Bag of Llamas – Nov 21

No we’re not talking about transporting Llamas in a bag, or a bag of Llama wool, this is a band of seasoned musicians from Durham NC.

They play original and Llama-lized classic and alternative rock. That’s what they say “llama-lized.”

“It’s time-travel rock and roll from the 60s to today! Enjoy Llama-flavored Tom Petty, Sheryl Crow, Lifehouse, The Black Keys, Jason Derulo, Melissa Ethridge, Maroon 5 and more!”

Bag of Llamas Flyer

Dean Driver

Dean Driver is a talented North Carolina Singer Songwriter from Greensboro, NC. If you love Americana, you’ll enjoy Dean’s music. We look forward to having him back.

 

About Dean Driver 

I was the shy kid – the one who was too afraid to go up to the counter and ask for a packet of ketchup. I would never have imagined myself even speaking to a large group of people, much less performing original songs in before hundreds of people. But something fundamentally shifted inside of me several years ago. Now, rather suddenly, I find myself with a lot to say about the world, and I’m no longer afraid to say it.

Though I’ve played guitar since my teens, I never really sat down and figured it all out until aound 2008, after our kids were grown and I had a little more space in my life. Now I can finally reconstruct the songs that I’ve always heard playing in my head. It’s a huge thrill for me to have acquired this ability at the ripe old age of 50. This is all wonderfully new to me. When I write songs and play them, I swear I feel like I’m 24.

So my music has a unique flavor. I bring this youthful, never-done-this-before energy to my songs, but I write from the perspective of someone who has been around the block a few times. I’ve raised a family, I’ve seen relationships come and go, I’ve seen parts of the world I never expected to see, and I’m in many ways much more awake than I’ve ever been. I’m actually thankful that music came to me so late in life, because now I have much bigger palette of experience to draw from.

My genre, you ask? I truly have no idea. I’m simply playing what I hear in my head, and each song is as unique as an embryo. I guess I tend to construct them in the styles that I’ve experienced, so you’ll hear some Beatle influences, some Dylan, some Prine, Simon, and even a little classical. Cliff Eberhardt is my singer-songwriter hero, and if I’m guilty of mimicking anyone, it’s him.

I dig distinctive melodies, and I love songs with honest, heartfelt lyrics that engage and surprise, so I focus on those aspects when I’m putting songs together. I’m drawn to songs with big ideas behind them, but that don’t take themselves too seriously. Mostly, I see the inspiration to write a song as a precious gift, and I feel obliged to honor that gift and make the song happen. My hope for each song is that it reaches people, allows them to see things from a different perspective, and maybe makes the world a little less lonely.

15-501 Music

15-501 is a musical collaboration between George Shepherd and Jon Albert Segars. These local musicians bring nearly 40 years of combined experience in guitar and banjo to the stage. The music of 15-501 is instrumental and distinctly Carolina with roots in contemporary acoustic, country blues, and modern bluegrass.

Rock from the 60s and 70s

15-501 Photo Chapel Hill Duo

15-501 is a musical collaboration between George Shepherd and Jon Albert Segars.

Every Breath – Instrumental recorded at Katy’s Music Bar in Hillsborough, NC

Walking the Dog – Live with 15-501

Instrumental Live at the Historic Blue Bayou

15-501 Logo from Chapel Hill

OLLI at Duke New Horizons Swing Band in Pittsboro

Olli New Horizons Swing Band (17)

Olli: New Horizons Swing Band 7pm.

OLLI stands for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. There is one at Duke University in Durham, NC. The OLLI at Duke New Horizons Band is part of the New Horizons International Music Association (over 175 bands in the US and Canada).

From Band Director Jeff Zentner:

“We’re a 22 piece big band swing band. We’ll be playing a variety of music from the 1930s through some contemporary Jazz music. It will be for dancing and listening. We’ll provide some commentary. The OLLI New Horizons program is designed for people in retirement, for the fun and thrill of it. Everyone in the band is over 50.  Female vocalist who will be singing.

If you’re a Jazz aficionado the band will bring back memories of many great songs like:

One O’Clock Jump with Count Basie and his Orchestra

In the Mood with the Glenn Miller Orchestra

Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy with the Toronto All Star Big Band

Begin the Beguine with the Artie Shaw Orchestra

We have a good time and we bring a good crowd.”

 

Jeff Zentner is the band director. (jeff.zentner@da.org | 919-489-9118) For more information see the bottom of this page.

 

Band of Oz

November 20, 8 pm ($12 Cash cover)

November 20, 8 pm ($12 Cash cover)

This is an extraordinary opportunity to enjoy this excellent R&B / Beach Music band in Pittsboro, NC.

Go ahead, Like their pages!

The Facebook Event Page

The Band of Oz

Visit their Website

www.bandofoz.com

Listen to their sound.

Band of Oz with a Righteous Brothers Ballad

Band of Oz -Live – Don’t Stop Believing

Band of Oz singing Shama Lama Ding Dong

About the Band of Oz

“The Band of Oz was formed in 1967 as a part-time band playing fraternity parties and high school proms all over the South. In 1977 the band went on the road full time. Since that time the band has made an exceptional name for itself throughout the Southeast by playing the top clubs and corporate parties, and getting excellent reviews along the way. For several years the group has been a guest on most of the major beach concerts in the Carolinas, Virginia, and Georgia.

The Band of Oz is one of the most successful groups in the Southeast, and continues to get the very best reviews from the top people in the entertainment business. The band now features a full horn section to total a dynamic eight-member group. They still perform well over two-hundred shows per year for corporate events, festivals, concerts, wedding receptions, and many other public and private events.

“[They had]  humble beginnings in eastern North Carolina (Grifton) . It was a bunch of grammar and junior high school guys (because no one was old enough to drive) being hauled around in Ray Houston’s Chevy station wagon pulling a little red trailer. The group at that time was called The Avengers.”

“The Band of Oz released their latest CD ” Over the Rainbow ” They feel it is one of, if not their best work ever.

In March 2005, Band of Oz owners Keith Houston and David Hicks decided to bring a new, youthful sound to the band after Butch Barnes announced that he would be leaving in April 2005. At that time, Scott Fine /Vocals and Trombone, Tim Morris /Vocals and Trumpet, and Daniel Morris /Saxophone and Vocals joined the Band of Oz to bring a new youth and a BIG new sound to the band.”

Graymatter – Nov 7

GrayMatter is a Burlington based band of singers and string players with a great acoustic sound filled with fine harmonies. Bev, Barry and Brad grew up singing with their Dad at home. They loved the harmonies of Peter, Paul & Mary, the Kingston Trio and the music of Bob Dylan. Bev’s husband Dave Gude is the 4th band member. Check out a song sampler on their website.

Graymatter at the Pittsboro Roadhouse 11-7-15

Ellerbe Creek Band – Aug. 26 at 8

Listen to the great dancing sound of the Ellerbe Creek Band playing Saturday August 26, 2015 at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

“In 2009, 5 childhood friends from Durham got together to reconnect and have a little fun playing the classic songs and singing the sweet harmonies that they grew up loving. What started out as just a once a week hobby quickly turned into a desire to go out and share these great classics with the rest of the Triangle. A few years and several shows later, we are still putting smiles on faces playing all the great tunes from days gone by. If you grew up in the 60’s, 70’s, or 80’s, you will love taking a trip down memory lane with The Ellerbe Creek Band.”

“Your Mama Don’t Dance” cover

“Can’t You See” cover of Marshall Tucker Band song

“Spooky” cover

Scott Dixon Green – Sept. 1

Scott Dixon Green NC Musician Pittsboro NCWelcome Scott Dixon Green to the Pittsboro Roadhouse Tuesday September 1 at 6:30 pm.

Fire and Rain (James Taylor) Cover

Annie’s Song (John Denver) Cover

Visit Scott Dixon Green’s website.

Rhonda Robichaux Band

This is one exciting and talented band. If you’ve heard them you probably love them and will be back. If you haven’t heard them, check out their videos and come see them perform live.

Follow Rhonda Robichaux Band on Reverbnation

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Erin McLendon – Aug 1

Country / Pop Singer Songwriter Erin McLendon originally from Durham, but now in Nashville performs August 1 at 8pm at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

Come welcome this young talent to the Roadhouse Stage.

Erin McLendon Country Singer Songwriter from Durham NC-450

Erin McLendon Music Video

About Erin McLendon

“Erin McLendon is a singer/songwriter from Durham, NC who finds her inspiration from artists ranging from Jimmy Buffett and Jason Mraz, Miranda Lambert and Reba McEntire to Tina Turner and Aretha Franklin. While some would be confused by this combination, it’s all a part of what makes Erin a one-of-a-kind “alternative-country” artist. Growing up in North Carolina, country music has always been a big part of her musical influence. Erin’s first full-length album and latest project, Fire & Wine became a Top 100 New Country Album within it’s first full week of releasing on iTunes! It has been receiving rave reviews ever since. “With Erin’s debut release, you won’t hear over-produced songs about bonfires, ‘shine’ and bro-mances. What you will find is Erin’s surprisingly strong and deeply rich vocals taking on a variety of themes, thoughtful lyrics with a sparse deliberate production.” -Skip Mahaffey, The Skip Show Fire & Wine, along with Erin’s first EP (self-titled, Erin McLendon) are available on iTunes and all other streaming sites.”

For more information on Erin, you can check out her website at www.erinmclendon.com or follow her on twitter @ErinMcMusic! You can also view Erin’s Electronic Press Kit here: http://bit.ly/1qeIYdQ