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Dan Jam Phillips joined his musical friends for a fun jam following the holiday this week. Dan Jam offered the sounds from the front of The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., New Bern, NC. Joining Phillips on stage were his guitarist, Scott Carlisle and Al Gleeson and on bass we found Simon Spalding. Mid way through the evening drummer for the Feral Cats, Kim Kornegay got up and offered the beats for the boys with a couple of bongos.


Dan Jam will bring his show to Circa 1810 Restaurant & Bar at the Harvey Mansion Sunday evening, as the sun goes down on another fun weekend of music filled memories. They offer the tunes from 5-8 pm out on the patio, which is now furnished with heaters to keep all the fair weather groovers toasty!


For folks looking to check in with Carlisle and Kornegay, head down to the Dirty Bird tonight for a great show of rocking blues with The Feral Cats, who will be rocking the grooves that make folks dance through the night from 8-11 pm. The is show is free, The Brown Pelican is a private club and membership is affordable for all. Just fill out your card and pay your $1.00 fee and you are in for the year! Come one come all and dance!



I stopped by the Thirsty Bruin to check in with Steel Shot, who offered the grooves to fans and friends on Middle Street. Much to my surprise I found singer and bongo banger Jeremy Lowery of the band on stage with music brother and stand in on guitar, Brad Newman. This has been known to happen from time to time, when the band’s guitar man Shawn Mitchell is busy working the drums behind the tallest man in country music, Bryan Mayer. With Mayer and band on the scene in Morehead City last night, Newman and Lowery offered the familiar favorites that many love in town, on a very festive evening at the local craft beer store.

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New Bern Celebrates a Beary Merry Christmas on Middle Street with Santa arriving at 6 pm and visiting til 9 pm

When Newman is not standing in for Mitchell, he is often found working out the licks for the duo Silver Creek. That Pamlico County duo plays around town from time to time, as well as around the county they call home. Currently the duo is seeking playing opportunities. To check them out visit their Facebook page

Silver Creek Band on Facebook



For fans of the original Steel Shot 306, head out the The Flying Monkey, 6250 NC-11 S
Ayden, NC, next Saturday evening for their show there. They play the great grooves from 9pm til 12 am. To keep up with all of their dates visit and like their page on Facebook too:

Steel Shot on Facebook



The Adam Hill Band rocked fans and friends alike last nigh,t when they brought their show to New Bern. The band gave up the grooves for three hours on the patio at Circa 1810 Bar at The Harvey Mansion, 221 S Front St., New Bern, NC.

Since I see the band often, and it has become a fun past time to not only watch the band, but the people, especially those that witness the empiricism of Adam Hill for the first time. It never gets old and it happens every where we go. This band has the ability to grab you from the depths of your soul and shake up to an awaken state of mind freeing thoughts.

Over a year in, I am still excited about watching this band as they gel and grow with hours logged on the road and off together. In that year, my favorite music has shifted greatly as I became a first rate fan of the band and their original compositions penned by Hill. Here is the band last night with “Full House” one of their rocking originals.


Tonight you can find the band live at County Line Bar & Grill, located at 9527 Hwy 903 N, Ayden, NC. Music plays from 10 pm til 2 am. They offer a free meal, served at 8 pm. There is a $5.00 music charge payable at the door. They serve many varieties of beer and wine but you are invited to bring your own brown bag and they will mix the drinks for you!


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Live Music Options

Saturday, November 25, 2017


Boxcar Bar & Arcade, 120 W Lewis St, Greensboro, NC offers a free live music event each Saturday. Here is what I learned about this on the Facebook event page:

“Catch live music on our patio each and every Saturday afternoon from 2-5pm. This free weekly event will include music by a select “resident” musician each month (details below), who will be joined by guest artists each week. We’ll keep this event updated on an ongoing basis with upcoming live music lineups, so stay tuned!  Here is the line up for the remainder of the year:

Resident Musician: Tyler Sloan
Weekly Lineups:

Nov 25:
Tyler Sloan
Andrew Brower

Resident Musician: Wolfie Calhoun
Weekly Lineups:

Dec 2nd
Second Hand Funk

Dec 9th
Lauren Andrews
Beau Wiggington

Dec 16th
Chris Hedrick
David C Cox

Dec 23rd
(No Wolfie)
Suzanne Stafford
Georgia Harris

Dec 30th

While you listen, enjoy $5 vodka bombs and $6 Bloody Marys and score 2 free game tokens with any drink purchase during Happy Hour, from 12-7pm!


Corkscrew, on 5th, 412 W. 5th St., Charlotte, NC, offers a weekly event that features all the good things that life can offer. Wine, great tastes and live music. Here are the price options and Entertainment schedule as per the Facebook event page:

“You have your perfect match and we have ours! Join us every Saturday night for a wine pairing for two. You and your amour can choose between our 3 wine and food combos plus enjoy live music by local artists. See you Saturday!

Saturday Night Specials:
1. Saturday Night Starter- choice of 2 glasses of wine and 1 menu item ($20)
2. Saturday Night Dinner- choice of 1 bottle of wine & 2 menu items ($40)
3. Saturday Night Dessert- choice of 2 glasses of wine & 4 chocolate truffles ($15)

Live performances by:
November 11- Cory Wells
November 18- Acoustic Solution 
November 25- One Paper Crane
December 2- John T. Woodall Band
December 9- Cory Wells 
December 16- Neighbor Unknown
December 23- One Paper Crane
December 30- Emanuel Wynter *New Artist”





Too Tall will be playing from 7-11 pm this evening at Tippett’s Mill, 15528 Taylors Mill Rd, Zebulon, NC, They are hoping you can come to enjoy. It will  be a night of  food, friends, and great music.



WatersView Restaurant, 2107 Eaton Ferry Rd, Littleton, NC, has the music of Morgan & Boyd, offering the familiar classics from 6:30-9:30pm to go with dinner.



The B Sides are the main event at Ace’s Ales House tonight and they will bring the Honky Tonk Country sounds from 7-10 pm. Come enjoy a night of boot scootin fun. Ace’s Ale House
3710 B Peppermill Dr. Wilson, NC




There is a double rocking bill at Lincoln Theatre, 126 E Cabarrus St, Raleigh, NC. Come enjoy the all female AC/DC Tribute Band Shoot To Thrill, who kick things off at 8:30 pm. Closing out the night will be the rocking originals of Nantucket. Tickets for this show are $20 for general admission or $30 for VIP balcony seating.




The music of Tony Lefavi will be offered at Ribeyes of Washington,
228 West Stewart Parkway, Washington, NC; during the dinner hours of 7:30-10:30 pm. This evening he will perform with his friend and music brother Jeff Grimes. 





The New Bern Based duo, Ray & Bobby will perform live at Uptown Brewing Company,
418 Evans Street, Greenville, NC. The classic rock and country favorites that make’em dance will be offered between the hours of 8-11 pm.


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TrainWreck has a show close to home this evening. You can find them at Fire American Tavern, 113 East 5th St., Greenville, NC. Admission is $5.00 and the party gets started at 9 pm.




Psylo Joe will be on tap at the Pitt Street Brewing Company, 630 S Pitt St, Greenville, NC and here is the low down:

“Come hear the sounds of Psylo Joe and enjoy the release of our new Kentucky Common beer, Ryelo Joe!

Psylo Joe will be performing an acoustic set and we will be releasing Ryelo Joe at 8:00pm!

Ryelo Joe is a classic Kentucky Common with 30% of the grain bill switched to rye malt to give it an earthy spiciness.

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Cruising Along The Coast




Steve Compton offers the music at Southern Salt Seafood Company & Waterfront Restaurant, 01 Evans St., Morehead City. Music plays from 8-11 pm. You are encouraged to come early for the good eats and stay late for the great grooves!







The Mad Fiddler will perform live tonight at Cru Bar & Wine Store Beaufort Coffee Shop, 120 Turner St., Beaufort, NC. This show is free with music being offered from 8-11 pm.





The romantic married duo, 4EverAll has a show this evening at Church Street Irish Pub, 105 W Front St. Swansboro, NC. They give up the inspiring sounds that go well with supper from 7-10 pm



Justin Castellano also has a show this evening in town. Be sure to catch his grooves as he plays at the bar at The Icehouse Waterfront Restaurant, 103 W Moore St., Swansboro, NC. He offers his grooves to the crowd from 9 pm til midnight.





Werewolves of Morehead City are the entertainment tonight at Harrika’s Brew Haus, located at 911 Cedar Point Blvd, Cedar Point, NC. Urban Eats will offers the tasty food selections and the staff will serve the beer you love most.






Quilted Sky Band will provide the Entertainment at The Trailer Bar, 1701 N New River Dr, Surf City, NC. Music plays from 7 – 10:30 pm. Put on your dance shoes and head to Surf City tonight!





Slim to None, a unique one man band experience will perform at Outriggers, 21
2004 NC Highway 172, Sneads Ferry, NC. Music is offered from 7-10 pm.






Gene Gregory will play the grooves you know and love at HopLite IRISH PUB and Restaurant,
720 N Lake Park Blvd, Carolina Beach, NC. Music is offered from 7-10 pm


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Getting Down Around Town New Bern, NC



Aaron Davenport will offer a variety of styles and include several original offerings, in his show this evening at Circa 1810 Restaurant & Bar, 221 S Front St., New Bern, NC. Music will play from 8-11 pm on the patio, that offers heaters to warm you.



Live tonight at The Brown Pelican, 411 Broad St., New Bern, NC, it is the rocking blues sounds of the Lenoir County based Feral Cats. Music is offered for free from 8-11 pm.




LIVE at The City Laundry, 901 Pollock St, New Bern, is offering the monthly gay pride event featuring Madame Z and Her Drag Divas tonight. Here are the details you need to know:

Madame Z and her Drag Divas are back again, for another round of fun. Celebrating diversity and Love in our community! It’s the best party in town and it’s open to all! The dance floor is always full and the show is new every month. This Month its No Shade (well we’ll try our best). Madame Z and Live@ The City Laundry are donating a percentage of the proceeds from this event to support No Shave November. A non profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to support cancer prevention, research and education. Find out more by visiting $8 cover charge.

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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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