Camden Opera House’s Blue Café will present a performance by Miners Creek Friday night, March 15, in the intimate third-floor performance space of the downtown venue.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the music will start at approximately 7:30 p.m. Admission is always free (donations welcome), and a cash bar is provided by 40 Paper Bistro and Bar.

The local Miners Creek puts a modern spin on bluegrass music, fusing traditional bluegrass with pop, rock, jazz, folk, Latin, Appalachian, gospel and blues. Their rich three- and four-part harmonies, infectious music, driving rhythm and humor promise to make listeners smile, tap their feet and feel a happy glow long after the concert is over.

It all started with a tickle in the back of Whitney Randolph’s brain: “I think I want to learn to play the banjo,” he told his wife, Resa. After almost 10 years of medical school, internship and residency, he finally had time on his hands and his fingers were getting itchy.

Resa suggested he finally build that strip wood canoe he’d been talking about for years, but, being a loving and supportive wife, bought him a banjo for Christmas in 2010. Three years later, Miners Creek was born. Today, the band performs extensively in and around New England with a few sojourns farther afield.

Miners Creek has performed at the Bronze-Wound Showcase at the International Bluegrass Association Conference in Raleigh, N.C.; the Thomas Point Beach Bluegrass Special band competition; Joe Val and Jenny Brook showcases; and on the main stage at Bluegrass on the Bogs and the North Branch Bluegrass Festival. In August 2016, the band won second place in Billy’s Belly Bluegrass Upcoming in the free monthly series are: April 19, honky-tonk singer Travis James Humphrey; and May 3, Story Time: Moms Tell All! For more information, visit

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or