Planting the roots in Fayetteville

August 27th, 2010 at 10:19 am

Nora Jane Struthers

Roots Music is hard to define. It’s part folk, part jazz, part blues, maybe country or a whole lot more. Perhaps the easiest way to describe it, says Bryan Hembree of 3 Penny Acre, is just to know it has its own roots in American styles of music.

It’s mainly acoustic and making strides across the country. It’s also the type of music that will come to the Greenhouse Grille on Sunday (Aug. 29) for the first Fayetteville Roots Festival.

The one-day festival is the product of 3 Penny Acre, a local roots band that has played throughout the country and gained like-sounding friends along their travels.

The festival begins at 10:30 a.m. for a free preview session before taking a quick break and returning at 5 p.m.

Here’s the full schedule:

10:30 a.m. to noon — Songwriters in the Round with Effron White, David Glaser and Charlie Roth. Free.

12:30-2 p.m. — Songwriters in the Round with Shannon Wurst, Johann Wagner and Ryan Spearman. Free.

5 p.m. — Doors open for paid portion of festival

5:30-6:15 p.m. — Doug and Telisha Williams

6:20-7:05 p.m. — Nora Jane Struthers

7:10-7:55 p.m. — Raina Rose, Anthony Da Costa and John Elliot

8-8:45 p.m. — The Honey Dewdrops

8:50-9:35 p.m. — 3 Penny Acre

9:40-10 p.m. — Grand finale jam

Check back with TunedIn later to read a question-and-answer session with The Honey Dewdrops, one of the bands performing at the festival.

Tickets to the festival are $22 for one or $40 for two. They can be purchased on the festival website or at the venue.