Music

The Carolina Theatre presents

Larry & Joe

  • Thu, April 17 at 7:00pm
  • Tickets 6/14

    ABOUT CENTER STAGE: THE WAVEMAKERS SERIES

    Welcome to Center Stage: The Wavemakers Series, a groundbreaking performance series curated by Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Rissi Palmer, dedicated to celebrating diverse voices and uncovering your next favorite artists. Presented by the Carolina Theatre of Durham, this innovative series spotlights emerging talents from a myriad of backgrounds, promising an eclectic mix of musical genres and exceptional artistry. Center Stage isn’t just a concert series—it’s a dynamic experience that blends the lines between interview and concert in a seamless journey with the artist and their craft.


    ABOUT LARRY & JOE

    Larry Bellorín hails from Monagas, Venezuela and is a legend of Llanera music. Joe Troop 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 worked 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. Then Larry met Joe.

    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, maracas, guitar, upright bass, and whatever else they decide to throw in the van. 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.