A Week Full of The Working Blues Keeps Us In New Bern

On The Scene With Tracey Stones On Saturday, I made my way to town to check out The Neuse River Rambles. Surf, Wind and Fire owner Danny Batten is one of the unsung heroes of our community. After Florence left him with damage to his home and business, Batten became some of the hardest working…

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Monday Thru Friday We Groove

On The Scene with Tracey Stones   Big Jim Jams a Trio of Gigs this Week Big Jim Kohler was busy with jams and jives this week. Our local bluesman was found around town with his guitar in hand three times last week.   Blues at the Brown Pelican   While I am busy teaching…

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Music Benefits Offer More Than One Benefit For The Blogger

On the Scene With Tracey Stones     One of the best parts of writing this blog has been getting to know so many people around the state. Along the way and with time, I have become a resourceful contact for anyone who is in need of entertainment. Though I have no real interest in…

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Keeping the Beats in New Bern Last Night We Find Some Soul Boogie, Party People and Talented Stringers

On The Scene With Tracey Stones     Keeping the beats close to home last night, it seems when you ride around in a vehicle with nearly 400,000 miles, sometimes it is wise to stay close to home base. Lucky for me, we live in New Bern, NC and that means plenty of music options…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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Wrapping Up MumFest and Rocking with Local Talents Around the Region

MumFest 2018 Wrap Up with Local Favorites Bryan Mayer Warms ‘Em Up at Noon Opening up the show under the Miller Lite Beer Tent located on Craven and South Front Sts. for day two of MumFest 2018 was New Bern’s beloved singer-songwriter, once known to the local area as Stretch. He climbed the country charts…

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