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Paul's Creek / Bio

Paul’s Creek:
-One of North Carolina’s finest mountain music groups, combining traditional and original songs with fine singing, harmonies, stories, dance and more….
-Loaded with personality, their show reflects the hillbilly era of great music and snake oil salesmen. Stories about the songs mix in with a bit of dance and mountain charm.
-Their fine harmonies blend in an old timey style heavily influenced by the elders of the region, family, friends and diverse interests.
Band Members:
Carol Rifkin’s voice shine on everything from Carter family songs to originals. A touring artist who has played or danced with many of her musical heroes like fiddler Tommy Jarrell, Bill Monroe and Doc and Merle and David Holt, she learned songs from her Georgia born Dad, danced/played with the Green Grass Cloggers, has appeared in festivals, movies, documentaries, TV shows and in many bands. Carol's a journalist, public radio host (WNCW) award winning musician and one of the country's finest dancers.
Jamie Soesbee grew up watching his dad and uncle play bass, seems natural he would become an award winning bass player and touring artist too. Related to legendary singer Jimmy Rogers (Rogers stayed at Jamie’s grandmother’s home while in Asheville) A former member of Howard Hanger's Jazz Fantasy, Jamie lends fine harmony and lead vocals to the mix.
Tom Pittman left Asheville more than 30 years ago and founded/played with the Austin Lounge Lizards but the call of his Southern roots brought him back to play banjo and resonator guitar with Paul’s Creek. Living just hollering’ distance from Paul’s Creek, he is a welcome addition who brings a wealth of professional experience in both music and radio (KUT, WNCW, stature, a terrific deep voice and great dry humor ).
Fiddle: the group adds a fiddler for most concerts, 2013 featured fiddlers will be legendary elder statesman of NC fiddle Arvil Freeman or the Weaverville based fiddler Adam Tanner.
Dance: Carol can briefly demonstrate or teach at length the fine art of Southern mountain clogging and flatfooting, or traditional mountain big circle dance.
Paul’s Creek can appear as a trio for more intimate audiences or provide a full sound system for larger settings. www.paulscreek.com

General Info

Band Members
Carol Rifkin: guitar, vocals, Jamie Soesbee: bass, vocals, Tom Pittman: resonator guitar, banjos, vocals, Fiddle: Arvil Freeman,Adam Tanner, Lyndsay
Artist Name
Paul's Creek
Profile Page
Active Since
Americana / Folk / Bluegrass

Contact Info

Asheville, NC

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