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2015 Ol' Front Porch Music FestivalMusicians on Porch Stages
October 19, 2015
Some scenes from Saturday’s 2nd Annual Ol’ Front Porch Music Fest.Becky Ackiss, stand-up bass player in Green Creek Bluegrass.Green Creek Bluegrass returned to the OFPMF and the Old Hotel porch stage as a trio this year, with Ken Belangia on guitar and Ernest Dunn on fiddle and Becky Ackiss on bass. The three had played decades ago on the porch of the Ol’ Store owned by Ken and Ernest’s in-laws, Billy and Lucille Truitt.Aaron Carmona, lead singer of The Carmonas. In a concert at the end of the day, the Nashville-based band played from the porch/stage at Kathy and David Rose’s home on Freemason Street.Jim Austin of Salty Paws. The duo – Bentley Smith is at left – played the porch of The Bean. Salty Paws live on board their boat and timed their Oriental stop to play the OFPMF again this year. Joining them were other cruisers – on guitar and bodhran (Irish drum.) They knocked out some very robust sea chanties.Laurelyn Dossett of Greensboro in the final performance of the day at the Freemason Street stage.Three of the singers from the Mt. Zion M.B. Church choir. The Arapahoe gospel singers had never before sung outside of churches. They performed on the porch of Mariner Realty.Frederick Ingraham of SC sang a mix of songs — coupling an original shipwreck tune that featured plastic Palmolive bottles — with pop — a rendition of “Message in a Bottle.” He ended with “Firework” a Katy Perry hit. Which it was with the audience on the other side of the King St porch.Asa Gatlin, with Harborsounds’ Woody Fuller, Dick Osmun, Paul Sykes and Dixie Gatlin played on the porch of the Sue Ragan home, now owned by Jennifer and Frank Roe.
Posted Monday October 19, 2015 by Melinda Penkava
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