Big Time 8pm – 12am May 29

BigTime Party Band Performing at Chatham NC FairWhen the BigTime Party Band plays, we dance.

Saturday May 29, 2015

8 PM – 12 AM

(Cash Cover $10)

Fundraiser for Partnership for Children 

Live Beach Music for Shag Dancing and any kind of dancing you like!

Have a listen to this great audio clip by Big Time on YouTube.

Radio Interview clip from the Darin and Anita Grand Strand Show with Johnny Wilson

Photos of Big Time with Studio Sound

Durham Ukulele Orchestra

The Durham Ukulele Orchestra is a genre busting ensemble whose love for music is rivaled only by the love they have for their favorite little instrument.

Durham Ukulele Orchestra - 5Formed in 2007, the Durham Ukulele Orchestra organically grew out of the ukulele jam session held at High Strung Violins and Guitars (and ukuleles!) on the first and third Mondays of every month. Upon forming, a weekly practice was organized and the band began to mix together their wide range of tastes and influences into a cohesive and delicious “musical soup” that ranges from jazz standards to art rock classics like Psycho Killer by The Talking Heads.

Bending these selections to the will of their tiny four-stringed instruments, the orchestra continues to turn out surprising and delightful renditions of familiar and slightly more obscure selections from the world of popular music. And although the band is very serious about what they do, (as serious as ukuleleists can be) the central idea behind D.U.O. has always been fun. Fun music to play and fun tunes for the public to listen to. At the end of the day, the idea of leading a musical life and the band’s love for playing with each other is what keeps this tiny juggernaut rolling on.


 

Recent Past Performance

April 25, 2015 at 8PM at the Pittsboro Roadhouse

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

Harvey Dalton Arnold

Harvey Dalton Arnold

 

Harvey Dalton Arnold performed at the Pittsboro Roadhouse Thursday May 7, 2015 at 6PM.

Harvey Arnold is a singer, guitarist and North Carolina-native who has a passion for the blues. He sold millions of albums as a member of southern-rock band The Outlaws from 1976-80 and has played at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. He has also shared the stage with the Rolling Stones at Anaheim Stadium. Harvey performs a left-handed finger-picking style and slide playing on electric and acoustic guitars.  (description from the Blue Note Grill)


About the Harvey Dalton Arnold Band

 

The Harvey Dalton Arnold Band exploded onto the North Carolina music scene just two months after forming, winning the 2011 Triangle Blues Society Competition and representing the state in the prestigious 2011 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. The band has been rocking & rolling audiences ever since.

The band’s debut delighted Blues and R&B fans, capturing new audiences wherever they played.

The Swang Brothers

It’s always a good time when The Swang Brothers hit the stage. Hailing from Carrboro, North Carolina, USA, they are a happening band.

The Swang Brothers performed at the Pittsboro Roadhouse on Friday May 8, 2015

The Swang Brothers play American music from the 50s and 60s, combining a heady mix of traditional country, rockabilly, pop, and blues. The three-piece outfit of thumping upright bass, driving acoustic guitar and twanging electric guitar covers a diverse array of artists including Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins, Conway Twitty, George Jones, Johnny Horton, Englebert Humperdinck, Gene Vincent, Neil Diamond , Merle Haggard, Chet Atkins, and many others while mixing in some choice original tunes to round it all out. The band can turn on a dime, playing an all-out rockabilly rave-up one moment, then downshifting into a country ballad the next, followed by a burning instrumental number.

The Swang Brothers

The Swang Brothers on ReverbNation

The Swang Brothers on Facebook

The Swang Brothers on MySpace

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

The String Peddlers

String Peddlers

The String Peddlers is an acoustic band out of Raleigh, NC. They play a wide variety of Country-Blues, Folk-Rock, and Americana cover songs on a variety of instruments. Without missing a beat it could go from Gillian Welch and Johnny Cash, to Jimmy Reed or the Melodians. From Hank Williams to Pink Floyd, it all comes together in a lively style which will keep you smiling all day.

The String Peddlers on ReverbNation

The String Peddlers on Facebook

The String Peddlers Website

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.
Recorded at Cats Cradle in Carrboro NC:


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

Larry Hutcherson Band

Here is the Larry Hutcherson Band performing: “I Walked the Miles”

Larry Hutcherson Website

Larry Hutcherson Band YouTube Channel