contemporary music

Sound Traveler

Sound Traveler honors the music of the past while celebrating contemporary music. Add their original creations and arrangements to the diverse mix, and you have innovative, unique, real, live music using unexpected combinations of instruments (guitar, trumpet, bass, concertina, banjo, harmonica, percussion, melodica, ukulele) and vocals. Expect to hear classic rock/pop/country, classy standards, light jazz, […]

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Sam McKinney

Native son, Sam McKinney is a true Orchard favorite. His repertoire includes a dynamic mix of traditional and contemporary music, and his voice grabs and guitar styles engage all those in his audience. His music is energetic and fun no matter what style he chooses to perform on this last day of the 2023 Orchard

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Craigie & Kuhne

Cheryl Craigie (guitar/ukulele), and Kathy Kuhne (guitar/autoharp) based in Western, NC. Known primarily for their harmonies, the two perform an eclectic mix of songs, ranging from Old Time, Bluegrass, Roots, and Gospel to more contemporary folk and pop tunes. Audiences go on a musical and emotional journey—one that connects the old with the new, the

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Randy Flack

A native of Western North Carolina, Randy’s been writing and performing since his early teens. Growing up in the 60s in Bryson City, NC, a half-mile outside of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park provided an interesting perspective from the point of view of an honest-to-goodness country boy. His songs and stories reflect his small-town,

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