Live Music

Live music at our annual Carolina Artisan Craft Market in Raleigh, North Carolina will keep your toes tapping and spirits hight! Enjoy performances by these artists as you shop for unique fine craft gifts for everyone on your list.

Friday, Nov. 6, 4pm – 10pm

Ed Stephenson Duo with Cat Albanese

Ed Stephenson brings the Spanish guitar in his live performance at the Annual Fine Crafts Show in Raleigh, North Carolina.Raleigh-based guitarist Ed Stephenson’s extensive guitar repertoire, ranging from classical to contemporary, extends throughout the Spanish and Nuevo Flamenco genres. In addition to performing throughout North America as a soloist and with his ensemble, the Paco Band, Stephenson has performed with The North Carolina Symphony, The North Carolina Theater, The North Carolina Bach Festival and The North Carolina Guitar quartet.  Percussionist Cat Albanese will join Ed on Opening Night from 4 – 10 pm.

Saturday, Nov. 7, 10am – 1:30pm

Thomas Taylor Trio headlines the opening night of the Annual Fine Crafts Show in Raleigh, NC.Thomas Taylor Trio

With Baron Tymas on guitar, Damon Brown on bass and Thomas Taylor on drums, The Thomas Taylor Trio began their adventures as music faculty at North Carolina Central University more than 10 years ago. All three continue to teach at the University and explore jazz and popular music with performances across the Triangle.

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2:30pm – 6pm

GGene Barrio Duo performs Saturday, Nov. 7 at the Carolina Artisan Craft Market in downtown Raleigh at the Raleigh Convention Center. ene Barrio Duo with Cort Stewart

Gene and Cort have been playing jazz in the local area for many years. Gene is an accomplished bass guitar and upright bass player; he has played with many top 40 acts, including Sammy Davis, Jr, Vicki Carr and The Drifters. Cort is a jazz and classical piano educator across Raleigh and North Carolina.

Sunday, Nov. 8, 11am – 5pmBig Chief Trio headlines the final day of the Carolina Artisan Craft Market on Sunday, Nov. 8 in downtown Raleigh at the Raleigh Convention Center.

Big Chief Trio

Todd Montgomery, Gene Barrio and Joe Fiorri make up the Big Chief Trio, who play a wide variety of music styles including rock and roll, blues, New Orleans, pop and R & B. Their repertoire runs the gamut of music that stands the test of time!

Schedule of Live Music

Friday, November 6, 2015

5-10pm Spanish Guitar by Ed Stephenson Duo with Cat Albanese

Saturday, November 7, 2015

10am – 1:30pm Jazz music by the Thomas Taylor Trio

2:30 – 6pm Smooth jazz with the Gene Barrio Duo

Sunday, November 8, 2015

11am – 5pm Big Chief Trio