Craven Headlines at The Rooster's Wife
The Rooster’s Wife presents four eclectic concerts the month of July, all in the gallery room of Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., in downtown Aberdeen.
Tickets are available online at theroosterswife.org, by advanced reservation at (910) 944-7502, and at the door if available.
Admission for the July 10 show is $17 in advance, $20 the day of the show. Children under 12 are always free.
“Joe Craven is a musical madman with anything that has strings attached or not,” says a spokesman.
Joe Craven has just finished his third week at Victor Wooten’s Bass Nature Camp, where he was both a camper and a counselor.
Wooten is an original Flecktone, currently touring with Bela Fleck as they celebrate their anniversary, and is known for his innovation and imagination.
Craven is a perfect fit there, according to Wooten, bringing a generous spirit for all levels of musicians, and boundless energy and encouragement for developing a creative life. From the country to the city, Craven headed to Vero Beach, Fla., to join Mike Block, cellist extraordinaire, at string camp.
Tossed in among conservatory trained traditionalists, Craven is resolutely fearless, adding his special blend of intuition, humor and enormous musical skill to make the musical menu explode with a totally new flavor. He is able to open the campers, and instructors too, to new possibilities in their music and their problem-solving methods.
“Educator, visual artist, former museum curator, motivational speaker, actor/storyteller and festival emcee, Joe’s work is born out of respect and reverence and seeks to honor the creative energy in everyone,” says the spokesman.
This week finds Craven back in the Old North State, at the Swannanoa Gathering, spreading his message that we can all live an artful life.
“Music that's informally made and shared is a hallmark of folk music, and it is this spirit of art-making that leads to a more creative life of not just art consumer but art maker as well,” says Craven. “Anyone’s life stories can be wrought into amazing tunes and songs — shared and handed down through observation and imitation — then embellished/altered with different versions through time.”
The Harris Brothers will join Joe Craven Sunday, July 10. Natives of Lenoir, Reggie and Ryan Harris play a vast repetoire of American music. Their music is blues and bluegrass, Appalachian music with rock ’n’ roll, along with jazz and country thrown in for good measure.
The show is at 6:45 p.m. with the doors opening at 6 p.m.
Visit theroosterswife.org or call (910) 944-7502 for more information.
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