Poplar Knight Spot is filled with music this holiday season. The downtown Aberdeen listening room finishes the year with four performances covering a broad spectrum from classically trained Martha Bassett through vernacular fiddle music of Clay Buckner and Fiddle X, with Celtic virtuosity and superior songwriting in the mix as well. Sundays,Dec 8 through Dec 22, and a special Wednesday night performance, Dec. 11, by Jonathan Byrd , round out year in style. All shows begin at 6:46 pm.
Sunday , December 8 , finds the Martha Bassett Trio a is blessed with a crystalline tone, a remarkable range, and sultry delivery. Her performances are known for their emotional honesty and visceral impact, making everyone in the room feel she’s singing directly to them.
Her musical inspiration moves effortlessly through swing, jazz, folk, country, and rock guaranteeing playful variety at her live shows. Mixing originals with choice covers, she navigates sexy torch songs, rip-your-heart-out ballads, and slinky groove tunes with ease supported by a band equally comfortable in acoustic and electric settings.Regularly seen on stages at Merlefest, the Eastern Music Festival, Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival and concert venues throughout North Carolina and Virginia, she’s opened for Lyle Lovett, Tony Bennett, the Avett Brothers, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Jim Lauderdale, and Chuck Prophet. Martha contributed music to the Sony Classics film, “Junebug,” as well. Her tours have taken her up and down the east coast and into the Midwest.
The Rooster’s Wife is a community arts organization dedicated to bringing the best in live music to the Sandhills. Home base is the gallery room of Poplar Knight Spot, 114 Knight Street in downtown Aberdeen, two blocks east of US 1 at the Rent a Wreck sign. Medical outreach and school programs occur regularly offsite. Frequently, musicians are available for private instruction and workshops. The doors open at 6 pm for Sunday shows with the music kicking off at 6:46. There is seating indoors and out. A light dinner is available for separate purchase. Tickets for the Dec 8 show are $15 at the door with cash or check. For more information, the complete schedule , or to purchase tickets with credit or debit card, visit theroosterswife.org or call (910)944-7502.
Poplar Knight Spot
114 Knight St.
Aberdeen, NC 28315