Take four music pros from Raleigh, put 'em in a garage with guitars and drums. Toss in a generous sampling of rock, folk, indie, blues and Americana. Turn on the amps and mix well for a couple of hours. You've got RGB. From Van Morrison and the Beatles, through Tom Petty, Dave Matthews and Bare Naked Ladies—plus a few originals—if we like it, we play it. Join us for some of your favorite tunes, old and new!
1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. Family friendly fun. Come for dinner and bring your friends, office mates, family or your better half.
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Retro Candy is a band formed in Raleigh NC. All three members -Jade, Chris, & Brennan- performed in talent shows and restaurants throughout high school to gain recognition locally. In 2016 Jade met the 'Dojo Boys' and they formed a band. Retro Candy continues to write music and perform locally in Raleigh-Durham area.
Tea Cup Gin hails from North Carolina, with members who’ve also lived and played in the musical meccas of Chicago, NYC, New Orleans, Savannah, Nashville, and Washington DC. The members ofTea Cup Gin share a passion for crafting original musical cocktails under the influence of an eclectic blend of early 20th century genres (deco era jazz standards, tin pan alley classics, ragtime & delta blues, torch, chanson, cabaret, bossa, tango, & show tunes). The band takes an authentic yet unconventional approach to the great American jazz tradition, stirring together original melodies and lyrics, served up on two blazing acoustic guitars, with impassioned vocals, dynamic upright bass & percussion, and occasional guests on trombone, trumpet, violin, sax, & more.
Baristas from around the Triangle compete for Best Latte Art.
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Vintage Vibes - a blend of Jazz & Contemporary music with Upright Bassist, Jazz Guitarist, Lite Percussion & Versatile Vocalist.
Playing Jazz standards & Contemporary songs in a Jazz style.
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The Lang Sisters are based in the Raleigh, NC area. The award-winning duet has immersed themselves in Appalachian, bluegrass and folk music. The young sisters released their first CD, Coming Home in 2016 and have performed throughout the southeast, sharing the stage with seasoned professionals who continue to inspire and mentor them.
Jessica, age 15 is a talent singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist whose passion for music excellence is undeniable. She has won multiple guitar, vocal and ensemble performance awards at competitions throughout NC and Virginia. She also plays mandolin and is a member of the elite IBMA Kids on Bluegrass program, performing at various IBMA stages throughout the annual festival in Raleigh. Jessie also sings and plays lead guitar for the Carolina PineCones, plays jazz guitar with her high school band, and also plays contemporary Christian music.
Chloe, age 19 is a strong rhythm player and vocalist for the duet. Fascinated by the history of traditional music with a special interest in arts education, she served as a summer camp counselor and teacher at JAM summer music camps and Pinecone music camps. She is currently attending Meredith College. Chloe also plays piano, percussion, and is a member of Meredith’s Chorale, the College's premiere vocal performing ensemble.
Joining the sisters for this performance isSam Stage, 14, an accomplished fiddler and vocalist from Raleigh who also performs with the Carolina PineCones. He is a charter member of the PineCone Youth Council and enjoys collaborating with other musicians from around the Triangle.
This young trio met through their involvement with PineCone (Piedmont Council of Traditional Music) and Youth Council activities and summer music camps. They will be headlining a Pinecone Music of the Carolina concert on June 11 at the NC Museum of History, and will also be featured on the PBS televised series Song of the Mountains, to be filmed in Marion, Va on July 8.
Dossey is the moniker for artist/songwriter Sarah Dossey, an Austin-based member of folk outfits, The Reliques and Indian & The Jones. As Dossey, Sarah is breaking through the boundaries of traditional Christian music - bringing an electronic sound to a commonly pristine pop world.
In early 2014, Sarah partnered with producers Kevin McCollough and Jacob Hildebrand to turn what were once strictly folk songs into ambient electronic movements. Out of this grand exploration of what these folks songs could truly be - cinematic, thematic soundscapes and strong pop melodies - Dossey was born. Since then, Dossey has been featured as a New & Notable artist on Noisetrade, an artist of the month on Altarwork, and has performed with Gungor, Beautiful Eulogy, Jeremy Camp, Blanca, and Levi the Poet.
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Janelle True has released over twenty original songs in her albums Swept Away and Painted Pianos. Her style alludes to the mellow sound of the singer/songerwriter genre complete with soulful undertones that resemble artists such as Norah Jones, Sara Bareilles, and Ingrid Michaelson.
Honey Magpie is a four-piece band from the Triangle whose sound is both traditional and modern, blending old-time string instruments and three part harmonies with pop, rock, and indie influences.
Growing up in Raleigh, NC, Brian has used his life experiences to mold and define his music, which is soulful and tells a story we can all relate to. He combines the serene sounds of acoustic guitar with a tender melodic charm in his vocals and lyrics. His debut solo album "Stages" takes us on a musical journey through the different levels of emotion that come with falling in and out of love, and we look forward to the release of his second album soon. Performing all over North Carolina, and in various other states on the East Coast, Brian puts on a show to be desired and enjoyed by all ages.
The Retrovales are a touring duo from Huntsville, AL. Their music is a blend of folk and pop with an emphasis on acoustic roots, strong lyrics, and mesmerizing harmonies. In early 2016, SarahJayne Balash and Corey Travis Bean began performing together in dive bars and breweries across the southeast, quickly picking up a fan base. After signing to BassLine, the two released their debut self-titled album, The Retrovales, on February 18, 2017. It is available on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.
Farewell Friend is a band based in Greensboro, North Carolina led by frontman Thomas Troyer. It is a folk and indie collaboration intent on adapting original music in clear and beautiful ways. We hope to discover something new while maintaining simplicity and integrity.
Thomas Troyer - A multi-instrumentalist who has worked in NC for more than 5 years. He teaches middle school English as a second language (ESL) full time and runs a small home studio in Greensboro, NC. He is also very active with a group of local NC singer songwriters completing a 52-week song writing challenge.
Michael Kuehn - A classically trained piano player who writes and sings original music in the triad. He teaches music K-8 while running a home studio and giving bass guitar lessons in High Point, NC.
Virginia Grey - A graduate of UNC-Greensboro's music school studying violin performance. She brings expertise and skill to an otherwise ragamuffin band of self-taught musicians.
The String Peddlers is an acoustic band out of Raleigh, NC. We play a wide variety of Country-Blues, Folk-Rock, and Americana cover songs on a variety of instruments. Without missing a beat it could go from Gillian Welch and Johnny Cash, to Jimmy Reed or the Melodians. From Hank Williams to Pink Floyd, it all comes together in a lively style which will keep you smiling all day.
Old State Travelers is a band based out of the Triangle area of North Carolina. The band combines a soulful blend of Americana, roots, country, blues, bluegrass and gospel.
Shannon McLaughlin and Kevin Michael Thompson had initially formed the group with the intent of being an old-time string band. However, when they began playing together as a four-piece it was quickly apparent that the music wanted to go in another direction. Each member of Old State Travelers bring a unique background and musical outlook to the table.
Vocalist and guitarist Kevin Michael Thompson brings a blues and soul sound to the band. Kevin is a prolific songwriter. His music has been featured on television shows American Pickers, What Not to Wear and many more. He writes many of the band's original songs.
Shannon McLaughlin grew up listening to traditional country music and singing in the church choir. His clean vocal style is reminiscent of country artists from the forties and fifties. He also plays a Nashville (high strung tuning) guitar that adds depth and fullness to the band's sound.
Bassist and vocalist Jeff Severt grew up in a home that lived and breathed bluegrass music. In fact, family reunions often centered around jam sessions. When Jeff was a teenager he discovered rock music and has been playing both ever since.
Violinist and vocalist Jecelyn Van Vliet is thoroughly steeped in classical music. She has sung for the North Carolina Symphony and is equally adept on piano, choral music, violin and her newest obsession electric violin/viola.
The band is currently writing songs and preparing to record their first album.
For nearly a decade and a half Ray Buckner has lived in the space between desire and need when it comes to music. Whether fronting indie rock band Hemingway, producing records for other artists, or simply singing alone in the living room with an acoustic, the drive to create earnest and genuine music is the same.
Ray Buckner's music is a healthy blend of americana rock and modern folk, bringing together the driving energy of a youth steeped in punk rock and the intimate, honest songwriting of a man gaining perspective. His latest EP Breaking Ground is a prime example of this, as well as his strong DIY work ethic. Having produced and performed on records for a number of other artists, he pulled all of his experience into this latest effort, handling everything from playing the instruments to the graphic design.
Between writing and spending time with his wife and daughter, Ray can be found taking his songs and stories on the road. For more information on previous and upcoming releases as well as tour dates, please visit raybucknermusic.com.
Americana, folk, country, a little ragtime, some acoustic blues and a touch of jazz, Allen Hayes plays mostly original tunes written from a “slice of life” perspective. Listeners have said, “each and every song was very different…truly impressive!” Also, “You play like no one else, you write so well, your melodies are lovely. You touch me every time, in some way, with every song.”
Classical training, a little bit of Nashville, and a knack for storytelling come together in Michael Kuehn, a singer-songwriter from High Point, NC. Intricate acoustic guitar and honest lyrics give his songs interest for the ears as well as the heart. Pairing that with Taylor Bechtold (vocalist, pianist, and proficient pizzazz-bringer), produces a refreshing, balanced versatility. Whether you’re a regular or just visiting for the first time, it’s like sitting in the living room with old friends, telling stories of faith, love, friendship, and hope.
Ozymandias showcases their passion for music through their original works. Ozymandias’ songs possess a distinctive sound strongly influenced by folk pop artists. The finished pieces are characterized by tight harmonies, danceable beats, funky bass, melodic piano, and exciting guitar. Kaitlin Bailey’s writing style began as a therapeutic way to process and continues to be strongly influenced by emotion. Curtis Stith insures that each new song develops into a well-constructed, cohesive masterpiece, while keeping the beat. Peter Newell shows his creative side and moves from acoustic to electric guitar without batting an eye. Andrew Newell showcases his smooth bass skills and levels each song with a jazz-like flair. Johnny Snead trades the frontline with Peter as he gracefully taps the keys of the keyboard, bringing a beautiful melody to each song. All of the members add a significant slice of style to each song performed, the appreciation and dedication for music and this group shows clearly through every members' talent and infects the crowd with their own lively love for the music.
Indie/Soul Singer-Songwriter, Kylie Odetta, is lighting a fire within the underground music scene. With music that is powerful, dreamy, and full of passion she uses the piano & raspy vocals to draw you in. By incorporating elements of studio magic yet keeping the instruments organic, her music will take you on a mellow but all-inspiring journey. Kylie has been called an old soul and penned over 200 songs. Her southern roots make for a unique twist in her vocal character as she emits an iconic sound that is both refreshing and original and emotional.
Nixon, Blevins & Gage continue to entertain audiences with their presentation of the emerging genre of the acoustic trio popularized by groups such as the Kruger Brothers and Blue Country. Loosely based in bluegrass, they bring to the audience the finger-picking, early country music popularized by Doc Watson and Merle Travis. This music combines folk, traditional, religious and country in an audience orientated presentation. A recent review in Raleigh, NC termed their style as “folkgrass”. To date they have released six CD’s which have been critically acclaimed and have received national airplay.
WEBSITE AND LINKS: www.nixonblevinsandgage.com
Peter Laiosa and Trey Marchant are known as Ace & T-Bone play original Acoustic Blues, jazz and Folk with lots of energy, harmonies and fun. With a distinct focus on originals and their own unique interpretation of many old jazz standards, their style is unique with influences from the roots and jazz traditions.
Richard Dunnagan is an accomplished acoustic guitarist, incorporating influences from James Taylor, Eric Clapton and Sting in his personalized style of finger picking, moving bass lines and rifts from within a full chord structure. His decades of dedication to his craft, combined with his professional music and vocal training, have created a presentation that is artistic, entertaining, and moving. He carefully arranges each piece he performs to represent the essential characteristics of the song, while maximizing the single acoustic guitar and vocal arrangement, and incorporating the expression of his unique playing style and vocal range.
Closing at 4:00pm.
It's that time again for the 4th Annual Sola Hot Mini 5K!!
Walk, run/walk, or run with neighbors and friends in support of disabled Vets of NC. Race starts at 8:30am Saturday, March 11th.
If you are unable to actually run or walk we would still love for you to particapate by volunteering! For more information and registration go to:
Blues, soulful Americana
Sean Colby is a singer/songwriter who grew up right in our backyard here in North Raleigh. He has moved down to Charleston, SC but is back for the holidays. He has been playing for over a decade and playing professionally for over a year now. Sean has a vast repertoire of covers and originals ranging from the Beatles to Jack Johnson. You're guaranteed to hear something you like!
Mesmerizing acoustic guitar and extraordinary vocals. Jazz. R&B. Pop. Soul.
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Youth Open Mic
English singer-songwriter Hattie Briggs writes and sings straight from the heart. Her crystalline vocals and insightful lyrics resonate across the all ages, rekindling old memories and capturing imaginations.
Nashville duo, Me and Molly was formed in 2015 by Molly Stevens and Declan McGarry. Before joining forces McGarry was one of four artists nominated in 2012 for the CCMA New Artist Showcase and Stevens had opened up for acts such as the Indigo Girls, Sonia Leigh, Zac Brown Band, and Jamie Johnson. In the short time since forming their duo, Me and Molly has opened for acts such as the Dirty Guv’nahs, Angie Aparo, Griffin House, and Natalie Stovall and The Drive, Billie Joe Shaver, and Darlingside. When not in Nashville writing and recording Me and Molly can be found touring the country playing colleges, music halls, and living rooms. And whether performing at a house concert or a sold out theatre they leave it all on the stage and the crowd wanting more!
Claybrook is a Heavy Mellow band, the project of singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Stephen Claybrook. Backed by drummer and co-producer Dale Baker, and a rotating cast of Raleigh-Durham area musicians, Claybrook's songs serve as a melancholy travel diary of the treacherous inward journey through the swamps of the soul and the reemergence into hopeful engagement with fellow travelers. The "heavy mellow" description came from a touring artist who compared Claybrook's music to an acoustic Radiohead. Claybrook's EP, On The Inside, earned time on on the iTunes singer/songwriter charts next to heroes such as Foy Vance, Amos Lee and Ben Howard in 2013. The follow up, Mind The Silverware, will be released in Fall 2016 and features collaborations with several notable North Carolina musicians, including Chris Stamey (The dBs), David Wimbish (of The Collection), Ryan Johnson and Whit Wright (of American Aquarium) and Taylor Leonhardt.
"Dreams, Dear" live performance: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prMHkvfoAuo
Solange and Andrea are Bearcoon. They met at an open mic in Long Beach, CA and have been creating “captivating” indie folk “tinged in Southern soul” ever since. Their chemistry is undeniable: They took the grand prize at the 2014 Buskerfest - often considered the “golden grail of Long Beach music,” were deemed “Best Fok Act” by the OC Weekly, snagged a #1 spot on the Amazon.com “Hot New Releases LIst,” and were voted “Album of the Year” on the Long Beach Post’s public poll. They’ve quit their day jobs, given up their apartment and possessions for life on the road, and have been touring the west coast non-stop since summer 2015.
Fort Defiance is high-energy folk duo from Nashville, Tennessee, born from the solo careers of multi-instrumentalists Jordan Eastman and Laurel Lane.
The two met in early 2014, and began touring together just three weeks later; living in the back of Eastman's truck and playing shows across the country.
The pairing of Lane's Dolly-esque southern charm with Eastman's heartfelt lyrics and passionate stage performance was quickly met with great response; inspiring them to "start a real band" and travel the country together.
Since forming, the two have been hailed for their honest songwriting, grassroots sincerity, and crowd-oriented live performance that kicks down the fourth wall and has led both fans and critics to say, "They play with such vigorous honesty, it reminds you that music can still be more than gimmicks" (Dan London Blog) and call them "a rousing display of punk-scuffed folk...full of earnest heart, and bellies of fire." (Orlando Weekly)
In 2015, they released their 100% crowd funded debut album "Worry Has No Home," and even moved from the truck bed to a sprinter van; into a what feels to them like mighty fancy livin'...
Liz Hackett is a Singer/Songwriter from Sacramento, CA. Her unique style connects Acoustic Pop/Rock with Adult Contemporary. Prior to moving to Raleigh, Liz was active in the Sacramento indie music scene opening at local venue “The Boardwalk” for Tyler Hilton (One Tree Hill). She also played her song “Blame it on My Heart” live on Sacramento’s 100.5 “The Zone” radio station where her music was regularly featured. After moving to the Raleigh area, Liz was asked to perform live on WNCN’s “My Carolina Today” TV show and is currently in the process of writing her next album, which she expects to release in early 2016. Connect with Liz! Twitter: @lizhackett1 Instagram: LizHackettMusic. For more on Liz visit www.lizhackettmusic.com.
Shane Dittmar is a visually impaired songwriter and composer from Raleigh who writes and performs in a variety of styles, and promises an entertaining evening filled with everything from Top 40 covers to original singer/songwriter material to musical theatre. He'll be joined on stage by some amazingly gifted performers to present a high-energy set full of good songs that, if previous performances are any indication, is one not to miss.
CT-born, NYC-carved, and Nashville-based, Singer/Songwriter Matt Bednarsky’s unique music blends pop/rock, folk, jazz, and blues and is characterized by poignant, thoughtful lyrics and soothing yet powerful vocals. He has an expansive internet presence, with over 2.5 million cumulative views on YouTube, and has two full-length studio albums, “A Bigger Picture” (2014) and “Two” (2015). He’s opened for British legend Joan Armatrading on multiple occasions and is slated to tour Europe, Canada, and Australia in 2016.
Abbye West Pates is a singer-songwriter and storyteller based in Memphis, TN. Born and raised in the southern Mississippi, she often writes about the small town that raised her and the city that's grown her up. Inspired by folk/Americana artists like Patty Griffin and authors like Wendell Berry, Abbye often tells stories through her songs that locate you in a particular place with a particular people, not shying away from life's real struggles - addiction, divorce, anxiety - but reminding us of grace and faith and forgiveness in the midst of it all.
Link here >> https://youtu.be/Ueg3t5CpR5M.
Opening Act: Yael Madero
Paige England is a singer-songwriter from Raleigh, NC. She is a former student of Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Having studied at the college for over a year, Paige returns to North Carolina as a fresh face with new music. Her southern charm mixed with her Rock n Roll spirit make her the love child of Janis Joplin and the Lumineers. Paige's performance is one you do not want to miss!
Influenced by jazz, blues, gospel and Southern rock, Carrie’s blue-eyed soul “rewards listeners with eloquent compositions intertwined with cool phrasing, smooth vocals and a signature down-to-earth touch.” Named one of North Carolina’s Top Charlotte Vocalists in 2012 by the Carolina Entertainment Network, seasoned vocalist Carrie Marshall has performed at a variety of stages across New England and the Carolinas, including such notable events as the Democratic National Convention. Top 10 finalist in the 2014 UK Songwriting Competition as well as NC Songwriter’s Co-Op Singer/Songwriter of the year in 2010, Carrie’s award-winning original music can be heard on Pandora radio and iTunes.
Carrie is also the music events coordinator for the black box theater at Moonlight Stage Company in North Raleigh and teaches Vocal performance and Songwriting.