM
j0_77 22 Oct 99 - 11:58 PM
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bbelle 23 Oct 99 - 08:16 PM
Roger in Baltimore 23 Oct 99 - 08:41 PM
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alison 24 Oct 99 - 01:48 AM
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Subject: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: alison
Date: 20 Oct 99 - 09:06 PM

hi,

writing on behalf of a friend..... 12 year old looking for places to sing and learn, and meet other musicians... anyone got any advice?

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: Charlie Baum
Date: 20 Oct 99 - 11:55 PM

Where abouts in North Carolina--it's a BIG state, especially measured from the Outer Banks to the Great Smokies. Lots of roots musicians came from different parts of the state. Frank and Anne Warner collected from the Tilletts on the Outer Banks and Bascom Lamar Lunsford ran the festivals with mountain people from around Asheville. To this day, there are week-long seminars in Mars Hill and Swannanoa, concert events in the Triangle area (Raliegh/Chapel Hill/Durham), and festivals in Wilkesboro and Durham, to mention just a few possibilites off the top of my head.

--Charlie Baum


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: Dani
Date: 21 Oct 99 - 03:28 PM

Narrow it down a little, Alison, and perhaps I can help. "I got a home in North Carolina"

Dani


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: Mark Gibson
Date: 21 Oct 99 - 03:29 PM

Used to be a great folk type club in Black Mountain called McDibbs


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: alison
Date: 22 Oct 99 - 11:38 PM

Does Currie narrow it down a bit? I have no idea about the area......

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: Dani
Date: 22 Oct 99 - 11:43 PM

No, I've never heard of Currie. Sorry I can't help there, but tell your friend to check out local libraries and the internet for folk goings-on appropriate for the age. It'd be hard to miss in North Carolina!


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: bbelle
Date: 22 Oct 99 - 11:43 PM

Alison ... could that be "Currituck?" moonchild


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: j0_77
Date: 22 Oct 99 - 11:58 PM

If it's American Trad you are after - may I recommend Kentucky/ Virginia brders /or/Arkansas Ozark region / - the people are very nice and not messed up by tourism like NC- Going to NC looking for folk is like going to Nashville looking for Country! It ain't there no more! Also recent large industries located there. A very big nasty flood ruined a large part of the state recently.

Fionna Richie made the same error when locating in the USA!


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: bbelle
Date: 23 Oct 99 - 12:05 AM

jo 77 ... do you travel much in NC? If not, perhaps you should before making the above statement... moonchild


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: Emmie
Date: 23 Oct 99 - 07:13 PM

Hi, I haven't chatted on mudcat for a while, but this one grabbed my attention. I live in England and went to visit a friend in Asheville in NC a few years ago. I went to that club in black mountain and it was amazing. All the local groups were playing outside as well as inside. In Asheville itself there were a few bars that had folk nights and I was very disappointed because I missed the annual folk festival in the summer. There seems to be a lot going on there!!


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: bbelle
Date: 23 Oct 99 - 08:16 PM

Emmie ... Glad you enjoyed yourself in North Carolina. It truly is a wonderful keeper of traditional music, whether they call it folk, mountain, bluegrass, etc.

Alison ... if your friend has a computer, have her/him do so research on folk venues in North Carolina.

moonchild


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: Roger in Baltimore
Date: 23 Oct 99 - 08:41 PM

Alison,

A popular folk magazine called Dirty Linen is published here in Baltimore. They maintain an extensive list of performers and their schedules an put it on their web-site as well as in their magazine.

Here is the general list and here is the one for North Carolina.

Of course this is not all performers, but even many local and regional acts are sending their schedules to Dirty Linen.

Enjoy the music.

And by-the-way, don't you have a few spare hours to have a Mudcat gathering in North Carolina while you are there? Fortunately, Mick says he is hitting his "busy" time of the year, so you will not be pursued over literal hill and dale while in the States, but I suspect some 'Catters might travel to meet you if there was a location and time. You might even get some free room and board out of it. You know, we aren't likely to travel to Oz as a group any time soon.

Just a suggestion.

Roger in Baltimore


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: j0_77
Date: 23 Oct 99 - 10:39 PM

Sure did moonchild - I always check things out - Vince Gill, Garth Brooks, Reba Mc Intyre, all are Okies, Iris De Mente, Johnny Cash and a long list all from Ozark region. In fact one visit to Mtn View Ark in the fall or spring would make anyone's mind up real quick.

Used to be something similar in Maggie Valley Ten but commercialism shut it down, Mt View is trying to resist that very thing as I write. I recommend checking it out while it is still there. 7 days a week picking and jamming in a alchohol/drug free environment. It is unique.


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: alison
Date: 24 Oct 99 - 01:48 AM

Roger, unfortunately it isn't for me... it's for a friend....

does Wilmington make it any easier?

slainte

alison


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: Dani
Date: 24 Oct 99 - 02:43 PM

A gathering in NC?!

I could help make THAT happen! Who'd be up for the game, and when?

Will check into Wilmington.

Dani


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: Caitrin
Date: 24 Oct 99 - 09:48 PM

The mountains of North Carolina are a wonderful place for folk, bluegrass, and traditional music. I live in the east, but I spend a large part of my summer in the Boone area...during the summer there are lots of festivals and gatherings for folk musicians, and there are several folk clubs around in Boone and Asheville. I'm afraid jo77's rather right about the Wilmington area, though...the beach has been ruined by tourists, for the most part. The mountains are fairly unspoiled, though, as long as you stay away from the ski resorts. 'fraid I can't help you too much. ~Caitrin


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: ddw
Date: 25 Oct 99 - 10:24 PM

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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: ddw
Date: 25 Oct 99 - 11:12 PM

Been away from the M'cat for a few days, so I didn't see this when it was going hot 'n' heavy.

Noticed somebody mentioned McDibb's in Black Mountain. 'Fraid that's gone. Just on the outskirts of town there's Cody's, a private club, that is run by a folkie-singer-songwriter named David Cody. There's also the Town Pump, which seems to lean more toward rock and country rock these days, but still has folk music on occasion. And there was another venue in town where they had concerts and Monday night open mics, but it closed about six months ago. The last time I was there it was just being reopened with new management, so I don't know what it will be like.

Also in the Asheville-Swanannoa Valley area there's the Sourwood Festival that usually has a music component and several other festivals during the year. In A'ville is Be Here Now, which the last time I checked had Celtic nights on Mondays, but the rest of the week they might have most anything -- you just have to check. Might be blues, might be punk, but more likely it will just be LOUD.

there's lots more around.... you just have to look. And — if you're really lucky — somebody might just tell you whose garage the locals are gathering in on a Saturday afternoon. That, as they say, is as good as it gets.

cheers all,

david


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Subject: RE: Folk venues in North Carolina
From: Dani
Date: 26 Oct 99 - 08:20 AM

Start here:

http://www.pinecone.org/pages/links.htm

and see where it takes you. There are also several good newsgroups if you search for the kind of music/instrument your friend is interested in. Hope it helps. Wish I'd been encouraged at that age!!

Dani


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