709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Celebration of NC Songwriting Alice Gerrard, Bruce Piephoff, Kirk Ridge, Isabel Valls (Taylor): 6/24/21

June 24, 2021  ·  Thursday * 7-9:30 pm * NO Cover

Celebration of NC Songwriting:  Alice Gerrard, Bruce Piephoff, Kirk Ridge, Isabel Valls (Taylor).

Alice Gerrard is known for her groundbreaking collaboration with Appalachian singer Hazel Dickens during the 1960s and ’70s when the duo produced four classic LPs.  Alice has won an International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) Distinguished Achievement Award, a Virginia Arts Commission Award, the North Carolina Folklore Society’s Tommy Jarrell Award, and an Indy Award. Her 2015 album, Follow the Music was nominated for a 2015 Grammy. In 2017 Alice was inducted into the IBMA Hall of Fame with Hazel Dickens. www.alicegerrard.com

Bruce Piephoff has been writing and performing songs and poetry for over 40 years. Firmly a part of the Appalachian tradition of story-songs and character portraits, it’s his versatility that makes his music so fascinating. Easily touching both the shores of folk music and poetry with simple, compelling imagery and subtle depth. Bruce has recorded 21 CDs of original material for Flyin’ Cloud Records, and performed nationwide. www.brucepiephoff.net

Kirk Ridge has had songs 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 Cary Playwrights Forum productions.  Kirk is performance director for Durham CenterFest and hosts the weekly “Pass The Hat” live music radio show on WHUP. He also produces songwriters’ stages for the NC Songwriters Co-op statewide.  www.kirkridgemusic.com

Isabel Valls (Taylor) performs regularly at local venues, festivals, and private events in the Triangle (NC) and on the coast. Her sophomore album, Isabel Taylor, produced by award-winning songwriter and guitarist Jon Shain, was released in May 2019 and reached number 15 on the Folk Radio chart in June 2019. Her debut album, Awake Again, also produced by Shain, was released in June 2016. It also reached number 15 on the Folk Radio chart. www.isabeltaylorsings.com

NOTE:  If you have been fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask.

We do not take reservations, all seating is first come first served. We recommend arriving 1 hour before show time with your party to avoid a wait. Due to staffing issues waits and food times may be longer than usual.

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