Abigail Dowd with Earleine - A Ghostlight Concert June 26, 8:00 pm

Ghostlights are a tradition almost as old as theatre itself – they light the stage when there are no performers, keeping the spirit of the theatre alive. For months of 2020, the Carolina’s ghostlight was burning bright, but live entertainment is now returning to the stage with the Ghostlight Concert Series!

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The Carolina Theatre welcomes Abigail Dowd with a full band performing her new album Beautiful Day. Since her 2017 debut album, Dowd has become known throughout the Triad for her soulful voice and classical guitar style combined with the edgy bass of Jason Duff.

Now, live together for the first time, they are joined by Joe MacPhail on keyboards, Austin McCall on percussion, Alex McKinney on dobro and pedal steel guitar, and Scott Sawyer on electric guitar.

Beautiful Day was produced by Grammy-nominated engineer/mixer Jason Richmond. American Songwriter magazine has called it “…a package of sonic warmth. It’s a friendly reminder that life’s blessings are happening in the here and now."

Tickets are $15 in advance; $18 at the door.
Taxes, commissions, and fees are included.
Box Office opens at 7:30pm for this event only.

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Singer/songwriter/guitarist Abigail Dowd grew up under the longleaf pines in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. Known for her storytelling and command of an audience, she has been called "a writer of the highest caliber” (The All Scene Eye).

Pulling from her heritage of storytelling and determination, Dowd weaves hints of Celtic melodies with the soulful gospel of the south to create a sound Acoustic Guitar Magazine described as influenced by “guitar-driven introspective folk of the 1970s…but so are blues and roots rock ’n’ roll.”

Dowd’s latest album Beautiful Day is set to release on April 23, 2021. Recorded live with a full band at the Fidelitorium, the album was produced by Grammy nominated engineer/mixer Jason Richmond.

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Originally from Nashville, TN, Earleine is now making a life in Durham, NC. Her open-hearted songwriting makes you enter an indie folk/pop dream state. With rotating band members, Ashley Wright is the core vocalist/songwriter/guitarist.

Earleine's debut self-titled EP is a journey through personal exploration and acceptance. Each of the four songs on the EP come with their own personality such as the head bopping “Rita” or the transcendental “Let That River Roar.” The tracks aim to evoke emotion, promote self-exploration, and honor nostalgia.

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What you need to know before your visit to the Carolina Theatre
  • Audience members will be asked to wear masks in the lobby and when moving throughout the theatre. We will have complimentary disposable masks available if needed.
  • The front doors will open 30 minutes prior to scheduled curtain time. Please have your e-ticket for entry pulled up on your mobile device.
  • Staff will greet you inside the Lobby doors (with face coverings).
  • Please maintain social distancing at all times. This is a general admission show, with only 250 tickets available. Staff will be available for any seating questions.
  • Remember to use one of the many hand sanitizing stations throughout the Theater. They are there for your safety and convenience.