Chilling with Singers and Stringers, Plus Crooning with Country Stars

Posted on July 27, 2019August 2, 2019Categories Applaud Music Makers, MusicTags , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Chilling with Singers and Stringers, Plus Crooning with Country Stars

On The Scene With Tracey Stones  Meeting Up with Country Crooners Croaker Festival With Bryan Mayer Band Mary Shine and I caught up with Bryan Mayer Band at Croaker Fest a few weeks ago! This is a slow season for the band that claimed many accolades earlier this year at the 2019 CCMA’s.Bass Player of the Year MikeContinue reading Chilling with Singers and Stringers, Plus Crooning with Country Stars

On The Scene With Tracey Stones  Meeting Up with Country Crooners Croaker Festival With Bryan Mayer Band Mary Shine and I caught up with Bryan Mayer Band at Croaker Fest a few weeks ago! This is a slow season for the band that claimed many accolades earlier this year at the 2019 CCMA’s.Bass Player of the Year MikeContinue reading Chilling with Singers and Stringers, Plus Crooning with Country Stars

Generating Money and All the Many Gigs Around the Region

Posted on June 14, 2019September 24, 2019Categories Applaud Music Makers, Buy The Concert Ticket, Buy the Merch, Dance, Let The Good Times Roll On, Love For Live Music, Music, North Carolina Music SceneTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Generating Money and All the Many Gigs Around the Region

This Music Business. Class Is In Money Makes All Things Possible In this segment, we are going to look at the bottom line. Money is a key factor in the success of any business. This is even true for the music business. Regardless of your feelings on the subject, money matters. It is the major component of tracking your financial success. Many players jump into the band business and never put in the time to develop a business plan. It is rarely even … Continue reading “Generating Money and All the Many Gigs Around the Region”

Big Week for Big Jim and a Fun Weekend For Music Fans

Posted on June 4, 2019June 8, 2019Categories Back To The Blues, Big Jim Blues, Buy The Concert Ticket, Buy the Merch, Captain Ratty's Brings Back Music, Dance, Irish Music Session, Let The Good Times Roll On, Life and Living It, Local Music, Love For Live Music, MusicTags , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Big Week for Big Jim and a Fun Weekend For Music Fans

On the Scene With Tracey Stones It was a big week for Big Jim Kohler Band as they opened a show for Joanne Shaw Taylor at The State Theatre on Friday evening! Above I pose with the secret weapon after she slayed it! Memorial Day Remembrance and The Blues Blues at The Brown Always A Blast! It never gets old, this Monday Night Blues Jam at The Brown Pelican, hosted by Bear City’s King of The Blues, Big Jim Kohler and the … Continue reading “Big Week for Big Jim and a Fun Weekend For Music Fans”

Music Festival Season is in Full Swing Let’s Dance

Posted on May 4, 2019September 24, 2019Categories Buy The Concert Ticket, Buy the Merch, Dance, Festival Season, Fun at the Fair, Let The Good Times Roll On, Local Music, Love For Live Music, Music, North Carolina Music Scene, Support Live Music, Support Local Musicians, THANK YOUTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Music Festival Season is in Full Swing Let’s Dance

This Music Business. Class is In! Establishing relationships in the music business is no different from any other life or business situation. Trust and loyalty are earned, as is respect. Let’s say you live in Oriental or Havelock, and take note that there is more going on in New Bern these days. Don’t make itContinue reading Music Festival Season is in Full Swing Let’s Dance

This Music Business. Class is In! Establishing relationships in the music business is no different from any other life or business situation. Trust and loyalty are earned, as is respect. Let’s say you live in Oriental or Havelock, and take note that there is more going on in New Bern these days. Don’t make itContinue reading Music Festival Season is in Full Swing Let’s Dance

Singing and Dancing at Jams Throughout the Week

Posted on April 27, 2019April 28, 2019Categories Applaud Music Makers, Back To The Blues, Big Jim Blues, Buy the Merch, Captain Ratty's Brings Back Music, MusicTags , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Singing and Dancing at Jams Throughout the Week

This Music Business… Class Is In Band Business Development Once you decide that you are going to approach your band like a business, the next step is to figure out what your needs are so that you know how much you need to earn to meet those needs. Many performers forget a few key expenses in this equation. The biggest might be forgetting to charge a reasonable hourly rate for their time.The time equation is very important since there is more to … Continue reading “Singing and Dancing at Jams Throughout the Week”

We Visit Oriental, New Bern and Swansboro for Music Fun

Posted on November 16, 2018December 3, 2018Categories Buy the Merch, Local Music, Love For Live Music, MusicTags , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on We Visit Oriental, New Bern and Swansboro for Music Fun

On the Scene With Tracey Stones There were many good times to be had last weekend and I found a few worth talking about on my journey of chasing music. Not only was there music here in town, but also it was found in a few coastal towns along the way, as well. In fact, I kicked things off in Oriental and closed things out in Swansboro, NC. Pickin’ the Blues and Pouring Brews and Raising Funds We start things … Continue reading “We Visit Oriental, New Bern and Swansboro for Music Fun”

Halloween Creeps In, The Beat Goes Down and The Music Plays On

Posted on October 27, 2018October 27, 2018Categories Applaud Music Makers, Back To The Blues, Buy The Concert Ticket, Buy the Merch, Dance, Life and Living It, Local Music, Love For Live Music, Music, NewBernStrong, North Carolina Music Scene, Rock Them Blues Away, Support Live Music, Support Local Musicians, The Blues Is Alright, Tip Music MakersTags , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Halloween Creeps In, The Beat Goes Down and The Music Plays On

On the Scene With Tracey Stones   Last night I stayed local and caught a couple early shows! Thirsty Bruin Hosts Local Singer & Stringer Ed Prophet   Last night the weather offered more rain which put a damper on some events about town, but what I did manage to catch I thoroughly enjoyed! My first stop brought me to The Thirsty Bruin, 224 Middle St., New Bern, where I enjoyed the sounds of local song maker Ed Prophet. The talented … Continue reading “Halloween Creeps In, The Beat Goes Down and The Music Plays On”

Let’s Kick the Weekend into High Gear with Music

Posted on October 26, 2018October 28, 2018Categories Adam Hill Music, Applaud Music Makers, Back To The Blues, Big Jim Blues Returns, Buy The Concert Ticket, Buy the Merch, Dance, Life and Living It, Local Music, Love For Live Music, Music, NewBernStrong, North Carolina Music Scene, Rock Them Blues Away, Support Live Music, Support Local Musicians, The Blues Is Alright, Tip Music MakersTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Let’s Kick the Weekend into High Gear with Music

New Bern Boasts the Blues Weekly I have said it before and I will tell you again; the blues is alright! Knowing that we can celebrate it each week is equally as wonderful. It was announced earlier this month the Big Jim Kohler would be the regular Tuesday entertainment at City Stage New Bern, located at 901 B Pollock St., New Bern, NC. Since the club opened, Big Jim has been a regular feature on stage., but now they have … Continue reading “Let’s Kick the Weekend into High Gear with Music”