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Celebration of NC Songwriting – Rod Abernethy, Jess Klein, Carrie Marshall, Bryan Leon Phelps, Kirk Ridge

August 30, 2018  ·  Thursday * 7-9pm * NO Cover

Rod Abernethy is a southern folk troubadour, master acoustic guitarist and award-winning soundtrack composer. His new double album “The Man I’m Supposed To Be” has currently reached #9 on Folk Alliance International’s Folk DJ chart. Rod has returned to his early roots writing songs and instrumentals that harken back to his early folk artist days in North Carolina. www.rodabernethy.com

Jess Klein was called by Jon Pareles of The New York Times “a songwriter with a voice of unblinking tenacity…who finds humanity behind the archetypal.”  Following a recent move from Austin, TX to Hillsborough, NC, Jess’s joined up with producer Mark Simonsen (The Old Ceremony, Weems/Gerard Band) to record her forthcoming release “Back to My Green”, due out late 2018.  www.jessklein.com

Carrie Marshall was named Songwriter of the Year by the NC Songwriter’s Co-Op in 2010 and one of the Top Charlotte Vocalists in 2012 by the Carolina Entertainment Network.  She was nominated twice for the musical score that she composed for the 11 time award winning feature film, “Changeover” and won Best Supporting Actress at the Love International Film Festival in 2017. www.carriemarshall.net

Bryan Leon Phelps hales from Hillsborough, NC and is a member of the popular North Carolina groups JP Leon Band and Eno Mountain Boys. Drawing influence from rock & roll, funk, alternative country and folk, Bryan’s music reflects on life growing up in NC, love, loss, and late nights filled with tequila. www.reverbnation.com/leonbandusa

Kirk Ridge has had music featured on NPR’s Car Talk and Belfast’s Celtic Roots Radio.  His lyrics have been published in American Songwriter Magazine and he has written music for numerous Cary Playwrights Forum productions. Kirk coordinates songwriters stages at top festivals across the state and  hosts “Pass The Hat” live music radio on WHUP.  www.kirkridgemusic.com