June concert set at Arts Center

Caleb Karriker is a young singer/songwriter and musician who will take the stage at the Randolph County Community Arts Center’s Brown Bag Concert at noon Wednesday.

A native West Virginian, Karriker splits his time between Elkins and Shepherdstown.

He has been performing professionally in West Virginia and Western Maryland since 2008, sharing his acoustic music, which he describes as “equally informed by rock sensibilities and American roots music traditions,” with a variety of audiences.

Karriker has shared bills with a wide array of acts, including punk bands, acoustic rockers, old-time string bands, folk singers, dancers, a Native American flutist and even a Scottish bagpiper. In 2009, he performed on the second stage at the West Virginia Italian Heritage Festival, and more recently he landed an opening spot for the “dean of West Virginia songwriters,” Todd Burge.

Karriker self-released his self-titled debut album in 2009. His recently released sophomore album titled I’ll Walk is available now. Both albums can be heard at www.calebkarriker.bandcamp.com. Currently a student at Shepherd University majoring in creative writing with a minor in music, Karriker has been a member of the Shepherd University Guitar Ensemble and Marching Band. In addition to his solo work, he plays bass in the band Bad Moon.

The community is invited to bring a bag lunch and attend this free event.

The Randolph County Community Arts Center, a nonprofit organization promoting and supporting the arts in Randolph County and surrounding areas, is located at the corner of Randolph Avenue and Park Street in Elkins. The RCCAC is supported by private donations as well as by the West Virginia Division of Culture and History, and the National Endowment for the Arts, with approval from the West Virginia Commission on the Arts. The Brown Bag Concert Series is sponsored by Davis Trust Co.

The RCCAC is committed to providing accessibility to individuals with disabilities. Anyone in need of an accommodation, can contact the office in advance at 304-637-2355.