The January 11 Charlotte Folk Society Gathering Concert & Jam will feature a concert called “Carrying It On”: Charlotte Folk Society 12th Annual Young Talent Showcase. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m. at the Great Aunt Stella Center at 926 Elizabeth Avenue. Admission is free for this family oriented event.
CFS takes pride in displaying the talents of young acoustic musicians who are carrying forward the American roots music legacy. The accomplishments, passion, and range of interests of the young musicians are impressive compared to many adult artists.
Featured performers in 2013 range in age from 7 to 17, performing folk music genres from Celtic fiddle tunes to bluegrass to Gypsy jazz to American old-time tunes and their own original material. These talented youth have appeared at Festival in the Park, the Tosco Music Party, Carolina Voices' Singing Christmas Tree, Historic Rural Hill, and MerleFest. Some have won prizes at fiddlers’ conventions and others play several instruments.
Fiddler and 2012 Marilyn Meacham Youth Scholarship recipient Joshua Gerrard is featured. Davy Fee, 2011 Meacham Youth Scholarship recipient, and Isabelle Young, 2010 Marilyn Meacham Youth Scholarship winner, will emcee. Performers include fiddlers Kate Aberman, Nora Duncan, Glenn O’Neal, Ruth Shumway, Nicholas Tutwiler, Sam Richardson, Annika Bowers and Murphy Tye; guitarists James Barkley, Davy Fee, and Lando Pieroni; and vocalist Marie Larson Hasty.
Folk music is often a family affair as traditions are passed through generations. The Jones Sisters featuring Tori on fiddle, Kate on bass and Eli on guitar will perform award-winning bluegrass.
"Jack’s Jills", comprised of Laurel Johnson, Olivia Johnson, Abigail Moore, and Ginger-Gabrielle South, sing together backed up by Ginger’s fiddling. All belong to the Charlotte Scottish Country Dance Society’s Youth Troupe, appearing in a CFS Young Talent Showcase for the first time in 2013.
Call Wanda Hubicki at (704) 563-7080 for details.