May 14 2022


7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FRESH Sounds // Larry Bellorín + Joe Troop

May 14, 7-9pm

Larry Bellorín & Joe Troop were destined to make music together. Larry hails from Monagas, Venezuela and is a legend of Llanera music. Joe is from North Carolina and is a GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass and oldtime musician. Larry was forced into exile and is an asylum seeker in North Carolina. Joe, after a decade in South America, got stranded back in his stomping grounds in the pandemic. Larry works construction to make ends meet. Joe’s acclaimed “latingrass” band Che Apalache was forced into hiatus, and he shifted into action working with asylum seeking migrants.

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 Appalachian folk music on harp, banjo, cuatro, fiddle, and whatever else they decide to throw in the van.  The duo is currently developing their repertoire in advance of a recording project sponsored and facilitated by the celebrated Music Maker Relief Foundation. The program they offer features a distinct blend of their musical inheritances and traditions, as well as storytelling about the ways that music and social movements coalesce.  The program can be tailored to fit a barroom gathering, PAC stage, or University lecture hall.

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FRESH Sounds is a fundraising concert series with an intimate vibe featuring live music and spoken word artists. All performances will take place at Artspace in our gallery spaces from 7:00-9:00pm. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.