dedicated to promoting the ongoing enjoyment and preservation of traditional and contemporary folk music, dance, crafts, and lore in the Carolinas Piedmont since 1982
926 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204
Food Truck 5:45p • Open Acoustic Jam 6p • Doors open 7p • Concert 7:30p
Join us after the concert, for refreshments & meet the musicians. Then participate in jams, song circle, songwriters workshop, or Appalachian Dulcimer workshop. Gatherings are family friendly and free, however a $10.00 per person donation would be greatly appreciated. The Stella is Handicapped accessible. Parking is Free with exit after 8 PM (take ticket).
April Verch Band
October 23, 7:30pm
While Verch is perhaps best known for playing traditional fiddle styles from her native Ottawa Valley, Canada, her performances extend into old-time American and Appalachian styles and beyond, for a well-rounded tour-de-force of North Americana sounds. Verch tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch’s vocals, fiddle and foot percussion.
One might suspect a performer with as many talents as Verch would pause to take a breath, or need to somewhat compartmentalize her skills during a live performance. But on stage, Verch is almost superhuman, flawlessly intertwining and overlapping different performative elements. She stepdances while fiddling. She sings while stepdancing. Sometimes she sings, steps and fiddles all at once, with apparent ease and precision. Verch is - as they say - a triple threat in performance, her live show a beautiful companion to her music: versatile, robust, and masterfully executed.
"When people sing together, community is created." - Peter Yarrow
When you join the Charlotte Folk Society, you become part of a rich and vibrant folk tradition that spans continents and centuries and lives on in the musicians that perform on our stage every month.
Play Nice with Others
Every weekend, jam groups in a variety of genres from bluegrass to old time to Celtic gather together to participate in a vibrant and living tradition of song. Beginners and experienced players alike can find their place in the circle.