October Shows

An Evening With Darrell Scott
Friday, October 24, 2014
8 pm

Tickets are on sale for Member ONLY until Tuesday, August 12, 2014

NOTE: Tickets for this concert will be online only. These tickets will not be available at Larry's Music and Sound.

Acoustic Stage has the honor and privilege of hosting one of Darrell Scott's last performances before he takes 2015 off from touring.

This will be Darrell's 20th appearance at Acoustic Stage dating back to 1997, and his first in our new location. It will be a rare chance to experience the power and passion of Darrell Scott and his music up close and personal in an intimate space. Darrell has been on the road for many years now, touring on his own, with Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, and more recently with Tim O'Brien.

Darrell is a brilliant Best Songwriter awarded, Grammy nominated, can play any instrument with authority kind of musician's musician. His music is best experienced just as he plays it - raw with power and emotion. He's never brought a set list with him to Acoustic Stage, so each performance is spontaneous and unique in its own way.

“...that soulful voice and the gift of playing any instrument in the room – exceedingly well – and you’ve got the makings of museum quality work every time the man takes the notion.” Rodney Crowell

“...matching Guy Clark and Bruce Springsteen at their best.” Rolling Stone.

“...powerful writing, passionate vocals, and masterful picking.” Entertainment Weekly

“...the best of the best.” Performing Songwriter

“His playing is unreal. He’s just limitless in his approach and knowledge of instruments.” Sam Bush

Members: $25.00
Guests:     $30.00


November Shows

Rev. Billy C. Wirtz
Friday, November 14, 2014
8 pm

Rev. Billy C. Wirtz returns to Hickory! The Rev. Wirtz wraps his humorous stories and songs into carefully orchestrated sets that feature his stellar piano playing. If you attended Rev. Wirtz's last Acoustic Stage performance, you may still be laughing at his stories and songs.

By no means a straight-ahead blues player, much of his material is based in blues and classic R&B. His sharp social commentaries, sprinkled with humorous observations about life always make for a unique and entertaining, not to-be-missed show.

Members: $10.00*
Guests:     $12.50*


Rev. Billy C. Wirtz and Acoustic Stage Presents A Benefit Jam For Mark "Bump" Bumgarner
Saturday, November 15, 2014
8 pm

Join us this night for a benefit for Granite Falls native Mark "Bump" Bumgarner!

Mark is the bass player for Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers, but has been unable to tour this year due to sudden Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). It has left him with medical needs and no income to for his needs. Many days, Mark is bedridden from the pain.

So the mission is clear! Join Rev. Billy C. Wirtz and friends on November 15th, so we can help Mark get back on the road and making great music!

$20* Donation
  -  All proceeds from the benefit will go directly to Mark.

*Tickets are available now for both nights at Larry's Music and Sound in Hickory and are available online now!


December Shows

Larry Keel Experience
Saturday, December 6, 2014
8 pm

Larry Keel's powerful, innovative and one of a kind flatpicking style will be on display this night as the Larry Keel Experience returns to Acoustic Stage. Hailing from southwest Virginia, Keel has absorbed lessons from his bluegrass upbringing, both sides full of the rich mountain music tradition and culture of his native region. For Larry, his mission is clear: to let technical skill, honest emotion and fearlessness connect the playing and singing to audiences and enjoy the experience of creating and sharing in music. No one plays the guitar with the finesse and bursts of speed like Larry. He is backed by his wife Jenny on bass and tenor vocals, and Will Lee on soulful 5 string banjo and vocals.

Members: $12.00
Guests:     $16.00


Coming soon: From Calcutta, India Sandip Burman on Sitar and Tabla