Faith Bardill / The BR Saints

Faith Bardill and the Back Row Saints from Sanford NCFaith Bardill and The Back Row Saints will bring you Country, Rock & Classic Rock and Beach Music. Bring your friends and enjoy a wonderful evening at the Pittsboro Roadhouse!

Faith Bardill  is a 17 year old senior at Lee Christian High School and The Back Row Saints band members are: Keith Davis, Mike Woodell, Dennis Hunt, and Kevin Griffin. They play country, classic country, classic rock, and beach music. They are the winners of the 2014 Fall Dogwood Festival Battle of the Bands and will be opening for the 2015 Dogwood Festival.  Faith was also a 2014 Carolina Music Awards nominee and a 3 time call back out for American Idol this year.

Follow her on her Facebook Page.

Visit her Reverbnation page to Listen to her music and find out where else she is playing.

Faith Bardill’s YouTube Channel You can subscribe to their YouTube channel to stay up on their latest recordings and new songs.

The Sap Boilers Sep. 10

The Sap Boilers are Greg Henkle on mandolin and guitar, Dan Mahoney on dobro and vocals, and Brian Thomas on guitar and vocals.
Performing Thurs. September 10, 2015 –  6 – 8 pm
The Sap Boilers at the Pittsboro Roadhouse
They’re an acoustic trio – guitar, mandolin, dobro.  They previously performed at the Pittsboro Roadhouse at the March 12th taping on the Tokyo Rosenthal Program.
After many combined years in various traditional bluegrass ventures the three got together with a notion to build on their bluegrass base while pulling in some material from outside the genre. Their music includes a healthy dose of bluegrass, old and new, along with a sprinkling of classic country, folk, and old-time selections done in a style that complements the song and allows each member’s contribution to shine through.

The Sap Boilers on Reverbnation – studio recordings and videos.

The Sap Boilers on Facebook

Eleven WILD Things to Do in Pittsboro, NC

Taking the lead from the Hilton Head Island’s post on Bluffton, SC, here are eleven wild things to do in Pittsboro, NC.

Carolina Tiger Rescue in Pittsboro NCx6001. Visit the Carolina Tiger Rescue. Go online and reserve tickets for a day with a good weather forecast. Your visit helps support the tremendous stewardship they provide these mostly rescued large cats.

2. Rent a boat at Crosswinds Boating Center at Jordan Lake: fishing boats, pontoon boats or kayaks.

3. Do a Pub Run on a Monday at 6pm starting at The City Tap and support the good work of The Abundance Foundation.

4. Join a Dance of Universal Peace 1st Wednesdays at the East Chatham Senior Center. 7:30.

5. Take a Road Ride on a Wednesday at 6pm with cyclists from Pittsboro Bicycles.

6. Head down Industrial Park Drive, take a left on Lorax Lane, and a right past Screech Owl and park outside the gate and walk past the Bio Diesel Plant for a tour and tasting at Pittsboro’s First and Only Distillery – Fair Game Beverage Company for a tour and tasting.

7. Get Fairy Hair from Finklepott’s Fairy Hair Flare when they visit during Pittsboro First Sunday at Barringer Family Dentistry, or at Starrlight Mead, or The Joyful Jewel. Call the venues for their next dates.


Haw River Canoe

8. Call the Haw River Canoe & Kayak Co. and get on a paddle board, canoe or kayak at Bynum or Saxapahaw.

9. Time your Pittsboro visit for a Pecha Kucha night, once every quarter put on by The Abundance Foundation. Be in a room with a hundred people listening to presentations in a format that’s taking the world by storm.

10. Get in front of a mic and sing! Wednesday nights: at Open Mic at The City Tap on Wednesday.

11. Bring $1,000 to town and shop for new art or furniture for your home and some gifts for your self , family or friends. We have a half dozen antiques stores and two art and fine craft galleries in historic downtown.


Kings of the Highway August 14

Kingsof theHighway NC Band Performing - 2ltKings of the Highway is a four piece Rock & Blues band that consists of Dan Stipe on lead vocals and guitar, David Bridenbaugh on guitar and vocals, Richard Freeman on drums and vocals and Mike Copeland on bass and vocals. Started in July 2013, they have fun playing great music and deliver classic rock and blues from artists like Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, CCR, The Grateful Dead, The Eagles, Neil Young, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Doors, The Allman Brothers Band, ZZ Top and more.

Kings of the Highway at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Friday August 14, 2015 at 8 pm

Dan Stipe (vocals & guitar), David Bridenbaugh (guitar & vocals), Richard Freeman (drums & vocals), Mike Copeland (bass & vocals)

Richard Freeman (AKA, Lefty) learned to play from his father. His favorite drummers range from Ronnie Tutt, Rich Redman, Tommy Aldridge and Kenny Arnoff.

Alias – Mike. AKA, The Big Dog. Rocks the Richenbacker Bass. Did somebody say Grateful Dead?

Alias – Dan. AKA, T-bone. Vocals and guitar. Bruuuuuuuce!

Alias – David. AKA, The Mississippi Madman. Lead guitar. Beethoven. Chopin. Johnny Rotten.

Redeemed: Christian Music

redeemed-christian music in nc

Redeemed is a new North Carolina-based band that performs contemporary Christian music, but with a bit of an edge. The focus is on spreading God’s word through song.

Doors at 3:00. Show 4-6:30 PM. All donations and tips went to help the Raleigh Rescue Mission.

Ed Williams (singer/guitarist) formed the band in early 2015 after previously founding and fronting a popular Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young tribute band, Long Time Gone. Mark Helms, a former pastor and music minister, is the band’s acoustic guitarist / harmony singer. Mark also played banjo in Long Time Gone. Tom Blalock, whom Ed met at Fuquay-Varina United Methodist Church where they both play in the church’s praise band, is the drummer/percussionist. Chris (Dez) Dezcowski was recruited from Long Time Gone to play bass/keys.


Past Performance

Sunday April 26 at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Katy Perry Guitars from Super Bowl Halftime Show Displayed at Pittsboro Roadhouse

Katy Perry auctioned her band’s three Fender guitars from the Super Bowl Halftime Show, the most viewed show in history. NFL Auctions led the auction and the leading youth domestic violence prevention agency, Break the Cycle was the recipient of the proceeds.

Katy Perry Super Bowl Show from Hollywood Reporter

On Monday February 21 the auction closed and a North Carolina based guitar collector won, not one, not two, but all three guitars which were auctioned separately.

The collector who asked to remain anonymous is presenting the guitars to Greg Lewis of the Pittsboro Roadhouse for display. It’s a bit of American history, not a copy of the Declaration of Independence, but definitely mementos from a historic sports & musical event, Super Bowl 49 with Katy Perry for the Half Time Show.

June Fundraising Event

In June 2015, paired with a fundraising event for FVRC, the Roadhouse displayed the Katy Perry SuperBowl Guitars. Look for the date and details about the entertainment.


Josh Moreau and the Fender Bass guitar he played at Super Bowl 49


Casey Hooper and the Fender guitar he played at Super Bowl 49 in 2015.

The guitars are three, made-in-the-usa Fender guitars:

Casey Hooper – Lead Guitarist – American Standard Strat

Josh Moreau – Bass Player – ’74 American Vintage Jazz Bass

Nathan Spicer – Guitar – American Special Jazzmaster

The guitar collector notably did not acquire the giant lion robot, either of the two sharks, or Lenny Kravitz’ very sharp looking black Gibson.

Fender Guitars from Katy Perrys Band

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High Clouds

HighClouds NC Musicians- in Pittsboro NC

We enjoyed their performance on May 12, 2015 at the Pittsboro Roadhouse


The High Clouds have over 30 years of experience performing traditional music: waltzes, airs, swing, and fiddle tunes. Their music includes selections from Old Time, New England and Contra Dance tunes and music from Quebec, Russ Barenberg tunes such as “Through the Gates” and “Pleasant Beggar”, and swing tunes such as “Lady Be Good”.

High Clouds on Reverbnation


Cabaret at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

The Phoenix Theatre Co. Presents The Lock-In Cabaret

March 19, 2015 – 7 pm

RSVP 919-542-2432


Southern Grace – Fri. Apr. 17

Southern Grace is a Southern/Country Rock/Top 40 band of six dedicated energetic musicians dedicated to entertaining their audiences with their full-throttle, pedal to the metal, alive & kickin’ show.

Catch Southern Grace Friday April 17, 2015 at 8PM.

Marie Vanderbeck

Marie Vanderbeck performs Jazz/ Country / Folk periodically at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

Marie Vanderbeck