An Evening with Larry & Joe - Saturday, Feb 18, 7:30 pm

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An Evening with Larry & Joe - Saturday, Feb 18, 7:30 pm

Regular price $ 21.00
Unit price  per 

General Admission
$ 20.00 + $ 1.00 ticket fee
Preferred Seating
$ 30.00 + $ 1.00 ticket fee

Louisville Folk School presents:
Cupola Concerts

An Evening with Larry & Joe

Saturday, Feb 18, 2023

Music begins at 7:30pm

Larry & Joe is the duo of Llanera and Joropo maestro Larry Bellorín (Monagas, Venezuela) and GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass and oldtime star Joe Troop (Winston-Salem, North Carolina). These two virtuosic multi-instrumentalists fuse their respective Venezuelan and Appalachian folk traditions on the harp, banjo, cuatro, fiddle, upright bass, guitar, and maracas to prove that music has no borders. Their bilingual (esp / eng) program includes storytelling, humor, and singalongs.

Join us for a listening room experience at Peterson Dumesnil House, an Italian Ornate Style historical home in the Crescent Hill neighborhood of Louisville.
301 S Peterson Ave
Louisville KY 40206
We are offering approximately 50 advance tickets to each house concert, including 20 reserved seats in the front rows. Each seated event will take place in the living room of PD House, or on the covered front porch if the weather is warm enough (indoor or outdoor will be announced morning of show or sooner). 
Preferred Seating: $30 in advance (plus $1 ticket fee)
General Admission: $20 in advance (plus $1 ticket fee)


 

Larry & Joe were destined to make music together.

Larry Bellorín hails from Monagas, Venezuela and is a legend of Llanera music. Joe Troop is from North Carolina and is a GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass and oldtime musician. Larry was forced into exile and is an asylum seeker in North Carolina. Joe, after a decade in South America, got stranded back in his stomping grounds during the pandemic. Larry works construction to make ends meet. Joe's acclaimed "latingrass" band Che Apalache was forced into hiatus, and he shifted into action working with asylum-seeking migrants.

Currently based in the Triangle of North Carolina, both men are versatile multi-instrumentalists and singer-songwriters on a mission to show that music has no borders. As a duo, they perform a fusion of Venezuelan and Appalachian folk music on harp, banjo, cuatro, fiddle, maracas, guitar, upright bass, and whatever else they decide to throw in the van. The program they offer features a distinct blend of their musical inheritances and traditions as well as storytelling about the ways that music and social movements coalesce.


Larry & Joe estaban destinados a hacer música juntos.

Oriundo de Monagas, Venezuela, Larry es una leyenda de la música llanera. Proveniente de Carolina del Norte, Joe es un músico de bluegrass y oldtime que fue nominado para un GRAMMY. Larry tuvo que exiliarse a Carolina del Norte y es solicitante de asilo. Joe, después de una década en Sudamérica quedó varado en su tierra natal por la pandemia. Larry trabaja en construcción para llegar a fin de mes. Cuando el ascenso de su renombrada banda Che Apalache se detuvo, Joe pivotó para trabajar con migrantes solicitando asilo.


Actualmente basados en el Triángulo de Carolina del Norte, ambos hombres son multi-instrumentistas versátiles con una misión de mostrar que la música no tiene fronteras. Como dueto tocan una fusión de folklore de Venezuela y de los montes Apalaches en arpa, banjo, cuatro, violín, maracas, guitarra, contrabajo y cualquier otra cosa que decidan subir a la camioneta. Como músicos su programa ofrece una mezcla única de sus diversas herencias y tradiciones, y cómo cuentacuentos demuestran cómo la música y los movimientos sociales interactúan.