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SECCA to host David Holt with special guest Amythyst Kiah on May 20

Don’t miss this opportunity to see four-time Grammy award winner David Holt and his band along with special guest Amythyst Kiah at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 20, at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem
The concert, which is a Crossroads @ SECCA event, is co-sponsored by the Blue Ridge Music Center.

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On Huffington Post: MerleFest fans in for a treat when Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings perform under the stars at SECCA on Thursday, Aug. 25

This post also appears on The Huffington Post here.

The first time I heard folk, alt-country Americana singer-songwriter Gillian Welch perform live was at MerleFest in 2004 on the heels of the popularity of the Grammy-award winning movie soundtrack for “O Brother, Where Art Thou?,”  on which she was an associate producer with the illustrious T-Bone Burnett and performed on two songs. It’s a performance that has stayed with me through the years.

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Catch Justin Townes Earle and Caleb Caudle on Saturday, Dec. 13, @SECCA concert series

Fresh off the success of his newest album, “Single Mothers,” Justin Townes Earle is preparing to release, “Absent Fathers,” (hmm wonder who’s the subject?), which he recorded simultaneously. But first he’s coming to Winston-Salem on Saturday, Dec. 13, to headline The Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) Crossroads@SECCA concert series. Winston-Salem-based alt-country singer-songwriter Caleb Caudle will open the show that marks the 11th installment of the series. I had the pleasure of catching Caudle at a private performance at Underdog Records earlier this year and I thought he was great. I haven’t had the pleasure of hearing Earle perform live. Hoping to change that this weekend.

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