The Carolina PineCones

…Are a youth bluegrass band (ages 15-18) who perform throughout Raleigh, NC and the Triangle area.
Jessica Lang (guitar), Sam Stage (fiddle), Aidan Buehler (mandolin), Anthony DeCesaris (banjo), and mentor Jef Walter (bass) met through the summer bluegrass camps and year-round youth jams offered by PineCone, the Piedmont Council of Traditional Music.
The Carolina PineCones have performed all over the state, including at the IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass Festival, the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival, the Live and Local Bluegrass Festival, Motorco Music Hall, Imurj, the Raleigh Times, Muddy Creek Music Hall, and many more venues. We hope to see you soon at an upcoming performance!

Performance Schedule

Sep 29, 2017


IBMA Wide Open Bluegrass
Wide Open Bluegrass StreetFest, Hargett Street Stage
Raleigh, NC
12:30 PM        Free!


Nov 3, 2017


PineCone First Friday
United Arts Council
410 Glenwood Ave.
Raleigh, NC
6:00-8:00 PM    Free!


Dec 19, 2017 Beer & Banjos at The Raleigh Times
Raleigh, NC
7:30 PM  With Hank Smith & Friends    Free!


Jan 20, 2018 The Pour House and Music Hall
Raleigh, NC
Benefit to support Raleigh Rescue Mission
8:00 PM  With Acoustic Manner


Feb 24, 2018 Muddy Creek Cafe and Music Hall
Winston-Salem, NC
8:00 PM  With One Fret Over


Mar 23, 2018 R.A. Fountain General Store
Fountain, NC
7:30 PM    Free!


May 5, 2018 Meet in the Street Festival
Wake Forest, NC    Free!


May 19, 2018 Got to be NC Festival
Raleigh, NC
Carolina Bluegrass Battle band contest    Free!


Oct 13, 2018 Shallowford Bluegrass Festival
Lewisville, NC












For more information about The Carolina PineCones, please contact band coach Jef Walter at or 919-259-4463.