• First Thursday Concert - Cullowheezer

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    Name: First Thursday Concert - Cullowheezer
    Date: February 7, 2019
    Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
    Event Description:

    Western Carolina University’s next FREE First Thursday Old-Time and Bluegrass Series event will feature Cullowheezer performing at MadStone Café and Catching Light Books.

    The concert will be led by local performers Brett and Pan Riggs and William Ritter are new friends playing old music. William is a native of Bakersville, NC, and an alum of Western Carolina University. He graduated with a degree in Technical Theatre, but spent most of his time in school studying the musical folk traditions of western North Carolina. William plays banjo, fiddle, guitar, and other stringed instruments. He is particularly interested in old apple trees and mountain humor--ever eager to swap lies, half-truths, jokes, and seeds.

    They have been performing as the band for a Square Dance that takes place monthly at the Family Resource Center in Webster, NC. They hail from different places, but share the rich heritage of rural North Carolina, where neighbors gathered to sing and dance together, and community was valued and nurtured. Their set will include songs from “down east,” haunting melodies from the shadows of NC’s high blue peaks, plus a few sunny surprises.

    The events are free and open to the public. Pickers and singers of all ages and experience levels are invited to take part in the jam sessions, which also are open to those who just want to listen. The First Thursday Series continues on March 7 with the Berea Bluegrass Ensemble.

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