City Plaza - Main Stage (Early Countdown)
6:15 pm – 7:00 pm
Sponsored by: Sparkling Oh!
Church of the Good Shepherd – Sanctuary
Co-presented with Pinecone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music
Sponsored by: Tharrington Smith, LLP
Media Sponsor: Our State
Cane Mill Road:
Billboard-charting band Cane Mill Road rocks the bluegrass they grew up on, yet boldly tackles the Beatles, Dylan, Gordon Lightfoot, and more. Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson, the band honors the past, but looks to the future blending music that walks the lines between Bluegrass, Old-time, Americana, and Folk. The band’s debut album hit #9 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Album chart. IBMA selected Cane Mill Road from hundreds of applicants as one of 30 bands to showcase during its 2017 conference/festival as the future of bluegrass. Audiences love Cane Mill Road’s high-energy performances, easy going rapport both on and off stage, and the eclectic mix of originals and standards in the show.
15-year-old Liam Purcell/mandolin, fiddle, vocals, 20-year-old Eliot Smith/ bass, 18-year-old Trajan Wellington/banjo, 20-year-old Casey Lewis/guitar, vocals.