My Cousin Skinny at Johnny’s @ Johnny's Gone Fishing
Jul 22 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Mixing soaring harmonies with inventive jams, the acoustic duo My Cousin Skinny 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. Lyrically, the songs focus on themes like regret, loss and love – but most often always with a humorous or quirky undertone. They also cover a wide range of artists, from the Avett Brothers to Zeppelin.

An Acoustic Sampling by The Plate Scrapers @ Johnny's Gone Fishing
Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm – 5:45 pm

Check out this fantastic bluegrass band in an informal setting as they gear up for their show later this evening. Don’t worry folks, it’s all after Johnny’s is cozied up and put to bed! Come on down to hear them play and find out where you can see more of them!

Constellation at Johnny’s @ Johnny's Gone Fishing
Sep 30 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Constellation is the duo consisting of the husband and wife team, Eric Thomas and Helen Wolfson. Together they play a mix of contemporary and traditional folk instrumentals along with a generous sampling of their original songs and instrumentals. The occasional country or blues tune might get thrown into the mix to make for a musically diverse and enjoyable show.

Globetrotting Fingerstyle Guitar from Pittsburgh @ 2nd Wind
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm

Oft-touring Pittsburgh fingerstyle guitarist Daryl Shawn appears in Carrboro at 2nd Wind on Thursday, October 20. 2nd Wind is located at 118 E. Main St. The performance begins at 9:00 p.m. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome.

An alumnus of Boston’s esteemed Berklee College of Music who went on to develop his craft during five years in Oaxaca, Mexico, Shawn combines his taste for unusual chords with the guitar-thumping techniques of flamenco and rhythms culled from African music to create an eclectic mix fueled by a healthy appetite for rocking out.

Guitar International magazine has noted that he “possesses the ability to take a nylon-string guitar and make it roar with dynamic precision and raging power.”

Fans of Kaki King, Tommy Emmanuel and Rodrigo y Gabriela will find much to enjoy.

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