Events, Music, Southern Folklife Collection, Special Collections

Cooder-White-Skaggs Tickets on Sale Now for Nov. 20 Concert

The Southern Folklife Collection in Wilson Library, in collaboration with Carolina Performing Arts, will bring Cooder-White-Skaggs to UNC’s Memorial Hall on Nov. 20.

In an exceptional pairing, master multi-instrumentalists Ry Cooder and Ricky Skaggs will come together on stage to deliver a revelatory program of blues, gospel, and bluegrass music. They will be joined by Sharon White, one of the purest voices in country music, along with Joachim Cooder on drums and Mark Fain on bass.

Tickets start at $29 ($10 for students) and are available at or by calling CPA Ticket Services at 919-843-3333.

CooderWhiteSkaggs800“Getting to work with Ry Cooder has been a dream of mine for a long time,” said Skaggs. “He is a world-class musician. We met at a Grammy Awards show many years ago and thought it would be a blast to do something together sometime, and now we’re getting to create new sounds around old music.”

Southern Folklife Collection curator Steven Weiss was instrumental in helping CPA bring the performance to Memorial Hall.

“The Southern Folklife Collection is honored to co-present this unique concert at Memorial Hall with Carolina Performing Arts,” said Weiss. “Ry Cooder, Ricky Skaggs, and Sharon White are all national treasures; performing together they are truly an American Roots dream team.”

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