Tar Heel Troubadours: Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road

Tar Heel Troubadours: Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road


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Saturday, February 17, 2024, 6:30 p.m. doors open, 7 p.m. performance

Tickets: MOHA/museum members $12; general admission $15

Join us for Tar Heel Troubadours, a celebration of Americana, roots, bluegrass, and traditional music performed by artists from or living and working in North Carolina.

A music performance at the North Carolina Museum of History is unlike any other! You’ll enjoy an intimate experience with an artist in our 300-seat venue. Every seat in the house has a fantastic view, and the sound is exceptional. The evening is complete with merchandise available from the artist and a bar with a special beer from Fullsteam Brewery plus wine.

Our Tar Heel Troubadours series works to keep music accessible to our community by keeping ticket prices affordable. There are nine concerts in total for this series including Jim Lauderdale, Fireside Collective, Dawn Landes, Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road, Blue Cactus, Paige King Johnson, the Blue Ridge Girls, and more. Visit the museum’s website for up-to-date information and tickets.

Rapidly rising on the bluegrass scene, Billboard-charting artists Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road perform internationally and stateside, winning both industry awards and the hearts of fans who turn out to see them at some of the industry’s most iconic venues.

Growing up just down the road from Doc Watson, Liam Purcell leads Cane Mill Road as they rock the traditional bluegrass standards they were raised on. They boldly write original music with roots in the fertile grounds of bluegrass, old-time, and Americana. Their powerful arrangements and dynamic stage presence have landed them main stage slots at legendary festivals across the country.

Named Momentum Band of the Year by IBMA in 2019, Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing bands in the industry. Its latest release Roots debuted at number six on the Billboard Bluegrass Album Charts, joining the band’s three previous albums for a total of 12 weeks in the Top 10.

In 2022, bandleader Liam Purcell turned heads by sweeping the Rockygrass Instrumental Contests on guitar, mandolin, and banjo, becoming the first person in history to do so.

You’ve seen Liam Purcell & Cane Mill Road on national TV with PBS appearances on David Holt’s State of Music and WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour. Other performance highlights include playing at MerleFest, Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival, the Berklee Performance Center, and Wide Open Bluegrass.