GreenRoom Exchange & Red Barn Radio Present Larry & Joe

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Sunday, February 19th
6:00pm - 8:00pm EST

GreenRoom Exchange is delighted to collaborate with Red Barn Radio to present this unique show which combines Venezuela Liamere harp music with Appalachian folk music.

LARRY BELLOR├ŹN hails from Monagas, Venezuela and is a legend of Llanera music.

JOE TROOP from North Carolina is a GRAMMY nominated Bluegrass/ oldtime musician.

Larry was forced into exile and is an asylum seeker in North Carolina. Joe, after a decade in South America, got stranded back in his stomping grounds in the pandemic. Larry works construction to make ends meet. Joe's acclaimed "latingrass" band Che Apalache was forced into hiatus, and he shifted into action working with asylum seeking migrants.

Currently based in the Triangle of North Carolina, both men are versatile multi-instrumentalists and singer-songwriters on a mission to show that music has no borders. As a duo they perform a fusion of Venezuelan and Appalachian folk music on harp, banjo, cuatro, fiddle, maracas, guitar, upright bass, and whatever else they decide to throw in the van. The program they offer features a distinct blend of their musical inheritances and traditions as well as storytelling about the ways that music and social movements coalesce.