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Live Music Options for Sunday January 29 – Wednesday February 1, 2107

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Sunday, January 29, 2017


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Bryan Mayer will be performing this today at The Swansboro Yacht Club, located at 126 W Corbett Ave., Swansboro, NC. He starts jamming about 4 pm and rocks you with his country grooves til 8 pm.


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There is a show happening today at The History Place, located at 1008 Arendell Ave., Morehead City, NC. This classical concert features the musical talents of The Lopez-Tabor Duo. Tickets are $35.00  for this performance and here is what I learned about them on the Facebook event page:

The Lopez Tabor Duo returns to Carteret County to dazzle audiences once again with works ranging from the venerated traditions of Bach and Beethoven to a Frenchman’s exciting piece in the Spanish style, plus sparkling and rhythmic Spanish and Latin American compositions.

The Lopez Tabor Duo has received high praise from music critics who describe their performances as “musical bliss” and “flawless display of violin virtuoso” technique. Be sure not to miss this rare opportunity to enjoy a world-class performance.

The members of the Lopez Tabor Duo, Alfonso Lopez, violinist, and Michelle Tabor, pianist, have performed together in the United States and Venezuela since 2004. Alfonso Lopez, a violinist, conductor, composer, and teacher, is considered one of Venezuela’s most versatile and prominent musicians of his generation. He holds the important position of concertmaster of the Venezuela Symphony Orchestra, the national and principal orchestra, nominated to receive a Latin Grammy award for Best Instrumental CD. Lopez earned his B.A. (Summa Cum Laude) and an M.A. (Highest Honors) in music from the University of Michigan, plus advanced musical training in Austria and England.


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It is a  Winter Warm Up at Pour House Music Hall, located at 224 S Blount St., Raleigh, NC. Featured tonight on stage and offering their warm island jams will be the sounds of, Carteret County based reggae band,  Monjah. Also on the bill are JAHlistic. Doors open at 8 pm and the music starts at 9 pm. Tickets are $8.00 and available at the door.


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Glory Road have a concert today at West Vanceboro Church of God, located at 2360 Highway 43, Vanceboro, NC.You are invited to bring the whole family to enjoy this concert and fellowship time. Music and services start at 6 pm.

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Monday, January 30, 2017

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They are featuring musicians in the round tonight at Catawba Brewing Co.- South Slope Tasting Room & Brewery, located at 32 Banks Ave., Suite 105 Asheville, NC. Music starts at 5:30 pm and plays until 9 pm. It is a curated open mic that boasts some of the areas finest musicians and crooners.


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There is a triple dose of music on tap for Monday night at The Mothlight, located at 701 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC. Playing this week you can enjoy the music of Secret Shame, Wyla and Suerflaw. Music starts at 9 pm for this free show!


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WHAT: Come hear the Kavalactones perform their own strain of improvisational “drip noise,” mixed with trascendent post-rock moments and elliptical interlocking grooves.
WHERE: THE BLOCK off Biltmore, 39 Market Street, Asheville, NC
WHEN: January 30, 2017, 7:00 P.M.
WHY: Why not?
HOW: However
There is a $5-10 suggested donation at the door. Music will start around 7 pm and go until about 10:30 pm, with a brief intermission between sets. Have some fun on a Monday night.
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There is a listening party taking place on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Petra’s Lounge, located at 1919 Commonwealth Ave, Charlotte, NC. DJ SPK will feature vocalists Darian La Sparrow and Black Lein. 

Tickets are $5.00 for this event being hosted by LeAnna Eden. Music starts at 7 pm.


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You can enjoy an evening with Grammy winner Pat Metheny, live at Knight Theater at Levine Center for the Art, located at 430 S Tryon St., Charlotte, NC, on Monday evening from 7:30 – 10 pm.

Here is what I found on the Facebook page:

An Evening with Pat Metheny with Antonio Sánchez, @Linda Oh & Gwilym Simcock
Guitarist Pat Metheny, winner of 20 Grammy Awards, announced an extended run of dates around the world under the auspices of “An Evening with Pat Metheny.”
Recently inducted into the Downbeat Hall of Fame as its youngest member and the fourth guitarist (joining Django Reinhardt, Charlie Christian, and Wes Montgomery), Metheny will present a range of music from throughout his career.


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Before leaving the Charlotte area let me alert you to this evening of classic music taking place at NoDa Brewing Company, located at 2921 N Tryon St. Charlotte, NC. Here is what I found on the Facebook event page:

Grab a cold one and join us for the second installment of Charlotte Symphony On Tap!
Assistant Conductor Christopher James Lees will lead the ensemble through a variety of selections, this time with strings AND horns. And you’ll have the chance to order our exclusive beer or a coffee blonde created specially for the event. Musicians will mingle with the audience during the break between sets. Cheers!
General admission tickets are $10 (beer & koozie included)!


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Having a look around the RDU area, I found the Greg Finger Band along with CW’s Akoustic Soul-O will be on stage at The Pour House Music Hall, located at 224 S Blount St., Raleigh NC. Music starts at 8 pm and lasts til the midnight hour. Here is what I learned about both artists on the Facebook event page:

Truth be told, I wasn’t a big country music fan growing up…that was, until I was introduced to Zac Brown Band. It was the summer of my junior year in college when I listened to Zac Brown Bands album “Uncaged” for the first time. My heart and my mind instantly clicked. I spent months taking in the sounds and feels of that album. After listening through the album likely 30 times, I thought “This is what I want to do…I want to make music like this.” It was clear to me at that moment where my desires met my gifting. But how was I going to do it?
I started writing songs….lots of songs. I admit most of them were awful at first, but for six months I was a songwriting machine. I wrote over 80 songs. After sharing a few songs with guitar player/background vocalist Duke McClellan and adding him on the tracks, I knew we had something going. Shortly after, Kentucky drummer Zach Adams joined the band along with bassist Austin Vitucci. It is a special thing when you genuinely enjoy hanging out with people you “work” with. I put work in quotes because music has never felt like work me, more like something that is instinctively a part of me. The band is insanely talented, and I really wouldn’t trade making music with these guys for anyone. But, even more than being talented, they get the vision. That is invaluable to me. Coming together very organically, Greg Finger Band has become a really quick success with Duke, Zach, and Austin right at my side.
Fast forward one year, our debut EP has launched, we have spent thousands of miles on the road, and have been writing and playing the best music we ever have – I am excited. Can you tell? We have only scratched the surface of what we are going to do, and I look forward to the journey.
CW’s Akoustic Soul-O:
Chris Wells has shared stages with many notable acts of many genres.
-the multi-instrumentalist creates his own unique vibe by fusing acoustic, rock, and soul,
-as a bassist national and international tours with prominent artists.
-writes music for film and television projects including legendary soap opera, ‘All My Children’ and others.
-contributed tracks to internationally released clothing line compilations.
-Most recently, Christopher worked with Grammy nominated artist, Ms.Lauryn Hill, playing bass and assisting with music direction


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Live on Monday, January 30, 2017 at Neptune’s Parlour, located at 14 W Martin St., Raleigh, NC. It’s a great mix of musicians starring : Dr. Eugene Chadbourne & a rotating cabinet, of musical “bad-assery”. Stop out to check out this series that concludes this week. Doors open at 8 pm and music starts promptly at 8:30 pm. The night features one long set of great music.


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Nick Millevoi is a part of the show happening above and here is what I learned out this player.

Nick Millevoi is a Philadelphia-based guitarist and composer whose music draws upon the influences of avant-garde jazz, modern classical, and rock and roll to create a personal sound. A restless sonic explorer, Nick’s maximizes the possibilities of the electric guitar through frequent use of feedback, raw noise, and non-traditional tunings. As an intrepid composer, Millevoi confronts everything from maximal electric power trio music to chamber music to large-scale improvisation-heavy ensemble pieces, and everything in between.

Be sure to check him out tonight.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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Richard Gibson hosts an acoustic jam every Tuesday at Catawba Brewing Co. Biltmore Village, located at 63 Brooke St., Ste. 1, Asheville, NC. Music starts at 6 pm and the jam goes til 9 pm. All players are welcome to join in the fun each week.


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For fans of clogging, I have a treat for you. Bobby & The Blue Ridge Tradition along with the Blue Heritage Cloggers will be live at Wild Wing Cafe, located at 161 Biltmore Ave., Asheville, NC. Music starts at 6 pm and the fun times last time 8:30 pm. Get ready to dance; this event happens each week.


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Live at The Grey Eagle, located at 185 Clingman Ave., Asheville, NC,  you can enjoy the music of Gaelynn Lee with Oh Jeremiah. They will perform from Tuesday, January 31, 2017. Doors open at 7 pm- 11 pm. Music starts at 8 pm and the cost is $15.00 at the door.This is an all ages event, so bring the family!


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Marching Church, along with Bernardino Femminielli and Konvoi, are on tap for your music enjoyment on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at The Mothlight, located at 701 Haywood Dr., Asheville, NC. Tickets for this general admission show are $10.00 and available at the door. Doors open at 8 pm and music gets started at 9 pm.


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Neil deGrasse Tyson will be in Greensboro this Tuesday, January 31, 2017. He will be performing live at Greensboro Coliseum Complex, located at 1821 W Gate City Blvd., Greensboro, NC. This concert starts at 7 pm. To get your tickets follow this link:


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There are four bands on the schedule for this Tuesday evening at Snug Harbor, located at 1228 Gordon St., Charlotte, NC. Here is more information on who you can see and more from the Facebook events page:

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017 10:00 PM
(Doors @ 9:00 PM)
Dust & Ashes:
Swamp Stomp from the QC
The Dawn Drapes:
Soulful. Psychedelic. Rock.
Tiny City:
rock and roll
David Z. Cox:
Singer-songwriter born and raised in the Queen City.


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It is Beer & Banjos at Raleigh Times Bar, located at 14 E Hargett St., Raleigh, NC; featuring the music of Curtis Eller who will perform solo for this show. Music starts at 8 pm and goes till 11 pm.


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Reagan Youth will be on stage at Kings, located at 14 W Martin St, Raleigh, NC, this Tuesday from 8 pm til midnight rocking your cares away. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12.00 at the door. You can get yours by clicking on this link:

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There is always something great going on at The Blue Note Grill, located at 709 Washington Ave., Durham, NC. On Tuesday it is time to dance. No kidding, here is what I learned on the Facebook event page:

Hey there! Who wants to get some groove on? Come on out to the Blue Note Grill’s Tuesday Blues Jam for some free Swing & Blues dancing!!! This is part of our monthly dance events taking place on the 1st, 3rd ad 5th Tuesdays of the month and is an open invite so be sure to invite whoever you like! We’ve already reserved the large table to the left of the stage for all the dancers, Just tell them that you are friends of Down Right Dance to get the best seat in the house!
Since there is no cover, it’s always a good idea to show your support by buying a drink or some food. Hope to see you there!
Oh hey! Be sure to head on over to our page and hit the like button to continue to receive updates and DRD awesomeness!
BTW, here’s a link to the Blue Note Grill’s event listing:

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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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It is a listening session for, the Addicted to My Ex. This includes a meet and greet and an awesome session too. Featuring Atlantic Recording Artist M City JR, this event is taking place at Celebrity Studios, located at 5312 Six Forks Rd. Raleigh, NC. Doors open at 5 pm and the session starts at 6 pm. Here is what else I learned on the FB event page about the artist:

What better way to enjoy music than with the artist that actually created it? Well Atlantic Records artist M City JR is coming to Celebrity Studios of Raleigh, NC to do just that with you! This will be M City JR’s first project released since signing in June 2016 he has spent a great deal of time in North Carolina since then on a College Tour and is headed back to bring the project right to you! Make sure you are there for an exciting time, great music and maybe a leaked track or two from the upcoming project. Photo opportunity available, merchandise will be available also, refreshments will be served during meet and greet. Mr. Addicted To My Ex himself is excited to share this time with you!

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Live at The Bullpen, located at 359 Blackwell St., Durham, NC, is Harvey Dalton Arnold. He will be performing live from 7 pm- 10 pm. Here is what I learned on the Facebook events page:

Harvey Dalton Arnold is a singer, guitarist and North Carolina-native who has a passion for the blues. He sold millions of albums as a member of southern-rock band The Outlaws from 1976-80 and has played at Madison Square Garden and Radio City Music Hall. He has also shared the stage with the Rolling Stones at Anaheim Stadium. Harvey performs a left-handed finger-picking style and slide playing on electric and acoustic guitars. He has received much acclaim for founding and performing with The Harvey Dalton Arnold Blues Band.
$1 of every draft pint will be donated to the Music Maker Relief Foundation. Always.


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Travers Brothership with Jive Mother Mary have a show this Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at The Blind Tiger, located at 1819 Spring Garden Rd., Greensboro, NC. Here are all the details I found on the Facebook event page:

Travers Brothership
w/ Jive Mother Mary
ADV $5 / DOOR $8
With the use of electric or acoustic instruments; our band projects a wide variety of music making each concert unique. The Brothership performs live with 4 to 7 musicians, performing a vast repertoire of original and covered music. Utilizing the Travers Brothers’ roots of Soulful Blues, Rock, Funk, Jazz and Improvisational jam, the band covers all the bases.
Our goal is to provide an atmosphere that conveys a message of community and emotional fulfillment with grooves that are sure to get you on the dance floor.
“The band are consummate musicians, jam-band aficionados with a deep understanding of their preferred genre. Put simply, they rock, and in doing so, their enthusiasm, gusto and talents carry the day.” –Robert F, Leicester Bangs
“This is a band that possesses a soulful magic and heart you don’t find in many young bands. This is real art.” –Danny Harlen Mote, Lucky Trend Music.


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The St Olaf Choir will perform this Wednesday at First United Methodist Church, located at 501 N Tryon Rd, Charlotte, NC. You can get your tickets for this magical night of heavenly music by clicking on this link:

Here is more information included on the event page:

The world-renowned St. Olaf Choir, conducted by Dr. Anton Armstrong, is coming to Charlotte, North Carolina! Repertoire will feature J.S. Bach’s “Singet dem Herrn” with chamber orchestra, as well as other choral works by Ēriks Ešenvalds, György Ligeti, and St. Olaf College composers Robert Scholz and F. Melius Christiansen. They will close the concert with a set of traditional American folksongs, including a work by Moses Hogan.

Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for students. A discount for groups of 10 or more is available.

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Live at Lunchbox Records, on Wednesday February 1, 2017, are performances by My Brother, My Sister;  Dollhands and Pink Pots. Music starts at 8 pm and here are more details about the bands and cost for the event:

MyBrother MySister (SC)
-Haze/Thursday EP out now via Self Aware Records
w/ local darlings…
Pink Pots

That is what I found for music options for your dancing pleasure tonight through Wednesday. 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.


Send all of your event invites to me on Facebook and you will end up in the list of options in the days ahead. I can be found on Facebook by following this link:

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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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