Southern String Band Performs to Benefit The Joel Lane House Museum

Join our own musician-in-residence, Wade Smith, and his fellow band mates for a performance to benefit the Joel Lane Museum House this coming August 16th from 7:00 to 9:00 PM.

The Joel Lane Museum House is hosting its first “Concert in the Courtyard” on Thursday, August 16 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. Known as the birthplace of Raleigh, the house was the residence of Colonel Joel Lane, a founding father of North Carolina’s capital city and an officer in the Wake County militia during the American Revolutionary War. Proceeds from the event benefit the museum.

Raleigh-based musicians The Southern String Band will be performing for this event. The band, a group of nine friends in Raleigh, NC, plays old-time string-band music for fun. Playing mostly traditional songs from the upper South, the band highlights music collected from older musicians, recordings, and their many friends across the North Carolina.

The Independent Weekly says of the band,”The Southern String Band sticks to the basics. This nine-piece band wields four fiddles that sing out ringing melodies, while bass, guitars, banjos, and mandolin round out the sound.  The band plays old-time dance music with joyous abandon.”

Guests are advised to bring lawn chairs, blankets and non-alcoholic beverages for the event. In the case of rain, the event will be cancelled. For more information about the event or The Joel Lane Museum House, visit their website: www.joellane.org.