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Back Porch Music On The Lawn Kicks Off With Front Country & Demolition String Band

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Grab your picnic blanket and round up the kids because it's time for the start of Back Porch Music on The Lawn at American Tobacco in Durham.

Thursday night Front Country rolls into town with their genre-busting brand of roots music.  This is the first of eight in a series of concerts. 

With influences ranging from the Carter Family to King Crimson, this young acoustic band defies easy classification. Some critics have called them "roots pop," part bluegrass, part progressive pop.

The band formed in San Francisco a few years back but have since moved their home base to Nashville, Tennessee.

The band was profiled on a recent All Things Considered broadcast.

The concert begins at 6 p.m., Thursday May 11, at American Tobacco in Durham. No admission charge.

Front Country's second full album, "Other Love Songs," was released to wide acclaim earlier this year. The band is currently on an extended US tour that  included a stop at Merlefest in North Wilkesboro last month.

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Fount Country's set list (often) includes this King Crimson cover:

The Demolition String Band open the show at 6 p.m. Picnics are welcome, but no glass, please. Directions to American Tobacco can be found on our main Back Porch Music On The Lawn page.

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Make sure to drop by the WUNC Tent near the right front of the stage to get your Public Radio Tattoo and to say hello.

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Eric Hodge hosts WUNC’s broadcast of Morning Edition, and files reports for the North Carolina news segments of the broadcast. He started at the station in 2004 doing fill-in work on weekends and All Things Considered.