be the moon


“be the moon started in 2011, the collaborative music effort of Vocalist/Percussionist Adam Shaw and Vocalist/Guitarist Elliott Humphries.

Two years later the group had expanded beyond what they could have imagined. Bassist Freddie Alderman and drummer Steven Bristow expanded the group’s sound dramatically. Pulling from a wide variety of musical genres, be the moon writes Americana/Folk-Rock that brings to mind Tom Petty, Wilco, John Prine, Whiskeytown, and Ryan Adams.

For these guys it is all about passion! They love to make music. And they love when people enjoy the music they make! be the moon strives to write honest and genuine songs about the people and places that they know!”

be the moon on Reverbnation – click to listen

Black Dog Syndrome & Kirk Ridge

Welcome Black Dog Syndrome & Kirk Ridge to the Pittsboro Roadhouse Stage.

Saturday April 11th at 8:00 pm.

Come early for appetizers and dinner.

Wear your dancing shoes.

Kirk Ridge and Black Dog Syndrome – his band – are recognized as exceptional on multiple levels. They won the RadioIndy GRindy Award for one of top indy rock CDs in 2009; were cited in 2009 and 2011 American Songwriter Magazine. They’ve been featured on NPR’s CarTalk & Deep Grooves, London. Kirk was a finalist Austin, TX Songwriters Assn. Contest and the Celtic Roots Radio Competition! They’ve performed on the stages at CenterFest, Eno Festival, Carrboro Festival, & Mumfest.

Black Dog Syndrome Members
Alan Wilson, Bass/Vocals
Butch Colclough, Guitar
John Hanks, Drums
John Pugh, Keyboards
Jonathan Wilson, Drums
Kimmie Wilson, Vocals
Kirk Ridge, Guitar/Vocals
Mike Canale, Sax

Black Dog Syndrome and Kirk Ridge


Here’s one of their songs: Shalane – Running the Blues Away (about the Olympic Runner)


Mudbones Blues Review


Performed Friday June 12, 2015 at the Pittsboro Roadhouse.

Mudbones Blues Review is the brainchild of Durham harp player Butch “Mudbones” Haas. His vision was to create a blues band that would keep even the most timid dancers on their feet all night long. Butch plays harp and guitar as well as vocals and is joined by journeyman musicians from the Durham blues scene.Mark Taylor on guitar and vocals,Warren Johnson guitar and vocals,Dave Sword Drums,Ed Moon bass, TA James on studio bass recordings. Mudbones performs original and standard blues songs inflected with mojo from the 1960’s. The sound is delicately layered, and punctuated with soulful singing and melodic solos.

Milagro Saints

Milagro Saints on Raleigh NCx2

Performed Saturday June 13 2015 at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

New Single “Tupelo” by the Milagro Saints

TUPELOvideo of our album title track song

Posted by Milagro Saints on Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Milagro Saints Raleigh NC-based is a roots rock band. Lead singer and songwriter Mr. S.D. Ineson has described the thematically connected 10 song set as “mythological americana” where various genres, dylanesque surrealistic blues, slack alt-country, straight up folk rawk, and old timey ballads combine musically with lyrics inspired by the mythological atmospheres and locations of american roots music. Tupelo- birthplace of Elvis and John Lee Hookers flood apocalypse song, battered by Tornados, and the ever-flowing Mississippi which runs through the history of rock n’roll, deep country, folky wierdness, long gone american radio, and blind love blues.


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Milagro Saints performing A Million Times

Redleg Husky

Redleg Husky is Boot-stompin’ folk music with soul from Boone, North Carolina.

Redleg Husky NC Musicians

Misa Giroux (vocals, guitar, mandolin) and Tim McWilliams (vocals, guitar, banjo)

“Formed in 2012 in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, Redleg Husky is an acoustic roots duo that has created a unique blend of boot-stomping folk music with soul. Consisting of Misa Giroux (vocals, guitar, mandolin) and Tim McWilliams (vocals, guitar, banjo), they have continued to captivate listeners in the Southeast, leading to features on the Alternate Root Magazine’s “5 Flying Under the Radar” and WNCW’s “Local Color,” as well as opening performances for national acts such as The Tillers and Kim Lenz and the Jaguars.

“Motivated by audiences’ positive reception of their music, Redleg Husky embarked on a 3-month DIY cross-country tour, “Across the Fields,” between June and October 2014. A huge success, the experience was one of a lifetime as well as a crash course in camping, couch surfing, and living on refried beans and peanut butter sandwiches. In total, the band performed sixty-seven shows in sixteen different states, gaining a host of new fans all throughout the nation and a voracious desire to continue on their musical journey.

“Their debut self-titled EP was recorded in Greensboro, NC, by Daniel Levi Goans (Lowland Hum) and released in January 2013, followed by their first full-length studio album Carolina, recorded at Wild Chorus Studios in Knoxville, TN, by Scott Minor (Sparklehorse) and released in March 2014. Misa and Tim are thankful that the talented Greenville, SC native, David Funderburk, was able to join them on both recordings. David performed percussion, musical saw, harmonies, and added four of his original songs to Carolina. David and his wife Heather just had a beautiful baby boy and reside in Asheville, NC, where he is still able to gig occasionally with the band.

“Redleg Husky has begun touring full-time, so check out the tour calendar for an up-to-date list of shows, and like Redleg Husky on Facebook!”  (From Artist Bio on Reverbnation)

Redleg Husky Website

Redleg Husky Twitter

Redleg Husky Reverbnation

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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

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

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