Boogie Nights in the Down East

The Building of A Band ~ The Dust Parade NCMZ.LIVE FILE PHOTO: Hank Barbee live at Cru Bar, Beaufort, NC July, 2017 Back when I was months into the commitment of creating a music blog, I wandered to the coast and ended up at Cru Bar in Beaufort, NC, where Hank Barbee was performing solo. [...]

Blues Is Our Bizness All Week Long And End the Week On A Rock Groove

On the Scene With with Tracey StonesRocking my new job as music promoter on the deck at Persimmons last Sunday. Photo Credit: Dan Jam Phillips. Monday Is Never Manic With Blues Mania at The Brown Pelican The Brown Pelican is the popular watering hole that is known for hosting live music five nights a week. Kicking [...]

Capping off the Weekend And Walking Through the Week

On The Scene With Tracey Stones   ℘℘℘℘℘Sunday Afternoon In The Park Brings The Blues     The Carolina Swamp Dogs came to Fairfield Harbour last weekend, to perform as part of the concert series which I host for the neighborhood. Tracey Stones Productions, LLC presents this concert series, which takes place every other weekend throughout the [...]

Live Music Options to Kick off August Around Town & Around the Region

Thursday Thrillers Getting Down Around Town New Bern, NC Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse Captain Ratty's Seafood & Steakhouse will offer live music upstairs in the piano bar. This week the offer Chuck Phillips. Music is offered 6-9 pm and dinner is always delicious. ℘℘℘℘ City Stage New Bern Alisa Mike hosts a night of music [...]

Living the Dream and Sharing the Blues

On The Scene and Keeping the Blues Alive With Tracey Stones Big Jim and The Blues is an Evolving Story Since coming out of a coma in September 2017, Big Jim Kohler has been an unstoppable force, a bluesman on a mission. Growing stronger with each gig, he is playing as often as six times [...]

Generating Money and All the Many Gigs Around the Region

This Music Business. Class Is In Money Makes All Things Possible In this segment, we are going to look at the bottom line. Money is a key factor in the success of any business. This is even true for the music business. Regardless of your feelings on the subject, money matters. It is the major component of [...]

Big Week for Big Jim and a Fun Weekend For Music Fans

On the Scene With Tracey Stones It was a big week for Big Jim Kohler Band as they opened a show for Joanne Shaw Taylor at The State Theatre on Friday evening! Above I pose with the secret weapon after she slayed it! Memorial Day Remembrance and The Blues Blues at The Brown Always A Blast! It [...]

Class Is Back In Session ~ This Week We Cultivate A Crowd Plus Lots of Live Music

This Music Business. Class is in!Make Sure You Cultivate A CrowdNot only is it important to hone your skills but it is equally important to cultivate your crowd. Fans are funny. They are the one that likes you the most. Those are the people that pay money to see your shows and give you money [...]