North Carolina's Polecat Creek is set to make its Charlotte debut thanks to the Charlotte Folk Society. The band will perform at their Sept. 14 Gathering, which is set to take place in the Bryant Recital Hall of the Sloan-Morgan Building on the central campus of CPCC.
Polecat Creek, the duo of Laurelyn Dossett and Kari Sickenberger, recently released its third album, Ordinary Seasons. The 13-track album is heavy on harmonies and includes original songs as well as their take on traditional music. It's what you'd expect from a band performing for the folk society with a bluegrass twist -- banjo, fiddle and mandolin all make appearances on the album.
The Charlotte Folk Society, which formed in 1982, is dedicated to promoting the ongoing enjoyment and preservation of traditional and contemporary folk music, dance, crafts and lore in the Southern Piedmont. The CFS Gatherings begin at 7:30 p.m. and are free events that are open to the public. Donations are accepted, and more information about the society and the Gatherings can be found online at www.folksociety.org.