FolkPsalm formed in 2002 to perform Charles Pettee's original acoustic folk and bluegrass music settings for the timeless Hebrew poems and prayers from the Book of Psalms.The band is a collective of renowned NC-based acoustic musicians, featuring sweet harmony vocals and exciting musical arrangements. The band's collected recordings feature some 50 Psalm settings.Founder Charles Pettee is a guitar and mandolin wielding songwriter from Asheville, and a teaching artist/music educator now residing in Chapel Hill, NC. Mandolin and fiddle are masterfully performed by Brevard, NC's Mark Wingate, which is also home to vocalist/pianist Brittany Whitmire who grew up singing with her Mama in Rosmon, NC. Terry Allebaugh, harmonica master from the hills of Virginia, now serves in Durham, NC working to end homelessness across the Tarheel state. The iconic Piedmont fiddler Fiddlin Al McCanless adds fiddle and banjo.
- FolkPsalm interview/ performance samples
|Fri 8:30am - 10:00am||Waking the Goose with Traci Blackmon, Charles Pettee & FolkPsalm, and Ken Medema||Living Room|
|Fri 11:00am - 11:45am||Psalms for Sustenance||Commons|
|Fri 1:00pm - 1:50pm||Psalms today -- relevant or archaic?||Terra|