Our Coffee House Music Series returns in September with Confluence—a duo made up of Jim Plitt and Emily Hancock. Confluence brings us traditional music from Appalachia, the Celtic Isles, and Cape Breton featuring hammered dulcimer, guitar, fiddle, and banjo.
Known throughout the mid-Atlantic as a master hammered dulcimer player, Jim has been making beautiful music for 20 years. He attended Dulcimer Week at the famed Swannanoa Gathering for 6 years, and has played solo and in numerous groups. He also plays mandolin, banjo, and guitar. His focus has been traditional music from Appalachia, Ireland, Scotland, and Canada. Emily has been playing music and singing for most of her life, starting with piano and cello. In graduate school, she discovered the wonderful musical traditions of Appalachia. Inspired by the history of fiddlers and banjo-players in North Carolina, including her family-of-origin, she began learning guitar, dulcimer, fiddle, and banjo.
From reels and waltzes to jigs and airs, Confluence brings you the rich musical treasury of Appalachia and beyond. Rollicking dance tunes from Cape Breton give way to haunting Celtic melodies, fiddle tunes from North Carolina, and New England waltzes.
The show starts at 7:30pm/$7 cover, in the Rockfish Lounge. For more info, visit http://confluence-music.net.