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A Season of Thanks


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I am full of good feelings and gratitude when I look back on this past year. One that was action packed and full of music and fun times. I would like to thank all of the venues that have welcomed me, the bands that have entertained me and the people who have randomly hugged me.

Thank you for reading this blog and sharing it with your friends. Thank you for supporting the live music scene and the musicians that make the music. I look forward to closing out this year by making a few more good music filled memories and I am most excited about the year ahead. In the coming year, NCMZ.LIVE will be offering affordable advertising for the bands and venues that are in need of spreading the signal. Readership increases each week; a trend that has continued since the beginning.

Without your support none of this would be possible. So my heartfelt thanks to goes out to you all this evening. Teamwork makes great things happen. Thanks for being a part of greatness. I for one, am very grateful.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from me and mine!

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On The Scene With Tracey Stones

On Saturday evening I ended my night at LaRosa’s Italian Restaurant Bar & Lounge, to check out Tommy Duzan, Sr. The local stringer gave up a great night of familiar tunes, as well as a few of his own works. Before the night ended, he even shared the stage with a special guest who was inspired to sing to his lady.

Duzan is often found around town, playing his guitar, sharing his sounds with shoppers and tourists passing through New Bern. To check out this talented player be sure to come out on Friday December 1, 2017, when Duzan offers three hours of music for folks hanging on the patio at Circa 1810 Restaurant & Bar at Harvey Mansion, 221 S Front St., New Bern, NC. He offers the grooves from 8-11 pm.


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On Sunday evening I returned to the patio at Circa 1810 Restaurant & Bar at Harvey Mansion to closed out the weekend with the rockin’ sounds of The Joe Baes Project. The rock trio is New Bern based and full of talent. On guitar and vocals is the namesake, Joe Baes. Mike Galloway offers vox and bass and drummer Jonathan Toler.

Though the band is well versed in 90’s and more modern rock, I find their original music to be the most interesting and fun. I happen to be a huge fan of local original music and this band is no exception. If you have time, check them out soon. They will be rocking at BrÛtopia, 1201 Highway 70 East, New Bern, NC for New Year’s Eve. The party starts at 8 pm and they rock til 12:30 am.

To keep up with the band check them out by clicking this link:

The Joe Baes Project

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Live Music Options for Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 23, 2017


Gracie Lane invites all to her Orphans (t)Hanksgiving  Event 410 Fairview Rd, Asheville, NC and here is the scoop as per Lane’s event: Guys! 🍗<<<<<<
e making lots of food<<<<<<
a dish if you wish<<<<<<
recreational supplies<<<<<<
an instrument if you want. Probably a chair too. For real. We will do it tailgate style.<<<<<<
You’ll be crying over The Last Waltz

Y’all can input on the time. Anytime before 2 is pretty ghastly. Let’s eat around 4? Whatever- lmk. Invite your chill friends.



There is live Jazz this evening being offered by John Ray Jazz Trio at The Southside Beer Garden & Bottle Shop, 2108 South Broad St., Winston-Salem, NC. This event happens each week with music playing from 7-10 pm. Here are the details as per the Facebook event:

Come join us for superb live jazz in one of the best listening rooms in town! The Southside Beer Garden and Bottle Shop provides an excellent atmosphere with the kind of weathered, wooden acoustics found in the best jazz venues in the world. Not to mention their fine, curated beer selection and state-of-the-art draught system; this venue is a pleasure to play at and to relax and listen.

This week will feature guest Charlton Provatas on upright bass, Matt Kosma on tenor sax, and Kassem Williams on drums.

Table Menu by Chef Chris Almand:


• Kimchi Dumplings in Oyster Broth<<<<<<
ed Short Ribs w/ Texas Pete Brown Gravy< /span>• Peri-Peri Barbecued NC Prawns< /span>• Fire-Grilled Oysters Rockefeller< /span>• Crispy Pork over Japchae*

• Menu is subject to change<<<<<<
vailable as Pork substitute

Come see us for fat eats and smooth beats. First plates available as Johnny strikes up the band! (7-10pm)



Uncle John’s Bone presents- Tim Betts & House of Dues– Turkey Shakedown at Wahoo’s Tavern, 2120 Walker Ave, Greensboro, NC. This Thanksgiving night, come shake the turkey off with Uncle John’s Bone at Wahoo’s! We’re featuring the funk soulful sounds of Tim Betts & House of Dues. Come pay your dues to the blues, and enjoy company, beers, and spirits! This is a 🚨f-r-e-e s-h-o-w🚨 alert folks, let’s be thankful for music together.



The Thirsty Beaver Saloon, 1225 Central Ave, Charlotte, NC will open at 7 pm tonight and offer the live music of the Loose Lugnuts from 8:30 til  11:30 pm. Come out and dance. This event is free.



The Grassabillies are thrilled to have been asked to perform in the 2017 Charlotte Thanksgiving Day Parade! Come catch it live as we cruise around on a float or watch it on TV! Downtown Charlotte, starting at noon.



Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years. Award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. JANE is extended in Charlotte thru Nov. 23 at Regal Ballantyne Village Cinema. The performance starts at 5 pm.

Set to a rich orchestral score from legendary composer Philip Glass, the film offers an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall — a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists.


23231353_1738795152837945_8524530451445492801_n You’re invited to join us for our ANNUAL THANKSGIVING COVERED DISH DINNER! We open at 5pm on the 23rd and would love to spend Thanksgiving with those we are most thankful for…and that’s you!

Bring a covered dish if you like and enjoy others’ delicious homemade goodies along with great company, tasty drinks, and your friendly bar staff! We will also have live music with Ron Ross from 7pm – 11pm

The kitchen will be closed but THE BAR IS OPEN from 5pm until 2am!

We look forward to seeing you! Gobble! Gobble! O’Malley’s Pub & Restaurant is located at 5228 Hollyridge Dr, Raleigh, NC.

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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

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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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