NEA Funds Music Maker’s “Roots and Leaves” Series in Chapel Hill!

inNewson May 18, 2012

Music Maker has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts to present a music series in Chapel Hill! The Music Maker Roots and Leaves series will take place on Fridays, June 8th – 29th, on the Village Green in Southern Village. The shows will highlight a diverse array of local musical traditions, from Piedmont Blues to Native American.

6/8 – My South My Blues will feature John Dee Holeman, an NEA National Heritage Fellow, Captain Luke and Cool John Ferguson.

6/15 – Heart Strings will present Piedmont-style guitarist Boo Hanks, and country band Kelly and the Cowboys.

6/22 – Sisters of the South will include performances from powerhouse vocalist Essie Mae Brooks and Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen.

6/29 – Native Voices, our final show, will showcase the Pura Fé Trio alongside 15-year old guitar prodigy Lakota John Locklear.

More info to come. Hope to see you there!

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  • Gordon Strauss

    At the June 8 Southern Village blues program, who played bass. I need info for video credits.

    • mmaker

      The bassist was Gerald Robinson. Thanks for coming out and enjoying the music!

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