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2016/2017 season


WELCOME Welcome to the 2016/2017 Season! The artists selected for this season represent varied styles from Folk to World and from Blues to Country – but what they all share is artistic excellence. They are leaders in their fields and have something exciting, engaging, and entertaining to share with you. Pick a familiar name or two, add a new rising star, or explore a musical style you are curious about investigating by creating your own customized performance multi-pack. We hope you’ll join us for our outstanding season of live performances at The ArtsCenter, where our intimate space enables you to get up close and be part of the action. Thank you for your support of The ArtsCenter and our mission to educate and inspire the creative impulse in all of us. — Daniel Y. Mayer, Executive Director

ABOUT THE ARTSCENTER 100,000+

Patrons come through our doors every year

45,000+

Dollars given in scholarships this year

300+

Classes offered in continuing arts education every year

60+

Shows presented every year

ONE

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2016/2017 season FESTIVALS LISTED IN BLUE

SEPTEMBER

JANUARY

23-24

FRI 13

MANHATTAN SHORT FILM FESTIVAL

ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS

SUN 25 CARRBORO MUSIC

FESTIVAL

FEBRUARY

FRI 30

3 FRI

JIM LAUDERDALE

OCTOBER TH 13

PIEDMONT MELODY MAKERS

FRI 21

CALEB CAUDLE

FRI 28

LEO KOTTKE

NOVEMBER FRI 18

CHARLIE PARR

CARRBORO FILM FESTIVAL 19-20

DECEMBER

CEDRIC BURNSIDE PROJECT WED 8

JOHN SCOFIELD

SAT 11

LUCY KAPLANSKY

TH 16

ALASH

TU 28

BALLAKÉ SISSOKO & VINCENT SÉGAL

MARCH SUN 12 ALASDAIR FRASER &

MAY SAT 13

FRI 2

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO

A CLASSIC COUNTRY CHRISTMAS

JULY

SAT 17 THE BAREFOOT

14-30

3 SAT

MOVEMENT CHRISTMAS

NATALIE HAAS

PETE SEEGER: THE STORM KING

10 BY 10 IN THE TRIANGLE


JIM LAUDERDALE Throughout his three-decade career, master songwriter and two-time Grammy Award winner Jim Lauderdale has been a vital voice in Americana, both on the stage and in the studio. In addition to his impressive solo discography of over 28 albums, he has garnered substantial accolades working as a songwriter and sideman with iconic artists such as Dolly Parton, Blake Shelton, the Dixie Chicks, and Vince Gill. His unique sense of melody, expressive lyricism, and genre-spanning body of work have secured him a place of honor in the world of roots music.

PIEDMONT MELODY MAKERS Old-time music heroine Alice Gerrard, along with Jim Watson, Cliff Hale, and Chris Brashear, form the Piedmont Melody Makers, a NC-grown quartet who play unapologetic old-time, country and bluegrass music. Their relaxed, easy charm belies a serious collection of musical talent and songwriting ability with roots deep in the red soil of Carolina. Join them as they celebrate the release of their very first record.

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FRIDAY

SEP

30 8:00 PM TICKETS $22 MASTER SONGWRITER

THURSDAY

OCT

13 8:00 PM TICKETS $20 OLD-TIME BLUEGRASS


CALEB CAUDLE

CO-PRESENTED BY CAT’S CRADLE

A North Carolina native, Caleb Caudle has built his career and audience mile by mile through the Piedmont countryside. Caudle’s sound recalls the glory days of country music and the classic twang of such legends as Merle Haggard, Gram Parsons, and George Strait. His 2014 album Paint Another Layer on my Heart drew substantial critical praise and landed him on more than 40 year-end best-of lists. His latest effort Carolina Ghost explores his deep connection to the Old North State over a landscape of electric guitar, pedal steel and Hammond organ.

LEO KOTTKE Internationally renowned for his unique and adroit fingerpicking guitar style, Leo Kottke’s bluestinged playing has made an indelible imprint on the world of folk music. His most notable work, 1969’s 6- and 12-String Guitar (commonly known as the “Armadillo album”), has been released and re-released on many different labels over the course of the last 40 years. The two-time Grammy nominee and perennial ArtsCenter favorite brings to Carrboro his celebrated guitar playing and a peppering of stories from his extensive career.

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FRIDAY

OCT

21 8:00 PM TICKETS $16 CAROLINA COUNTRY

FRIDAY

OCT

28 8:00 PM TICKETS $36 FINGERSTYLE GUITAR MAESTRO


CHARLIE PARR Having made his way from the plains of Duluth, Minnesota to the forests of North Carolina, Charlie Parr has won over crowds with his rustic, resonator-fueled folk songs. His latest release, Stumpjumper, was recorded in a farm outbuilding with the aid of Durham-based musician Phil Cook of Megafaun and Hiss Golden Messenger.

“Five seconds in front of Charlie Parr and you know you’re dealing with the real thing.” —

FRIDAY

nov

18 8:00 PM TICKETS $17 FOLK BLUES

Jim Beckman (KEXP)

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO As a veteran of the West Coast punk scene of the 1970’s, and a born-and-bred Texan, Escovedo took punk’s freewheeling ethos and applied it to the musical lexicon he had built over years of listening to everything from country and rockand-roll to Cuban jazz and Mexican ballads. Now a nationally-renowned solo artist, Escovedo received the Americana Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for Performing in 2006 and continues to zigzag his way across the country, solidifying his status as a true American songwriting icon.

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FRIDAY

DEC

2

8:00 PM TICKETS $36 PUNK COUNTRY LEGEND


A CLASSIC COUNTRY CHRISTMAS The ArtsCenter’s annual Songs from the Circle shows are a celebration of the best in classic American Country and Bluegrass. The Circle cast has added a second program to celebrate the holiday season. Performers include Danny Gotham, Jim Watson, Julie Elkins, Rebecca Newton, LaNelle Davis, and Jefferson Hart.

“Soon to be your new ‘Family Tradition’!” —

SATURDAY

DEC

3

8:00 PM TICKETS $25 CHRISTMAS COUNTRY

Rebecca Newton

THE BAREFOOT MOVEMENT CHRISTMAS Youthful trio The Barefoot Movement, named “Band of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association in 2014, deliver all of your classic seasonal favorites wrapped in a Christmas package. Heartfelt, energetic, and down home, The Barefoot Movement’s acoustic charm and lush harmonies promise to take audiences to a simpler time and leave them filled with hope and good cheer.

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SATURDAY

DEC

17 8:00 PM TICKETS $25 BLUEGRASS CAROLS


ROBIN & LINDA WILLIAMS With more than three decades of experience touring and performing classic country and gospel, as well as their extensive catalog of original songs, Robin and Linda Williams “shine like a diamond among rhinestones” in the world of contemporary Americana (David W. Johnson, The Boston Globe). Frequent appearances on programs like A Prairie Home Companion, The Grand Ole Opry, and Austin City Limits have won many admirers for their stirring live performances and heartfelt songwriting.

CEDRIC BURNSIDE PROJECT As the grandson of legendary North Mississippi Hill Country Blues musician R. L. Burnside, Cedric Burnside has been playing drums and singing the blues his entire life. He began touring with his grandfather at the age of 13 and continues to spread the Hill Country tradition around the world. Cedric is joined by Trenton Ayers, son of “Little Joe” Ayers, on guitar. Their album, Descendants of Hill Country, was nominated for a Grammy for Best Blues Album of the Year in 2016. GET TICKETS AT WWW.ARTSCENTERLIVE.ORG

FRIDAY

JAN

13 8:00 PM TICKETS $22 CLASSIC AMERICANA

FRIDAY

FEB

3

8:00 PM TICKETS $22 MISSISSIPPI BLUES


JOHN SCOFIELD Aside from being one of the principal innovators of modern jazz guitar, John Scofield is a creative artist of an even rarer sort: a stylistic chameleon who has forged a consistent, rock-solid aesthetic identity. With multiple Grammy nominations and named an Officier dans L’Ordre des Arts and Lettres by France, Scofield’s legacy is as varied as it is impressive. With his “Country For Old Men” project, Scofield and company will sculpt jazz renditions of classic tunes by George Jones, Hank Williams, Merle Haggard, Bob Wills, Patti Page and even Shania Twain to name a few!

LUCY KAPLANSKY After cutting her teeth singing in Chicago bars, Lucy Kaplansky left behind a promising career in music to pursue a degree in psychology and work with mentally ill adults. The musical friendships she had built, however, continued to pull her back into the studio, where she recorded several much-lauded projects with an impressive cast of collaborators. She returns to The ArtsCenter to share her poignant, emotional songwriting and celebrated voice.

GET TICKETS AT WWW.ARTSCENTERLIVE.ORG

WEDNESDAY

feb

8

8:00 PM TICKETS $44 JAZZ PIONEER

SATURDAY

FEB

11 8:00 PM TICKETS $21 MODERN FOLK


ALASH

THURSDAY

FEB

Masters of Tuvan throat singing, Alash combine their mastery of traditional technique with modern influences, western instruments, and contemporary song forms. They have worked with distinguished collaborators including the legendary Sun Ra Arkestra, and won a Grammy for their joint effort with Bela Fleck and the Flecktones.

“Utterly stunning.” —The

16 8:00 PM TICKETS $22 TUVAN FUSION

Washington Post

BALLAKé SISSOKO & VINCENT SéGAL Celebrated Malian kora master Ballaké Sissoko, alongside French cellist Vincent Ségal, have created a unique hybrid musical style that bridges the worlds of traditional West African and European Baroque music. Their fluid, danceable collaborations have won them admirers and acclaim the world over.

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TUESDAY

FEB

28 8:00 PM TICKETS $22 AFRICAN BAROQUE


ALASDAIR FRASER & NATALIE HAAS The pairing of Scottish fiddle legend Alasdair Fraser with Juilliard-educated cello prodigy Natalie Haas has been celebrated as “a rare, felicitous thing.” (Daniel Gewertz, Boston Herald). The combination of Fraser’s deep mastery of the Scottish fiddle and Haas’s inspired, percussive playing has earned them a reputation as one of the freshest and most exciting duos in Celtic traditional music.

SUNDAY

MAR

12

7:00 PM TICKETS $26 TRADITIONAL CELTIC

“A positive joy.” —The Scotsman

PETE SEEGER: THE STORM KING Pete Seeger: The Storm King grew from a series of conversations between Seeger and his younger collaborator, percussionist and producer Jeff Haynes. In this blend of spoken word, music, and video, the late Seeger’s moving recollections find a perfect match in the imaginative orchestrations of Haynes.

“You’ll love every moment.” —A.C.S. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award GET TICKETS AT WWW.ARTSCENTERLIVE.ORG

SATURDAY

MAY

13 8:00 PM TICKETS $35 MULTIMEDIA SPOKEN WORD


PARTNER EVENTS Organizations working in partnership with The ArtsCenter (Dates subject to change. Partner events are not included in the multi-pack discount)

PopUp Chorus An open ad hoc chorus that rehearses and performs 2 popular songs per show. September 20, October 4, October 18, November 1, November 15, December 6

The Monti Community-based themed storytelling series featuring local storytellers. February 4, April 29, June 10

Transactors Improv Long- and short-form improvisation, musical numbers, and audience suggestions. October 22, December 10, April 22

Transactors Improv: For Families Family-friendly short-form improv scenes, made up on the spot. July 9, September 10, November 12, January 7, March 11, May 20

The Chuckle & Chortle Comedy Show The finest North Carolina stand-up comedy, featuring local comics. October 22, January 14, May 20

No Shame Theatre - Carrboro Participants have an hour to cast and rehearse short performances, then stage them for a live audience. August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17, January 21, February 18, March 25, April 22, May 6, June 17

OTHER EVENTS

(Other events are not included in the multi-pack discount)

North Carolina Youth Tap Ensemble Dynamic rhythmic dance from a variety of genres with stories about the history of tap dance. Tuesday, February 14

Gary Stroutsos A master of the Native American Flute, Gary brings the musical traditions of Zuni, Navaho and Salish peoples alive through performance and film. Sunday, March 12 Additional events will be added throughout the year. Visit www.artscenterlive.org and subscribe to our monthly eNewsletter for ongoing calendar updates and promotions.


MULTI-PACK DISCOUNT 10% OFF

PICK THREE or more performances

20% OFF

PICK SEVEN or more performances

BECOME An ARTSCENTER MEMBER 15% OFF

ArtsCenter Members recieve a 15% discount off performances and classes, as well as special Members-Only promotions and updates (discount may not be combined with other offers or discounts such as multi-pack options). Find out first when your favorite artists are coming to The ArtsCenter and get exclusive early access to tickets!

Help support the local community of artists, musicians, educators, and arts professionals. Enhance quality arts education programs throughout schools in our region. Provide a scholarship for students in need. You can be a catalyst for participation, education, and excellence in the arts with your donation. Visit www.artscenterlive.org or call us at 919-929-2787 to become a member.

TICKET INFORMATION • Performances are subject to change. Whenever possible, you will be notified and offered a ticket exchange or refund. • If you cannot print or have lost your ticket, we can print your ticket at the box office. • Ticket exchanges can be made for a $2 charge per ticket. ArtsCenter Members may exchange tickets for free. • Several pay and free parking lots are available within a few blocks of The ArtsCenter. Please visit www.artscenterlive.org for a map of parking lot locations. • All seating is General Admission, unless otherwise noted. • Skip the line and purchase your print-at-home ticket at www.artscenterlive.org. • All sales are final, with the exclusion of a cancellation or reschedule. • The ArtsCenter strives to make its facility accessible to all patrons. Wheelchair accessibility is available for all performances. Please call our Box Office at 919-929-2787 for specific accomodations. • Ticket fees are not included in price.


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Brochure for The ArtsCenter's 2016/2017 Season. Artist profiles, dates, prices, partner events and ticketing information