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Hard Luck Café: Rod Abernethy -and- Abigail Dowd

May 15 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Rod Abernethy ( -and- Abigail Dowd ( will take the stage during the monthly Hard Luck Café concert series co-presented by the Folk Music Society of Huntington and the Cinema Arts Centre (423 Park Avenue, Huntington) in the Cinema’s Sky Room on Wednesday, May 15, from 7pm-10pm

An open mic, for which sign-up is at 6:30pm, precedes the concert.  Tickets are $20 ($15 for Cinema Arts Centre/FMSH members) and can be purchased online at or at the box office now through the evening of the event.

Rod Abernethy (Photo: Jonathan Byrd)

Rod Abernethy is an authentic southern folk troubadour, master acoustic guitarist, and award-winning songwriter and composer for film, TV and video games. He was the Overall Grand Prize Winner of the 2021 International Acoustic Music Awards and the 2019 Grand Prize winner of American Songwriter’s Bob Dylan Song Contest. His album Normal Isn’t Normal Anymore received rave reviews from Americana Highways, No Depression and The Wall Street Journal. At #11, it was among the most-played albums of 2021 on folk radio according to charts compiled by Folk Alliance International. 

Abigail Dowd

Abigail Dowd grew up under the longleaf pines in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. A singer-songwriter and guitarist known for her storytelling and command of an audience, she has been called “a writer of the highest caliber” (The All Scene Eye). Pulling from her heritage of storytelling and determination, Dowd weaves hints of Celtic melodies with the soulful gospel of the south to create a sound that dances between folk, rock and blues. 


May 15
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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