Hello Live Music Fans:
Abraham Jam, which is composed of Billy Jonas, David LaMotte, and Dawud Wharnsby, features three highly talented and experienced singer songwriters. Each have performed extensively over the last few decades, collectively performing over 10,000 concerts all over the world, putting out over thirty albums along the way.
On April 7, they are returning to the Triangle to share music that is inflected with international influences, singing and playing multiple instruments and styles from around the world. The concert starts at 8pm at The Cary Arts Center. Tickets and information are available on the Six String Presents website.
Jonas is well known in Asheville and around the country as an accomplished percussionist, guitar player, pianist, and songwriter, with infectiously whimsical songs and a knack for inspiring audiences to join in.
“What a privilege to play and harmonize with two world-class musicians, who have polished the lenses of their different faiths so beautifully,” says Billy Jonas. “I learn so much each time!”
The band originally formed in 2010. LaMotte, who was working with the North Carolina Council of Churches at the time, came up with the concept as a goal to form interfaith respect and cooperation. He approached campus Jewish, Muslim, and Christian student organizations in the area and put together an interfaith student committee that chose which musicians would be involved, as well as the name of the band.
Dawud Wharnsby is a Canadian-born poet, songwriter and artist. He began sharing his songs with audiences as a street performer in his late teens. Today, Wharnsby’s career includes fifteen solo albums, numerous soundtrack credits and collaborations, and five poetry anthologies.
“For thousands of years, in villages spread out around the world, song was a way for common people to share and pass along their stories,” explains Dawud Wharnsby. “Today, when we’re so interconnected through travel and technology, it is important that we also communicate in person, and in music. We need to sing our world’s ongoing story together.”
“Harmony is better than unity,” says David LaMotte, who helped create Abraham Jam. “We don’t have to be singing the same note to cultivate peace, we can sing different notes that are beautiful together.” Accordingly, the members of Abraham Jam don't just take turns sharing songs, but create music together, contributing vocal harmonies, percussion, and instrumentation to each other’s offerings. “We aren’t just bringing a dish to a potluck,” says LaMotte, “we are in the kitchen together, creating the recipes.”
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TICKETS TO SHOWS AVAILABLE ONLINE VIA OUR WEBSITE
04/07/18: The Abraham Jam – Billy Jonas, David LaMotte, Dawud Wharnsby – 8pm – $25+ (Cary Arts Center)
04/13/18: Jon Shain and Wyatt Easterling with FJ Ventre – 8pm – $20
05/05/18: Gary Hannan & Julianne Ankley with Becca Rae Greene – 8pm – $20+
05/19/18: Johnny Folsom 4 LIVE at Folsom Prison – 8pm – $25+
05/20/18: Johnny Folsom 4 LIVE at Folsom Prison – 3:30pm – $25+
07/13/18: Chuck Brodsky featuring Mark Bunn – 8pm – $20+
08/10/18: Doug MacLeod & Walter Parks – 8pm – $20+
09/08/18: Grace & Pierce Pettis – 8pm – $20+
09/15/18: The Apex Music Festival – 3pm – $10+
The Cary Theater
122 East Chatham Street
Cary, NC 27511
The Cary Arts Center
101 Dry Avenue
Cary, NC 27511
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