Kirk performs original music with full bands, small combos, & solo, produces music stages at major festivals, conducts songwriting seminars, & hosts a live music radio show on WHUP. Kirk has been a winner and finalist at several songwriters competitions, had a song featured on NPR's Car Talk, composed music for Cary Playwrights Forum productions, and received a RadioIndy Award for one of the top rock CDs of year
Listen to Kirk at www.kirkridgemusic.com
As Rebekah Todd was growing into her soulful voice and musical style, the singer-songwriter pulled inspiration from a wide range of musical genres, citing passionate singer/songwriters like Lauryn Hill and Susan Tedeschi, which shapes the music she writes and performs today. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from East Carolina University in 2012, Rebekah has devoted her life to writing and touring. Currently based in Wilmington, North Carolina, she is a gifted performer, with a natural, soulful, and effortless voice.
Read more about Rebekah at www.rebekahtodd.com/bio
Based in Pittsboro NC, Isabel Taylor started singing at local open mics in 2010, accompanying herself on guitar. Before long she was playing her own shows and writing songs.
“Though I began by covering songs by artists that I felt were ‘hidden gems,’ I find that writing songs is even more fulfilling. There is nothing like singing an original song and experiencing the audience’s connection to it.”
To find out more about Isabel, visit www.isabeltaylorsings.com
Tommy Edwards is lead singer and guitarist for The Bluegrass Experience, one of the Southeast's most respected traditional music groups. Having performed professionally for over 35 years, Edwards was twice named World Champion Bluegrass Guitarist and has recorded or performed live with an array of bluegrass greats. He has recorded multiple albums with The Bluegrass Experience as well as several solo discs and is the host of Life 103.1's "Bluegrass Saturday Night". Edwards currently plays solo gigs and with his group Carolina Lightnin'.
Danny, Carter, Armand & Becky
Armand Lenchek has performed as a guitarist and singer all over North America & Europe, mainly on the blues scene, both with his own bands, Armand & Bluesology, Blind Date and 5 Guys Named Moe, and backing blues performers like Walter Lightnin’ Bug Rhodes, Nappy Brown, Skeeter Brandon and others.
Danny Gotham is a master of all styles of guitar, from bluegrass to blues, jazz to rock. In addition to performing with luminaries like Tom Paxton or Peter Ostroushko, Danny has put together countless groups that have garnered passionate followers.
Carter Minor is a jazz, blues, gospel, and pop singer who also plays harmonica, bass and saxophone. A professional musician for over 45 years performing across the country, Carter was in Heartwood, Nightshift, Steps, The Powerhitters, and String of Pearls. Recently, he has been performing with Armand & Bluesology, Doug Prescott Band, Danny Gotham, Robert Griffin and Scott Sawyer
Becky Lenchek has performed as a backup singer for ARMAND & BLUESOLOGY for many years. She fills out and embellishes both tunes we’ve heard for years and originals.
Danny, Carter, Armand and Becky
Kirk Ridge & Friends
All shows start at 8, unless otherwise noted.
$5 at the door, and pass the hat for the band.
North 87 South • 8874 Hwy 87, Graham, NC 27253