Music, Food and Brews in Brevard's Backyard

Cup o’ Joe

Thursday, April 18
Doors: 4:30pm // Show: 7pm
$10 to $15
Cup O’Joe is a progressive folk and bluegrass band founded and based in Northern Ireland by three siblings Tabitha, Benjamin and Reuben Agnew, later joined in 2019 by Tabitha’s husband David Benedict. Their unique mix of original compositions and re-imagined traditional songs paired with their lively performances has given them a growing presence in the acoustic music scene surrounding Ireland, The United Kingdom, Mainland Europe, and beyond. Their quartet lineup features tight sibling harmonies, tasteful arrangements, compelling originals and virtuosic solos. Tabitha Benedict brings her unique style of banjo playing and delicate vocals to the group, which were both recognised by the IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association). She holds the 2020 Momentum Instrumentalist of the Year Award. Her sensitive and tasteful touch on both banjo and lead vocals blends effortlessly with her bandmates. Reuben Agnew’s phrenetic guitar breaks, rhythmic drive, and unwavering vocals make him another pillar of this group’s sound. Both Tabitha and Reuben are songwriters with a rare understanding of their own creations and what they want the listener to hear. David Benedict, the newest addition to the group, is a mandolin player of the first order. His leading style of playing is described as “thoughtful, elegant and tastefully complex.” Winner of the IBMA Momentum Award for Mandolin in 2018, his mandolin playing is intricately sophisticated, while also being well established in the deep understanding of the instrument’s heritage and early sounds. He plays like he has been with the group since the very start, slotting in on the backbeat effortlessly. Benjamin Agnew beats out the all-important bass tones and lead vocals-oftentimes giving the impression he wandered on to stage by accident, but flawlessly holding the backbone of the music. This band has toured extensively in Ireland, The UK and Europe. Cup O’Joe have made their name known among the folk and bluegrass circuit internationally, with appearances at Celtic Connections, IBMA in North Carolina, and the Omagh Bluegrass Festival in their neighboring county. In 2015 the band were runners up in the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Awards, as well as being the first international youth band to showcase at IBMA in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Venue and ticketing information:

We are family friendly, but shows are 21+ unless accompanied by a guardian.  

For this show you have the option of purchasing a table or a general admission ticket.  

When purchasing a table you are purchasing the number of tickets that the tables seats.  For example if you purchase a 4-top table you are purchasing 4 tickets 

General admission tickets gain you access to the rear of the venue, behind the seated sections as well as the backyard.  There are tables in both areas that are available on a first come, first served basis.  
There is a garage door behind the stage that remains open in good weather so that you can enjoy the show from inside or outside.

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