Dear Kate Campbell Fans,

Kate Campbell, one of the teachers at the Swannanoa Gathering this past summer, will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Friday, February 12th at St. Philip’s Parish Hall at 404 E. Main in Downtown Durham. Tickets: $15 Advance ($20 Day of Show) $8 Under 12 (Childcare Available). This is A Strings Attached Production. You can get more information at the Website: http://www.stphilipsdurham.org or by calling the Box Office at 919-682-5708.

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Pinecone is having their anniversary celebration this weekend and you know the winter weather is going to have an impact.  The latest word from Pinecone is that the show is still a go:

We know that many of you are wondering about this weekend’s Festival as the weather reports continue. As of now, we are on schedule to proceed as planned.

Many of the artists are already here, and the rest are on their way. We know many of you have had this date on your calendar for months, and that you have been anticipating it as eagerly as we have. If anything changes, we will post updates on PineCone’s website.

Pinecone put together a great two day show, but the weather has made travel a safety issue.


Writing for the Guardian in London, guitar player John Mayer has written about Buddy Guy who he calls a “Guitar Visionary.”


Jazz Times writer Lee Mergner in the article “All star tour in celebration of Django’s 100th birthday” writes that the Django All-star tour is celebrating Django’s 100th birthday (which is on January 24, 2010) with a series of performances at Iridium in NYC, the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the Dakota in Minneapolis, Yoshi’s in Oakland, Kuumbwa in Santa Cruz, Catalina’s in Los Angeles and venues in other cities.


Guitarist Pat Metheny is coming to UNC Chapel Hill next month performing as a one man band. Kansas City Star reporter Steve Paul in the article “One man band scores one for jazz guitarist Pat Methteny” writes that Metheny has now blazed another trail as the ultimate one-man band.


Pinecone will hold its Winter Music Festival Saturday, Jan. 30 and Sunday Jan. 31 in Meymandi Concert Hall.

The lineup for Jan. 30 includes

  • Kris Kristofferson (9:30-11 p.m.);
  • Tift Merritt, with special appearance by Community Music School choir (8:15-9:15 p.m.);
  • Tony Rice Unit (7-8 p.m.);
  • Bearfoot (6-6:45 p.m.)

The lineup for Jan 31 includes:

  • Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder (5:30-7 p.m.),
  • Dale Ann Bradley (4:15-5:15 p.m.),
  • Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper (3-4 p.m.),
  • Danny Paisley & the Southern Grass (2-2:45 p.m.)

One-day Tickets, either day: $40-$50 PineCone members, $45-$55 public; Two-day pass: $70-$90 PineCone members, $80-$100 public. Tickets for all shows are available now. Call 919-664-8302 to order your tickets today.


Los Lobos + Leo Kottke
Thursday, March 25, 8 pm, Page Auditorium — $42 • $34 • $22

Los Lobos makes smoking-hot rock in the borderlands of blues, R&B, and Tejano. Here the wolves of East L.A. look back, trading electrics for guitarones in an all-acoustic set of Latin American folk, todo caliente. They split the bill with Kottke, the jawdropping master of American acoustic; in his hands, 6- and 12-string guitar chords burn with the blues he picked up in Oklahoma, while flights of superhuman picking inscribe harmony over the throb.