Blues Is Our Bizness All Week Long And End the Week On A Rock Groove

Posted on August 24, 2019September 23, 2019Categories Adam Hill Music, Applaud Music Makers, Back To The Blues, Big Jim Blues, Big Jim Blues Returns, Buy The Concert Ticket, Buy the Merch, Let The Good Times Roll On, Life and Living It, Live and Local, Local Music, Love For Live Music, MusicTags , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Blues Is Our Bizness All Week Long And End the Week On A Rock Groove

On the Scene With with Tracey StonesRocking my new job as music promoter on the deck at Persimmons last Sunday. Photo Credit: Dan Jam Phillips. Monday Is Never Manic With Blues Mania at The Brown Pelican The Brown Pelican is the popular watering hole that is known for hosting live music five nights a week. Kicking things off with a blues fix is Big Jim Kohler Band who each Monday offers music jams from 7-9:30 PM each week. This popular night … Continue reading “Blues Is Our Bizness All Week Long And End the Week On A Rock Groove”

We Rocked the Scene Last Weekend and Bring Big News on More Music Starting this Week

Posted on August 23, 2019August 24, 2019Categories Applaud Music Makers, Big Jim Blues, Dance, Let The Good Times Roll On, Life and Living It, Local Music, Love For Live Music, Music, North Carolina Music Scene, Rock Them Blues Away, Support Local Musicians, THANK YOU, The Blues Is Alright, Tip Music Makers, Tip The Blogger, Tracey Stones ProductionsTags , , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on We Rocked the Scene Last Weekend and Bring Big News on More Music Starting this Week

On the Scene With Tracey Stones   Saturday We Bounce About Town First Stop For Pizza Topped With Music On Saturday night I started things off over in my neck of the woods, where Sara’s Big Apple welcomed Justin Castellano as the musical guest! Castellano offered a variety of music in a fashion known to him, which is unlike any in our area! The classically trained stringer makes the most beautiful sounds with six strings. Here is a sample of … Continue reading “We Rocked the Scene Last Weekend and Bring Big News on More Music Starting this Week”

Saturday Storms Cancel Music So We Go To Pirate Invasion in Beaufort, Plus Music Options for Friday Night

Posted on August 16, 2019August 17, 2019Categories Dance, Festival Season, Let The Good Times Roll On, Life and Living It, Love For Live Music, Music, North Carolina Music Scene, Support Local MusiciansTags , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Saturday Storms Cancel Music So We Go To Pirate Invasion in Beaufort, Plus Music Options for Friday Night

On The Scene with Tracey StonesA Stormy Saturday  Always up for a grand adventure, I recently went sailing with Ken, a new resident to our beloved City of Bears. We had our first outing just days before, where I learned some boat lingo and watched, as he did all of the work. Then on Saturday, the lessons continued when we were joined by his friends. We set out mid-afternoon and about an hour or so into the excursion the storm that … Continue reading “Saturday Storms Cancel Music So We Go To Pirate Invasion in Beaufort, Plus Music Options for Friday Night”

Friday Night Fun and What’s Up for Saturday Night

Posted on August 10, 2019August 14, 2019Categories Applaud Music Makers, Buy The Concert Ticket, Festival Season, Fun at the Fair, Let The Good Times Roll On, Life and Living It, Local Music, Love For Live Music, Music, North Carolina Music Scene, Support Local Musicians, THANK YOU, Tip Music Makers, Tip The BloggerTags , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Friday Night Fun and What’s Up for Saturday Night

On The Scene With Tracey Stones     More Live Music Added to New Bern Options Tonight Breaking News! The management at Persimmons Restaurant is bringing more music to New Bern. Earlier this week management reached out to book Big Jim. We are pleased to say that we accommodated their request for the band to perform on Friday, August 23, 2019. During the mid-week meeting at the waterfront restaurant,  hard as it might be to believe, I enthusiastically suggested that … Continue reading “Friday Night Fun and What’s Up for Saturday Night”

Living the Dream and Sharing the Blues

Posted on July 29, 2019August 2, 2019Categories Applaud Music Makers, Big Jim Blues, Buy The Concert Ticket, Buy the Merch, Dance, Life and Living It, Local Music, MusicTags , , , , , , , , ,   Leave a comment on Living the Dream and Sharing the Blues

On The Scene and Keeping the Blues Alive With Tracey Stones Big Jim and The Blues is an Evolving Story Since coming out of a coma in September 2017, Big Jim Kohler has been an unstoppable force, a bluesman on a mission. Growing stronger with each gig, he is playing as often as six times a week, fighting through the pains of life and getting cleaner on the guitar after 30 years of mastering its strings in an altered state … Continue reading “Living the Dream and Sharing the Blues”

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”