Hello Music Lovers!
We hope everyone is having a great start to your 2017. Do you ever get that feeling as winter gives way to spring, and everything comes back to life that you’re waking up in a way as well? That’s how we feel now that spring has sprung and the thought of travel and touring brightens our day. It’s a new year and many new opportunities abound. We’re looking forward to hitting the road and seeing all of your fresh, spring faces as well. We have a bunch of new original music as well as new covers that are a bit outside the box, but we feel you’ll love them just as much. So, with that said, we are hitting the ground running with some really fun events coming up in the triangle area.
April 22 - Brewgaloo, Raleigh NC - 7:00-8:30pm. This is Raleigh’s premiere craft beer expo in the heart of downtown at City Plaza. Beer, bands, food trucks and a great time had by all. Look for us on the City Plaza Stage. Tickets available here.
April 23 - The Cat’s Cradle, Carrboro NC - 8:00pm. We’re honored to share the stage with the Grammy award winning bluegrass band, The Steeldriversfrom Nashville TN! Come join us for an evening of great music
April 30 - The Carolina Opry House, Jacksonville NC - 5:00pm. This historic venue has been around since 1967 and has featured many country greats, such as Loretta Lynn and George Straight, as they were developing their careers. The venue is now under new management and we’re proud to be the first group to kick off their “Bluegrass and BBQ Sundays.” Doors open at 3:00and each person will receive a plate of award winning BBQ. Click here for tickets
May 28th - Mountain Soul Music Series, Sparta, NC - 6:00pm. Sparta is working hard to become the Floyd of NC as they bring in all types of roots music throughout the summer.
May 29th - Gears and Guitars 2017, Bailey Park, Winston-Salem, NC. This yearly bike race for charity ends with a day-long concert in the beautiful Bailey Park in downtown Winston. Label mates Mipso as well as Collective Soul, Barenaked Ladies and Corey Smith share the festival bill. Tickets available here
June 2,3 - Ocrafolk Festival, Ocracoke, NC. We’re so happy to be involved with this great festival in one of the most beautiful spots in the southeast. If you’re looking for an excuse to get on an island for a weekend, this is a perfect chance! The Hank and Pattie Duo will be performing at Gaffer’s on Thur June 1st, if you get there early. Find more info here.
Every Tuesday, Hank Smith hosts Beer & Banjos at The Raleigh Times. Each week features a regional or national band that brings their unique twist to acoustic and bluegrass music. The show starts at 7:30pm, don’t miss it!