3rd Friday Folk
Coffeehouse at the Carnegie

Carnegie Community Arts Center
107 North Main Street
Somerset, KY 42501

Coffeehouse Schedule

Supporters & Sponsors


Hosted by:
Joe LaMay & Sherri Reese

Sponsored by:
McNeil Music Center



STRAY LOCAL is a young, Americana trio that formed in Wilmington, North Carolina in the summer of 2013. Their eclectic sound reveals the group's wide range of influences and differing musical backgrounds. They got their start playing on the streets of downtown Wilmington and quickly moved up to venues around town and across the southeast. Jamie Rowen and Hannah Lomas attended college together at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, studying classical music, and began playing music together in the Old Time Ensemble, a class where musicians met to learn tunes of the Appalachian string band tradition. After graduation, the pair wrote their first songs together.

Jamie Rowen is the string master, playing his vintage 1946 Gibson expertly, as well as his uncle's old banjo. Hannah's voice can soar above the driving rhythms of their bluesy originals but can also be sensitive and controlled, drawing you into the more subtle songs. Jamie and Hannah's vocal harmonies are what sets Stray Local's music apart. The two blend seamlessly, while also supporting each other's solos and letting the other shine. Hannah also adds mandolin and keyboard into the mix, rounding out the band's soundscape.

SAMMIE & DAN SUGGITT: Sammie has been singing since 1995. Ever since she first opened her mouth to sing, she hasn't been able to shut up since! Some of her biggest influences are Alison Krauss, The Isaacs, Doris Day, Patty Lovelace, The Chapmans, David Phelps, and so many others.

Dan was born and raised in Cambridge England and found solace in music from an early age. He joined a garage band and began playing the guitar in his own finger picking style. The music changed for him when he met Sammie! He was introduced to the musical stylings of Alison Krauss, Dolly Parton, Shenandoah, and many other American artists. Thus was born the sound of the Appalachian mountain girl and the English country boy!


August 18, 2017 • 7PM

Jubal • Knoxville TN
Kevin Dalton • Somerset KY

September 15, 2017 • 7PM

Anne MacFie • Stanton KY
LaMay & Reese • Somerset KY

October 20, 2017 • 7PM

Laura Elder • Lancaster OH
Butch Ross • Chattanooga TN

November 17, 2017 • 7PM

February Sky • Trout Lake MI
Jim Needler

December 15, 2017 • 7PM

Somerset Songwriters Annual Concert

January 19, 2018 • 7PM

John McQueary • Keno, KY
Joel Curtis • Louisville, KY

February 16, 2018 • 7PM

Combs & Caldwell • Berea/Annville, KY
Rebecca State
s • Hazard, KY

March 16, 2018 • 7PM

Robert Tincher • Lexington, KY
LaMay & Reese • Somerset KY

April 20, 2018 • 7PM

Dennis & Charlyn Dougherty • Holly Springs, NC

June 15, 2018 • 7PM

Mark Dvorak • Chicago, IL
Boogertown Gap • Pittman Center, TN