Polecat Creek


The festival is excited to host this reunion performance of one of the region’s most popular acts. Polecat Creek is a folk band based in North Carolina. It was formed in the mid-1990s by Kari Sickenberger and Laurelyn Dossett, after they met at a book club in Greensboro, NC. They have released three CDs: Salt Sea Bound (2002), Leaving Eden (2004), and Ordinary Seasons (2007). Polecat Creek won the neo-traditional contest at the 2006 Appalachian String Band Festival. Dossett won the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest at MerleFest in 2004 in the gospel category. The group has performed with Garrison Keillor and played various festivals — including the Charlie Poole Festival, MerleFestCity Stages (Birmingham, Alabama), First Night Raleigh, FloydFest, and Shakori Hills, as well as concerts and harmony workshops around the Southeast.