Corn and the Colonels

Durham, NC
Folk / Pan American Stringband / Acoustic Dance
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Hi everybody,


We'll be at Outsider Art this Saturday 3/2 from 1pm - 4pm for an exhibition of Stu Martell's work.  Stu is a stonemason, woodworker, leather sculptor, house carpenter, landscape architect, mosaic artist, and more, and his creations are mostly part of people's houses in Durham and surrounding counties.  His family and friends have put together this exhibition to celebrate his genius, which is also documented in a limited edition book, available at the show. The exhibition is free, open to the public and will only be up for one day!  If you've never been to Outsider Art, it's on Iredell Street, right between 9th and Broad Streets, and is a really cool place!  Pie Pushers Pizza Truck will be there too.


Hope to see you there!

Corn & the Colonels


"I thought it was going to be bluegrass music, but it was more like a Woody Allen movie."  A fan

"If not for the slew of modern cars parked in the nearby meadow, it may seem like a time warp when eclectic string band Corn and the Colonels brings its lively batch of retro tunes to Saxapahaw's rustic farmers market. The quintet of acoustic alchemists cooks up a cohesive mix with guitar, bass, fiddle, banjo, accordion, washboard and kazoo—plus a pair of lead singers with the versatility to go from sultry jazz vocals to sassy Spanish. The Durham group injects its spirit into a number of dated styles, from old-time and ragtime to swing and jump blues, all spiced with a hint of zydeco and Latin rhythms."  Spencer Griffith, Independent Weekly

"Corn and the Colonels are “a young group who are embracing the string band tradition,” (Tim Duffy) said. Read more: The Herald-Sun - Strings required "  Cliff Bellamy, The Herald-Sun


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