Dossett, Furtado at Poplar Knight Spot
Indoors and outdoors at Poplar Knight Spot, the Rooster's Wife brings the seventh concert of the summer season to downtown Aberdeen with singer-songwriter Laurelyn Dossett, and banjo and slide guitar player extraordinaire Tony Furtado.
There is seating inside, and outside under the awning and under the stars. Picnics are welcome.
Tickets are available online, at theroosters wife.org, or at the door if still available. Admission for this week's show is $12 in advance and $15 the day of the show.
Laurelyn Dossett has written for the symphony, the stage and Levon Helm. She has taught at Augusta Heritage, sung on "Prairie Home Companion," and penned an anthem that was covered by more than 25 artists, and reached past 60,000 hits on YouTube.
Dossett was last in Aberdeen at the helm of her highly acclaimed Christmas project, the Gathering, with Mike Compton, Joe Newberry and Rhiannon Giddens.
Dossett opens the show Sunday, June 24, at 6:45 p.m.
If you've followed Tony Furtado's prolific music career at all, you won't be surprised to know that his 15th album, "Golden," is loaded with several impressive firsts.
For the first time, he has self-produced and penned every track. It is also the first time his own artwork - a sculpture of a two-headed rabbit - has been featured on the cover.
However, on what is arguably his most engaging, masterful recording to date, one first marks this album more than any other. After 20 years of recording, touring basically living on the road, it is the first time Furtado has ever recorded an album in the town that he calls home.
Recorded, mixed and co-produced by friend and engineer Rob Stroup at 8-Ball Studio in Portland, Ore., "Golden" is the product of Furtado surrounded by the comforts of home, weaving his way through the diverse cultural fabric of a city rich with music, art and talent.
The Rooster's Wife is a community arts organization committed to bringing the best in live music to the Sandhills. Home base is the gallery room of Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight St., in downtown Aberdeen.
The doors open at 6 p.m. for this week's show. For more information, visit www.theroosterswife.org, call (910) 944 7502 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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