In the Water is an intimate documentary concert series featuring North Carolina musicians performing in unique, meaningful locations in the state.
Each episode of In the Water features a three- to four-song performance, as well as environmental footage and narration from the featured artist. These recordings capture the North Carolina spaces - both literal and metaphorical - that shape the sounds and souls of the artist.
From the Mountains to the Sea is a two-hour multimedia/live presentation about Anne and Frank Warner’s folk music collection in North Carolina. Between 1938-1966, Frank and Anne Warner documented nearly one thousand folks songs along the eastern seaboard. Using their free time and spare cash, the Warners created what the Library of Congress (which houses their collections) describes as “One of the great treasures in the American Folklife Center archives. The presentation features the voices of the singers, photographs of the tradition bearers and their land, and the insights gained by the Warners as they traveled through rural North Carolina in search of old songs. Highlights include an exploration of the Warner's relationship with Frank Proffitt, who they recorded singing "Tom Dooley," in 1941
Frank Proffitt pictured here with a guitar c. 1940 in Beech Mountain, N.C.
Jeff and Gerret Warner discuss the story behind their touring show "From The Mountains to the Sea"