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Church of the Good Shepherd

7:00 pm, 8:00 pm, 10:00 pm with Special Guest Dave Gunning at 9:00 pm

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Sponsored by: Tharrington Smith

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Reggie and Ryan Harris are a real brother duo born and raised in Western North Carolina where they were exposed to a wide variety of music from an early age. The Harris Brothers started playing string instruments and singing as small children and are part of a musical family that still gets together to play. They have been playing professionally as a duo for more than twenty years, showcasing their unique style.

The intuitive nature of their interaction, in regard to both playing and singing, can only be achieved via the relationship between brothers. Reggie sings and plays guitar, banjo, and a kick-drum suitcase for percussion; Ryan sings and plays the bass.

The Harris Brothers are music lovers! Their infinite live repertoire consists of any number of genres including traditional roots music, rock & roll, jazz, blues, Appalachian mountain music, to vintage country and bluegrass. A typical live show effortlessly shifts from original tunes to their own arrangements of songs from all sides of the Americana musical spectrum.

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Artsplosure is proud to partner with PineCone to present the Traditional Stage. PineCone is the largest, most active presenter of home-grown music in the state, presenting more than 200 programs annually including concerts, youth programs, participatory jams and sessions, workshops, documentary projects, a weekly radio show, and more. PineCone’s programming highlights and celebrates the rich and diverse musical heritage of Raleigh and the greater Piedmont region by focusing on music traditions that have been passed down informally through generations within our various cultural communities. Founded in 1984, the mission of Piedmont Council of Traditional Music (PineCone) is to preserve, present, and promote all forms of traditional music, dance, and other folk performing arts. Since 2013, PineCone has served as the official Local Host organization for the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and its World of Bluegrass conference, and as the producers of the two-day PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass festival. Learn more about PineCone.

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Assistive listening devices available for the Traditional Stage will be available at PineCone’s information table.

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