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

Jan 20, 2018


The Pour House 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!


May 20, 2018


Midtown Bluegrass Series
Midtown Park
Raleigh, NC
2:00 PM    Hosting a PineCone youth jam before the free Midtown Bluegrass Series concert.   Free!


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


Triad Stage
High Lonesome Strings
Greensboro, NC


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.