Join us for another special evening of rich music and community. Saturday, May 13 - 7:30pm. Come early for food truck (5:30pm) and pre-concert folk music jam (all skill levels welcome - bring your instrument) 6:00pm.
Jake Blount (Providence, RI) is a singer and multi-instrumentalist described by NPR as “an Afrofuturist in roots-music garb.” A winner of the 2021 Steve Martin Banjo Prize and a Smithsonian Folkways recording artist, American Songwriter has dubbed him the “King of Roots.” Percussive dancer Nic Gareiss (Lansing, MI) has been named one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch,” and has been hailed by The New York Times for their “dexterous melding of Irish and Appalachian dance.” In 2020, Gareiss received the Michigan Heritage Award, the highest honor his home state bestows on traditional artists.
Blount and Gareiss are not only skilled performers, but researchers with degrees in ethnomusicology and ethnochoreology. Their years of experience as performers, educators and scholars in their respective traditions have drawn them close to the creative force at the heart of music-making.
GREAT AUNT STELLA CENTER 926 Elizabeth Ave, Charlotte, NC 28204 $15 Adults, kids 16 years and younger FREE.