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Penne Sandbeck

Rank #2 US New Bern, NC Folk / Americana / Country Blues


Sounds Like: Nanci Griffith, Neil Young, Etta Baker, Joni Mitchell, Victoria Williams

Bio: Penne Sandbeck's musical territory is delineated by the heartbeat-like thumb of her Piedmont fingerstyle playing and her clear, innocent-but-weary vocal style. An architectural historian (by schooling) and North Carolina native (by the grace of God), Penne brings to her songwriting years of trave... See Full Bio

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Playing a set at the Durham Art Walk this Sunday, April 13--details are on my page. Come on by--I'll have CDs.

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  • Fri

    May 9

    New Bern, NC, US | 6:00pm
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    New Bern, NC, US
    Fri May 09 6:00pm


    I'm headed to Virginia--this will be the last time I'll play in New Bern for a while to come. Stop by the History Center to listen and buy some art. I'll have CDs with me.

  • Sun

    Apr 13

    Durham, NC, US | 2:15pm
    Durham Arts Council Pavilion
    Durham, NC, US
    Sun Apr 13 2:15pm


    My set at the Durham Art Walk is going to be over at the Durham Arts Council Pavilion between 2:15 and 3:30. Should be a fun afternoon of art, music, food (surely there's food), and amusement. Come by, have a listen, and say hi--I'm excited I'll be in the Bull City for a change!

  • Fri

    Mar 21

    Burlington, NC, US | 6:00pm

    Burlington, NC, US
    Fri Mar 21 6:00pm


    Company Shops in downtown Burlington (268 E. Front Street) has their spring 2014 series going, and I hear that wine will be $4.00 per glass. But they have other things to drink! Come by.

  • 2014

    Feb 21

    New Bern, NC, US | 8:00pm

    New Bern, NC, US
    Fri Feb 21 8:00pm


    Tickets $10 at the door.

  • 2013

    Dec 20

    Burlington, NC, US | 6:00pm
    company shops market
    Burlington, NC, US
    Fri Dec 20, 2013 6:00pm


    I'll be playing some holiday tunes, along with some of mine (I've written a couple of Christmas songs, sort of...) at Company Shops in downtown Burlington. It'll be inside, so come by, be warm, and say hi.

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  • Greg Leatherman (Artist) Greg Leatherman
    Penne has that open sort of soul that allows the listener to step right into the stories behind her songs . . .
  • Justin DePree (Artist) Justin DePree
    Great time today at Mumfest! Nice to finally meet you! Thanks again for having me and let me know anytime you want to jam.
  • FJ Ventre, Bassist (Artist) FJ Ventre, Bassist
    The new (well, new to me) tunes sound great, Penne! Hoping we can play together at one of Mr. Saylor's open mic nights. Would be glad to back you up!
  • Gene Paradis (Artist) Gene Paradis
    You got it very nice songs and great voice God bless
  • Donnie Stovall (Artist) Donnie Stovall
    Great songs,nice voice,,,,,
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Q: Penne I'd love to learn more about the NCSC!
A: Sure, it's NC Songwriter's Co-op and they're based in the Triangle--we're trying to do more outreach. Link is http://www.ncsongwriters.org/fr_home.cfm

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