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Higher Ground: A Benefit for Tim Carless

Anne-Claire + Angela Winter

Friday, January 25
Show | 9pm // Doors | 8pm
$Free Show, Donations Encouraged

No cover, donations are encouraged! Donate to this cause online at GoFundMe.

In September 2018, as Hurricane Florence released massive amounts of rain on the Carolinas, local musician, producer, and educator Tim Carless watched in dismay as his recording studio began to flood. Water breached the banks of a nearby creek and rushed into the ground floor of the home where Tim lives with his two young daughters. The floodwaters destroyed Tim’s furnace, washer and dryer, piano, and studio where he teaches, composes, and records music.

Friends and neighbors arrived in the immediate aftermath to help. Some cleaned up the damaged studio and hung dry wall; others painted, brought meals, and laundered clothes. Someone loaned a piano. Folks showed up bearing whatever gifts they could because that’s what we do here in our community.

This is the sixth time Tim’s home has flooded, and now he’s engaged in a complex process that will hopefully result in the federal government buying his house. Tim and his girls will move to higher ground as soon as possible. In the meantime, they’re living through the winter hoping a fireplace will be enough to keep them warm.

Let’s add to that warmth. Please join us for a night of local independent music and help support our friend and musical mate, Tim. Angela will open; Anne-Claire will headline. The show is free. Give as generously as you can. Donations will go toward Tim’s studio and business expenses. After years of bearing flood-related recovery costs, he says, with a nod to Bruce Springsteen, that he has “debts no honest man can pay.”



North Carolina artist Anne-Claire writes music influenced by her love of soul divas and intimate singer-songwriters. Currently celebrating the release of her new album I Still Look For You (August 3, 2018), Anne-Claire ventures further into personal songwriting with a soulful sensibility. Anne-Claire’s music is rich and melody-driven, paired with lyrics that use magic as metaphor and emotional empowerment as a guide. Mixing organic instruments with synthetic sounds enhances the dreamlike quality of her work. Anne-Claire brings a unique and exciting sound—danceable and emotive, plaintive and fun, percussive and romantic.




Angela Winter

with Daniel Fields, Allison Willet & musical guests

Angela Winter writes songs about beauty and death, like you might hear at a Renaissance fair during the apocalypse. Minimalist, lute-like ukulele meets otherworldly vocals, shimmering guitars, drones, overtones, and witchery. Winter’s debut album Hollow (produced by Tim Carless) explores themes of beauty and death, mysticism and myth, loss and letting go—and the space that opens after a release, which allows something new to be born.