Neck of the Woods, Fall 2016

TWF_NeckWoods_Color_HorWake Forest Arts and the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre for the Arts are pleased to present the “Neck of the Woods” performance series! The event takes place on three Friday nights each year from 7:30-9:30pm at the Wake Forest Renaissance Centre, 405 S. Brooks St. in Wake Forest.

A Neck of the Woods show features 3-4 performers each doing a 15-20 minute performance. Admission is $5. There is a cash bar (beer & wine). Upcoming shows are October 21, 2016 (lineup below) and February 17, 2017.

  • Williams & Redfield (Alternative Rock)
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    Claire Williams (vocals, acoustic guitar) and Robert Redfield (acoustic guitar) have been performing in and around Wake Forest for over six years. They met at Give to Live Guitar studios and have performed together, and as part of other groups, at several festivals and events in the area. Claire is a sophomore at Wake Forest High School and Robert is attending Wake Tech.Claire Williams is lead vocalist, guitarist for Karma.
  • Northern Wake Senior Center Storytellers (Storytelling Workshop Participants)
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    The Storytellers are composed of members of the Senior Center group that is led by Drew and Lauren Bridges. The Storytellers meet twice monthly at the Northern Wake Senior Center. They celebrated their first anniversary in June of 2016.Storyteller 1: Robin Kitson, an experienced professional storyteller who has won contest prizes including a two time honoree at the Liars Contest in Laurinburg, NC.Storyteller 2: Lenny Weismeier, who has told stories all his life, but is new at telling to the public. He moved to WF from the Bronx, NYC several years ago.Storyteller 3: Drew Bridges, a retired psychiatrist who has restored himself to his default identity of English major and storyteller.
  • Joe Woodson & Friends (Country, Traditional Singer/Guitar Player)
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    Joe and Art in the studio

    Joe Woodson has been performing and writing music for over 40 years. His music has been played on radio stations all over the United States and abroad in countries such as France, New Zealand, Austria, and England. Joe has appeared in clubs and at events from Asheville to Nashville. His music (Americana, original, traditional, with fitting covers) is for the whole family.

    One of Joe’s friends, Art Champagne has also performed for years. Art is a gifted soul who has a wide range of experience, playing instruments that include guitar, Dobro, and bass. He has performed with Joe Woodson for several years doing shows, festivals, and radio.

  • Happy Accidents (Enloe High School Improv Troupe)
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    The Happy Accidents are Enloe Magnet High School’s prestigious improvisation troupe led by troupe director and acting teacher Phoebe Dillard. The Happy Accidents consist of students from all acting levels and grades ranging from sophomores through seniors. The Accidents have performed at downtown Raleigh events such as First Night Raleigh and SPARKcon, travel to elementary and middle schools to teach improv workshops and perform, as well as Enloe Theatre events such as Acting Nights throughout the year. Our next event is performing at Enloe’s Acting Night November 16 and 17 at Enloe HS. 2016-2017 Happy Accidents: Legend Grant (Captain), Josh Bruton (Captain), Hannah Hoskins (Publicity), Matt Ellington, Spencer Rollins, Austin King, Olivia Olsen, Lesiana Randolph, Alex Williams, Joy Sheagbeh, Austin Richards, Lauren Eckard and Ben Pluska.