Music Folk for Ocracoke | October 14
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The Carolina Theatre of Durham Presents

Music Folk for Ocracoke

Featuring Joe & Libby of Mipso & More
Monday, October 14 | 7 PM

The Carolina Theatre of Durham and Craicdown present Music Folk For Ocracoke, a benefit concert for hurricane relief efforts on Ocracoke Island, NC, on Monday, Oct. 14 in the theatre's Fletcher Hall. 

The benefit concert will feature musical performances from the following North Carolina artists:

  • Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba
  • Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys
  • Chatham Rabbits 
  • Joseph Terrell and Libby Rodenbough of Mipso 

Tickets to the show cost $27.50 and will go on sale Tuesday, Oct. 1 at noon at the venue's box office and website (, and at Profits from ticket and concession sales will benefit the Outer Banks Community Foundation.


Artist Bios:

Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

Griot and master kora player Diali Cissokho, originally from Senegal, lovingly calls North Carolina home. Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba's music is steeped in ancient West African griot traditions, but propelled into the 21st century by the modernizing impulses of a rock band format. Agile basslines interweave with the melodic twins of kora and electric guitar, undergirded by an explosive rhythm section of traditional percussion and trapset drums. Irrepressible dance groove, serpentine guitar work, and dynamic original composition draw the listener in. Cissokho's electrifying voice and storytelling convey timeless themes of mythology, migration, justice, and universal love. Together, Kaira Ba's cross-continental music illuminates stories centuries-old; renewing their relevance in a globalized world.

Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys

North Carolina’s Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. Between heartbreaking ballads and heart-lifting sing-alongs, the Cowboys entertain and get audiences involved in the show. The Chicago Tribune called Byrd "one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years.

Chatham Rabbits

On their debut album All I Want From You, folk and bluegrass duo, Chatham Rabbits make old traditions new again. Released this year on Chapel Hill NC’s Robust Records, All I Want From You finds the husband and wife team, Sarah and Austin McCombie, telling passed down stories, heart-worn and heavy, with infectious harmonies. The album features musicians Libby Rodenbough (Mipso) and Andrew Marlin (Mandolin Orange) and decades old instruments. But on opening track “Come Home” it’s just the Rabbits; Sarah clawhammering her banjo and Austin joining in to cry with her, “I lay awake at night screamin’ out your name.” It’s a call back to the Carter Family, transcending time and it comes to us pure and urgent. 

Joseph Terrell and Libby Rodenbough of Mipso

Joseph Terrell and Libby Rodenbough usually live in a 15-passenger van together. They play concerts with three other friends as “Mipso,” a name that means nothing. On Oct. 14, they'll perform non-Mipso selections while sending love to residents of Ocracoke Island as well as all the current and future climate refugees across the world whose lives and cultures will be uprooted or destroyed if we continue to allow our governments to ignore catastrophic climate change.

On Sale: Tuesday, Oct. 1 | Noon

No Cameras
No Outside Food or Drink
No Backpacks
No Video Recording Devices
No Weapons


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