~ On The Scene With Tracey Stones ~
I just might have a soft heart for the hard hitting gigs. I love music with hard hitting guitars and rough and sweet bikers so when there is an opportunity to enjoy the company of both ~ Let’s go!
Last night The Adam Hill Band took the stage at an event that has been happening for over a decade and offers live music each year. Thunder on Tobacco Road is a motorcycle rodeo and gathering that takes place each Spring and Fall at Mason Dixon Park, in Seven Springs, NC. Complete with fun, games, camping, vendors and live music. It’s all about having fun for the weekend!
Let me say from the standpoint of spectator, the band killed it! They rocked the field with their hard hitting, guitar driven grooves. It was so good, I even had to dance. One day, I am going to learn how so I don’t look so silly! Oh never mind, no I won’t!
This band is my hobby, my side project and sweet blessing of a music mastery! Who am I? I am with the band because my heart called me. I really do believe that somethings are completely out of our control. I also believe we are put in people’s life for a season, reason or a lifetime! I feel I am here for a reason and a lifetime with Adam Hill. I feel blessed that it is me that is discovering this guy. I can’t even tell people how much that impacts my life and makes my dreams come true.
I have been in search of a guitar player and his story for as long as I can remember. I have witnessed many along the way and this journey is far from over for me, but this Adam Hill player held me at his first guitar solo. And that was in July 2016 and today I still shake my head and say to myself, “Did he really just do that, did I see that?” with wide eyes and wonderment. I remember driving home from Jacksonville after a gig one night and telling myself, I can’t believe no one is telling his story. I feel it is important to hear music that you can feel; so I am happy to tell the people about this band, every day and all day long!
The people, in return, always seem to understand my passion when they see Hill for the first time themselves. Last night was great proof of that. Everytime I turned around I was hearing great things about the band. At the end of the night I was speaking with a couple who had been attending this rally for more than a decade and they said hands down, “This was the best band we ever saw out here!” Thank you for saying so Ann and I appreciate you backing her up on that Steve. It was an awesome night of great rocking music!
Now taking off the spectator glasses and putting on the critic’s hat, let me share with you my frustrations in the hopes of getting some help for this well deserving talent. First off, I am frustrated that I don’t have the resources available to invest in this band like I wish I could.
My want list for this band is endless. But it starts out with how I want them to have all the tools they need to shop for their success. I need endorsers and some help in seeking them out. I need strings for this man so that he can continue to rip through them or afford the ones that last two months. He deserves Fender and Gibson to pay him some attention. We needs better equipment, lights, and I even want a bus to cart them all around in…but in the meantime, just a little help would be awesome…so if you are reading this and know a guitar gear company looking for an amazing guitarist to help them market their products, please send them to me. I am Tracey Stones, and I represent the Adam Hill Band. I am seeking investors, endorsements, session work and recording opportunities, as well as opening act gigs for any national act touring through our area willing to consider giving a local guy a shot on stage! Tracey Stones Productions. LLC is handling the negotiations and can be reached by calling 318-789-6929.
For those who just want to see what all the fuss is about you can head out to New Bern this evening and find Adam Hill Band laying out souls in New Bern tonight on the patio at the Harvey Mansion. Music starts at 8 pm and the band plays til 11 pm. Come get rocked right.
If you can’t make it because you were already committed to your cousin Doris’ wedding, please feel free to check out the band anytime by visiting:
~ Saturday Nighttime Specials ~
Getting Down~ Around Town ~ New Bern
This main event is being held on September 16th at Grover C. Fields Middle School Auditorium in New Bern, NC. The show will start at 6:00 pm. You can buy tickets at our various ticket businesses around town, or you can purchase tickets at the door. Tickets are just $5, with all proceeds benefiting Special Olympics Craven County. Bring your family to watch these wonderful performances right here in Craven County.
Thank you to the New Bern, Tryon, Havelock, and We Can Civitan Clubs
I mentioned this last night, but again I remind you that tonight Live at The City Laundry, 901 Pollock St., New Bern, NC; you can enjoy a special night of eclectic offerings with Jordan Amburn. Here are all of the details on tonight’s show:
Singer, Actor Jordan Amburn presents a musical journey through the personal milestones of his theatrical career and a look at every Actor’s dreams for the future. Featuring accompanist Tim Maddox and guest appearances from some our finest local Theatre voices. Admission is $15 and reservations are highly recommended!
Since we seem to stay the the subject of my favorite things, let me make mention that Hank Barbee & The Dust Parade will be in town tonight and giving up the grooves to the good folks at The Brown Pelican located at 411 Broad St., New Bern, NC. Music starts at 8 pm and admission is free. Space is limited so come early and dance all night!
Tomorrow the band heads to Swansboro to give SwanFest another try with acoustic duo Wild Honey opening that show at 6 pm.
Limited Engagement will be rocking BrÜtopia this evening from 7-10 pm. This is New Bern’s fun and fresh party band featuring a trio of music makers giving up a variety of soul, funk, and fun grooves to rock everyone through the night. By heading out to tonight’s show you will be effectively supporting live music, local beer and local business, so by all means please go get some!
Zen Pirates will be rocking a member only event for the lucky members of the Taberna Golf & County Club, located in Taberna. There will be fine food, libations and fun music to keep the people up and on their feet. The Zen Pirates are a New Bern based band that features Alisa Mike as lead vocalist. She is a multi-talented singer that always puts on a great front with this band. Music starts at 7 pm.
~ Cruisin Along The Coast ~
Casablanca will bring their old world and jazz sounds to Infusion Café, 1012 Arendell Ave. Morehead City, NC. This early show is sold out with doors opening at 6:30 and music starting at 7 pm.
The other New Bern based trio that is taking it to the beach tonight is The BiPolar Express who will be rockin’ the Off The Hook located at 105 S 7th St., Morehead City, NC. They get the rock train rolling at 9:30 pm and take you for a music ride til 1:30 am. Cover is $5.00 at the door and it supports the bands, so please support live music and pay the cover charge, so that venue owners like Charlie Weatherby can afford to keep the rock rolling!
The first time I met the rockin’ Roman Sams Band it was last year at Southern Salt Seafood Company and Waterfront Restaurant located at 701 Evans St., Morehead City, NC where they introduced their classic rock grooves to me. Tonight the band returns to the deck on the water to give up their grooves again. Come have a bite to eat and enjoy their classic rock offerings. Music starts between 8:00-8:30 pm.
Always Right is an eclectic, genre-hybrid band playing a blend of unique original songs and a creatively interpreted covers. Tonight they deliver their sounds to the folks at Cru Bar and Wine Store Beaufort Coffee Shop located at 120 Turner St, Beaufort NC. Music starts at 8 pm and the band plays til 11 pm.
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~ Rockin Around the Region~
Just a quick reminder for rock fans out around the Pittsboro way, Thunderstruck will be rocking the Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store live tonight from 10 pm til 1 am. They are the best AC DC Tribute band out of the Raleigh region. For those that like to rock, the night is tonight, so plan accordingly! The Pittsboro Roadhouse is located at 39 West St., Pittsboro, NC
For folks out around the Raleigh region. Al Williams will be giving up the goods tonight at Scooter’s Bar & Grill, located at 1911 Sego Ct., Raleigh, NC. Music plays from 7-11 pm so come out and dance!
Cuz n Kirk’s Blues Band has a show tonight at Pup’s Steakhouse 2801 Ward Blvd., Wilson, NC . Music starts at 7:30 and plays til 11:30 pm. Come enjoy some good food, with a great band tonight!
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Answering the Call
Now then those are not the only gigs to tell you about. If you have a Facebook account there are plenty of other events going down. Each week I ask where everyone is playing in the days ahead…here is what the fine folks told me this week:
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The Link for Live Music Events Happening throughout NC
Once again 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!