PineCone - Piedmont Council of Traditional Music

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PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, is the largest, most active presenter of traditional folk and roots music in North Carolina. PineCone is uniquely focused on connecting people to place through programs that highlight and celebrate North Carolina’s vibrant music traditions and showcasing world class traditional and roots music as a dynamic, diverse, and highly participatory art

form through concerts, festivals, radio shows, and more. PineCone supports the livelihoods of working musicians throughout all stages of their careers; inspires and engages the next generation of musicians and music industry professionals through youth programs led by our Youth Council; fosters an increased sense of connection to North Carolina’s vibrant cultural fabric; connects musicians and fans of all backgrounds and abilities who share a passion for North Carolina’s exciting musical heritage; and educates through workshops, professional development, and documentary projects. PineCone produces the annual PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass festival in collaboration with the IBMA, the City of Raleigh, the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, the Raleigh Convention Center, and a local organizing committee. PineCone produces more than 200 music programs annually that attract more than 180,000 people.

🚨LOW TICKET ALERT🚨Red Clay Ramblers are coming to downtown Raleigh on Friday, May 03 at the AJ Fletcher Opera Theater in...
04/17/2024

🚨LOW TICKET ALERT🚨Red Clay Ramblers are coming to downtown Raleigh on Friday, May 03 at the AJ Fletcher Opera Theater in the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts. This show is expected to sell out and we hope you will join us for this special night of music.

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster.com or by calling us at 919-664-8333!

PineCone is accepting applications for a Community Programs Coordinator to help our efforts to present, promote and pres...
04/15/2024

PineCone is accepting applications for a Community Programs Coordinator to help our efforts to present, promote and preserve bluegrass, old time, gospel and other forms of traditional music in North Carolina. This is a half-time position (20-hours per week) and is responsible for all aspects of PineCone’s education and participatory events. Those include, but are not limited to, school programs, bluegrass jam sessions, workshops, square dances, summer camps and other fun opportunities that inspire people to play old-time, bluegrass and string band music.

The monthly PineCone Beginner’s Bluegrass Jam will be at Harry’s Guitar Shop tonight Monday, April 15 in Raleigh, NC. Fa...
04/15/2024

The monthly PineCone Beginner’s Bluegrass Jam will be at Harry’s Guitar Shop tonight Monday, April 15 in Raleigh, NC. Facilitator Jef Walter is a local musician who plays with Hank Smith & the Beer & Banjos All-Stars (every Tuesday at The Raleigh Times Bar) and other groups; he also mentors The Loblollies youth bluegrass band.

This jam is open to all musicians, not only beginners! It is a learning jam, though, to help those who are still learning the basics of bluegrass music and playing with other musicians. It is open to participants of all ages and abilities. This is a great opportunity for participants to learn basic jam etiquette before jumping into a traditional jam. We’ll spend the first hour playing together in a single large group, stopping frequently to discuss the songs. The second hour, we like to break off into two smaller groups and put our new jam skills into practice!

The monthly PineCone Beginner’s Bluegrass Jam will be at Harry’s Guitar Shop next  Monday, April 15 in Raleigh, NC. Faci...
04/11/2024

The monthly PineCone Beginner’s Bluegrass Jam will be at Harry’s Guitar Shop next Monday, April 15 in Raleigh, NC. Facilitator Jef Walter is a local musician who plays with Hank Smith & the Beer & Banjos All-Stars (every Tuesday at The Raleigh Times Bar) and other groups; he also mentors The Loblollies youth bluegrass band.

This jam is open to all musicians, not only beginners! It is a learning jam, though, to help those who are still learning the basics of bluegrass music and playing with other musicians. It is open to participants of all ages and abilities. This is a great opportunity for participants to learn basic jam etiquette before jumping into a traditional jam. We’ll spend the first hour playing together in a single large group, stopping frequently to discuss the songs. The second hour, we like to break off into two smaller groups and put our new jam skills into practice!

We are honored to have the legendary Red Clay Ramblers joining us in less than a month on Friday, May 03 for their 50ish...
04/10/2024

We are honored to have the legendary Red Clay Ramblers joining us in less than a month on Friday, May 03 for their 50ish Anniversary as a band. Their impact on the music scene in the Piedmont area of North Carolina has been huge, and they remain one of the longest running string bands from our area. The Tony Award winning band have a wide-ranging repertoire that reflects their roots in old-time Appalachian music, bluegrass, country, rock, New Orleans jazz, gospel and the American musical.

Seats are still available but are moving fast, and you won’t want to miss this memorable night of music. Tickets purchased directly from the box office are not subject to online fees, which means you can save up to 35% by calling the PineCone Box Office at 919-664-8333 or visiting the Martin Marietta Center Box Office in person.

We are looking forward to another great night of jamming this Thursday, April 11 at the PineCone Bluegrass Jam at Ripari...
04/09/2024

We are looking forward to another great night of jamming this Thursday, April 11 at the PineCone Bluegrass Jam at Riparian Provision Company in Raleigh, NC. This jam happens on the 2nd Thursday of every month and is facilitated by Joey Pilot & Tray Wellington. This jam is an up to speed jam but as always all levels are welcome. Make sure to get to the venue early to get some good food & drinks. Food vendors are rotating but always delicious.

Parking: If there is no parking in the main parking lot there is street parking directly beside the venue along Summit Ave as well as in the parking lot of Earps Seafood Market (Make sure to get a parking pass from Riparian staff if you park at Earps.)

A magical night with the incredible Bella White & Ana Egge. Thought provoking songwriting took the audience through a jo...
04/06/2024

A magical night with the incredible Bella White & Ana Egge. Thought provoking songwriting took the audience through a journey of emotions and created a relaxing and warm environment. Thanks to everyone that came and we hope to see you at a Down Home Concert very soon.

Tomorrow Friday, April 05 we present singer-songwriter Bella White and her amazing trio of musicians featuring Gina Lesl...
04/04/2024

Tomorrow Friday, April 05 we present singer-songwriter Bella White and her amazing trio of musicians featuring Gina Leslie on Bass and Patrick M’Gonigle on Fiddle. This concert will be at AJ Fletcher Opera Theater in downtown Raleigh at 7:30 PM. With two albums under her belt, the Calgary Canada native is quickly making a name for herself. Her first album, Just Like Leaving, was described by FolkAlley as, “Shimmering with emotional purity. Bella White’s vocals invite us into her heart as she shares her miseries and her joys; even more, her resoundingly clear tone resonates with a vulnerability so that we feel as if she’s singing every song directly to us.” Her ongoing rise and success led her to being featured on the new Hunger Games soundtrack alongside global pop star Olivia Rodrigo, and bluegrass royalty Billy Strings, Molly Tuttle & Sierra Ferrell.

Excited to announce the UNC Carolina Bluegrass Band will be performing a pre-show in the lobby before our concert on Apr...
03/27/2024

Excited to announce the UNC Carolina Bluegrass Band will be performing a pre-show in the lobby before our concert on April 05 with Bella White and Ana Egge from 6:45-7:15 PM.

If you have tickets make sure to get here early to catch this group before the show.

Tonight Monday, March 25 we have the monthly PineCone Bluegrass Jam at Transfer Co Food Hall in downtown Raleigh at 7:30...
03/25/2024

Tonight Monday, March 25 we have the monthly PineCone Bluegrass Jam at Transfer Co Food Hall in downtown Raleigh at 7:30 PM. The monthly PineCone Bluegrass Jam is a “circle jam,” where musicians gather in a circle and play together. Tunes are played up to speed and everyone interested in playing bluegrass instruments is welcome.

This jam will be held outdoors when weather permits. TransferCo has a beautiful patio, with lots of room for pickers and spectators alike. There’s also a spacious ballroom just off the Food Hall that’s got room for a nice sized circle.

Thank you to everyone that came out for an important, impactful & fun night of music with Dom Flemons & Shultz’s Dream t...
03/18/2024

Thank you to everyone that came out for an important, impactful & fun night of music with Dom Flemons & Shultz’s Dream this past Friday. PineCone always strives to showcase the history of the music and make sure that often forgotten artists are brought into the spotlight. Arnold Shultz’s is a musician who inspired Bill Monroe and ultimately impacted how bluegrass sounds today.

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03/15/2024

Sneak peak of & Shultz’s Dream featuring and Brian Farrow from . They’re getting all tuned up and ready to play TONIGHT at 7:30.

Tomorrow Thursday, March 14 at 7 pm We will be hosting the second monthly PineCone Bluegrass Jam at Riparian Provision C...
03/13/2024

Tomorrow Thursday, March 14 at 7 pm We will be hosting the second monthly PineCone Bluegrass Jam at Riparian Provision Company in Raleigh, NC this jam happens the second Thursday of every month. This jam will be ran by Joey Pilot and Tray Wellington.

The monthly PineCone Bluegrass Jam’s are “circle jam’s,” where musicians gather in a circle and play together. Tunes are played up to speed and everyone interested in playing bluegrass instruments is welcome.

03/11/2024

Come experience Dom Flemons & Shultz’s Dream this Friday, March 15 in downtown Raleigh at the AJ Fletcher Opera Theater. Tickets start as low as $18. If you love bluegrass, old-time or blues, you’ll enjoy hearing Dom’s interpretation of Arnold Shultz’s music and the influence and connection he had on Bill Monroe’s musical style and approach. Joining Dom for this will be Tray Wellington & Brian Farrow of Gangstagrass.

Tickets are available by calling us at 919-664-8333 or visiting Ticketmaster.com

Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts

03/07/2024

Next Friday, PineCone presents Dom Flemons & Shultz’s Dream in downtown Raleigh at the AJ Fletcher Opera Theater. The show is Friday March 15 at 7:30 and tickets start as low as $18. If you love bluegrass, old-time or blues, you’ll enjoy hearing Dom’s interpretation of Arnold Shultz’s music and the influence and connection he had on Bill Monroe’s musical style and approach. Joining Dom for this will be Tray Wellington & Brian Farrow of Gangstagrass.

Tickets purchased directly from the box office are not subject to online fees, which means you can save up to 35% by calling the PineCone Box Office at 919-664-8333 or visiting the Martin Marietta Center Box Office in person.

Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts

03/06/2024

Alice Gerrard will be teaching tunes of Galax fiddler Luther Davis (1887-1986) on Sunday, March 10 at Riparian Provision Company (1408 South Saunders St, Raleigh, NC.) He was a keeper of the old tunes and a lyrical player deeply rooted in the old Southwest Virginia fiddling tradition. Alice spent a lot of time visiting, recording and playing with Luther.

The workshop will be geared towards intermediate and advanced fiddlers, but Alice says guitarists are welcome too as she says, “…there’s some interesting things happening with the guitar on these tunes.”

Registration: $30 for members; $35 for general public

An open old time jam will follow the workshop. All are welcome!

Space is limited. Only 10 spots remain so register today!

A magical time was had this past Friday with the return of Balsam Range to the PineCone stage and what a welcome with a ...
03/04/2024

A magical time was had this past Friday with the return of Balsam Range to the PineCone stage and what a welcome with a sold out show. Balsam Range is a PineCone favorite and with there all around great showmanship it’s hard to not have a good time when watching them. Thank you to everyone that came. You all are the reason PineCone can continue to present and promote roots music in the triangle.

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There are only 3 seats left in the entire house for Balsam Range this Friday, March 01 in downtown Raleigh at the AJ Fle...
02/27/2024

There are only 3 seats left in the entire house for Balsam Range this Friday, March 01 in downtown Raleigh at the AJ Fletcher Opera Theater. Balsam Range is a PineCone favorite. As a band, they are quintessentially North Carolina. They make their home in Haywood County, North Carolina. It’s a close-knit community that sits in between the Great Smoky Mountains and the Blue Ridge Mountains. That experience comes out in their music and songwriting. Family, faith, work and home are common themes.

Tickets purchased directly from the box office are not subject to online fees, which means you can save up to 35% by calling the PineCone Box Office at 919-664-8333 or visiting the Martin Marietta Center Box Office in person.

Thank you to everyone that came out to a truly stand out show by Appalachian Road Show this past Friday. Their stories a...
02/26/2024

Thank you to everyone that came out to a truly stand out show by Appalachian Road Show this past Friday. Their stories and songs encompass the spirit of the Appalachian Mountains and created a riveting and magical experience. Big thanks to the Appalachian Road Show for doing your very important work in spreading the often looked over history.

02/21/2024

PineCone is proud to once again be presenting Dom Flemons & Shultz’s Dream on Friday, March 15. Tickets start as low as $18. If you love bluegrass, old-time or blues, you’ll enjoy hearing Dom’s interpretation of Arnold Shultz’s music and the influence and connection he had on Bill Monroe’s musical style and approach.

Tickets purchased directly from the box office are not subject to online fees, which means you can save up to 35% by calling the PineCone Box Office at 919-664-8333 or visiting the Martin Marietta Center Box Office in person.

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The 2024 PineCone Down Home Concerts continue this Friday with Appalachian Road Show who will give us an energetic night...
02/19/2024

The 2024 PineCone Down Home Concerts continue this Friday with Appalachian Road Show who will give us an energetic night of songs, stories, history, and humor woven into a magical evening on Friday, February 23. Not only is this a group of great musicians and storytellers, but they were also nominated for the 2023 IBMA Entertainer of the Year Award.

There is still some orchestra seating available but we expect these to sell out quickly so call today to have the best chance at getting these seats. There are also some great balcony seats left and there is truly not a bad seat in the house. If you want to ensure some amazing seats get your tickets today at Ticketmaster.com or save on fees by calling us at 919-664-8333!

GIVEAWAY TIME! Join Appalachian Road Show next Friday, February 23 for an enriching night of stories, songs and humor at...
02/14/2024

GIVEAWAY TIME! Join Appalachian Road Show next Friday, February 23 for an enriching night of stories, songs and humor at the AJ Fletcher Opera Theater in downtown Raleigh.

We are giving away one pair of tickets to a lucky follower and all you have to do is tag someone you’d like to go with in the comments section.

Enter now and look for a DM on Monday to see if you won and good luck.

02/13/2024

We are so excited for an evening of songs and stories emanating from the mountains and hollers of North Carolina and Virginia, to the coal mines of West Virginia and Kentucky with Appalachian Road Show next week on Friday, February 23 in downtown Raleigh at the AJ Fletcher Opera Theater!

🎟️ are available at Ticketmaster.com or call us at 919-664-8333 and save up to 35% on fees!

Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts

So excited to have Bill Evans and Alan Munde, two legends of bluegrass banjo tonight Thursday, February 08 in Raleigh fo...
02/08/2024

So excited to have Bill Evans and Alan Munde, two legends of bluegrass banjo tonight Thursday, February 08 in Raleigh for an intimate PineCone concert and workshop at Transfer Co Food Hall. Tickets will be sold at the door and you can also get them at PineCone.org.

Workshop at 5:30 and Show at 8!

TICKETS: Concert Only: $20 (member); $25 (general public); Concert & Workshop Combo: $50

You can get tickets for this event at PineCone.org!

Alice Gerrard will be teaching tunes of Galax fiddler Luther Davis (1887-1986) on Sunday, March 10 at Riparian Provision...
02/05/2024

Alice Gerrard will be teaching tunes of Galax fiddler Luther Davis (1887-1986) on Sunday, March 10 at Riparian Provision Company (1408 South Saunders St, Raleigh, NC.) He was a keeper of the old tunes and a lyrical player deeply rooted in the old Southwest Virginia fiddling tradition. Alice spent a lot of time visiting, recording and playing with Luther.

The workshop will be geared towards intermediate and advanced fiddlers, but Alice says guitarists are welcome too as she says, “…there’s some interesting things happening with the guitar on these tunes.”

Registration: $30 for members; $35 for general public

An open old time jam will follow the workshop. All are welcome!

Space is limited. Advanced registration is encouraged at PineCone.org!

01/31/2024

Appalachian Road Show invites us to come and sit a spell on Friday, February 23 in downtown Raleigh at the AJ Fletcher Opera Theater as the five-piece band weaves together songs and stories emanating from the mountains and hollers of North Carolina and Virginia, to the coal mines of West Virginia and Kentucky.

🎟️ are available at Ticketmaster.com or call us at 919-664-8333 and save up to 35% on fees!

We are excited to keep the banjo roll going next week with Bill Evans and Alan Munde, two legends of bluegrass banjo com...
01/29/2024

We are excited to keep the banjo roll going next week with Bill Evans and Alan Munde, two legends of bluegrass banjo coming to Raleigh on Thursday, February 08 for an intimate PineCone concert and workshop at Transfer Co Food Hall. Seating for the concert and workshop is limited so purchasing advanced tickets is recommended.

TICKETS: Concert Only: $20 (member); $25 (general public); Concert & Workshop Combo: $50

You can get tickets for this event at PineCone.org!

What an exceptional night of music last night celebrating the 100th Birthday of Earl Scruggs with Tony Trischka’s EarlJa...
01/27/2024

What an exceptional night of music last night celebrating the 100th Birthday of Earl Scruggs with Tony Trischka’s EarlJam! Thanks to Tony for putting together an incredible performance with stories and songs paying tribute to an North Carolina hero!

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01/25/2024

Thank you to Gripless for making me look better than ever!

Also, a quick reminder that I’ll be playing in Raleigh, NC tomorrow night (Friday, January 26) with Michael Daves, Casey Driessen, and Jared Engel at the Martin Marietta Center for the Performing Arts, presented by PineCone - Piedmont Council of Traditional Music

Tickets available right here:
https://linktr.ee/tonytrischka

See you there!

Wow! Huge thanks to David Menconi and visitRaleigh for writing this new article about our 2024 Down Home Concerts. These...
01/25/2024

Wow! Huge thanks to David Menconi and visitRaleigh for writing this new article about our 2024 Down Home Concerts. These are some of our favorite events of the year as we get a chance to present new talents as well as pay homage to roots music heroes.

Our series continues tomorrow night Friday, January 26 with Tony Trischka EarlJam in the AJ Fletcher Opera Theater in downtown Raleigh for a celebration of the 100th Birthday of Earl Scruggs!

Tickets are available at Ticketmaster or by calling us at 919-664-8333. Hope to see ya then!

A can't-miss lineup of folk, bluegrass and traditional music showcasing North Carolina's roots!

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PineCone Celebrates Roots Music

PineCone believes that roots matter. And in North Carolina, our roots run deep in the tradition of making music. North Carolina is home to some of the finest singers, songwriters, musicians, and luthiers in the world. Ballad singing, blues, bluegrass, gospel, and old-time string band music are just some of the folk music traditions passed down through generations that remain prominent in our communities today. Located in the NC Piedmont, in the capital city of Raleigh, PineCone is the largest, most active presenter of folk music in the state. Founded in 1984, PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, is a non-profit organization that presents more than 200 programs annually, including more than 30 concerts, youth programs, participatory jams and sessions, and a weekly radio show. Since 2013, PineCone has also been the producer of PNC presents Wide Open Bluegrass, the festival component of IBMA’s World of Bluegrass. PineCone is uniquely focused on connecting people to place through programs that highlight and celebrate North Carolina’s vibrant music traditions and showcasing world class traditional and roots music as a dynamic, diverse, and highly participatory art form through concerts, festivals, radio shows, and more. PineCone supports the livelihoods of working musicians throughout all stages of their careers; inspires and engages the next generation of musicians and music industry professionals through youth programs led by our Youth Council; fosters an increased sense of connection to North Carolina’s vibrant cultural fabric; connects musicians and fans of all backgrounds and abilities who share a passion for North Carolina’s exciting musical heritage; and educates through workshops, professional development, and documentary projects.

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