"Time Machine"... ancient & modern instruments, melodies & cultures
Puddingstone formed first as a trio, consisting of percussion, hammered dulcimer, harp and flutes. It has grown to a 6-7 member band and now includes vocals, guitar, synthesizer and sometimes fiddle.
Our name reflects us perfectly- Puddingstone is a conglomerate of many different stones. The genres we play range from Americana such as fife and drum, Celtic, folk, New Age, Flamenco, Renaissance and even some classical such as Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring and Pachelbel's Canon. What makes a Puddingstone arrangement recognizable is the unique sound.
We have a dazzling array of ancient and modern instruments including hurdy gurdy, gemshorns, & viola de gamba as well as electronic wind machines and drum sets. The combination of the ancient and acoustic instruments with the electronic instruments is what gives us our signature sound.
We have been hailed as the "best kept secret in North Carolina". Our members all have professions that are additional to being musicians. Our professions include physician, teachers and business owners.
We have a very loyal following in North Carolina and are looking to expand our presence throughout the southeast. We are proud to have been featured by Our State magazine several times. In 2012 we were asked to play at Pinehurst for their Taste of North Carolina weekend. We performed in July 2007 as the kick-off group for the Best of Our State weekend. We were also featured on their events calendar with a photo in the March 2008 edition to promote our Luck 'o the Irish concert March 15 which featured the St. Joseph's Irish Dancers. Many people remember our Christmas concerts at Old Salem which drew audiences for over 20 years.
Puddingstone performs for many different types of events - full length community concerts, chamber concerts, weddings, receptions, corporate events and more. Please call or email to check our schedule and allow us to help you plan the entertainment for your next special event.