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Title: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on June 16, 2019, 09:24:02 AM
Country, Bluegrass, Blues and Folk.


Last couple of nighs I've got to hear Jonathan Byrd at the Muddy Creek Music Hall in Bathenia, NC, Turpentine Shine and Songs from The Road Band at The Crown (upper floor of the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro) and last night I went back to the Crown to hear Aaron Woody Wood and Tony Holiday and his blues band.

Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys are a NC based act that has a regular Wednesday evening act at the Kraken Bar (https://www.facebook.com/KrakenBarChapelHill) 7 - 10.

https://youtu.be/fWBZ0yDnu8s

https://youtu.be/NKO9Pf6jmG4

https://youtu.be/Sip_La7bOTw

https://youtu.be/MtbVFaQ7JxQ

my videos from last night....

https://vimeo.com/342561620

https://vimeo.com/342560769

https://vimeo.com/342560694



Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 01, 2019, 19:52:52 PM
Spent a delightful afternoon at the Crown Theatre in Greensboro on Sunday afternoon listening to singer/songwriters in the round. Jane Kramer, Joshua Shelton, Will Easter, and Casey Perkins (host)

https://vimeo.com/345589781

Jane Kramer wrote the Waffel House song which is on EVERY Waffel House Juke Box... so give it a listen and drop a dime the next time your in a WH.

https://youtu.be/9L3TsBc4aT0

https://youtu.be/0uJXsDR8HGY
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 06, 2019, 12:40:54 PM
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House concert at the Doodad Farm (https://www.facebook.com/DoodadFarm) with Crystal Bright, Laura Jane Vincent, Matty Sheets in the Round.

https://youtu.be/4ni5vYW0ahY

https://youtu.be/KdZOAJOTMlk

https://youtu.be/Pvul9uNTzxo
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 20, 2019, 13:54:11 PM
went to see Matty Sheets and his entorage play at the Common Grounds coffee shop / bar the other night... his dark and satirical songs are unique and funny. Good entertainment for the price....

https://youtu.be/7IzqwxmtJVw

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Laure Jane Vincent

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https://youtu.be/e9y7NkHbTsg

And then last night we went to the Premier Fiddle and Bow Society Show in Greensboro, now every third wednesday!

Randall Bramblett and his guitar player hit the new venue UpStage Cabaret at Triad Stage in downtown Greensboro.

Hell, Phil probable played with this guy.... jis say'in

QuoteMulti-instrumentalist Randall Bramblett is Southern rock Royalty. He may be known for playing on stage with rock's legends like Bonnie Raitt, The Allman Brothers Band, Steve Winwood (16 years), The Band, Roger Glover, Gov't Mule and Widespread Panic among others. And respected for his songwriting – he's penned the title track for the Blind Boys of Alabama's new Grammy Award winning album, adding to a long catalog of songs covered by Raitt, Gregg Allman, Bonnie Bramlett, Hot Tuna, Delbert McClinton, Bettye Lavette and more. But it's Bramblett's own career as frontman where his artistry is in full display.  Join us for this very special solo acoustic show, showcasing Randall's smokey voice, soulful keyboard & guitar work [and saxophone] as he weaves his brilliant tapestry of literate, worldly wise songs.
"You can't do better than Randall Bramblett." Bonnie Raitt
"One of the South's most lyrical and literate songwriters." Rolling Stone
"Randall is in my opinion the most gifted & talented southern singer-songwriter musicians of the past several decades."  Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers)

https://youtu.be/SYyJULdnIDY

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Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on July 27, 2019, 13:55:43 PM
Lucked out with this last minute decision to go to the Crown in Greensboro last Thursday evening. Tickets were only eight bucks. First up was Chris Frisina from Chapel Hill who gave a self-deprecating show that was humorous, moody, dark and lively. He story telling added depth to his songs and we really enjoyed hearing him perform.

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https://youtu.be/9hEI--4s4sI



Next was the headliner Violet Bell a duo from NC that has performed over 300 shows in the last three years. I don't know how I managed to not hear them before as they are incredibly talented musicians. Lizzy Ross has an incredible voice that is powerful and dynamic  and Omar Ruiz-Lopez is an exceptional stringed instrument player rainging from banjo to guitar to violin.

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https://youtu.be/g1AwuDBX0Gs
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 05, 2019, 18:47:46 PM

So on the First Friday of the month, this clothing company Be Mindful Supply Co. has local bands preform in their store. They serve up cheese and crackers with white and red wines and a great selection of craft brews. This past Friday they also had everything at 50% off which made their spendy T-shirts reasonable! Local musician Casey Howard played two sets of original and cover songs.  Check it out if you're in Greensboro.

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I've heard her before and she's entertaining but not one of my favorites, so after downing a couple of complimentary brews I headed out to LevenEleven Brewery where Matty Sheets was doing a set of his original music.

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Here his playing his song Heart which I think is pretty darn funny as are most of his songs if they're not too dark.

He also has an album of songs on Spotify.  (https://open.spotify.com/artist/45E3jdu5cKyD7jQKVZfTw3)



https://vimeo.com/352157474

After he finished his set I headed back to Winston Salem for some eclectic music at the Monstercade bar. There were three acts on the billboard and I'm not sure what the name of this one is...but it was very unusual, I left after finishing up my food truck dinner and a beer.


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https://vimeo.com/352158168


Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on August 16, 2019, 15:10:09 PM

Was planning to go see Woodstock 50th anniversary showing of the movie on the big screen, but then I heard this band called Flow Tribe from New Orleans was going to be plaing at the Crown Theatre, downtown Greensboro on the same night. Fortunatly I was able to get a refund on my movie tickets and we went to hear the band instead.  d:b


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https://vimeo.com/354284913

Fresh, exciting, with a make your feet move beat, we danced for the entire 1:45 set. Unfortunatly there were only a dozen people in attendence!
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 12, 2019, 11:38:41 AM

If you didn't go to the NC Folk Fest https://ncfolkfestival.com/ this past weekend you missed out on a lot of great free music. Plan to go next year!

On Friday Evening we heard Redd Volkaert, Mwenso and the Shakes, and Booker T. Jones.

https://youtu.be/XV5JAlf3hiI

https://youtu.be/Xm0tYSWQijM

https://youtu.be/nVAFjvRBswY

Then on Saturday we heard

The Racines

https://youtu.be/ALhEYyt03jA

5 Women Songwrithers in the round one of which was Claire Lynch

https://youtu.be/5uzVF53j3Gg

The New Smokey Valley Boys

https://youtu.be/79jJAElHEYI

Then the heat of the day forced us to take a break befoe we headed over to UNCG for the annaul Collage Concert with 300 student muscians in an amazing performance.

Sunday we were back at the Fold Fest

Tuba Skinny

https://youtu.be/904BN6HW1RI

Kim Weitkamp Storyteller

https://youtu.be/PYY6kKLxyS4

Sam Frazier

https://youtu.be/VYRYl44DwlU

Reliably Bad

https://youtu.be/Yy2vPMrAQ1A

North Mississippi Allstars

https://youtu.be/5lnYLmn0lDg













Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 13, 2019, 10:02:10 AM
https://www.facebook.com/583346611862793/posts/1110403265823789?sfns=xmo

 Video of the UNCG collage  d:b
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on September 30, 2019, 16:11:54 PM

On Friday we have the pleasure of hearing Abigal Dowd with Jason Duff as the opened for Jon Shain

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https://youtu.be/onKCEdmdLAU

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https://youtu.be/D_TuCbm-P-o

Then on Sunday afternoon we listend to the big band sound of the Piedmont Triad Jazz Orchestra

Both shows were held at the Crown Theatre in Greensboro and the ticket price was an amazingly low price of $12....



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https://youtu.be/C0m1zEncogE

Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on October 01, 2019, 13:03:49 PM
 
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Free concert from the UNCG School of Music popped up on my feed so I went to the Tew Recital Hall on campus and heard the Sinfonia
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Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on October 25, 2019, 13:29:15 PM
Well if you weren't at the Chic Corea Trilogy concert at Wait Chapel on the campus of Wake Forest University last night you really missed out on the great show. The tickets were very reasonable at about one third to one fourth the price at other venues on the tour. There are a few more shows in the US before the tri embarks to Europe in 2020, they include shows in NY, PA, SC, MD, and IL.
http://chickcorea.com/trilogy/

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The 78-year-old Grammy award-winning master of the piano provided great entertainment as he engaged the audience by tuning us up with a series of arpeggios. The powerhouse trio of Chic, Christian McBride on bass and the master of drums Brian Blade performed for an hour in the first set which gave nods to the jazz greats that have inspired Chic since the early 60's including the North Carolina native Thelonious Monk.


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A surprising number of the audience didn't return after the half-hour break and even more left at the end of the performance before an encore which was an audience participation number.

After the encore, Chic whipped out his camera to the delight of the audience started taking photos of us and then turned the camera around for some selfies.

This one is posted on his instagram at another venue.


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Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Onslow on October 25, 2019, 18:23:11 PM
Big fan of free classical music concerts. How did the UNCG kiddos do?

Now that my time with the BSA is almost finished, I will be spending more time at the Stevens Center in the coming years. What little I've learned about the various UNCSA performers has caused me to pay attention.

Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on October 25, 2019, 19:09:54 PM
 :banana026: UNCG school of music is full of talented musicians, in Jazz, ,classical, and even old time music. I know several of the Jazz student who have gone on to study at Juilliard
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on November 08, 2019, 15:24:23 PM
https://vimeo.com/371952996

I went and saw The Final Legacy Concert at the Sunset Theater in Asheboro for The Randolph Arts Guild Emerging Artis Series which is a fundraiser to support music education for children on the county.

Jack Gorham, Kristin Leigh, Mark Dillon, and Abigail Dowd.

great sound and good tunes in the repurposed historic movie theatre.   
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on November 12, 2019, 16:55:11 PM
UNCG Jazz Ensemble II played Duke Ellington at the Tew Recital Hall

https://vimeo.com/372617587

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Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on November 15, 2019, 10:13:17 AM
Great blues show at SECCA last night

"Jontavious Willis and Jerron Blind Boy Paxton are the modern torchbearers of American blues music, carrying into the 21st Century the legacies of legends like Son House, Leadbelly, Bukka White and Muddy Waters," said Andy Tennille, a member of the SECCA Foundation board and curator of the Crossroads concert series. "Each artist will play a solo set before joining each other onstage for a few songs. It's going to be a powerful night of music you won't want to miss."

https://youtu.be/S69QI-xHd8M

https://youtu.be/C5FsdMky0J8

do yourself a favor and listen to this show...

https://youtu.be/yf6uyYHbWz4
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on December 04, 2019, 17:04:13 PM
Last year by chance I discovered the Old-Time Ensemble recital at UNCG School of Music.
So when it popped up on the calendar this year were eager to attend and listen to "A Seeger Family Celebration"

The ensemble, directed by Christen Blanton, was divided into four groups, The Mike Believers, The Kicking Mules, Reliably Boots Band, and Pom-Poms of Protest.

The entire ensemble opened with

Black-Eyed Susie, then we heard all of the groups in rotation with a finale of I'll Fly Away once again performed by the entire ensemble

Soldier's Joy -- The Mike Believers
Kicking Mule -- The Kicking Mules
Sail Away Ladies -- The Reliably Boots Band 
Bonaparte's Retreat -- Pom-Poms of Protest
My Home's Across The Smokey Mountains -- The Mike Believers
The New Market Train Wreck -- The Kicking Mules
Battle in the Horseshoe -- The Reliably Boots Band
Pittsburgh Town -- Pom-Poms of Protest
Shouting in Jerusalem -- The Mike Believers
Boys, My Money's All Gone -- The Kicking Mules
The Baldheaded End of the Broom -- The Reliably Boots Band
Riding on the Train -- Pom-Poms of Protest
Red River Valley -- The Mike Believers
Mountaineer's Courtship -- The Kicking Mules
Wagoner's Lad -- The Reliably Boots Band
Time to be Moving On --Pom-Poms of Protest
Don't Let the Deal Go Down -- The Mike Believers
All of Her Answers Were No -- The Kicking Mules
Waist Deep in the Big Muddy -- The Reliably Boots Band
We Shall Overcome -- Pom-Poms of Protest
John Henry -- The Mike Belivers
Toodala -- The Kicking Mules
Get Thee Behind Me, Satan -- The Reliably Boots Band
If I had a Hammer -- Pom-Poms of Protest


https://vimeo.com/377410906

The Mike Believers
Mike Ananian, banjo
Robert Bohinski, ?ddle
Cole Breit, guitar
Maria Guild, cello
Brandon Hearn, mandolin
Sarai Santibanez Bahena, guitar


The Reliably Boots Band
Ryan Bergfors, bass, ukelele
Elizabeth Church, banjo
Emily Hernandez, fiddle
Lemar Martin, guitar
Henry Paul, fiddle
Jonah VanDoren, guitar

The Kicking Mules
Stephanie Coolbaugh, guitar
MacKenzie Craig, mandolin
Gabriel Figuracion, banjo
Nygel Harris, fiddle
Michael Kralik, bass
Samuel Tosto, guitar


Pom-Poms of Protest
Yophi Bost, guitar
Sarah Dorsey, mandolin
Corbin Duncan, bass
Sean Jessica, fiddle, accordion
jessica Schneider, fiddle
Shuming Xu, banjo


Founded in the spring of 2008, the Old-Time Ensemble focuses on the learning of American vernacular music traditions, including instrumental dance music, folk songs, jug band music, work songs, blues, gospel, shape—note singing, ballads, and student compositions which re?ect these styles. The Old-Time Ensemble has a long tradition of including both music and non-music majors, and is open to all UNCG students regardless of major and without an audition. The emphasis is on learning and teaching traditional music through traditional means: including "lined—out" singing, learning by ear, learning through jamming, and learning from the wider old-time and traditional music community in North Carolina. The Old-Time Ensemble has worked with local and national tradition bearers, including Alan jabbour and Ken Perlmann, Peter Rowan, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, Rhiannon Giddens, Riley Baugus, and Richard Hartness and Tolley Tollefson. The group has been invited to perform at the Charlie Poole Music Festival, The Roanoke Island Festival Park Performance Series in Manteo, North Carolina, The Greensboro Festival of Lights Concert, and other local and regional events. Members of the Old-Time Ensemble have won top prizes and been featured performers at: the Charlie Poole Music Festival, the International Bluegrass Music Association Conference, Fiddler's Grove Old-Time Fiddlers and Bluegrass Festival, The Suwannee Spring Reunion, the Hoppin' john Old-Time and Bluegrass Fiddler's Convention, the Happy Valley Fiddlers Convention, the Union Grove Fiddlers Convention, Pickin' at the MARC Music Festival, Greensboro's Triad Stage, Greensboro's Music for a Summer Evening in the Park Series, the Folk Alliance International Conference, The Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention, and other local, regional, and national events and festivals.






Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on December 23, 2019, 17:28:00 PM
My friend Chris Bittner, UNCG / Juilliard — jazz sax player has released a free album on Bandcamp

https://chrisbittner.bandcamp.com/album/live-in-ny

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Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on January 25, 2020, 13:01:36 PM
Emmylou Harris played to a sold out crowd at the 1,642 UNCG auditorium last night.

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Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on February 02, 2020, 10:40:22 AM
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One the One listening space in greensoboro for a live recording session of The Tate Street Four on Friday evening


https://vimeo.com/388738882
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on February 02, 2020, 12:06:19 PM
Last night, Saturday, we headed off to Elkin's historic Reeves Theater (http://www.reevestheater.com/) for the Martha Bassett Show which is entering its third season. The show is modeled after Prarie Home Companion and features local singer-songwriters along with some regional guest artists.

I just learned that the shows are live-streamed and archived on Facebook. https://www.facebook.com/marthabassettshow/

And are also available as podcasts on the usual platforms as well as her web site. https://www.marthabassett.com/

https://youtu.be/36qf5vANnog

The guest for the evening was Bill and the Belles who are associated with Bristol radio Farm Fun show with has been picked up by PBS and will be airing this season on your local station

https://www.birthplaceofcountrymusic.org/radio/programming/farm-fun-time/

https://youtu.be/g4RujkZPsFg

and Abigal Dowd

https://youtu.be/RhQ9U9rt64c
We had a great time and hope to see many more shows this season. Check it out...

Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Onslow on February 02, 2020, 19:01:03 PM
I still haven't made time to check out Reeves Theater.  Sadly, I only live footsteps away and live on the same street :embarassed:
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on February 02, 2020, 19:04:08 PM
Super Bowl per game concert Jess Klein and her husband played at Nash Street bar in Hillsboro

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https://youtu.be/-1UD3heRxdU
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on February 02, 2020, 19:21:02 PM
Quote from: Onslow on February 02, 2020, 19:01:03 PMI still haven't made time to check out Reeves Theater.  Sadly, I only live footsteps away, and live on the same street :embarassed:

Damn Ken, get yer ass down there at least for open mic. Nights (free) on Tuesdays
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Onslow on February 02, 2020, 19:36:01 PM
Keith, brewfest is next Saturday between 11 and 4.  Live music, beer, cider, chili cook-off, etc..  This will be at the Liberty (Coley Hall) in Elkin. 
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 06, 2020, 12:38:34 PM
Wine Wednesday at the Double Oaks Bed and Breakfast (https://www.double-oaks.com/) in Greensboro was jamming with the owner / chief joining in

https://vimeo.com/396001834/
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 07, 2020, 13:32:53 PM
Reeves theater in Elkin with Jane Kramer, Casey Noel, and Abigail Dowd. Great show!Almost all original times with a few covers thrown in.

 https://vimeo.com/396176920


Going back tonight for the Martha Basset Show! 
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 09, 2020, 11:09:05 AM
well it was another awesome evening at the Revees Theater in downtown Elkin at the Martha Bassett Show! (https://marthabassettshow.com/season3/jill-andrews)

Joe Thrift & Russell McCumber, a fiddle-playing duo followed Martha's opening number

https://youtu.be/VWgOBZnmRzo

next up was Rod Abernethy on 12 and 6 string guitars. He was fantastic and is the 2019 Grand Prize Winner of American Songwriter's Bob Dylan Song Contest.

https://youtu.be/DaQ7ub6D2j4Po

then we were treated to the sweet voice of Jill Andrews.

https://youtu.be/46PlnnTVMKM


all y'all should get out and see the Martha Basset Show on the First Saturday of each month or any of the other shows there, for more info visit http://www.reevestheater.com/

or catch a show live-streamed on facebook...
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on March 09, 2020, 11:28:23 AM
you can watch the entire show here...

https://www.facebook.com/marthabassettshow/videos/1527747334067605/
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Onslow on March 09, 2020, 19:25:21 PM
Keith, dinky town of Elkin thanks you for your patronage. Debbie Carson has labored may hours to modernize the Reeves, and to make it relevant again.  She is a very nice lady, and lives just a few houses up the street from me.
Title: Re: Unlimited Local Bands, small music venues
Post by: Woolly Bugger on April 23, 2020, 07:50:24 AM
with all the bars closed there isn't an opportunity to go out and listen to live music, but many musicians are hosting live shows on FB and Youtube. They are playing from there homes and empty bars.

Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are still doing there weekly show from the Kraken you can catch live shows on Wednesday evenings from 7 - 10...

The shows are also archived for your viewing pleasure

https://youtu.be/9rwf5efVPUw