Live Music

Live music at our annual Carolina Artisan Craft Market in Raleigh, North Carolina November 11 – 13, 2016 will keep your toes tapping and spirits high! Enjoy performances all weekend long by these artists as you shop for unique fine craft gifts for everyone on your list.

Friday, 6p – 9p

GGene Barrio and Todd Montgomery bring home the music to the Carolina Artisan Craft Market in downtown Raleigh at the Raleigh Convention Center.ene Barrio and Todd Montgomery

With Gene Barrio on the upright bass and Todd Montgomery on the keyboard, this duo has been playing together for more than a decade.  They play a wide variety of styles, from rock and roll to blues, country, jazz, pop, New Orleans R & B and anything else that moves them.  From Ray Charles to Little Richard, to the Beatles, Paul Simon and Johnny Cash, their repertoire runs the gamut of music that stands the test of time. Their energy is infectious and they love to take requests – just let them know!

Saturday, 10a – 2p  and Sunday, 2p – 5p

Ed Stephenson Duo with Cat Albanese

Ed Stephenson brings the Spanish guitar in his live performance at the Carolina Artisan Craft Market, Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina.Raleigh-based guitarist Ed Stephenson, along with percussionist Cat Albanese, delight audiences with an extensive high energy 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, Ed has performed with The North Carolina Symphony, The North Carolina Theater, The North Carolina Bach Festival and The North Carolina Guitar quartet.

Saturday, 2p – 6p


A smaller version of the popular Big Rick and The Bombers Band, this trio includes guitar, bass and drums and is sure to satisfy your R&B, Soul, Funk, and Motown fix.  Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, Temptations are always on their set list. Smooth and classy, yet funky and cool.

Sunday, 11a – 2p

My Cousin Skinny

Mixing soaring harmonies with inventive jams, the acoustic duo My Cousin Skinny – otherwise known as Mike and Jeff – brings energy, spontaneity, and many styles to live performances. The duo has been performing and writing music together for twenty years. Their original songs are often intricate, but accessible, and feature a strong interplay between the guitars.

Sunday, 2p – 5p

Ed Stephenson Duo with Cat Albanese

Raleigh-based guitarist Ed Stephenson and percussionist Cat Albanese return to the 2016 Carolina Artisan Craft Market on its final day.  Ed and Cat will liven up your Sunday afternoon with energy and passion!

Schedule of Live Music

Friday, November 11, 2016

6-9pm  Gene Barrio Duo with Todd Montgomery

Saturday, November 12, 2016

10am – 2pm  Ed Stephenson Duo with Cat Albanese

2pm – 6pm Pheung Shway Trio

Sunday, November 13, 2016

11am – 2pm My Cousin Skinny 

2pm – 5pm Ed Stephenson Duo with Cat Albanese