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East Carolina's best place to hear acoustic music.

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Friday, November 17, 2017 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $7.50 general admission, $10 reserved tax included
Lightnin' Wells
Tonight's show will be Lightnin's first U.S. performance since returning from a successful October tour in Germany, where his new CD was produced on the Blind Lemon Records label. "O, Lightnin', Where Art Thou?" his sixth solo CD, has gotten rave reviews from the U.S. blues community since being released in April 2017.

Also tonight, desserts from Simply Southern Bakery and Wine--slated to open in downtown Farmville in early 2018--will be available: slices of carrot cake, German chocolate cake, and pecan pie served by owner/chef Coleen Starling. Originally from Kansas, she and her husband, Berrie, have recently re-located to western Pitt County from Raleigh.

Lightnin', who lives near Fountain, performs and teaches blues and guitar workshops throughout the U.S. and Europe. We're always glad to have him performing here at 'home,' where he gets to bring all his instruments with him.

Lightnin' Wells performances demonstrate a broad range of musical talents and interests. He plays acoustic and resonator guitars; harmonica; banjo; and two kinds of mandolin and ukulele. He also whistles and yodels and serves up with many of his songs an entertaining and lively historical perspective.

Though his rep has been built as bluesman, Lightnin's shows here are really variety shows: he plays Piedmont and Delta blues, early vaudeville and hokum, country, early 20th century pop, gospel, and old-time songs.

Expect a full evening's entertainment.

Lightnin' Wells

Saturday, December 2, 2017 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $12.50 general admission $15 reserved tax included
Malpass Brothers
Reserved seats for tonight's show are sold out.

Friday, December 8, 2017 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission $11 reserved tax included
Diamond Creek

Saturday, December 9, 2017 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission $11 reserved tax included
Russ Varnell & Too Country
East Carolina's favorite honky-tonkers present a classic country Christmas tonight.

Friday, December 15, 2017 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission $11 reserved tax included
Ted Jones & the Tar Heel Boys

Saturday, December 16, 2017 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $10 general admission, $12.50 reserved tax included
Steve Creech All-Stars

Steve's annual Christmas show is always a good time in Fountain, and it usually winds up being standing room only.

Friday, December 22, 2017 -- 8 p.m. Private party
A private Christmas party for the Friends of the Lemon Sisters & Rutabaga Brothers, featuring, of course, a reunion dance and concert by the Lems & Rutas, one more time.

For details on how to become a Friend of LS&RB, contact a band member or RAF.

Friday, January 12, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission, $11 reserved tax included
Kevin Prater Band

Friday, January 19, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $15 general admission, $17.50 reserved tax included
Joe Newberry

Saturday, February 10, 2018 -- 7:30 p.m. -- $8.50 general admission, $11 reserved tax included
the Boys from Carolina

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