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.
Malcome Holcombe is 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.
Will Call tickets may be picked up at the box office beginning one hour prior to the concert.