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On The Scene With Tracey Stones

Feral Cats Give Thanksgiving Eve Offerings


I walked into the holiday by grooving with the two bands I work with regularly. The Feral Cats gave up their great rockin’ blues grooves on Wednesday evening at Circa 1810 Restaurant & Bar at Harvey Mansion. They offered all that gathered on the patio great sounds from 8-11 pm.

The four piece band is based in Lenoir County and is often found in rooms around Kinston and New Bern, NC. They are a fun party band, thick with blues and classic rock influences. They are available for travel and can visit your venue, just give me a call to get them booked in your room soon.



Making the sounds that always make the fans dance and move on the floor, are Scott Carlisle on lead guitar, Sam Zouari on guitar and vocals, Greg Howard on bass and vocals and on the back beat and offering most of the lead on vocals in Kim Kornegay. The band has been together for nearly a year. Three of the four players united late last year for a holiday party and today they offer shows monthly to the fans and friends that have gathered along the way.

For anyone who have time to check them out of Saturday evening, they will be rocking at the Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., New Bern. The show is free and music starts at 8 pm.

To keep up with the Cats check out their website:

The Feral Cats

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Adam Hill Band at Nick’s Blacksheep Tavern

For a Pre Turkey Bash

My next stop was Jacksonville and Nick’s Blacksheep Tavern, to enjoy a second annual offering of Adam Hill Band live for a Pre-Turkey Day Bash. This was the gig where I first saw the vision of Adam Hill on a bigger stage.

It marked the first gig I saw Hill upfront and in control of his own direction. When we met, he was the guitarist in a band that did not accentuate his original works very much. It was at this gig a year ago though that he stood front and center before me for the first time, and I left inspired and so grateful to know him, his band as well as his family.

With leaving that gig and walking into a holiday of thanks, I decided to create an online stage for the artist in the hopes of helping him get his name out there. He is extremely talented and not just in covering other artists music. I feel his most gracious offering is the music of his soul, his own original works.

Though there have been some personnel changes in the year and a half since meeting Hill, he always brings a solid show to any city they visit. The current lineup features the bass work of Gordy George, who also offers vocals and backing vox on several songs and the drummer work of Cecil Pittman Jr., who not only binds the beats but also offers many strong vocal offerings. With these solid players backing him today, Hill gives a great guitar driven show for all that witness this act live.

In the year we have been working together, it was my hope to put them on display via the internet, to find more opportunity which has presented itself. That was my only hope in creating the platform for

Adam Hill Music

Special thanks to the many fans and friends and family members that have shared my live music feeds. It has been a wonderful year of working with all of these talents.

The Adam Hill Band will be in New Bern tonight, rocking on the patio at Circa 1810 Restaurant and Bar at Harvey Mansion, 221 S Front St., New Bern, NC. Music plays from 8-11 pm.

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Live Music Options for

Friday, November 24, 2017

Rockin’ Around the Region


Neighbor Unknown is on tap for entertainment at Corkscrew on 5th 
412 W. 5th St., Charlotte, NC. Music is offered each Friday night from 9 pm til midnight. Neighbor Unknown is an acoustic duo providing tasteful, groovy and fun interpretations of yesterday and today’s best rock and pop songs! So come dance!



Join us at The Stable in Historic Downtown Wilson for an acoustic Americana band. We’ll have food, drink, and great live music!

Our musical guest will be Letters to Abigail with female vocalist and songwriter, Kelli Redmond and songwriter James Harrell providing vocals and guitar.

Our visiting food truck will be Y’all Eat Yet? a Multi-Cuisine Food Truck based out of Windsor, North Carolina.

We anticipate that the Food Truck will be set up by 6:00 pm and begin serving by 6:30 pm and the Live Music event will begin at 7:00 pm.

You can learn more about the food truck and the musicians by visiting our website:

Meet us at The Stable! 217 Brew Works
217 South Street S, Wilson, NC.



Pat “Mother Blues” Cohen will perform live on Friday night at The Bullpen, 359 Blackwell St #135, Durham, NC. Here are more details about the performer and the event as per the Facebook Event:

Pat “Mother Blues” Cohenputs on the best party in Durham. The unofficially crowned Queen of The Bullpen has all the mettle, pathos and ocean-deep compassion of Billie Holiday, Koko Taylor and Etta James, with her own dramatic flair and wicked humor. Miss her at your own risk.


$1 of every draft pint will be donated to the Music Maker Relief Foundation. Always.



Calvin  Edwards is back at Beyu Caffe, located at 341 W Main St., Durham, NC. Tickets for the show are $10 and available at the door. Music plays from 7-10 pm.

 Born in Kings Mountain N.C., Edwards is also a well-known international artist who has performed in Okinawa, Tokyo, and China as well as performing for the G8 Summit for President Clinton in Okinawa. Calvin is now performing in the USA and has played in San Francisco, New York, Charleston, including the The 2005 NAMM SHOW in Anaheim, CA, the Romare Bearden 99th Birthday Bash, the grand-opening of the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC, the Fall for Greenville event in SC, the Spoleto Festival in Charleston, SC and the Guilford College Homecoming in Greensboro, NC.

At 17, he joined the famous Gospel group Five Blind Boys of Alabama for many years. Then, he moved to L.A. to play in his brother’s band, The Jett Edwards Band. During this time, Calvin and his brother recorded two albums together, which includes one song that was recorded by George Benson.

Mr. Edwards has released four CDs as a band leader:

So What, Don’t Forget – Venus Records – Japan
Let It Flow – Simply Smoking Records – USA
Just Swing – Roving Spirits – Japan
That’s It – Chasity Music Records – USA
The Maupin/Williams Project – Simply Smoking Records – USA
Live from San Francisco – Chasity Music Records – USA
Mr. Edwards has performed with and/or booked various artist through Chasity Music including Tom Brown, Tuck & Patti, Michael White, Kei Akagi, Lonnie Plaxico, Benny Maupin, Hidefumi Toke, Javon Jackson, Michael O’Neil, Ron Brown, Ali Jackson, Michael Paluo, Michael Wolf, Roy Ayers, Everette Harp, Dan Siegel, and Phil Perry.



3 Second Rule has a gig on Friday evening at Wine & Beer 101-Wake Forest 1228-104 Heritage Links Dr., Wake Forest, NC. Music is offered from 5-8 pm according to the Facebook Event. Where is what else they said:

“After fighting the crowds at the mall, come to WF Wine & Beer 101 to hear some wicked awesome music and drink some Wicked Weed beer!”



Local stringer and singer, Chris Bellamy will offer the music at Lorraine’s Coffee House & Music 101 Timber Pointe Ln, Garner, NC. Come enjoy a fun night of bluegrass music done right. Tickets for this show are $10.00 and available at the door.



Tonight at Pitcher’s Bar, 485 SURLES RD, Benson, NC; they offer two great bands for all to enjoy. Come enjoy the sounds of Aaron Hamm and The Big River Band and The Jonathan Parker Band.

Here are the details from the Facebook Event:

“**********NO COVER************
Aaron Hamm with Big River Band kicks off the show 9 pm -ish with their personalized brand of country hits! Jonathan Parker Band closes the show with their American, no apologies, country music artists from the moonshining swamps of Johnston County, North Carolina!
This is going to be a Wild -kick up your boots, Thanksgiving After Party!!



Dos Eddies serve up the sounds this evening at The Mad Boar Restaurant, 111 River Village Pl, Wallace, North Carolina. Music plays from 7-10 pm, with a duo that offers all the sounds you know and love. Come early for the good eats, stay late to enjoy the dance!





Born Again Heathens will bring the music to The Flying Shamrock Irish Pub & Restaurant, 115 N John St, Goldsboro, NC, this evening.  Come out and enjoy this Celtic Punk Band over your Thanksgiving holiday! This high energy band is guaranteed to keep you moving and shaking all night! Music starts at 8:30 pm with music rocking til 11:30 pm.




The fun party band known around the region as Spare Change will rock The Red Room, 220 N Herritage St., Kinston, NC. Music starts tonight at 10 pm with a live music charge payable at the door.






Chris Nash offers the sounds to get you through the remaining hours of your Black Friday. He will be performing all the music you love. Nash offers familiar country sounds, classic rock that not all cover artist offer, like Kiss and other artists, and he gives up some bad ass rockabilly too. So come dance to the groove that move you at Trollingwood Taproom & Brewery, 707 Dickinson Ave, Greenville, NC. Music plays from 8-1 pm.





Tonight at Wimpies Steam Bar & Grill; 206 Main St., Winterville, NC, you can enjoy the good eats, as well as the music of Tony’s Tunes courtesy of solo acoustic act, Tony Lefavi. Live music will be offered during the dining hours of 7 til 9:30 pm.

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Cruising Along the Coast




The Gypsea Souls bring their show to
Trio Outer Banks, 3708 N Croatan Hwy Unit 1, Kitty Hawk, NC. Gypsea Souls are playing at Trio! New music and old favorites. Bring your friends and enjoy a great craft beer or glass of wine with Amanda and Brad! Music plays from 7:45 til 10:45 pm according to the Facebook Event.



If you recall, this next band was recently in New Bern offering their hot sets of electric blues. David Russell & The Port City Blues Band offer the authentic sounds of the blues this evening at Gibby’s Dock & Dine; 315 Canal Dr, Carolina Beach, North Carolina. Music plays from 8 pm til midnight. Come early for the great food and stay late to swing to the great music.




Mason Jar Bonfire offer a blend of current and classic country music, as well as a blend of classic rock covers. The band will be rocking the Trailer Bar, 1701 N New River Dr, Surf City, North Carolina. Music plays from 9 pm til 1 am.




I recently met J Lane when he joined Adam Hill on stage for a song at one of the band’s recent gigs in Kinston. Tonight the crooner will perform live at Southern Salt Seafood Company & Waterfront Restaurant, 701 Evans St., Morehead City.  Come out and enjoy the great tastes of the coast and finish the night with a great music offering from a local player live from 8-11 pm.


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Gettin’ Down Around Town, New Bern, NC




Joe Brown & The Band host A Family Affair this evening at Triple Play Restaurat, 111 Williams Rd., New Bern, NC. The funky groove band is full on talent. Triple Play is inviting you to come out and celebrate this Thanksgiving Holiday with Joe Brown & The Band! Make this holiday one to remember and join us for an awesome experience. ADMISSION is FREE!!!



Dan Jam Phillips brings his show to The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., New Bern, NC; tonight with music being offered from 7-10 pm. Come enjoy the classic rock sounds you love being played by an eclectic mix of local talents. We never know who will grace the stage, but the night is always fun.


The Bruin Craft Beer & Wine Store, 224 Middle St., New Bern, NC, offers live acoustic acts each and every Friday night. Stop out to support live music, local beer and local business all in one stop. Music plays weekly 8-10:30 pm and always for free. Tonight enjoy the grooves of the Pamlico County duo, Steel Shot.



The Adam Hill Band returns to rock fans in New Bern with a live show on the patio at Circa 1810 Restaurant & Bar at Harvey Mansion; 221 S Front St., New Bern, NC. Come enjoy the southern rock, classic rock and country sounds you love, and originals that will crush your soul and captivate your heart and mind! They rock from 8-11 pm and this show is free. Dress warm for a fun time on the patio tonight!

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Answering The Call

Checking things out around the rest of the region. I ask my Facebook followers where we can go to hear them play. This is what they said this week

November 21 at 7:51pm

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Live Music Events

If you have Facebook you can search the many music events happening throughout the state by clicking on:


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That is all my news and music that I found for your dancing pleasure. I hope you get out and enjoy the sounds of live music sometime soon. I am dedicated to making sure you know where to go to find it. If you like this blog please sign up and get an email each time we publish. I appreciate my readers, the musicians and the venues who all do a part in keeping live music alive! Thanks for keeping me informed!


Please take kindness with you today and hug strangers. Don’t forget that life is short and could end in a moment, so make sure you take time to enjoy the dance. Party safely people! We love having you here with us! You rock, so don’t roll the car! Rely on sober friends, call a cab or sign up to Uber around!

Send all of your event invites to me on Facebook, so I know where you are playing in the days ahead. I can be found on Facebook by following this link:

I also read emails daily. You can send those to:

Please include the day, the date, the time of the event, the time of your scheduled performance, what time doors open and the price of tickets. Pictures are also helpful. I share links to band websites, so send those along as well. Thanks so much for taking the time to fill me in on the details, together we will reach the people!


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