Charlotte Folk Society Gathering May 13th: Little Big String Band

The Charlotte Folk Society’s (CFS) Monthly Gathering is Friday, May 13th, and the Little Big String Band is set to perform.

Photo of the Little Big String Band

David McGuirt (Guitar), Glen Alexander (Fiddle), Sharon Fogarty (Flute), Scot Caviness (Bass)

“The Little Big String Band was created as a way to get owners of The Violin Shoppe, David McGuirt and Glen Alexander, a chance to play swing music and get out of the shop once a month to play at the Pizza Peel. David (formerly of The Whippersnappers) plays guitar. Glen is an award-winning fiddler who is a four-time and current Fiddle Champion at the venerable Old Fiddler’s Convention in Galax, Virginia. As time progressed, David and Glen roped in Scot Caviness (“nicest guy on the planet”) to play bass. They all enjoyed the challenge of playing big band music as a trio . . . until they heard Sharon Fogarty (of the Celtic rock band Brynmor) play the flute, then the eclectic sound of the band came together! Fiddle, flute, guitar, and bass blend perfectly to create a music of all genres with roots suspended in the 1930s.” CFS website

Please join us at the Great Aunt Stella Center, 926 Elizabeth Avenue, on the edge of Uptown Charlotte. The music gets underway in the beautiful listening room at 7:30pm. Doors open at 7pm. Dr. Tom Hanchett will be with us to talk briefly about Charlotte’s heyday as America’s country music recording capital from the late 1920s to the mid-1940s.

This concert is presented in partnership with the Levine Museum of the New South and Charlotte Community Radio. Free parking is available in the 4th Street Mecklenburg County parking deck, between Kings Drive and McDowell Street. Enter from the Stella Center parking lot or from 4th Street. Accessible entry and an elevator are available through the ground floor door on the parking lot side of the building. A CFS volunteer is available to assist guests who are dropped off by their drivers.

All CFS Gatherings are family-friendly and free; donations are appreciated.

Charlotte Folk Society Gatherings are made possible, in part, with funding from Arts & Science Council, the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources, and the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes that a great nation deserves great art.

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