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Free Concert by Mandolin Orange!

According to their band page, “Mandolin Orange is a duo, sometimes band, led by songwriter Andrew Marlin and vocalist/instrumentalist Emily Frantz. The duo ornaments lyric and harmony-focused tunes with acoustic and electric guitars, fiddle and mandolin.” Band shows include a rhythm section (drums and bass). You can sample their music on MySpace, and sign up […]

Concert Canceled at E. Joyner Carroll Park Today

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Concert Canceled at E. Joyner Carroll Park Today

The concert by Big Fat Gap scheduled for 5 p.m. today at the town’s newest park is canceled due to inclement weather, according to the town’s Web site.

The concert was set to mark the grand opening of the first phase of the 117-acre E. Carroll Joyner park off Harris Avenue. The concert will be rescheduled, but a date was not announced.

UPDATE: The concert has been rescheduled to Sunday, Aug. 30, 5 to 7 p.m.

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Big Fat Gap to perform at E. Carroll Joyner Park grand opening

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Big Fat Gap to perform at E. Carroll Joyner Park grand opening

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PineCone and the Town of Wake Forest present a free concert featuring Big Fat Gap on Sunday, Aug. 2 at the town’s new E. Carroll Joyner Park. The concert, which starts at 5 p.m., will be the first performance at the park, which is the newest in the Wake Forest Parks system.

Big Fat Gap is a back porch bluegrass band that has no plans to take Nashville by storm. Some of them even have day jobs. They just like to pick, they like each other, and it shows in their performances, which are known to be excellent for those who enjoy sweet three-part harmonies, smoking solos, and captivating stage dynamics.

They got their name from one of the few remaining stands of old growth virgin forest in western North Carolina, located in the Big Fat Gap in Graham County near the Tennessee border.

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