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Joe Troop and Friends
March 25, 2022 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm$20
*Proof of Vaccine required
The Front Porch is proud to cohost this concert with The Virginia Folklife Program.
Joe Troop is a multi-instrumentalist, singer, and songwriter hailing originally from Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The founder of GRAMMY-nominated stringband Che Apalache, Troop’s music is deeply embedded with and inspired by his activism. After spending the last year learning direct action from stalwart progressive organizers, the radical folk singer is now channeling that energy into his first proper solo album Borrowed Time. The record was co-produced with Jason Richmond (The Avett Brothers, Branford Marsalis) and features music luminaries like Béla Fleck (who produced Che Apalache’s GRAMMY-nominated album), Abigail Washburn, Tim O’Brien, and Charlie Hunter, but the visceral songwriting speaks for itself. The worldly songs and instrumentals are influenced both by Troop’s time spent living abroad as well as his upbringing as an openly gay bluegrass musician in rural North Carolina.Joe will be joined by Omar Ruz-Lopez (Violet Bell) on fiddle, Ramon Garcia on Upright Bass, and Brevan Hampden on Percussion.