The Foreign Landers In the Crown

In The Crown

Join us for an evening of folk and bluegrass with South Carolina Transatlantic The Foreign Landers.

Tickets are $15.
Ticket Commission: A $3 processing fee and NC Sales Tax per ticket
Box Office opens at 7:00pm for this event only.

This event is seated.

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The Crown at the Carolina, located on the third floor, started its life as the 1927 vaudeville theatre’s original sign shop, churning out iconic posters and ads for early touring shows and movies. After spending the decades that followed as a storage area, the space underwent its first phase of renovation to open to the public as The Crown in September 2013.

Now a high-tech, flexible performance space, The Crown is celebrated for its delicate acoustics, inviting ambiance, intimate setting, as well as its accessibility to the Triad’s performing arts community. Warm, exposed brick walls, high ceilings, and huge lead-paned windows (original to the building) bring the room its natural, historic, up-cycled “cool” factor.

Mandolinist David Benedict grew up in South Carolina while Tabitha Agnew Benedict started playing 5-string banjo at a young age in her homeland of Northern Ireland. They spent their early years playing the same music, gazing at the same stars, yet still so far away from each other. But now today, Tabitha and David are carving their own path in the acoustic music world together, drawing on their unique international heritage to create something new.

Their paths first crossed with a chance meeting at the 2017 IBMA Convention in Raleigh, NC. There was an immediate spark between the two upon realizing they had so many personal and musical similarities in spite of being from distant places. The result of this first encounter led to thousands of SkyMiles earned and culminated with an international wedding in 2019 when Tabitha and David tied the knot near her home in County Armagh, Northern Ireland.

With the 2022 release of their album Travelers Rest, they share their own story in a way that is beautifully honest and moving. Although it is their story, listeners will find much that resonates within themselves—fears in the face of uncertainties and change, a commitment to cling to hope, and a longing for home/a familiar place to rest—all presented in a unique musical experience that sparks curiosity and joy and showcases a love that unites across borders.

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