Venezuela meets Appalachia

Larry & Joe were destined to make music together. Larry Bellorín, a legend of Llanera music, hails from Monagas, Venezuela. Joe Troop is a GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass and Old-Time musician. Larry was forced into exile and is an asylum seeker in North Carolina. During the pandemic, when his acclaimed “latingrass” band Che Apalache was forced into hiatus, Joe shifted into action working with asylum seeking migrants. Then Larry met Joe. 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 Appala- chian folk music on harp, banjo, cuatro, fiddle, maracas, guitar, upright bass, and whatever else they decide to throw in the van.

Sponsored by Friends of Old-Time & Celtic Music

Friday, Sept. 29 First Christian Church , Trinity Episcopal Church

Saturday, Sept. 30 First Christian Church

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