WAKE FOREST — Craicdown will perform a free concert Sunday, Aug. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the E. Carroll Joyner Park amphitheater, 701 Harris Road.
According to its website, “Craicdown describes its music as ‘world acousticana‘ — acoustic roots music with a high-energy, rock inspired flair. Integrating influences from many parts of the world and various genres with uncommon instrumentation, Craicdown’s music creates a distinctive and unique sound that nonetheless remains familiar and appealing.
Drawing from both traditional and contemporary sources as well as penning much of their own material, Craicdown’s repertoire includes both songs with vocals and instrumental pieces ranging in style from Americana to reggae-sounding vocals, from Celtic influenced jigs and reels to the music of Brazil and Argentina.”
The ensemble’s instrumentation sets it apart from other acoustic acts. The band features Rob Sharer on guitar, flute, fiddle and vocals; David DiGiuseppe on accordion and Irish cittern; and Jim Roberts on drums and percussion. Craicdown succeeds not only on the strength of its members’ musical talents, but also their ability to blend wide-ranging traditions into a new hybrid.
In the event of rain, the performance will be moved inside the Flaherty Park Community Center, 1226 N. White St.