Rooster's Wife Summer Schedule Begins
The Rooster's Wife -celebrates a sixth summer of live music with a dozen Sunday shows.
From newgrass to jazz, with singer-songwriters, hot guitarists and amazing voices, all manner of acoustic music will be -presented in downtown Aberdeen, at Poplar Knight Spot.
The schedule includes traditional bluegrass from the Darin Aldridge Band, old-time with renowned -fiddler Bruce Molsky, -modern banjo from Ryan Cavanaugh, stories and songs from Kim and Reggie Harris, a new album from the Carter Brothers, and the return of favorite John Cowan.
Located one block east of U.S. 1, the Spot features covered seating and free admission to children under 12.
Tickets to the Mother's Day show are $12 in advance and $15 at the door, and are available through the website with credit cards and at the door. More information, including the complete lineup, is available online at theroosters wife.org.
The sixth summer season opens with the Frazier Band, an East Nashville-based newgrass quintet with bluegrass roots and wild musical ambitions, led by John Frazier.
Locals will remember Frazier from his visits with John Cowan. The instrumentation is vocals, guitar, banjo, fiddle, bass, and drums, and the band features more than a dozen original compositions with puzzle-piece lyrics and first-rate instrumental work from some of Nashville's finest.
Frazier Band's live shows include covers, public domain arrangements, and instrumental solos interwoven with the band's original material.
The band members' collective resume reads like a who's who of Nashville and beyond, as members have previously apprenticed with the likes of John Cowan, Jim Lauderdale, Steve Earle, Steve Martin, Cadillac Sky, The Wooten Brothers, Bela Fleck, Grand Ol' Opry member Mike Snider, Tony Rice, Sam Bush and more.
Chapel Hill's Lizzy Ross will open the Sunday evening show.
Ross' accomplishments over the past year include being voted the Carolinas' Best Rock Female, an ongoing stay at the top of HGMN radio charts and on Relix radio charts, being featured on NPR's "The State of Things," an Emerging Artist Award from the Durham Arts Council, and a new album, "Read Me Out Loud."
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, with the music kicking off at 6:45 p.m. Patrons are welcome to bring their own picnics.
For more information visit www.theroosterswife.org or call (910) 585-1614.
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