Upcoming Shows

Cliff Eberhardt w/special guest Louise Mosrie, Dean Driver opens

July 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm The Cary Theater, 122 East Chatham Street

Cliff Eberhardt knew by age seven that he was going to be a singer and songwriter. Growing up in Berwyn, Pennsylvania, he and his brothers sang together and their parents played instruments. His dad introduced him to the guitar and he quickly taught himself to play. Fortunate enough to live close to the Main Point (one of the best folk clubs on the East Coast), he cut his teeth listening to the likes of James Taylor, Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bonnie Raitt, and Mississippi John Hurt — receiving an early and impressive tutorial in acoustic music. At the same time, he was also listening to great pop songwriters like Cole Porter, the Gershwins, and Rodgers and Hart, which explain his penchant for great melodies and clever lyrical twists.

Louise began writing songs about the South – what she knew and where she grew up. In 2008, she began working on a new album eventually to be called “Home” because she’d come full circle in her “voice” as a writer. The album was a mix of bluegrass, country and folk and as she weaved in lush stories and songs about southern life, she was even introduced once as “…William Faulkner with a guitar”. With those songs, she entered some song contests connected to festivals and ended up winning top awards at Kerrville Folk Festival, Wildflower! Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. “Home” debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ charts in January 2010 and went on to be one of the most played albums that year for that chart.

Celebration of NC Songwriting

August 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm The Cary Theater, 122 East Chatham Street

NC is rich in it’s music traditions. Come see and hear some of NC’s own singer-songwriters entertain you with their original stories and songs. All performers will be sharing the stage at once, trading off songs and joining in with each in an impromptu night of music and fun. This year’s performers are Laurelyn Dossett, Molly McGinn, Kirk Ridge, Jon Shain and FJ Ventre.

An Evening with David Olney – Wes Collins Opens

August 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm The Cary Theater, 122 East Chatham Street

“If you like your musical heroes to rock out like the jackhammer of a rockabilly saint but also deliver song sonnets from a contemplative place, then David Olney is your man.” ( Acoustic Live! Magazine – New York, New York )

Award Winning Bluesmen Roy Book Binder & Doug MacLeod

September 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm The Cary Theater, 122 East Chatham Street

ROY BOOK BINDER, has earned his stripes…. THE BOOK, travelled with The Rev. Gary Davis in the 60’s, Re-discovered Pink Anderson and revived his career in the 70’s and has been included in THE BLUES WHO’S WHO & THE BIG BOOK OF BLUES.

MacLeod is known for his superb songwriting, guitar wizardry, warm soulful vocals, wit and unforgettable live performances. At the heart of a Doug MacLeod performance is his knack for storytelling, bringing characters-from the faceless to the legendary-to strikingly real life.

Malcolm Holcombe and Rod Abernethy

September 22 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm The Cary Arts Center, 101 Dry Avenue

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 hard-bitten lives.

Rod Abernethy is an American composer. His work spans a vast range of styles, as heard in his creation of award-winning scores for EA, Midway, Vivendi, Universal, Sony, Ubisoft, Bethesda, Paramount, Disney, THQ, Activision, Konami, Majesco Entertainment, NC Soft, Namco and Nintendo.

Songwriters in the Round with David LaMotte, Beth Wood & Chris Rosser

October 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm The Cary Theater, 122 East Chatham Street

David LaMotte is an award-winning songwriter, speaker and writer. He has performed over 3000 concerts and released twelve full-length CDs of primarily original music, touring in all of the fifty states, as well as five of the seven continents.

Beth Wood is a modern-day troubadour and believer in the power of song. Her exceptional musicianship, crafty songwriting, and commanding stage presence have been winning over American audiences for eighteen years. Beth’s music is soulful, organic, intelligent, barefoot, high-energy communication of joy.

Chris Rosser is a multi-instrumentalist, singer-songwriter, composer and producer. As a
solo performer, he has opened shows for folk and pop luminaries such as John Mayer,
Tom Rush, David Wilcox, Shawn Mullins, John Gorka, Nickel Creek, and more.

Eliot Bronson and Caleb Caudle at IMURJ Raleigh

October 21 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm IMURJ, 300 S. MCDOWELL ST.

Eliot Bronson was a member of folk favs The Brilliant Inventions. The Atlanta Music Guide says: “Eliot Bronson is the type of songwriter who could squeeze out something meaningful about taking out the trash. He writes heartfelt songs with dark humor and backs them with his resonant voice and swampy instruments.”

Caleb Caudle is a singer-songwriter based in Winston-Salem, NC with seven albums to his credit over more than a decade playing music. He’s toured the country many times over, playing clubs, theaters, festivals and corner bars while sharing the stage with friends including Jason Isbell, Margo Price, Dawes, Robert Ellis, Patterson Hood, Justin Townes Earle, Aaron Lee Tasjan, and John Moreland, among many others.

Annual Pre-Turkey Day Benefit Jam Hosted by Jon Shain

November 11 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm The Cary Theater, 122 East Chatham Street

Each year Jon Shain and Six String Presents get together to raise money for local charities around the Thanksgiving Day Holiday. This year’s show will be on Saturday, November 11, 2017 starting at 8pm at the beautiful Cary Theater in downtown Cary. ALL proceeds from the show will go to The Interfaith Council for Social Services and the Relief for Recreation Fund. All the artists, the promoter and the theater staff and facility are donating their time and money towards the show. This year’s lineup will feature several of the areas popular and talented musicians.

The Ultimate Johnny Cash Show Tribute – November 24, 2017

November 24 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm The Cary Theater, 122 East Chatham Street

The last time Johnny Folsom 4 played the Cary Theater we SOLD OUT of tickets. This time they’re returning with a cadre of special guests and a bigger show! We’ve added a second night and each night’s show will be different.

Don’t miss out. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!

The Ultimate Johnny Cash Show Tribute – November 25, 2017

November 25 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm The Cary Theater, 122 East Chatham Street

The last time Johnny Folsom 4 played the Cary Theater we SOLD OUT of tickets. This time they’re returning with a cadre of special guests and a bigger show! We’ve added a second night and each night’s show will be different.

Don’t miss out. GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!