PRLog - April 20, 2011 - CARY, N.C. -- Songwriting is almost as old as language itself, and songwriting is a vital component of traditional and folk music. While instrumental music speaks its own language, lyrics allow the audience to sing along and to relate to words and stories being shared. To highlight the importance of songwriting in traditional music, PineCone and the Town of Cary have partnered with the North Carolina Songwriters’
Ace & T-Bone
Adam Broderson (guitar/vocals)
Ace & T-BoneAce & T-Bone
Peter Laiosa and Trey Marchant, known as Ace & T-Bone, recently earned second place in the 2010 North Carolina Songwriting finals. This duo plays original acoustic blues, jazz, and folk with lots of energy, harmonies, and fun. With a distinct focus on originals, their style is unique with influences from the roots and jazz traditions, and they are working on a third CD for release in 2011 of all new original tunes.
Nixon, Blevins & GageNixon, Blevins, Gage
An acoustic trio loosely based in bluegrass, this group is no stranger to PineCone, as Larry Nixon is the long-time co-host of the PineCone Bluegrass Radio Show. Joining Nixon in this trio are Steven Gage and David Blevins. Nixon, Blevins & Gage will release a collection of old favorite hymns presented in their acoustic trio style on a new album, titled Pickin’ on Baptists, in late May. This trio combines folk, traditional, religious and country music with selections ranging from modern songs adapted to their style to true-to-form preservations of older songs. They are some of the latest pioneers to emerge from the acoustic trio tradition as originated by Doc Watson and continued by such groups as the Kruger Brothers and Blue Country. They have released four CDs, which have been critically acclaimed in Bluegrass Unlimited magazine and have received national airplay.
This concert is free and open to the public. Complete concert details are available at http://www.pinecone.org.
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PineCone—the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, is a private, nonprofit, charitable membership organization dedicated to preserving, presenting and promoting traditional music, dance and other folk performing arts.