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Alan Barnosky is a North Carolina-based guitarist and songwriter proudly nestled within the realms of bluegrass, folk, and country blues, writing songs and flatpicking melodies with admiration and respect for the American roots traditions of years past.

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Hailing from Winneconne, WI, Michael has been playing bluegrass for a decade, and more recently was inspired to pick up the banjo for its great bluegrass Appalachian melodies. He was initially drawn to bluegrass after listening to contemporary acoustic jam bands, but was then driven to go backwards in time to uncover the multitude of bands and genres of bluegrass. He has played in numerous bands in Idaho and Wisconsin before relocating to North Carolina and joining the ranks of Counterclockwise.

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Palmyra was introduced to the rich musical history of the South upon moving to Carrboro in middle school. Her interest in folk and bluegrass music grew as a teenager, listening to friends play around campfires and attending local music festivals like the Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival. She grew up playing piano and singing in the choir at school, and started playing bluegrass bass as an adult so she could join in on the jams. "There is a common language in bluegrass that brings together people from many backgrounds and generations, I love the musical connection and community that it creates."

Robert

Raised in Alabama, mandolinist Robert had to move to NC to learn bluegrass. “Having started in classical music, I am still mesmerized by Bach’s violin partitas,” Robert explains.  “But, you know, bluegrass has this irresistible charm.  And to my delight, I've discovered that Bach and bluegrass have lots in common: the same 12-note scale system, aggressive backbeat chops, the initial letter ‘B'….”  An adept self-interviewer, Robert now resides in Durham, NC, where he hopes to found the new "Bachgrass" genre.

Previous events

Jun8

Carolina Inn Fridays on the Front Porch

Chapel Hill, NC

May12

Private event

Raleigh, NC

May11

Private event

Durham, NC

May4

Carolina Inn Fridays on the Front Porch

Chapel Hill, NC

Apr27

Private event

Chapel Hill, NC

Apr21

Private event

Chapel Hill, NC

Apr19

Private event

Raleigh, NC

Mar17

Private event

Raleigh, NC

Dec15

Private event

Raleigh

Nov18

Private Event - Wedding

Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill, NC

Nov17

Private Event - Wedding

Raleigh

Nov10

Mystery Brewing Co.

Hillsborough

Nov4

Private Event

Chapel Hill, NC

Oct28

Private Event - Wedding

Duke Gardens, Durham

Oct14

Oak City Brewery

Knightdale

Oct7

Private Event

UNC Chapel Hill

Oct1

Festifall

Chapel Hill

Sep23

Private Event - Wedding

Durham

Sep17

Carousel Festival

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Burlington

Sep15

Fridays on the Front Porch

Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill