Lipbone Redding houseconcert (Binghamton, NY) — 20 May 2018

I’ve seen Lipbone Redding perform a half dozen times or so. I get jaded easily, but have never gotten tired of Lipbone. While so many other singer-songwriters rely on their electronic loop stations and effects to create a sonic environment for their songs, Lipbone uses nothing but his voice, guitar, harmonica and feet to create his signature, one-man-orchestra sound. He smudges the boundaries from funk to folk, jazz to world-beat, and does it all with virtuosity, intensity and a great deal of joy. Now he’s coming to play for you in our living room, and I can’t wait.


May 20th, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Potluck and doors at 6:30 pm
Chenango Craftsman HC in Binghamton, NY
$15 donation (100% to the artist)

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North Carolina Opera presents “Family Secrets: Kith and Kin” at Burning Coal Theatre (Raleigh, NC) — Feb 15-16, 2018

Andru is playing banjo in the world-premiere stage production of Daniel Thomas Davis’ new chamber opera, Family Secrets: Kith and Kin, featuring soprano Andrea Edith Moore at the Burning Coal Theatre in Raleigh, NC, on February 15-16, 2018.

Family Secrets: Kith and Kin

by Daniel Thomas Davis
with Andrea Edith Moore and Jane Holding
Direction and Projections by Francesca Talenti
presented by North Carolina Opera
February 15 and 16th at 7:30pm
Burning Coal Theater in Raleigh, NC
Tickets $38

Family Secrets: Kith and Kin is a new dramatic song cycle conceived and commissioned by soprano Andrea Edith Moore, composed by Daniel Thomas Davis, with new texts written by seven nationally acclaimed Southern authors: Jeffery Beam, Allan Gurganus, Randall Kenan, Michael Malone, Frances Mayes, Lee Smith, and Daniel Wallace. This new work for soprano, narrator and chamber ensemble includes the presence of multi-media elements from photographer Elizabeth Matheson and American Folk Art Buildings selected from the unparalleled collection of W. Steven Burke and Randy Campbell. Continue reading North Carolina Opera presents “Family Secrets: Kith and Kin” at Burning Coal Theatre (Raleigh, NC) — Feb 15-16, 2018

David Wax Museum houseconcert (Binghamton, NY) — 1 February 2018

We’re hosting a houseconcert and potluck at the home of Sarah Gerk and Andru Bemis on February 1st, and would love for you to join us! Food will start around 6:30 p.m., and music at 7:30. The performers are David Wax and Suz Slezak of the David Wax Museum.

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