MerleFest On the Road 2018

MerleFest On the Road 2018  -   Saturday, February 24, 2018

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Equal parts fast-paced and soulful, 5-piece modern-folk Americana act, The Way Down Wanderers, draw listeners in with energy, originality and soulful generosity. Playing, performing and writing together for just 3 short years, the Wanderers have built an enthusiastic and fast-growing following. Youthful and professionally trained, these young men captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping sing-alongs and a lively stage show and have created a buzz for themselves with their unplugged, off-stage encores and propensity for performing self-titled, “restSTOMPS” - free acoustic sets at rest & truck stops along their tour routes.



Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as "one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene," the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while. All the worries and frustrations of the world melt away as this charming, acoustic band takes listeners back to a simpler place and time. Whether you're seeking emotional ballads or rip-roaring barn-burners, you can expect a collection of music that offers something for everyone. With two full length albums, an EP of traditional music, several cross-country tours, and appearances at some of the top bluegrass festivals in the United States already under their belt, the possibilities for this act are endless. The group has enjoyed almost non-stop touring including a trip to Burkina Faso, Africa where they were guests of the American Embassy, and in September of 2014, they received a Momentum Award, naming them "Band of the Year" by the International Bluegrass Music Association.




In a career spanning 5 decades and 3 regions of the nation, Andy May makes remarkable music which can be exuberant, thoughtful, funny or bittersweet – but it’s always a joyful experience. His originality and optimism combined with his love and respect for America’s musical roots shine through his work.

Andy May at MerleFest 2013Mix the eclecticism of Bob Dylan, the mellowness of Don Williams, and the fire of Bill Monroe and you might come close to a description of Andy’s music. He has been called a “troubadour of life,” an “Americana music pioneer,” a “master of traditional American music styles,” and an “upbeat roots rocker.” Through the years, he has appeared with artists as diverse as Pete Seeger, Merle Haggard, Nickel Creek, Brownie McGhee & Sonny Terry, and John Hartford.

NY Folklore Center - New York, NY - c. 1970By his 20th birthday, Andy had played Carnegie Hall and won the Grand Championship on guitar at the legendary Union Grove, NC, Fiddler’s Convention. As a teen in New York City in the late 1960’s, he often performed concerts for Izzy Young at his legendary Folklore Center. It was Izzy who gave Bob Dylan his first-ever concert in 1961 and who gave Andy his first concert as a songwriter in 1970.


Venue, Parking and Map Info for Van Dyke Performance Space

Address: 200 N. Davie St., Ground Floor Greensboro, NC 27401
Venue Website: Van Dyke Performance Space
Phone: 1-336-373-7523
Parking: City Garage; enter from Church Street.

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