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New Double Album Release Party at KINGS, Raleigh Sunday April 8th 

The new double album "The Man I'm Supposed To Be" is being released in April! I'm having the release party at KINGS in Raleigh on Sunday April 8th at 7:00 PM. There will also be some good friends of mine performing before my album set including Caitlin Cary, Robert Kirkland, David Burney, John Teer, Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw, Steve Howell, Caroline Mamoulides, Billy Warden, Ed Bulter, Chad Lister and more. 

Come on down to KINGS and join the party, it starts at 7:00 PM!

KINGS  14 W. Martin St. Raleigh, NC

Sunday April 8th, 7:00 PM

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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Live on WOMR - Provincetown

Provincetown, MA

Listen in to my interview with Carol Courneen and her show "Roots n' Offshoots" on WOMR -Provincetown

Songs From Downstairs with Rod Abernethy

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

Rod Abernethy hosts a night of acoustic music once a month at Neptune’s Parlour in Raleigh featuring acoustic sets from favorite North Carolina performers. This month is with Steve Howell and Carolyn Mamoulides

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