12th Annual Boco traditional music festival

Saturday, april 22, 2023
the Turnage Theatre Gallery 
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Free Admission - Donations Appreciated

Beaufort County Traditional Music Association and Arts of the Pamlico present the 12th Annual BOCO Traditional Music Festival in Downtown Washington, NC. Family Friendly, free Music all day, 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM.

Boco jams in turnage gallery

10:00 am - 12:00 pm    BCTMA Open Jam

BOCO musicians in Turnage Gallery

3:00 pm    Colin Cutler

A Greensboro-based songwriter toting a guitar and banjo, Colin Cutler's music spans the breadth of Americana, from Appalachian old time to blues to old-school country to folk rock. His lyrics are rooted in the earthy storytelling traditions of the South, his Pentecostal upbringing, spending time at his grandparents' Vanceboro farm, and literature. He has performed throughout the Piedmont and Europe, always holding true to his southern roots.

4:00 pm    4th Street Dulcimers

This group of regional musicians meets at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Greenville, which is located on 4th Street. They meet twice monthly and learn new songs and techniques from instructor Nancy Galambush. Newcomers are always welcome. They play mostly standard mountain dulcimer tunes, as well as popular sing along songs.

5:00 pm    Eddie Davis

Eddy is a singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has been performing for audiences since the age of 9! His travels have brought him to his permanent home in North Carolina where he is often heard playing in a variety of venues. He has won many awards with his original music including several at the Shakori Hills Grass Roots Festival of Music and Dance and the Mount Airy Old Time Fiddler's Convention.

He was featured on the PBS program “Song of the Mountains” 15th Anniversary Television Show. His mix of Folk, Acoustic and Americana music with Country Roots is fun for all ages!

6:00 pm    Screamin' Bridge Bluegrass

Screamin’ Bridge Bluegrass is an up-n-coming 4-piece bluegrass group led by Matthew Manning of the Martin County Ramblers. He plays mandolin and guitar. He is joined by fellow Ramblers Justin Edwards (on guitar, dobro, and banjo) and Jacob Vaughan (on upright bass). Brendan Mobley rounds out the group on fiddle and mandolin. All four members share lead and harmony vocals. They play traditional and original bluegrass music. Their name comes from an actual bridge in Martin County that is the site of a legend of a haunted old mill.