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Pickin' in the Pines Bluegrass & Country Series

Pickin’ in the Pines – Garrett Newton Band w/ Carolina Lightnin’

Sponsored by Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe

September 12

5:45 pm

$5, Kids 12 and under free

Gates open at 5:30pm.

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Wednesdays this Summer just got a whole lot more fun with the return of Pickin’ In The Pines at Cary’s Booth Amphitheatre. Shows will take place on Wednesday evenings in August and September and feature local and regional talent from 5:30pm – 8:30pm.

All seating and music will take place on the spacious Crescent Deck creating a casual and comfortable environment to enjoy a mid-week outing with friends.

General Admission tickets are just $5. Buy all five concerts for $20. Children 12 and under are free.

Venue owned parking lots offer free parking and are filled on a first come first serve basis.

Gates open at 5:30pm, Music runs 5:45pm – 8:30pm

Items Allowed
Picnics (no alcohol please), Pets on leashes, Lawn chairs, blankets, bottle water, purses/backpacks and small non-professional

Prohibited Items
Alcohol, Tents/staking, professional cameras with detachable lenses, drones, and audio or video recorders

Order your Picnic from Taziki’s Mediterranean Café ahead of time and have your picnic brought to you!  All orders can be picked up at the concessions window when you arrive.

GARRETT NEWTON – is an exceptional banjo player. Not only can he play banjo he can talk banjo with the best. He is presently touring with Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road in their “Country Grass” tour featuring his banjo playing. Garrett fronts his own band, the Garrett Newton Band. He has played on stage with national artist such as; Marty Raybon, Kenny Ingram, Ben Greene, Steve Dilling, and James King. He is endorsed by Yates and Mitch banjo and plays the Earl Scruggs style. He has his own banjo project entitled “Young Man, Old Soul” which includes several bluegrass standard instrumentals, and original song written by Garrett. This project is on Pinecastle Records.


Representing Agent: Gigi Thigpen
(919) 632.8181 bookings-jazze@live.com

Carolina Lightnin’, Alice possesses a unique female Bluegrass voice; she sings with both power and sensitivity and is amazingly true. An original, she makes no apologies for not sounding like any other female singer in the genre. Her expressive solos are matched only by her spot-on harmony vocals. Her strong bass playing is the foundation of Carolina Lightnin’s sound. Alice has contributed to all five of Tommy Edwards’ solo projects and is prominently featured on Russell Johnson’s latest album, Anytime, Anyplace, But Only You, which debuted in the spring of 2011 on the Bluegrass Music Profiles Charts at #2. Rick is one of the most impressive and exciting Scruggs style players of his generation. His sense of timing and musical taste has made him an in-demand performer and session player. In addition to Carolina Lightnin’, he is the banjoist with the chart-topping Grass Cats, and has also worked with The Kenny and Amanda Smith Band as well as several regional groups. His songwriting collaboration with Alice has created fine compositions, and his baritone singing rounds out Carolina Lightnin’s trio. Tommy has been performing professionally for over 40 years, he plays and sings with an enthusiasm that belies his age. Admired by critics and fans alike for his guitar playing skills, he is also an accomplished songwriter and recording artist. Raleigh News & Observer music critic Jack Bernhardt put it concisely when he referred to Edwards as “Mr. Bluegrass” in a recent review. Together, the trio’s talents are forged into a synergistic musical ensemble that has been termed “amazing” (Pinecone Newsletter, 2011).


Representing Agent: Gigi Thigpen
(919) 632.8181 bookings-jazze@live.com

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