The Familiars, Circle City & Uniontown – Bands from Pittsboro

Tracy LynnThe Familiars, Circle City and Uniontown will be performing in sequence on Saturday January 3rd 2015.

It is a night of “Homespun Swooning, Rock Ballads, and Swamp Anthems Galore” !!!

Tracy Lynn will be celebrating her recent graduation from UNC-CH and we are expecting a crowd.

All bands are homegrown from right here in Pittsboro and write all of their own material with the exception of a few cover tunes.

The Familiars with Elizabeth Haddix and Eddie Holm

The Familiars start out at 7pm in the Lounge for some laid back original tunes that feature songwriters Elizabeth Haddix and Eddie Holm. Elizabeth is formerly of The Bad Mothers, a Pittsboro favorite. Eddie currently plays with Uniontown, who takes the stage at 9pm. This duo pumps out a unique blend of AppaDeltaJazzBursts with wandering melodies about social justice and of course, life.

Circle City with Tracy Lynn, Fred Royal, Shannon Blackwell and Dave Smith

At 8pm, Circle City showcases songwriters Tracy Lynn on vocals and guitar, Fred Royal on drums and vocals, Shannon Blackwell on bass, and Dave Smith on guitar and vocals. The fresh and new band configuration elevates the solid songwriting and clever hooks with tasteful dynamics that aren’t too loud and definitely not wimpy. Lynn previously fronted Pittsboro darlings The Bad Mothers with life partner, Royal, who bangs it out with Uniontown. Blackwell has a laundry list of Chapel Hill based bands including HWYL, Tim Stambaugh, Tony Sullivan and His Burning Sinsations and others. Pittsboro native, Dave Smith, is regarded as one of the area’s finest guitarists by his peers and rotates between the gypsy jazz brilliance of the Onyx Club Boys and numerous side projects.

Uniontown

Uniontown has been writing and performing original swamp anthems since 2010. Chris Long’s true grit storytelling, Ed Holm and Fred Royal’s driving rhythms and great harmonies put Uniontown’s soiled blue collar sound a cut above your average working band sound. Show starts at 9pm.