Nashville Recording Artist – Steely James

Nashville recording artist Steely James performing in Pittsboro, North Carolina.

Here are two Video clips from Steely James’ performance Tuesday April 7th at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Staring with a Buffalo Springfield favorite: For What It’s Worth

Following with an original by Steely James.

 

About Steely James

“Steely James is an outstanding Singer/Songwriter/Performer from the Indianapolis area in Indiana U.S.A…. A multi-instrumentalist who plays guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums.

He is unique because of the bridge he’s built connecting his Singer/Songwriter Acoustic Pop-ish, yet sometimes dark style to his Native American ties. Public response is amazing, a testament to his direction, talent and the story that surrounds him.”

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Beautiful acoustic song with a world music feel.

 

Here he’s playing Money’s Gone.

 

The Sidemen

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The Sidemen are playing at the Pittsboro Roadhouse and we know you want to know who they are and what they do.  The Sidemen  play a bit of everything, including The Band, Van Morrison, Delbert McClinton, Taj Mahal, rock, reggae, country and swing. They are all local folk from Raleigh, Chapel Hill and exotic Pittsboro.

Find out more about each member.

Fred Westbrook, Keyboards & Vocalist

Fred Westbrook is a retired teacher and principal, who has been a musician all of his life, and has been performing professionally since he was 18 – which was a long, long time ago. Fred has been part of ensembles as diverse as the Susquehanna University (www.susqu.edu) band and choir during a concert tour of Europe and as a vocalist and the keyboard player for Big Rick & the Bombers as they competed in the International Blues Competition in Memphis, twice. He’s had the privilege of appearing on the stage of B.B. King’s on Beale Street three times, and has played the Bull Durham Blues Festival in Durham, NC twice. He was also part of a band opening for Herbie Mann at the Pleasure Island Blues and Seafood Festival.And now, he’s delighted to be a part of The Sidemen as keyboard player and vocalist.

Bill Bryan, Guitarist

Bill Bryan is a long-time area guitarist who coaxes tasty tuneage out of electric and acoustic guitars, Bill plays an eclectic combinations of down-home Americana to tear-stained blues with wayward danger-ridden detours in between. With a nod to the Dead, Commander Cody, The Allmans, Little Feat and the Kings, (BB, Albert & Freddie), Bill pays homage to his many influences in his playing. More recent projects include Good Juju with fellow bandmates Ed Mezynski and Rob Lindberg and the BNG Telecaster Master shows.

Rob Lindberg, Bass Player, Songwriter

Rob Lindberg is a bassist and novice songwriter who plays electric, fretless electric and acoustic (upright) bass. Rob has played in wide variety of settings ranging from hotel lounges with jazz trios, ballrooms with big bands, pit bands for “way-off Broadway” shows, recording studios, local blues and rock & roll bars, and chicken-wire covered country stages. In addition to the neighborhood garages of his youth, his musical training includes a degree in Jazz Performance from Bellarmine College, participation in Jamey Aebersold’s Jazz clinics, and studying with Rufus Reid, a preeminent jazz bassist. His scattered range of bass and songwriting influences reflects his strong ADD tendencies and includes fusion (Weather Report, Pat Metheny, Jaco Pastorius), Ray Brown, Scott LaFaro, Tony Levin, finger-funk (James Jamerson, Rocco Prestia), Americana (Band, Dave Matthews, Paul Simon) and ProgRock (Genesis), with a dose of melodic PowerPop (Raspberries, Badfinger, Beatles, Brian Wilson) thrown in as a guilty pleasure.

Ed Mezynski, Drummer

Ed Mezynski has had the pleasure of drumming for Will McFarlane, Cool John Ferguson and John D Holman. Influenced by everything from bluegrass to jazz, he’s been blessed to have played in The Lacey Band, Joe Bell and the Stinging Blades, Valentino and the Piedmont Sheiks (with a trip to Memphis for the IBC), Big Rick and the Bombers, Good Juju, The Tornado Blues Band and a host of great local blues jam host bands.

 


 

Some of their Past Performance dates at the Pittsboro Roadhouse:

Jan. 17, 2015

Saturday May 2, 2015

Idlewild South: Allman Brothers Tribute June 26

The Pittsboro Roadhouse welcomes Idlewild South: The Ultimate Allman Brothers Band Tribute back to the stage. 

Named after the second album released by The Allman Brothers Band, Idlewild South provides an authentic show full of the greatest songs ever recorded by the band that started the Southern Rock movement back in 1969.  Some of the Allman Brothers’ greatest songs include Midnight Rider, Whipping Post, Ramblin’ Man, Jessica and Soulshine.

Idlewild South at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

FRIDAY June 26, 2015 – 8PM

$10 Cover

Doors of the restaurant open at 11 am and stay open until the band stops around or after 10 pm!

The Idlewild South band has been called “The Total Package in Allman Brothers Tribute Bands” in one 2014 review.


IDLEWILD SOUTH BAND MEMBERS

Don Eason – Keyboard and Vocals

The band is led by DON EASON, keyboardist and vocalist, a veteran musician who lays down the smoothest of sounds on the legendary Hammond B3 organ.

Robert Kintner, Dave Baum – Drums

A duo of drummers, including ROBERT KINTNER and DAVE BAUM, providing a massive foundation for this band with syncopated beats, and evolving rhythms.

Jeff Lindsey – Percussion

Percussionist JEFF LINDSEY bringing in his Latin, Ska, and Reggae influences in masterful style.

Tim Smith – Bass Guitar

Bass guitarist TIM SMITH rounds out the rhythm section with an “in the pocket” playing style that easily allows this band to explore the deepest of grooves.

Dave George – Guitar

Guitarist DAVE GEORGE slides in on his six strings with solid rhythms, unique riffs, and leads so melodic they warp time and space!

Pete Waggoner – Lead Guitar

Up front is lead guitarist and lead vocalist PETE WAGGONER, the newest addition to this band of blues rockers.
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Some of the Past Idlewild South Performances at the Roadhouse

SATURDAY FEBRUARY 28, 2015 at 8PM – $10 Cover

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 16, 2014 at 4PM – $10 Cover

The Pittsboro Roadhouse welcomes Idlewild South: The Ultimate Allman Brothers Band Tribute to pay homage to a band that is ending a 45 year career with their final shows at New York City’s Beacon Theatre in October.

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 Brought to the Pittsboro Roadhouse by Wilson Entertainment Services.

Bluesman Matt Walsh June 2

Matt Walsh Blues

Matt Walsh – Singer. Songwriter. Guitarist. Blues Player.

Performing at the Pittsboro Roadhouse: Tuesday June 2, 2015

He’s really good.

See what you think on electric guitar.

Here’s Matt playing on acoustic guitar.

What d’ya say?


Some of the Past Performances

Tuesday April 14, 2015


 

Past Shows

Tuesday February 24, 2015

Roadhouse Cruise-Check Back in September

Count on us. Cruise on in. No fee. No registration. Classic & Specialty Cars.

Check back for dates in September.

Pittsboro, North Carolina. Parking Lot at 39 West Street, right across from the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

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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.

Kayaking

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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.

 

Cabaret at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

The Phoenix Theatre Co. Presents The Lock-In Cabaret

March 19, 2015 – 7 pm

RSVP 919-542-2432

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Mojo Rising – Tribute to the DOORS

The Sunday Band Series!

DATE – Sunday, March 8
ARTIST  – Mojo Rising – A Tribute To The Doors
GENRE – Classic Rock
COVER – $10

DOORS – 3:00 pm.  SHOW – 4:00 pm
WEBLINKS – http://www.reverbnation.com/mojorisingnc &https://www.facebook.com/MojoRisingNc

 

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The Holiday Band at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

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(Updated January, 2015)

The Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store and Wilson Entertainment Services are proud to present:

The Holiday Band at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Sunday January 11, 2015

3:00 Doors Open
4:00 Show Starts

$10.00 Cover
Kids 10 and under are free
Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Chips and Fries available for purchase
Cash bar

The Holiday Band last played for the Sunday Band Series on June 22, 2014

Some of the previous bands in the Sunday Band Series

The Invaders,  SHE BOP, The CastawaysJim Quick & Coastline

 

 

The Familiars, Circle City & Uniontown – Bands from Pittsboro

Tracy LynnThe Familiars, Circle City and Uniontown will be performing in sequence on Saturday January 3rd 2015.

It is a night of “Homespun Swooning, Rock Ballads, and Swamp Anthems Galore” !!!

Tracy Lynn will be celebrating her recent graduation from UNC-CH and we are expecting a crowd.

All bands are homegrown from right here in Pittsboro and write all of their own material with the exception of a few cover tunes.

The Familiars with Elizabeth Haddix and Eddie Holm

The Familiars start out at 7pm in the Lounge for some laid back original tunes that feature songwriters Elizabeth Haddix and Eddie Holm. Elizabeth is formerly of The Bad Mothers, a Pittsboro favorite. Eddie currently plays with Uniontown, who takes the stage at 9pm. This duo pumps out a unique blend of AppaDeltaJazzBursts with wandering melodies about social justice and of course, life.

Circle City with Tracy Lynn, Fred Royal, Shannon Blackwell and Dave Smith

At 8pm, Circle City showcases songwriters Tracy Lynn on vocals and guitar, Fred Royal on drums and vocals, Shannon Blackwell on bass, and Dave Smith on guitar and vocals. The fresh and new band configuration elevates the solid songwriting and clever hooks with tasteful dynamics that aren’t too loud and definitely not wimpy. Lynn previously fronted Pittsboro darlings The Bad Mothers with life partner, Royal, who bangs it out with Uniontown. Blackwell has a laundry list of Chapel Hill based bands including HWYL, Tim Stambaugh, Tony Sullivan and His Burning Sinsations and others. Pittsboro native, Dave Smith, is regarded as one of the area’s finest guitarists by his peers and rotates between the gypsy jazz brilliance of the Onyx Club Boys and numerous side projects.

Uniontown

Uniontown has been writing and performing original swamp anthems since 2010. Chris Long’s true grit storytelling, Ed Holm and Fred Royal’s driving rhythms and great harmonies put Uniontown’s soiled blue collar sound a cut above your average working band sound. Show starts at 9pm.