Sola Coffee Cafe

A family-owned independent coffee shop and cafe driven by a love for people and a passion for community around delicious Counter Culture coffee, food and beverage.

Welcome.

 

Mick's Humor Trivia Night
Feb
16
Mar 30

Mick's Humor Trivia Night

Family friendly trivia with a sprinkle of comedy. Bring your family and friends.

1st and 3rd Thursdays.

Allen Hayes
Feb
24
7:30 pm19:30

Allen Hayes

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. 

RussBo Duo
Feb
25
7:30 pm19:30

RussBo Duo

Extraordinarily talented individually.

Mind blowing together.

Great night of acoustic genius.

Mick McKenna's Humor Trivia Night
Mar
2
7:00 pm19:00

Mick McKenna's Humor Trivia Night

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.

 

String Peddlers
Mar
3
7:30 pm19:30

String Peddlers

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.

Sola Hot Mini 5k 2016
Mar
11
8:30 am08:30

Sola Hot Mini 5k 2016

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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: 



Course Map:
http://runnc.com/ra/?page=event_details&actname=sola-hot-mini-5k

Ace and T-Bone
Mar
18
7:30 pm19:30

Ace and T-Bone

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.

https://www.reverbnation.com/acetbone

 

Ozymandias Live Music
Mar
31
7:30 pm19:30

Ozymandias Live Music

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.

RGB
Apr
28
7:30 pm19:30

RGB

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!


Retro Candy
Feb
17
7:30 pm19:30

Retro Candy

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.

https://www.facebook.com/RetroCandyBand/

 

Tesoro
Feb
11
7:30 pm19:30

Tesoro

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.

Old State Travelers
Feb
3
7:30 pm19:30

Old State Travelers

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.

www.oldstatetravelers.com

 

Ray Buckner w/ Special Guests Katie Cooper & Zach Gregory
Jan
28
8:30 am08:30

Ray Buckner w/ Special Guests Katie Cooper & Zach Gregory

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. 

Janelle True
Jan
20
7:30 pm19:30

Janelle True

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.

http://janelletrue.com/

Doug and Peggy Jazz Plus
Jan
7
7:30 pm19:30

Doug and Peggy Jazz Plus

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.

Sean Colby
Dec
23
7:30 pm19:30

Sean Colby

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
Dec
10
7:30 pm19:30

Tea Cup Gin

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.

http://www.teacupgin.com/

Hattie Briggs
Nov
5
7:30 pm19:30

Hattie Briggs

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.

www.hattiebriggs.co.uk

www.facebook.com/HattieBriggsMusic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QLMkFIOpRSE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jWAm7yvudeE

 

Farewell Friend
Nov
4
7:30 pm19:30

Farewell Friend

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.

https://www.reverbnation.com/farewellfriendnc

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
Oct
22
7:30 pm19:30

Vintage Vibes

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.

https://www.reverbnation.com/vintagevibes

 

 

 

Me and Molly
Oct
14
7:30 pm19:30

Me and Molly

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!

http://www.meandmollymusic.com/

 

 

 

Brian Skilton
Sep
30
7:30 pm19:30

Brian Skilton

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.

Claybrook with Ben Crosthwaite, The Maudlin Fee
Sep
23
7:30 pm19:30

Claybrook with Ben Crosthwaite, The Maudlin Fee

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

Bearcoon
Sep
17
7:30 pm19:30

Bearcoon

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.   

bearcoonmusic.com

facebook.com/bearcoonmusic

Fort Defiance
Sep
16
7:30 pm19:30

Fort Defiance

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'...

www.fortdefiance.com

Liz Hackett
Aug
5
7:30 pm19:30

Liz Hackett

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
Jul
30
7:30 pm19:30

Shane Dittmar

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.

 

 

Matt Bednarsky
Jul
29
7:30 pm19:30

Matt Bednarsky

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.

www.mattbednarsky.com

Abbye West Pates
Jul
22
7:30 pm19:30

Abbye West Pates

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.

 abbyewestpates.com,

Opening Act: Yael Madero

 

Paige England
Jun
25
7:30 pm19:30

Paige England

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!

Carrie Marshall
Jun
24
7:30 pm19:30

Carrie Marshall

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.

http://www.carriemarshall.net/

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