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Rod Showcases at FAI in Kansas City, MO - February 14-17 

I'll be at Folk Alliance International Conference from February 15th-19th and showcasing for many hosts at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, MO. Check the schedule below and if your there, please come to showcase, take a listen and say hello, I'd love to meet you and talk music!

Wed-Feb.14 12:15 AM -The Folk Chef's Kitchen (Room 647) 30 min set 

Thur-Feb.15 10:50 PM - The Wisconsin Room (543) In the round. 

Thur-Feb.15 1:00 AM - Access Film Music -BLUE (Room 552) In the round 

Fri-Feb.16 3:20-4:00 PM - Pushing Chain Presents (633) In the round 

Fri-Feb.16 11:00 PM - Access Film Music BLUE (552) In the round 

Sat-Feb.17 1:00 AM - Access Film Music- ORANGE (754) 30 min set

Rod guests with The Johnny Folsom 4 at Haw River Ballroom 

I had a blast guesting with The Johnny Folsom 4 at the Has River Ballroom on Jan. 28th...They did a reenactment of the entire "Live At Folsom Prison" album and it was so much fun, Here I am playing harmonica on Cash's Orange Blossom Special! Thanks to David Burney and JF4 for a fantastic night!

I've launched a Kickstarter campaign for the new album 

I've launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund my new double album. One side is all original guitar instrumentals and the second side is full of original vocal tunes and songs from some of my favorite writers includes Steve Earl and Alexi Murdoch. Please check out my Kickstarter video and page at


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Previous events

NC Musicians United For Equality NC

Haw River Ballroon, Saxapahaw, NC

An all star roster of North Carolina performers play to raise money to help the fight against HB2. Rod plays a solo set on 6 & 12 String.

Rod Abernethy with Dexter Romweber

KINGS / Neptune's, W. Martin St., Raleigh

Songs From Downstairs with Dexter Romweber Aug 19th

Rod Abernethy with Terry Anderson

KINGS/Neptune's, 14 W. Martin St., Raleigh, NC

Songs From Downstairs with Terry Anderson

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