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

June 1, 2018


Motorco Music Hall
Durham, NC
8:00 PM  Opening for Darin and Brooke Aldridge 


June 12, 2018


Beer & Banjos at The Raleigh Times
Raleigh, NC
7:30 PM  With Hank Smith and the Beer & Banjos All-Stars    Free! 


Aug 26, 2018


Barber Park
High Lonesome Strings
Greensboro, NC 


Sep 22, 2018


Carolina in the Fall Festival
Wilkesboro, NC
1:00 PM 



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.