Back to Beaufort, Then Some Saturday Night Specials! Plus Live Music For the Week Ahead

On The Scene With Tracey Stones


Bobby Webb & Company In Beaufort Closed Out Friday

Bobby Webb Music was on the deck at The Dockhouse on Friday evening, entertaining the fans and friends of the music trio gathered. Offering lots of popular songs, mixing it up with country and western, and some popular standards know to us all. Bobby Webb & Co. are a popular standard down around the Crystal Coast. Be sure to give their Facebook page a like and keep up with the boys when they groove again.

Bobby Webb Music


The Pete Pawsey Trio Gained A Brother As We Mourned The Loss of a Brown Pelican Brother

I advertised that Pete Pawsey was going to be in town on Saturday with his trio when we last met, but I was pleasantly surprised to learn that he brought a trio of players along, plus himself. Charles Cleaver played the keys, Eric Pittman laid down the bass, Patrick Edwards was behind the kit and Pete Pawsey played the six strings and gave up the vocals.

I love this cat because it is always original and always groovy. He is a masterful player that pushes his boundaries and explores the diversity of music. Based in the triangle area, get to know Pawsey on Facebook and keep it here to find out when he will be back in our area.

Saturday night was a bittersweet night at the Dirty Bird, where friends and loved ones of a bartender and friend to all who knew him( Chris Rowe) gathered in remembrance . Sadly we said farewell to Rowe whose life ended suddenly on Friday, July 26, 2019. Donations were collected to help his family with his final expenses, while his life and memory were celebrate with those that came together!


The Will and Tony Show Visit New Bern


My friends Will Baker and Tony Johnston are a talented duo from the Crystal Coast, that love sharing songs and swapping beats with fans and friends that love classic rock and bluesy grooves. The Will and Tony Show was in our neck of the woods on Saturday night and as you can see in the video below, they were the boys giving me the beats as I got lost in the rock and roll. They stay busy playing music with each other as a duo and often they get together as a band under the banner of Big Drink Music Company.

The boys will be rocking the duo gig this coming Thursday at Bake Bottle & Brew in Swansboro, NC. Music is offered from 6-9 pm. The following week Big Drink will be in the backyard of The Trading Post: Southern Food and Spirits, sharing songs from 6-9 pm on Saturday, August 17, 2019.


Will & Tony Live at BrUtopia this weekend


New Garage Band Breaks Ground at The Garage

Housterino is a rocking new trio based in New Bern, that debuted their music for the public on Saturday night at The Garage. They hosted the night with the Raleigh based Thick ModineThis provided the people of James City a fun night of original rocking grooves via two high energy bands. Some songs were heavy, some punk-infused and some outright rocking! All in the backyard of the Garage.

On a side note, I will mention, Joe Brown and Jacob Burke worked out the production needs for the night and it sounded great.

Housterino is the latest and greatest band project with Justin Hargett at the helm on vocals. Dallas Allen on the drums and Jacob Whitford standing tall behind the bass. This trio is rocking and fun, loud and lovely! There is no word yet on their next show, but this was after all as the birth of a new baby. I really love how they sound like they were created in a garage and debuted at The Garage. Well played fellas and a good job too!


Live Music Options In the Days Ahead

Monday Mayhem


Simon Spalding hosts a night of eclectic and educational acoustic music each Monday at Sara’s Big Apple Pizza. Music is offered from 6-8 pm and the dining specials are always a great option for taking care of the family at the start of each week. This tradition started in June and will carry on through August or possibly longer. Simon will entertain diners with a variety of acoustic instruments and educate you on the history of the instrument.


IMG_5651 (2)It is Blues night at The Brown Pelican which takes place from 7-9 pm. The Brown Pelican is a private club. Stop in and become a member for $1.00 and enjoy free live music all year throughout the week. Music kicks off tonight with a blues jam that will take you to Chicago by way of New York, all while stationed here in NC. Come dance the Monday blues away today!


Around the Region

Carolina Ale House (Jacksonville, NC)

Also offering an acoustic performance to diners each week in Jacksonville is Nick and Dean. This Lenoir County Duo have shared music for years and come together each week for an acoustic night of jams at Carolina Ale House. Nick makes music with Mason Jar Bonfire and Dean Daughtry and fronts his own band the Troublemakers. Music starts at 7 pm on the patio.


The Pour House Music Hall

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Sensi Trails w/ Michael Ekins and Sound Destroyer will perform tonight at The Pour House Music Hall. Doors open at 7 pm and the show starts at 8 pm.


Along the Coast


Tiffany Elaine invites everyone out to Shortway Brewing Co. tonight for Open Mic starting at 6 pm. All are welcome to participate. Just come out, sign up and jam. Miss Tiffany will give you a warm welcome and introduce you to the audience. She encourages everyone to come out and share songs tonight.


Tuesday Temptations

Honky Tonk Tuesday

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It is Honky Tonk Tuesday at The Brown Pelican each week. Country pickers and players are welcome to come jam between 7 pm and closing. All are welcome to participate or just relax and listen! This night is hosted by Mike Watkins and Charlie Duzan.


Crystal Coast Option


Each Tuesday Tiffany Elaine is hosting an open mic event near the beach. Tomorrow she will be hosting the weekly offering at Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop. All are welcome to come jam. Music and fun start at 8 pm.


Around The Region


Clayton, NC

Free Wine Tasting and Live Music Every Tuesday

Join us every Tuesday as we explore wines from around the world and enjoy the music of our local musicians at Wine on Main. These events are hosted from 5-7 pm.


Raleigh, NC

The Pour House Music Hall

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Jamison Ross (Snarky Puppy) w/ Eric Hirsh at The Pour House

Jamison Ross is a vocalist and drummer that delivers messages of humanity through the medium of jazz.

A native of Jacksonville, FL, Jamison’s passion for music was realized while growing up in his grandfather’s church, where he realized the effectiveness of music. Jamison began his study of jazz as a high school student at Douglas Anderson School of the Arts and gained worldwide acclaim as a featured musician in the Tribeca Film Festival winning documentary CHOPS; a film that followed the school’s jazz ensemble as they prepare and perform in the renowned Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Essentially Ellington Festival competition.

Ross continued his study of the genre at Florida State University (B.A., Jazz Studies), where he met his current band members and at University of New Orleans (M.M., Jazz), in the city where he currently resides. In 2012, Ross’ career began to take shape after winning the Thelonious Monk Jr. International Jazz Competition for his drumming. This achievement afforded him a recording contract with Concord Jazz. Jamison recounts, “at the time, people knew me as a drummer; they didn’t know I could sing. I wanted to merge my gifts.” “

Eric Hirsh
“Pianist and composer Eric Hirsh can play pretty much anything you throw at him. When he’s not leading his jazz quartet…he’s helping drive the progressive hip-hop of The Beast or the salsa shake of Orquesta GarDel. His original compositions have a propulsive thrust that combines a minimalist drive with the complex, expressive melodies. He’s one of the area’s best.” – Independent Weekly

Doors open at 7:30 PM, show starts at 8:30 PM and tickets are available at: Eventbrite


Beer & Banjos

This Tuesday for Beer and Banjos it is Jason Jefferies for your entertainment.

Come hear the tale of brave Biyombo, learn of the Slow Twister, hear a hot take on Lady Chatterly…all this and more at the Jason Jefferies show! The Allstars mix it up and get weird with it. See you Tuesday!

Beer and banjos is a weekly feature at Raleigh Times Bar. Live music is offered at 7:30-10 pm tonight.


Imurj – The Artists’ Cafe


Each month we feature a new [local] house band to host the open jam to keep things fresh & encourage new styles.
The Local Jam Residency this month features Tha Materials!

Raleigh’s wide-open, no-holds-barred, no-styles-imposed musician’s hang, held at a legitimate music venue. This open jam assembles groups of musicians who may or may not know each other on the stage at Imurj and lets them come up with fifteen minutes of improvised music on the spot. This regular Tuesday night event is a fertile place for creative musicians of all styles and skill levels to meet people, let off steam, try new ideas, or catch up with friends.

A full back-line is provided including the best-sounding house drum kit in town, bass amp, two guitar amps, keys, and mics and DIs, the jam is ready for almost any instrument you can throw at us. There’s no better way to improve your onstage confidence than by playing on stage, so come play with us!

Not a musician or don’t feel like playing? Come peruse the rotating exhibits in Imurj’s art gallery, check out the shop of locally made art & goods, grab a drink and a seat, and join us for Drink & Draw: a simultaneous art jam wherein visual artists hang out and you make whatever you feel. Channel your primal creativity and use those hands for something fun! Occasionally we will feature art demonstrations by local artists during the open jam.

Grab a beer or a soda and experience the creative process!

The event is FREE & welcomes all ages and we go until 12:30am!

No judgment, no pressure, no boundaries. The fun starts at 9 PM.


Garner, NC

Lorraine’s Coffee House & Music


Tuesday MUSIC Jam Night, Free Event Come out to relax and play some smooth jams with great people in your community! This is always a fun night. Come enjoy some nice hot coffee or cold ice cream. Make this your new Tuesday night hangout! This is a FREE EVENT with music being offered from 7:30-9:30 PM.



Durham, NC


If blues dancing (or dancing in general) is your thing, then The Blue Note Grill is the place and the Tuesday Blues Jam is the time! And if you are a blues loving axe-man, bring it!

Come check out the longest running Blues Jam in the Triangle area, which often features special guests to kick things up a notch.

The festivities launch at 7:30PM — the jam signup sheet fills up fast, so come early and check out the BBQ or any of the many wonderful wares the Blue Note Grill has to offer.

Oh, and no cover charge. Who doesn’t love free stuff? Fun starts at 7:30 PM.


Wednesday’s Weakness

Blues Is Back at City Stage

We get back to the blues on Wednesday, when Big Jim Kohler hosts another fun night of swapping blues chops with other players. Live music starts at 7 pm on stage at City Stage New Bern and the fun goes to 9 pm. All are welcome to jam with the blues master or just come to listen and dance along!

MidWeek Open Mic Night at The Garage

Tommy Duzan invites all players to join him for a night of music-making fun at The Garage in James City. This open mic is open to all skill levels and talents. Come show us what you have, New Bern. Music starts at 7 pm. All are welcome to attend.


Around the Region

Raleigh, NC

The Pour House Music Hall

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The Aristocrats (Guthrie Govan, Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann) have released critically acclaimed albums, toured the world, and established themselves as one of the most musically original, refreshingly irreverent, and astoundingly entertaining instrumental rock-fusion acts on the planet. Call them a virtuoso super-group if you must, but their musical high-wire act – employing random amounts of rock, jazz, pop, metal, and even traditional country – is informed by the spirit of a true band, one whose improvisational soul allows for anything to happen onstage at any moment…including the occasional wink and nod at the audience.

The Aristocrats are touring to promote their most ambitious and exploratory studio album yet, entitled You Know What…?, and will be supported by fellow rock-fusioners, Travis Larson Band.

With seven studio albums and three full-length performance DVDs, the award-winning Travis Larson Band is firmly rooted as one of instrumental music’s premiere acts, having worked on record with Steve Lukather (Toto), Victor Wooten (Bela Fleck), Dave LaRue (Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Dixie Dregs), Vinx (Sting, Herbie Hancock).

Years of ambitious touring and shared live billing with notables such as Ted Nugent, UFO, Steve Morse (Deep Purple, Dixie Dregs), The Aristocrats, has established the band’s reputation for live performances that masterfully deliver full throttle rock-fusion.

The Aristocrats tickets are $25 still today but they are $30 after midnight. to get tickets for this show be sure to visit Eventbrite.


Along the Coast

Swansboro, NC

The Boro Restaurant & Bar


Ed Prophet will be sharing songs with those that gather for dinner this evening at Boro Restaurant & Bar


Beaufort, NC

Cru Bar & Wine Store/ The Beaufort Coffee Shop


William Seymour (WED SHOW) at Cru Wine Bar Free show for the mid-week. Live music is offered from local singer and stringer from Washington, NC, William Seymour. Music is offered from 7-10 pm


Thursday Thrillers


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 6:30-9 pm and dinners are always delicious.


City Stage New Bern

Alisa Mike hosts a night of music each Thursday evening at City Stage New Bern. She will wow you with standard jazz offerings and groove you with fun show tunes. The City Stage offers a pub-style menu and entertainment most night of the week. They are located at 901 B Pollock St., Doors open at 5 pm.


Persimmons Restaurant

Live music under the sails will be brought to us by Lewis & Clark, sharing the classics and standards with diners from 7:30-9:30 pm.


The Brown Pelican

Charlie Duzan will host open mic night at The Brown Pelican this week. Open mic happens each Thursday night. Sign up starts at 7 pm and music starts at 8 pm and lasts until all of the jammers have jammed. This is the longest-running open mic night in New Bern and it is always new and exciting! Pack up the gear bag and come on out!


Along the Coast

Morehead City, NC


Swansboro, NC

Bake, Bottle & Brew


The Will & Tony Show will be back on stage and closer to home this Thursday in  Swansboro to play on the beautiful waterfront at Bake, Bottle and Brew on August 1st from 6-9 PM! Awesome atmosphere and a great view!


Wilmington, NC

The Sailfish


8/8 – Justin Cody Foxx
8/15 – Dos Eddies
8/22 – Crystal Fussell
8/29 – Desperado Duo
9/5 – Access 29
9/12 – Cross Creek Band
9/19 – The Casserole
9/26 – Signal Fire Acoustic


Rocking Around the Region

Durham, NC

The House

Woolly’s Big Blues Jam goes down on stage at The House each week. Music jams start at 6 pm and they swap out players until 10 pm. This is a great way to enjoy a Thursday night if you love listening to, dancing along to or playing the blues. There is always a host of talent that gathers at this event. Each stage set gets 3-4 songs before they swap out for new players.
Woolly has been hosting the event for several years in this location. In all, he has been jamming around the area for six years. In the 90s he hosted a jam at the Berkley Cafe in Raleigh which had a history of eight years.
Woolly is passionate about keeping the blues alive and it shows in the great work he does as a host. Be sure to pay him a visit sometime soon. The food is fabulous and the night is always fun-filled with great music! 


Raleigh, NC

Brio Tuscan Grille (Crabtree)


We are offering live music every Thursday at Brio. This week you can enjoy the music of Joel Close on August 8th at 5:30 PM! Get here early to catch our happy hour specials and enjoy some great food and drink specials! Join us every Thursday at 5:30 for different musicians and some popular favorite acts from the area!


Bahama Breeze Island Grille (Raleigh, NC)



House entertainer Mickey Mills will offer the entertainment at Bahama Breeze Island Grille (Raleigh, NC) from 6-9 pm.


Midtown Grille NC


Join us on August 8 for Midtown Jazz Series featuring the Elmer Gibson Jazz Duo from 8 until 11 p.m.

We will feature 1/2 price Bar Bites from 8 until 11 p.m. and $8 martinis all day!

View the full schedule here:


Washington, NC

Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill


Brian Burke aka Back Pocket Buddha hosts open mic tonight at Backwater Jack’s Tiki Bar & Grill with music being shared from 6:30 – 9 pm. All are welcome to attend.


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