Coming Events at The Old Theater

Ken Waldman, Alaska's Fiddling Poet / November 23, 2019 / 7:30 pm

Alaskan Fiddling Poet, Ken Waldman, makes his debut appearance in Pamlico County at the Old Theater in Oriental. He’s bringing his group The Secret Visitors, which features Western NC multi-instrumentalist, Adam Tanner. Waldman’s appearance is part of a longer residency which includes a visit to local schools.

Ken Waldman combines Appalachian-style string-band music, original poetry, and Alaska-set storytelling for a performance uniquely his. He has eleven books, nine CDs, and since 1995 has appeared at the widest range of concert series, festivals, and clubs, from the Kennedy Center Millennium Stage to the Woodford Folk Festival in Queensland, Australia. Reviewers have compared his stage show to John Hartford and Garrison Keillor.

Accompanying Waldman will be Bryan and Barbara Blake, leaders of the Unknown Tongues, a band from Carteret County that plays Cajun music; Lizzie Thompson, a cellist, from Northern California; and Adam Tanner, an instructor at the bluegrass and old-time music program at Eastern Tennessee State University in Johnson City, Tennessee. A mandolin player, fiddler, and guitarist, he’s toured throughout the United States and Europe with bands such as The Crooked Jades and Hunger Mountain Boys.

Tickets are $20.00, available at Nautical Wheelers or online now at and at the Old Theater Box Office the night of the show. Discounts available for theater Members, Military and Students with I.D.