Songs From The Road Band

With Turpentine Shine in The Crown at the Carolina!

Songs From The Road Band is Charles Humphrey III (bass), Ryan Cavanaugh (banjo), Mark Schimick (mandolin), Sam Wharton (guitar), and James Schlender (fiddle). These veteran acoustic musicians have collectively received top accolades in the bluegrass, Americana, and jazz genres. Once primarily an album recording band, Songs From The Road Band has emerged as one of the heaviest touring bands in the country since March 2018. They are currently touring in support of their number one Americana, Bluegrass, and Classic Country chart-topping album Road To Nowhere. They are proud to call both Asheville, NC and Nashville, TN home.

Cavanaugh has made his long-awaited return to bluegrass after 10 years touring the world with some of the best living jazz players. He is an acoustic pioneer on the five-string banjo and is considered one of the best banjo players in the world. Humphrey, a member of the NC Music Hall of Fame and a Grammy-winning songwriter and producer, received the International Bluegrass Music Association’s entertainer of the year award in 2011 . Schimick’s signature high harmonies and energetic mandolin licks have pushed him to the top of the progressive and jamgrass scene alongside legends Larry Keel, Vassar Clements, and Tony Rice. Wharton is an award-winning singer and guitar picker who honed his chops in Telluride, CO Schlender, a two-time National fiddle award recipient, is one of the top five string fiddlers in the world, with a background in contest, classical, and jazz.

The Road Band delivers a one-of-a-kind show, featuring original songs from their four studio albums and crowd favorites from all musical genres. The band is known for their improvisational jams and light show, providing an engaging, high-energy experience for audiences around the country.

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Turpentine Shine is a string band based in the Piedmont of NC with an outstanding blend of original songs ranging in style from Country and Bluegrass to the Singer-Songwriter appeal of artists like John Prine and Gordon Lightfoot. Throw into the mix a bit of jamgrass instrumental chops coupled with competent, earnest vocals and you will begin to have a grasp of what Turpentine Shine might sound like. The band’s live performance has evolved over the last few years having gone from a laid back duo of banjo/acoustic guitar with 3 minute songs to a roaring quartet of acoustic stringed instruments that now takes songs into open jam spaces that leave the listener wondering just what is going to happen next. Having just released their first EP of original material entitled “Bloom” in February 2018, Turpentine Shine is poised to continue growing their audience and their sound as they work their way into 2019 and beyond.

Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 day of show.
A $1 Facility Fee will be added to the price of each ticket. NC sales tax is included in the ticket price.

Guests can also opt to have tickets mailed to them for a $1 postage fee, or can pick tickets up at will call for no additional charge.

Please note: There is an additional $3.50 per ticket service fee on web purchases. To avoid this charge, guests can call the Carolina Theatre Box Office at 336-333-2605 Monday through Friday from noon until 5PM, or visit the Carolina Theatre in person.