In CONCERT – Malcolm Holcombe & Rod Abernethy 09/22/17 at The Cary Theater.

Hello Live Music Fans:

Our next show is Friday, September 22, 2017 at The Cary Theater and will feature two accomplished and unique singer songwriters, Malcolm Holcombe and Rod Abernethy. Each of these musicians have signature styles that will captivate the audience with talent, humor and intensity. The show starts at 8pm and tickets are available at

See you at the show!

Malcolm Holcombe

Malcolm Holcombe is possessed by a singular sort of solitary genius that, like the novelist William Faulkner, is yet the voice of an entire region – the South–and even of a generation, though somehow transcendent of it, timeless. If true greatness moves from the particular to the universal, his music speaks for all of humanity while remaining entirely his own.

A North Carolina son of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Holcombe belongs to a tradition of bardic singer-songwriters that includes such legends as Townes Van Zandt, Blaze Foley, Gurf Morlix and David Olney. He is an acclaimed contemporary of Emmylou Harris and Steve Earle and has shared the stage with Merle Haggard, Richard Thompson, John Hammond, and Leon Russell. Yet Holcombe stands apart, his soul-stirring lyrics are hill country high poetry, the music pure back roads. His musicianship is uncanny, like no other, as though he had invented the guitar.

Holcombe’s guitarwork is always masterfully spontaneous. On stage, edgily rocking his chair, his finger-flying fretwork and strum spin the theater like a roulette wheel, while his granular voice takes us aboard an Americana folk bus that is a ravaged speeding palace of bad luck and hurtles us down the blacktop road of no return where chain gang blues mingle with Celtic madrigals resonant with hardbitten lives.
Holcombe’s songs contain not only love but fury, careen dangerously to the edge as they portray the hopelessness of the destitute, the broken wards of shattered lives whose desperate gambles turn up craps. Holcombe sings from gut-shot experience.

Rod Abernethy

Rod Abernethy has been playing in the Carolinas for more than three decades, singing and performing on 6 and 12 string acoustic guitar. Rod’s original songs revolve around family, friends and places in North Carolina. His guitar instrumentals are in the styles of some of his favorite guitar players like Leo Kottke, Michael Hedges and Chet Atkins. He also performs covers of his favorites singers including Steve Earle, Tom Waits, Nick Drake and Bob Dylan. He has a strong history in the southern rock music scene, reaching back to his days as a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter in well known North Carolina bands including Arrogance, Glass Moon, Rod Dash, The Slackmates and Sixteen Tons.

Rod is currently working on his new album with legendary producer Don Dixon (REM, The Smithereens, Marti Jones, Gin Blossoms) that’s due for released in late summer 2017.

Other Upcoming Shows:

Also, our good friends at Pinecone will be hosting Old Crow Medicine Show on Oct 19, 2017 at Memorial Auditorium.

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Our Calendar:
(click on the artist name for a link to their website)

09/22/17: Malcolm Holcombe & Rod Abernethy – 8pm – $20+
10/13/17: Songwriters in The RoundBeth Wood, Chris Rosser & David LaMotte – 8pm – $20+
10/21/17: Eliot Bronson and Caleb Caudle at IMURJ Raleigh – 8pm
11/03/17: Beyond Silent – A Movie and Concert with Free Planet Radio – 7pm – $15
11/11/17: Annual Pre-Turkey Day Jam Hosted by Jon Shain – 8pm – $20+
11/24/17: Ultimate Johnny Cash Show Tribute with Johnny Folsom 4 & Guests
11/25/17: Ultimate Johnny Cash Show Tribute with Johnny Folsom 4 & Guests
12/09/17: Jonathan Byrd & Corin Raymond – 8pm – $20

The Cary Theater
122 East Chatham Street
Cary, NC 27511

The Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Avenue
Cary, NC 27511

IMURJ Raleigh
300 South McDowell Street
Raleigh, NC 27601

Thanks for supporting live original music.

David Sardinha
Six String Presents