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American Roots

As you review the performances in our 2013-14 season, here are a few of the genre connections and thematic currents we’ve created for you to explore.

There are endless possibilities for you to experience this season. Select performances from the grouping below, or feel free to pick and choose as you like.

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American Roots brings together performances that highlight American culture, from the bluegrass of Appalachia and the storytelling ballads of Texas to the energetic jazz of New Orleans and the soulful gospel music of New York.

Past Events

“one of America’s most beloved singer/songwriters” – Garden & Gun on Lyle Lovett

Lyle Lovett and John Hiatt unite on stage for an unforgettable night… Details >

“…wide-ranging and restlessly imaginative…” – The New Yorker

This performance by Chris Thile is made possible, in part, by performance benefactors… Details >

“He’s a musical archaeologist who does more than preserve history. He makes it contemporary.” – The New York Times on Taj Mahal

The performance of… Details >

“Trombone Shorty makes NOLA swing.” – CBS News

Presented by Carolina Performing Arts in association with Cat’s Cradle

Since the release of their… Details >

 “…Appalachia and folk-pop, with tinges of Asia and Bruce Springsteen”- The New York Times on Abigail Washburn

This is a rare chance to see Abigail… Details >

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