Emerging Artist Series

Emerging Artists Series

The Emerging Artists Series was born out of a need for the Randolph Arts Guild to highlight and showcase local talent.  We at the RAG want to support local artists in any shape possible to help them gain exposure and popularity.  Emerging Artists concerts will be held one Monday a month at the Sunset Theatre from 6-8 pm.  Admission is $10 at the door.  Please come out and enjoy the talents of our local musicians!



Kristen Leigh

Monday, November 12th from 6-8 pm
Sunset Theater
$10, ticket at the door

North Carolina native Kristen Leigh’s original “indie chamber
folk” blurs the lines between genres and styles, drawing from a diverse range of influences including classical, bluegrass, folk, indie, and alternative rock to produce folk-based compositions with orchestral arrangements that are both accessible and moving. The raw passion with which she sings is assuaged by a down-to-earth and interactive stage presence that seeks to build relationships with her audiences. Kristen’s emotionally authentic lyrics explore themes of hope, longing, redemption, and the struggle to find inner strength. By weaving together personal stories and reflections with larger life questions, she crafts unique and memorable songs that call listeners to the depths of human experience.
Originally from Greensboro NC, Kristen has lived and performed in San Francisco, Charleston SC, New York City, and Indonesia.  She graduated from Columbia University’s Union Seminary in 2014 with a Master’s degree in “Theology and the Arts,” where she was inspired to write a number of Biblically-inspired songs provoking questions about the
traditional interpretation of stories by exploring them from a decidedly female perspective. Kristen is currently living in Asheboro NC and working on writing and recording her next album.


Chatham Rabbits

Monday, December 10th From 6-8 pm
Sunset Theater
$10, ticket at the door

With palpable chemistry and warmth, Chatham Rabbits Sarah Ocborne McCombie (vocals, banjo) and Austin McCombie (vocals, guitar, fiddle), fill each space they enter with brightness and sincerity.
Their songs are stories flushed with vivid imagery, contemplative metaphors and evidence of their binding ties to the South.  Hailing from Bynum, North Carolina, just like the original Chatham Rabbits Stringband of the early 20th century, this duo lights up any stage.
With Chatham Rabbits now as their full-time career and their ’86 Minnie Winnebago taking on the highways, Sarah and Austin have made a commitment to make the most out of life by putting their all into making the music they love.