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.
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.
When Peggy and Doug met in January of 2012, they found they shared a musical passion for the great vocalists of the Golden Age of Jazz: Billie, Ella, Sinatra, and Bennett, to name a few.
Although jazz standards are a large part of Peggy and Doug’s repertoire, the Blues, whether light and breezy or down and dirty, is one of their favorite pastimes.
They also dig Pop tunes delivered with a touch of sophistication along the lines of Michael Buble’, Diana Krall, Sting and Adele, as well as classics by Joni Mitchell, Billy Joel and Bonnie Raitt.
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.
Tesoro performs jazz standards in the "Gypsy Jazz" style made popular in the 1930s and 1940s. Violinist Gina Guidarelli weaves complex and sultry melodic lines to the rich harmonic rhythms provided by guitarist Billy Kaiser. The arrangements will tug at your heartstrings one minute and set your toes to tappin' the next.
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!
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.
Extraordinarily talented individually.
Mind blowing together.
Great night of acoustic genius.
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.
1st and 3rd Thursday of every month. Family friendly fun. Come for dinner and bring your friends, office mates, family or your better half.
Test your brain cells. Learn Scottish gibberish.
Closing at 4:00pm.
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.
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:
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.
Allen Hayes fell in love with the guitar at an early age. With the Beatles, John Denver, Jim Croce, and Don McLean as his role models, he began writing songs in high school. His approach to songwriting is eclectic and takes a slice-of-life approach to telling stories. His songs can be classified as folk, country and Americana, with a little jazz and blues thrown in.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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