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For the third year in a row, the Black Mountain Center for the Arts hosts Robin Bullock in concert, this time on Saturday, May 7. Tickets are $20 plus tax; advance reservations are recommended for this popular “homecoming” concert. Call the center at 669-0930, or buy them at BlackMountainArts.org. The arts center is at 225 W. State St.

A virtuoso on guitar, cittern and mandolin, Bullock is a busy touring musician who may be familiar to audiences of the Swannanoa Gathering at Warren Wilson College and Swannanoa Solstice at Diana Wortham Theater in Asheville. He tours with legendary singer/songwriters Tom Paxton and Janis Ian and is in the process of recording the first volume of Bach Cello Suites transposed for mandolin and a Christmas album with Steve Baughman.

“I love Black Mountain, and I love the arts center,” said Bullock. “This is more than just another concert - it is a true homecoming.”

Bullock is a prolific composer, whose virtuosity on guitar, cittern and mandolin blends the ancient melodies of the Celtic lands and their vigorous Appalachian descendants into one powerful musical vision. This third annual homecoming concert celebrates Bullock’s new home and life in Black Mountain after 12 years in Paris. His recorded work includes nine critically acclaimed solo CDs and numerous collaborations.

For more insight into the musician, listen to Bullock’s May 6 interview on WCQS-FM 88.1 with Dick Kowal at 2 p.m. Friday, May 6.

Welcome home

Who: Robin Bullock

When: 7:30 p.m. May 7

Where: Black Mountain Center for the Arts

Cost: $20 plus tax

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