Cane Mill Road
- Dates: September 28, 2018
- Venue: Plaza Stage
- Location: Downtown Raleigh
- Address: 400 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601
- Times: 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM
- Admission: Free
Billboard-charting artists Cane Mill Road grew up just down the road from Doc Watson in Deep Gap, North Carolina. Honoring the past, the band strikes a balance between preserving the bluegrass mountain sound they were raised on and boldly rocking progressive interpretations of that same sound, tackling not only complex original music, but classic covers of the Beatles, Dylan, and more.
Audiences love Cane Mill Road’s high-energy performances, easy going rapport both on and off stage, and the eclectic mix of originals and standards in the show. Touring internationally in Argentina and stateside from New York to Alabama to Missouri to Pennsylvania to Kentucky to Tennessee to Virginia and the Carolinas, the band is proud to be sponsored by Deering Banjos, GHS Strings, Shubb Capos, Sorensen Mandolin & Guitar Company, Kogut Violins, and MiniFlex Microphones.
The band’s debut album Five Speed hit #9 on Billboard’s Bluegrass Album chart and was produced by 2-time GRAMMY winner Cathy Fink, and by Tom Mindte of Patuxent Studios in Maryland. IBMA selected Cane Mill Road from hundreds of applicants as one of 30 bands to showcase during its 2017 conference/festival as the future of bluegrass. The band represented the United States of America in 2015 at a United Nations World Music Festival. You've heard them on NPR/PBS, and all over radio with every cut on Five Speed getting airplay.
If you want to hear more from them, be sure to stop by the J.A.M. Stage at Martin Street Friday or Saturday evening, and the IBMA Youth Stage in front of the Raleigh Convention Center on Saturday afternoon!