Larry Bellorín and Joe Troop, our featured act for Dinner and a Show on August 17, have made history in Indy Week! In the magazine’s first-ever story to be published in both English and Spanish, the duo talks about breaking barriers with their Appalachian and Venezuelan fusion music.
Read the story here, and come see Larry & Joe this Wednesday. Come for dinner and the show, or just the show. Dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. and the show starts at 7:00 p.m. Click here to purchase your tickets or to learn more about the event.
All dinners include side salad, coffee tea and water, and bread for the table (corn cakes for this event). Your meal choices include one of the following:
- Hoppin’ John – Our twist on the traditional southern dish of black eyed peas & vegetables with rice served with a side of fried plantains.
- Fusion Chicken and Dumplings – A combination of South American Sopa De Pollo with traditional southern dumplings.
- Shredded Beef Casserole – Dry rubbed slow roasted beef with sweet potatoes & onions baked into a southern influenced casserole topped with cheddar cheese and house BBQ sauce. Served with a side of local grits and fried cabbage.
About the Band
Larry Bellorín & Joe Troop were destined to make music together. Larry hails from Monagas, Venezuela and is a legend of Llanera music. Joe is from North Carolina and is a GRAMMY-nominated bluegrass and oldtime musician. Larry was forced into exile and is an asylum seeker in North Carolina. Joe, after a decade in South America, got stranded back in his stomping grounds in the pandemic. Larry has been forced to work construction to make ends meet. Joe’s acclaimed “latingrass” band Che Apalache was forced into hiatus, and he shifted into action working with asylum seeking migrants.
Currently based in the Triangle of North Carolina, both men are versatile multi-instrumentalists and singer-songwriters on a mission to show that music has no borders. As a duo they perform a fusion of Venezuelan and Appalachian folk music on harp, banjo, cuatro, fiddle, and whatever else they decide to throw in the van. The duo is currently developing their repertoire in advance of an April recording project that will be sponsored and facilitated by Tim Duffy’s celebrated Music Maker Relief Foundation. The program they are offering features a distinct blend of their musical inheritances and traditions, as well as storytelling about the ways that music and social movements coalesce. The program can be tailored to fit a barroom gathering, PAC stage, or University lecture hall.