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A Night of Americana – Canary in the Coalmine




Founded in the streets of Asheville, North Carolina, Canary in the Coalmine is a Jacksonville based folk group influenced by Appalachian folk and alternative country sounds. This Americana folk band is led by songwriters Jessica Pounds and Sandy Wicker. Members include Peter Mosely on upright bass and backing vocals, Philip Pan on violin, Arvid Smith on dobro, mellobar, mandolin, and guitars, and Eric Bailey on drums/percussion.

They are just one of three groups performing at The Cummer’s Garden Concert: A Night of Americana on June 28,2014 from 7-9 p.m. (doors at 6 p.m.). Bring a blanket, chairs, and your favorite foods and beverages (alcohol is permitted). Enjoy a picnic in The Cummer Gardens with a view of the St. Johns River, while listening to the sounds of some of the most talented musicians in Jacksonville! The cost is $20 for Members, $25 for Non-members, and $400 for a table of 10. If you don’t feel like packing a picnic, let The Café do all the work for you. Preorder your boxed dinner from The Café by calling 904.899.6022. For more information or to make your required reservation, click HERE or call 904.899.6038.


Canary in the Coalmine’s musical influences include Leonard Cohen, Josh Ritter, Dolly Parton, Rufus Wainwright, Fiona Apple, Southern Gospel Music, Jeff Buckley, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Nina Simone, Nancy Sinatra, The Carter Family, and Skeeter Davis to name a few. The group has earned acclaim from EU Magazine, NPR, Folio Weekly and countless others. Jessica and Sandy form an undeniably harmonious duo that parternered with Jacksonville’s finest musicians creates an unforgettable sound experience.


In addition to seeing Canary in the Coalmine live at The Cummer on June 28th 7-9 p.m. (doors 6 p.m.), you can check out their website for tour information, merchandise, and more by clicking HERE.

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