Vance Gilbert coming to New Bern!

Vance Gilbert

Friday, September 14 at the Trent River Coffee Company, New Bern

Saturday, September 15 at Clawson’s Restaurant, Beaufort

Listen to Laura Johnson’s audio for WNOS 105.9FM and 1450Am:

The 25th season of Down East FolkArts Society concerts is off to a super-charged start as Vance Gilbert returns by popular demand for a third visit to New Bern and Beaufort. Vance burst onto the singer/songwriter scene in the early 90’s, and was invited by Shawn Colvin to be a special guest on her Fat City Tour where he got rave reviews and the unheard-of…encores for an opening act!  Reviews describe him as having “the voice of an angel, the wit of a devil, and the guitar playing of a god”. As a black man in the folk music scene, he has broken barriers and defies being pigeonholed. His jazz roots show in sophisticated melodies and harmonies, and his onstage banter shows the influence of the couple years he spent opening for George Carlin. Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind performer!  Tickets are $15 general, $12 members, and $8 student. For more information, see or call 252-633-6444.

All shows begin at 8pm. The first date listed each month occurs at Trent River Coffee Company, 208 Craven Street, New Bern, NC. The second date is at Clawson’s Restaurant, Beaufort, NC. Admission is $15 general, $12 members, $8 students.

Submitted by: Linda McGowen, Down East FolkArts Society

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