Raising Funds to Cure Crohn’s & Colitis

Take Steps for Crohn's

Hello to all,

Many of you we have seen in recent months and for others it has been a while. I hope this message finds you well and in good spirits.

Once again, on Saturday April 30, our Team MikAddy will be participating in the Triangle Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis Walk at Lake Crabtree County Park in Morrisville, NC. CCFA Walks are the nation’s largest events dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases. Our fundraising goal is $750 for this worthy cause and I need your help to reach this goal!

The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is the leading non-profit organization dedicated to finding cures for painful and debilitating IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease). They have invested more than $200 million in research and they also fund disease-specific education, support, and treatment information. For the 1.4 million Americans who suffer from the debilitating effects of IBD (our daughter, Adelena is one of them) nothing is more important than finding better, more effective treatments, and ultimately, cures.

Take Steps is the foundation’s premier walking event, raising needed funds for their mission of finding cures and improving the quality of life for patients. We hope you will consider supporting our efforts by making a tax-deductible contribution to the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. You can donate online or mail your gift to 78 Lauren Rose Lane, Pittsboro, NC 27312. If you feel so led, please inquire if your company has a matching gift program. If so, simply complete the required form and mail it along with your donation to the above address. This is a great way to double your support! With your help, we will fund important research, patient education and support for millions of Americans.

Again, to donate online, follow this link: http://online.ccfa.org/site/TR/TakeSteps/Chapter-Carolinas?team_id=190769&pg=team&fr_id=6064

Click on “Donate” found in the upper right corner. From that menu, select the 3rd choice, which is “Donate.”

If you would like to register as a walker you will see that choice also under the “Donate” button.

“Thank you” are words we use to express appreciation. That expression does not really convey enough, but we hope you know our gratitude is sincerely and deeply felt.

Thank you,
Maria, Greg and Adelena

 

(Updated April 15,  2016)


Past Events

April 25, 2015

Take Steps with the Pittsboro Roadhouse to Cure Crohn’s – Walk at Lake Crabtree Park. Overall over $100,000 was raised!

July 18, 2014

Fundraiser for Crone’s Disease and Colitis with Durham Ukulele Orchestra

The event was casual evening of food, friends and music to raise money for the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America – Carolinas Chapter. Optional door donations and raffle proceeds will benefit Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America [CCFA] IBD research, support and education programs.

April 26, 2014

NCSU Centennial Campus Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis walk, the nation’s largest event dedicated to finding cures for digestive diseases

 


*CCFA is Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America

Hip Pocket

Announcing the first visit of Greensboro, North Carolina’s Hip Pocket Band to the Pittsboro Roadhouse stage!!

Hip Pocket – Coming soon to the Roadhouse! – 8 PM  ($15)

Hip Pocket Band from Greensboro NC USA

Gonna Take a Long Time

Have a listen. This “Gonna Take a Long Time” video is a montage of gigs played all over the Carolina’s and shows some on-the-road footage.

If you are looking for fun, entertainment and all the songs you love. Hip Pocket is it! When Hip Pocket shows up a party is sure to break out and the fun begins. We love to perform, and we will make your event one that everyone will remember. Hip Pocket has been compared to the Band of OZ in the 1980’s and Bill Deal & The Rhondels in the 70’s (Party Bands). We love the comparison. Just ask anyone who has been to a Hip Pocket show and you will know what we are talking about. Check us out and get the party started…………

Check out their Song List on their HipPocketLive.com website.

Find out where they are playing:  Hip Pocket on Reverbnation.

Follow them for updates: Hip Pocket on Facebook.

Hip Pocket Members

* Little John Thompson – Bass, Vocals, Keys, Drums (aka LJ, Little)
* Michael Maffeo – Sax, Vocals, Keys (aka Maffeo)
* Eric Stephenson – Lead Vocals (aka Easy ‘E’)
* Dustin York – Guitar, Vocals, Bass, Drums
* Tim Sidden – Keys, Vocals (aka Big Sexy)
* Frankie Hoggard – Drums
* Preston Honeycutt – Sound Tech, Guitar
* Chris Boyette – Lighting & Monitor Tech, Booking Agent, Road Manager

HIp Pocket Band in North Carolina B&W

NC Revelers Big Band Orchestra

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If you love the sound of Big Bands. Love to dance. Love the feeling that only those big bands can create… call now to save your seat for NYE2016

December 31, 2015 New Year’s Eve

New Year's Eve Gala 2016, RSVP (919) 542-2432

New Year’s Eve Gala 2016, RSVP (919) 542-2432

NC Revelers Orchestra 2016

7:00 – 9:30

$10 Cover

1st Monday Nights February –  December (except in September)

Pittsboro Roadhouse, 39 West Street, Pittsboro NC, Chatham County

 Lauren Meehan singing with the NC Revelers Orchestra

You won’t believe this amazing performance. These guys are simply great!

Watch and listen to their sound from a January 2014 performance at the magnificent Grove Park Inn in Asheville.

Big Band at the Pittsboro Roadhouse 1st Mondays, except September and January.

#BigBandinPittsboro1stMondays

#ncrevelersinpittsboro

 

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

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

Chip Perry Band

Chip Perry Band in Pittsboro NC

 

“Chip Perry is a singer/songwriter born and raised in the small town of Siler City, North Carolina. After a few years of playing acoustic gigs alone, in 2013, Chip formed a band to accompany him on stage. During the short time on the road they have played with national acts such as the Chris Lane Band, Outshyne, Old Southern Moonshine Revival and many more. The band is currently in studio working on their full band demo which they hope to release in the fall. Chip plans to continue his music career playing locally as much as possible and hoping to expand into a national act in the future.” – ReverbNation Chip Perry – Artist Bio

Original Song by Chip Perry: Sturdy Ground

 

Chip Perry Music website.

 


A few of his past peformances at the Roadhouse:

Friday May 1, 2105 8 pm ($10) 

Chip Perry Band performed for a fundraiser for the Northwood High School Softball Team. There were items for auction and a 50/50 Raffle. Lots of people came out and supported the local softball team and enjoyed this ever so popular Siler City Country Band!

John Westmoreland, NC Guitarist Nov 29

Sunday November 29, 2015 11:30 – 2:30 during Brunch

Listen to a playlist of John’s music on YouTube

 

About John

John Westmoreland (guitar) grew up in Pittsboro, NC playing blues and rock in various groups. In his late teens he began playing jazz and eventually studied jazz performance and classical composition.

A native North Carolinian with deep roots in the blues, John Westmoreland is a multidimensional musician. He studied jazz and classical composition at Berklee College of Music where he was also a recipient of the BEST scholarship. His teachers have been some of the foremost in the nation, including: Scott Sawyer of Raleigh NC, Jon Damian inventor of the Rubber Tellie and author of “The Guitarists Guide to Composing and Improvising,” and most recently he had the opportunity to study with the world renowned Malian virtuoso Djelimady Tounkara. He’s also attended a number of master classes including a workshop and performance with legendary jazz guitarist Jim Hall.

In 2011 John started collaborating with Senegalese griot Diali Cissokho who introduced him to the rich, captivating music of West Africa. It wasn’t long before they were playing together in the NC based band Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba, and also performing together as a duo exploring the beautiful soundscapes of guitar and kora. As a solo artist he plays his own dynamic, and sensitive interpretations— interweaving jazz standards, African traditional music, Blues, Bach, the American Songbook, as well as his own original compositions.

Always looking for new and interesting directions to take his craft, he also provides improvisational accompaniment for yoga classes, and is currently exploring other ways that music can facilitate healing and personal growth.

Reverbnation http://www.reverbnation.com/johnwestmoreland

John is also a member of this band: http://www.kairabamusic.com/about/john-westmoreland/

Westmoreland Guitar on YouTube