“This may be one of the year’s best - he’s a vivid, expressive artist.”  - Americana Highways 

“Nothing may be normal in 2021, but ‘Normal Isn’t Normal Anymore’ offsets Abernethy’s doom and gloom with pure joy...”   - No Depression 

“Clairon vocals, masterly guitar playing...the complete creative and artistic package.”   - Looking Through The Lense 

“Impressive guitar-picking is an attraction in itself, and Mr. Abernethy proves an adept, vocal interpreter…”  - The Wall Street Journal 

“Such a gifted writer and talented guitarist...his are not only well-crafted songs; they are important, provocative messages that need to be shared.”  - Country Standard Time 

"Abernethy turned the relatively obscure early Dylan song about racial injustice into a tour-de-force, complete with a focused vocal delivery, tight and percussive rhythm, fiery guitar licks and solid harmonica playing." - American Songwriter on "Oxford Town"

“His guitar playing evokes comparisons to such luminaries as Leo Kottke, John Fahey, and Tommy Emmanuel."   - Pop Matters 

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Upcoming Shows

Previous events

Date Event Location
Martin on Main Festival - Nazareth, PA Nazareth, PA, Nazareth, PA Nazareth, PA, Nazareth, PA
The Evening Muse presents The Lubben Brothers with special guest Rod Abernethy The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC 28205 The Evening Muse, Charlotte, NC 28205
The Woodstock Folk Festival in Woodstock, IL The Woodstock Folk Festival , The Woodstock Folk Festival in Woodstock, IL The Woodstock Folk Festival , The Woodstock Folk Festival in Woodstock, IL
Kim Moberg, Rod Abernethy, and Grace Morrison at Club Passim Club Passim, Cambridge, MA 02138 Club Passim, Cambridge, MA 02138
MUSIC OF SIMON AND GARFUNKEL WITH SWEARINGEN & KELLI w/ special guest Rod Abernethy The Spire Center , Plymouth, MA 02360 The Spire Center , Plymouth, MA 02360
Backyard Sessions with Rod Abernethy 525 Rayburn Avenue, Wake Forest, NC, Wake Forest, NC 525 Rayburn Avenue, Wake Forest, NC, Wake Forest, NC
(EDT, UTC-04) (EDT, UTC-04) Meghan Cary Birthday Bash with special guest Rod Abernethy! The Noisy House, Erdenheim, PA The Noisy House, Erdenheim, PA
Live at Ted's presents Rod Abernethy Live At Ted's, Wilmington, NC Live At Ted's, Wilmington, NC
(EST, UTC-05) (EST, UTC-05) Rod Abernethy and Claudia Nyygard live on Nashville Folk Connection Nashville Folk Connection live online Nashville Folk Connection live online
Northeast Regional Folk Alliance 2021 (NERFA) Showcase - online- Open Mic NERFA Virtual Conference November 11-14th 2021 NERFA Virtual Conference November 11-14th 2021
Northeast Regional Folk Alliance - The Big Orange Tarp Guerilla Showcases - 11:45pm EST Northeast Regional Folk Alliance 2021 Online Conference, online Northeast Regional Folk Alliance 2021 Online Conference, online
Folk Alliance Region Midwest - Performance Lane - live stream FARM - Performance Lane Set - live online FARM - Performance Lane Set - live online
Private House Concert Tacoma Park, MD Tacoma Park, MD
An Evening with Three Singer-Songwriters: Rod Abernethy, Kim Moberg, and Susan Cattaneo The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA 02664 The Cultural Center of Cape Cod, South Yarmouth, MA 02664
The Spire - Kim Moberg, Rod Abernethy and Grace Morrison in the round The Spire - Lobby Series - Kim Moberg, Rod Abernethy and Grace Morrison in the round, Plymouth, MA The Spire - Lobby Series - Kim Moberg, Rod Abernethy and Grace Morrison in the round, Plymouth, MA
Private House Concert - Chatham, MA Private show on Cape Cod in Chatham, MA, Chatham, MA Private show on Cape Cod in Chatham, MA, Chatham, MA
Private house show - Centerville, MA Private house show - Centerville, MA Private house show - Centerville, MA
Rod Abernethy Live Online at Folk Unlocked 2021 - 2/25 8:45pm EST Watch Rod's live set here at Folk Unlocked Watch Rod's live set here at Folk Unlocked
Rod Abernethy "Normal Isn't Normal Anymore" Album Release Show live online from Citizen Vinyl Citizen Vinyl, Asheville Citizen Vinyl, Asheville
Grace Morrison and Rod Abernethy Streaming live online Streaming live online

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Management/A&R/Radio Promotion
Kari Estrin
Nashville TN 
www.kariestrin.com

Publicity
Sarah Bennett - IVPR
Nashville TN 
www.IVPR.co