Doug Largent Trio

The Doug Largent Trio performed at The Roadhouse!

Friday July 3, 2015 at 8:00 PM

Listen to the WUNC interiew of Doug Largent by Frank Stasio

The Doug Largent Trio Promo Video

Billy’s Bounce

The Doug Largent Trio is based in Chapel Hill, NC, and features Doug Largent on organ, Brad Maiani on guitar, and a revolving cast of excellent drummers. We specialize in the music that provided the soundtrack for parties and nightclubs in the 1950′s and 60′s – Hammond organ with guitar and drums playing classic standards, Latin rhythms, blues, funk, swing and bebop.

Organist and Chapel Hill native Doug Largent graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and then spent ten years in New York City playing at jazz clubs like The Blue Note, Cafe Carlyle, and Smalls. In 2010 Doug returned to North Carolina to form The Doug Largent Trio.

Guitarist Brad Maiani earned his PhD in musicology from UNC-Chapel Hilland has been a prolific composer and integral part of the North Carolina music scene for over twenty years.

Visit The Doug Largent Trio website.


Mark Crawford Williams

Mark Crawford Williams is a singer songwriter based in Rocky Mount, North Carolina.

Mark has opened for such national acts as Robert Earl Keen, Leon Russell, Robin Trower and Drivin’ N Cryin’. In September 2014 he played an “Americana Music Association” sponsored event at the Blue Bar in Nashville, Tennessee during the Americana Music Festival. That same week he also played The first annual “Moonshine Music Festival” in Woodbury, Tennessee. His music has been well received and he is excited about future tours.


Leda Ray Band

Leda Ray Band is a band that occasionally performs at the  Pittsboro Roadhouse.


Leda Ray Solo

Anna Rose Beck with Josiah Carr

Tuesday July 21, 2015 – Live music was provided by Anna Rose Beck.

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Anna Rose Beck singing The Weathermaker (original)

Learn more about Anna Rose Beck in her interview with IndyWeek.


Katie Basden

Katie Basden performed with us on Thursday July 23 at 6PM.

Check out her sound on the Katie Basden YouTube Channel.

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Handsome Al & the Lookers w/ Emma Davis

Handsome Al and the Lookers w/ Emma Davis are a Blues / Rock / R&B band from Raleigh, NC.
Handsome Al and the Lookers with Emma Davis

Sweet Home Chicago

Emma Davis – vocals
Alan Heckle – guitar, vocals
Dave Youngman – keyboard, sax, guitar, vocals
Dave Masson – bass, vocals
Richard Gates – drums


Handsome Al and the Lookers are just getting started as a band, but each member has been at it for many years. Dave Y and Alan most recently with the “Chicken Fried Blues Band”, Emma with “Big Mama E and the Cool” , Richard not so recently with “Nantucket” and “BJ Thomas”, Dave M with Al in “The Heaters” and also in “The Stormchasers”. Boils down to this .. the guys can play and the girl can sing. Have a listen .. it’s all in the music.


I am a Raleigh, NC native. I have been singing in bands since high school, but Big Mama E and the Cool has been my long term passion project. I am very happy to get the chance to sing some of my favorite music – which is R&B, Soul, and the Blues. Oh, and I also sell craft beer, so life is pretty good!


I have been playing guitar all my life. I’ve played in a blues band called The Heaters. We played a lot of our own material as well as The Thunderbirds, Charlie Musselwhite, and many more. I listen to all kinds of music and appreciate all kinds of music. I lived in Texas for several years and worked with Smokin Joe Kubek, Bugs Henderson and many great players. Ed King and I played together back in the early seventies and Ed is still a good friend. I love Danny Gatton, and Robben Ford .


Grew up in NYC … started piano at 8, clarinet at 11, sax at 14, guitar at 16 and flute in my 20’s. Went to the High School of Music and Art in Manhattan. Got drafted after college and played clarinet and sax in the army band. After the army, played all over the Southeast in the 70’s… Played with Adele Foster band, Space Heaters, Mr. Sticky, Chicken Fried Blues Band.. was too many to mention. Lately I’ve been leading my own jazz group, working with my wife Lola on vocals….

(From Reverbnation)

The Lightning Band

Welcome the Lighting Band to the Pittsboro Roadhouse Stage on Saturday June 6, 2015

Lightning Band

Makani McKenzie as Katy Perry

Young teen Makani McKenzie from Siler City, NC is an actress and singer and performs locally in Disney characters, like Elsa the Frozen princess and Cinderella. She’ll be performing as Katy Perry at the Katy Perry themed Break the Cycle Night at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.




No Worries Band

The No Worries Band performed in May 2015 at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

No Worries Band

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Genre: Americana  / Singer/Songwriter / Bluegrass

The No Worries are based in Cary NC.

We’ve been playing music for decades, together for a few years now.


Doc & Merle Watson
Tim O’Brien
The Beatles
Bob Dylan
John Prine
Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young
Townes Van Zandt
Bill Monroe
Eric Clapton
and many more….

Band Members

Richard Bowdon: guitar / harmonica
Jim Amsden: mandolin / guitar
Rob Surra: bass

Byron Paul Band – May 30

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The Byron Paul Band is performing May 30th at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

Their sound is similar to these bands: Michael Nesmith, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jerry Jeff Walker, Eagles, Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefers

This is a group of veteran musicians that play just for the fun of it all. While each of them has brushed up against fame and fortune only to collide with the realities of the music business, the goal now is to revisit the sheer joy of making music in the company of friends.


The Byron Paul Band on Reverbnation