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The Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase Announces Their 17th Year with "Country Music, Caldwell County Style"

Lenoir, NC, January 15, 2015 --( The 17th annual Caldwell Traditional Musicians Showcase has announced the theme for the 2015 showcase “Country Music, Caldwell County Style”. The long running showcase will be on March 28th starting at 7:30pm in the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center in Lenoir, NC. The show will feature recording artist and Western North Carolina native, Chad Triplett and his band Two Lane Blacktop, along with well-known favorites Gloria Coffey and the Old Hat Band, Chickweed, Tim Hall and Buffalo Country and Strictly Clean and Decent with special guests Carolina Ray Whisnant and Cecil Palmer. Tickets are $10 each for general admission and are available online by visiting

Since the first showcase, held in September of 1998, the goal was to feature traditional musicians from Caldwell County, largely self-taught, who deserved a venue other than their back porch. The first performance featured 23 musicians (along with Strictly Clean and Decent, comprised of Patrick & Kay Crouch and Ron Shuffler). It was hugely successful and started what has become a highly anticipated event each and every year.

The showcases at the J.E. Broyhill Civic Center, are invaluable in instilling pride in the people of Caldwell County for the music was often taken for granted. Caldwell County is now well known throughout the region for creating great musicians, who study folk-life and cultural heritage, as an area that is rich in the folk music tradition. And it is an excellent example of a long-term collaboration between Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute, the JE Broyhill Civic Center, the Caldwell Arts Council, the North Carolina Arts Council, the Caldwell County Government, and Strictly Clean and Decent.

For more information about event organizers Strictly Clean & Decent, and other musical events in the region, visit their website at or email them at
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