Down Home Concerts

PineCone's Down Home Concerts celebrate how music crosses cultures and borders while also acknowledging North Carolina's unique cultural heritage.

These concerts showcase artists from around the state, nation, and globe whose music finds connection and expression here. Since 2005, PineCone has been a resident company at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, alongside the North Carolina Symphony, North Carolina Opera, Carolina Ballet, and North Carolina Theatre. Down Home Concerts primarily take place in Fletcher Theater (600 seats), and we occasionally utilize Meymandi Concert Hall (1600 seats) and Memorial Auditorium (2200 seats).


 

Old Crow Medicine Show performing "50 Years of Blonde on Blonde"

Old Crow Medicine Show will be performing their newest album, 50 Years Of Blonde On Blonde, in its entirety, for one night only in Raleigh! The night will feature two sets by the band with an intermission and encores. Last year, in celebration of 50 years since the release of Dylan's iconic 1966 double LP Blonde on Blonde, Old Crow covered the album in its entirety for a performance at the CMA Theater, located inside the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

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Old Crow Medicine Show performing Blonde on Blonde graphic - illustration of man from nose up, evoking the original "Blonde on Blonde cover," with hair transforming into flying crows looking up the album cover. Text: Old Crow Medicine Show performing Blonde on Blonde

Songs from the Road Band

Songs from the Road Band is a supergroup featuring a rotating cast of musicians who all perform with other ensembles and projects throughout the U.S. This may be your only chance to see them share the stage in this configuration - Charles R Humphrey III (Steep Canyon Rangers, bass), Sam Wharton (guitar), Phil Barker (Town Mountain, guitar), Mark Schimick (Josh Daniel/Mark Schimick Project, mandolin), Sam Guthridge (banjo), Tommy Maher (Fireside Collective, dobro), James Schlender (fiddle) (subject to change). They'll have a new CD with them at this concert, too!

Songs from the Road Band: 9 men with light skin in a variety of outfits stand together in front of a colorful wall.

Tim O'Brien and The Banjo Tramps, featuring Jan Fabricius, JD Hutchinson, & Old Man Luedecke

For this special concert, Tim O’Brien performs with Jan Fabricius, JD Hutchinson, and Old Man Luedecke, three artists O’Brien has been collaborating with individually for several years. Collectively, they refer to themselves as "The Banjo Tramps."

Tim O'Brien playing mandolin; he's wearing glasses and a plaid flannel shirt; he has light skin and sandy brown hair.

The Wailin' Jennys

By popular demand, PineCone favorites The Wailin’ Jennys are coming back to Raleigh, and they’ll have a new album in tow! One of today’s most respected folk groups, The Wailin’ Jennys are releasing their first new recording in six years, Fifteen. This long-awaited follow-up to Bright Morning Stars finds the trio bringing their passion and stellar musicianship to a carefully curated collection of some of their favorite songs, including tracks by Tom Petty, Emmylou Harris, and Dolly Parton.

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The three members of The Wailin' Jennys all have long brown hair, worn down. Two stand side by side in the front, each wearing a top in a different shade of gray and facing the viewer. The woman on the left in the lighter gray top wears 2 silver necklaces. Behind and between them, the third woman is looking over her right shoulder. She wears a jean jacket over a beige top.

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton

Blues artist Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton has WOWED the crowds in Raleigh and beyond with his humor and storytelling. From the streets of the Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest to the intimacy of Fletcher Theater, his performances are memorable and mesmerizing. This coming year, he’ll perform a full evening concert as part of the Down Home Series! Paxton is a singer and multi-instrumentalist who transforms traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country music into the here and now. He is still in his 20s, and he is often described as a young man with an old soul.

Jerron "Blind Boy" Paxton playing banjo beside a tree. He is wearing a hat, a jacket and button-down shirt, and he has a bright smile.

Molly Tuttle

Earlier this year, Molly Tuttle made IBMA history by becoming the first woman to earn the Guitar Player of the Year title! She was also the first woman to be nominated in the Guitar Player of the Year category. Influenced by the songwriting styles of Gillian Welch and Bob Dylan, Tuttle is a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice.

Molly Tuttle - a young woman with light skin, shoulder length brown hair, wearing a jean jacket and dark shirt, with a guitar neck to her right.

2018 North Carolina Heritage Awards Ceremony

You’re invited to be part of a celebration of North Carolina arts and creative expression at the 2018 North Carolina Heritage Awards Ceremony! Join us for a rare opportunity to enjoy performances by masters of the traditional arts together on one stage for the North Carolina Heritage Awards. This year’s performance and ceremony will feature awardees alongside younger generations of artists continuing these traditions in music, dance, and pottery.

2016 NC Heritage Award honorees on stage together at the end of the most recent NC Heritage Awards Ceremony in Fletcher Theater.
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