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

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 [...]

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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, [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]