PFS Presents: Che Apalache
Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Doors 7:30pm | Music 8pm
$12 for Members *While Supplies Last* | $15 Not-Yet-Members | $18 Doors
About Che Apalache
Immigration is a powerful topic for Che Apalache bandleader Joe Troop. A polymath, polyglot, and world traveler, Troop left home at a young age, emigrating from this country in search of a better life. Raised in the North Carolina Piedmont, in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains, Troop came of age to the music of bluegrass and all-night jam sessions at festivals, but being a young, queer man in the South, at a certain point he no longer felt welcome in his own home region.
He took refuge abroad, traveling Europe and immersing himself in his two great loves: music and language. He studied Spanish in Spain, spent summers in Morocco, and eventually moved to Japan to teach English. He carried his music and his fiddle with him always, picking up elements of flamenco, jazz manouche, and swing.