Scene Around Town … Harper School Benefit

Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriter’s Series opens season at 1841 Café

(Editor’s note: ‘Scene Around Town’ is a regular feature of The Lenoir Voice. To read other articles from the series, click on the Scene Around Town link on our home page).

LENOIR, N.C. – Singer-songwriters Patrick Crouch, Kevin Leftwich and Chad Triplett opened the Tucker’s Barn Singer & Songwriter Series 2016 concert season on April 7 at the 1841 Café in uptown Lenoir. Well over 50 people turned out for the two-hour concert. Each concert in the series benefits the scholarship programs at the James C. Harper School of Performing Arts.

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Kevin Leftwich performs at 1841 Café in Lenoir on April 7. Photo courtesy of Bill Tate / Caldwell County, Now & Then

According to the school’s website, “Drawing on the rich musical heritage of Caldwell County and the surrounding area, the James C. Harper School of Performing Arts provides high quality musical and performing arts instruction that fosters the creative instincts of its students. Through individual and group classes, rehearsals, recitals, concerts and workshops, the school offers a nurturing environment for students of all ages, abilities, backgrounds and financial circumstances.”

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Chad Triplett performs at 1841 Café on April 7. Photo courtesy of Bill Tate / Caldwell County, Now & Then

The opening of the Tucker’s Barn series this year certainly seemed aligned with the schools’ mission of drawing on the county’s rich musical heritage, as Triplett, Crouch and Leftwich each performed a number of their own tunes, virtually all of them stories about growing up or living in Caldwell County.

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Patrick Crouch performs at 1841 Café on April 7. Photo courtesy of Bill Tate / Caldwell County Now & Then.

This Tucker’s Barn concert was the first of six planned through September. They are held the first Thursday of every month at 1841 Café.

Stephenie Oxford, a member of the Harper School board, said that this is the third year of the series. It derives its name from the original name of the settlement that eventually became known as Lenoir. A brief history of Tucker’s Barn can be read here. Learn more about the remaining concerts here.

© The Lenoir Voice, 2016

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