April 28, 2018 Merlefest

Noon Creekside Stage: Tribute to Doc and Merle with T. Michael Coleman, Jack Lawrence and guests

2 pm Creekside Stage: Mandomania with Sam Bush and guests

4 pm Traditional Stage: Tony Williamson Band featuring Gary Williamson, Hardy Williamson, Jim Watson, Don Wright and Caroline Ririe

5:45 Plaza Stage: NC Arts Council and NC Heritage Award celebration with special guest Rad Andy

May 23, 2018, 7:30 pm - 9:30

Fletcher Opera Theater, Raleigh, NC

North Carolina Arts Council: NC Heritage Award Ceremony

Tickets now on sale: here


Interested in hosting a Tony Williamson house concert? Contact Andrea Deyrup at atdeyrup@yahoo.com!

With Bobby Hicks, Don Wright and Jim Watson

Tony Williamson (mandolin), Jim Mills (banjo), Chris Elderidge (guitar), and Tom Gray (bass) Bluegrass Breakdown on original instruments.

Sam Bush, Chris Thile, Sierra Hall, Joe Walsh, Tony Williamson

Charlie Cushman on the "Spirit Banjo", Tom Gray on bass, Dick Smith on guitar and, of course, Tony Williamson on his Lloyd Loar mandolin!


And now for something completely different: mandolin and kora!

Tony Williamson, Gary Williamson, Jim Watson, Don Wright and Caroline Ririe on the Hargett street stage at 2017 IBMA playing "Flight of the Survivor". 

James Nash and the Waybacks rock the Hillside Album Hour with Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" featuring special guests Joan Osborne, Tony Williamson, Sam Bush, Jim Lauderdale and Jens Kruger. What a fabulous event. Amazing arrangements by James Nash. On the shortlist for the 2017 Grammy Awards!!!

Merlefest - 4/30/16 Tony Williamson and Andrew Marlin: "Unbelizeable" 

Merlefest - 4/30/16 Tony Williamson, Andrew Marlin, and Emma Best: "Temperance Reel".