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MerleFest 2013

Saturday, Apr 27, 2013 9:00a
Wilkes Community College Wilkesboro, NC

MerleFest Mission

MerleFest was founded in 1988 in Memory of Eddy Merle Watson as a fundraiser for Wilkes Community College and to celebrate "traditional plus" music.

About Us
MerleFest is about the Music, Moments and Memories.

The Music of MerleFest was best explained by Doc himself: "When Merle and I started out we called our music 'traditional plus,' meaning the traditional music of the Appalachian region plus whatever other styles we were in the mood to play. Since the beginning, the people
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Chris Smither
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Chris Smither has the soul of a poet, the supple fingers of a guitar god and the voice of a sage. On the occasion of 50 years of songwriting and performing, his newest recording, STILL ON THE LEVEE, provides a sweeping showcase of Chris Smither’s music - from his very earliest songs to his most recent....
Michael Martin Murphey
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Country singer/songwriter who gained praise (and hits) with a contemporary spin on cowboy ballads and also by championing Native American causes. ~ Rovi
Donna the Buffalo
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Donna the Buffalo's eclectic and often socially conscious music has it's base in traditional mountain music and is infused with elements of Cajun/ zydeco, rock, folk, reggae, and country....
Tift Merritt
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Gifted singer and superb songwriter as well as a skillful guitarist, with influences from all over Americana. ~ Rovi
Chatham County Line
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North Carolina acoustic quartet known for using traditional bluegrass instrumentation in the service of contemporary, rock-influenced songwriting. ~ Rovi
The Avett Brothers
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The Concord, North Carolina siblings Seth and Scott Avett formed the Avett Brothers after a series of informal jam sessions with friends. ~ Rovi
Location & Nearby Info
Wilkes Community College
1328 S. Collegiate Dr.
P.O Box 120
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
(336) 838-6100
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