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Penne Sandbeck

Rank #1 US Fredericksburg, VA Folk / Americana / Country Blues


Sounds Like: Nanci Griffith, Joni Mitchell, Victoria Williams, Sandy Denny

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 and North Carolina native, Penne brings to her songwriting years of traveling country roads studying small tow... See Full Bio

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Great time with Radar's Clowns of Sedation at Halloween...I'm going to be taking some time out to write and work on songs this month.

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  • Sun

    Sep 28

    Hillsborough, NC, US | 8:00pm

    Hillsborough, NC, US
    Sun Sep 28 8:00pm


    We'll be doing a songwriter's set at Mystery after the Carrboro Music Festival. I am pretty standard re what I like in a beer (Newcastle, Bass, Harp) but I had a tiny thimble of something really lovely at Mystery the last time I was there. My advice is, come, enjoy the show, and try something "crafted" by the experts.

  • Sat

    Sep 27

    Carrboro, NC, US | 9:00pm

    Carrboro, NC, US
    Sat Sep 27 9:00pm


    Pete has a 9 p.m. set at Steel String, and we'll be swapping songs and playing some together. If you can't come see us in Hillsborough at Mystery Brewing Co. on Sunday night, this will be a good alternative!

  • Sat

    Sep 13

    Pittsboro, NC, US | 12:00pm
    Come Out And Play at Jim...
    Pittsboro, NC, US
    Sat Sep 13 12:00pm
  • 2014

    May 9

    New Bern, NC, US | 6:00pm
    tryon palace north carolina...
    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.

  • 2014

    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!

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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: There was a circuitous route that had me thinking about college issues. I don't know why I was drawn to this website but it was very serendipitous. Your voice/lyrics are strong and impactful...
A: I'm glad if I helped in any way. Basically, I'm just a struggling human being like everybody else.

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