NC Fresh Catch Winter Oyster Tour: Shuckin’, struttin’, & sippin’ beers
Add a little more love to your Valentine’s Day weekend with live music and fresh oysters! The NC Fresh Catch Winter Oyster Tour is partnering up with Rebound for its FINAL STOP at the Cat’s Cradle Saturday, Feb. 15th from 4-11pm. Fresh NC oysters will be served steamin’ hot and smoked along with warm bowls of Low Country Boil. A full evening of live entertainment will accompany the family friendly celebration. Please check the event website at www.h2h2o.org for more info on tickets, the music, and menu. Food is sold a la cart and while supplies last. This is a rain or shine event. Both indoor and outdoor dining areas will be available. Partial event proceeds will benefit Rebound and the Neuse RiverKeeper Foundation .
NC Fresh Catch is a statewide concert series working to connect communities with NC fisheries, local farms, craft breweries and the arts.
Big Fat Gap
Big Fat Gap is a back porch bluegrass band that has no plans to take Nashville by storm. Some of them even have day jobs. They just like to pick, they like each other, and it shows in their performances, which are known to be excellent for those who enjoy sweet three-part harmonies, smoking solos, and captivating stage dynamics. They are: Miles Andrews on lead vocals and bass, Jon Hill on mandolin and vocals, Chris Roszell on banjo, Bobby Britt and John Garris on fiddles, and Jamie Griggs on guitar.
Over the past few years, Big Fat Gap has welcomed the increasing support of many fans, musicians, friends, and family in North Carolina, Colorado, and all along the East Coast. They have enjoyed many guest musical appearances by friends including mandolin legend Tony Williamson; musical virtuoso Rex McGee; Chatham County Line and Kickin’ Grass from Raleigh; and the Steep Canyon Rangers. Big Fat Gap has appeared in festivals such as Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival in New York, Roosterwalk and Elysian Fields in Virginia, and is a fixture at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival. You can also find Big Fat Gap performing at venues throughout North Carolina: in Chapel Hill and Carrboro at the Cat’s Cradle, the Cave, the Speakeasy @ Tyler’s Taproom, the Carolina Inn’s Fridays on the Front Porch; at the Bynum’s General Store; in Raleigh at the Pour House; the Town Pump in Black Mountain; and every Tuesday night at the Armadillo Grill in Carrboro.
They got their name from one of the few remaining stands of old growth virgin forest in western North Carolina, located in the Big Fat Gap in Graham County near the Tennessee border.
The Dye Wells
A fresh collaboration that’ll keep you guessin’ and groovin’. A dynamic tribe of beings ready to light up the stages with soul drenched vocals, electrifying guitars, tasty keys and a pleasantly imposing rhythm section.
Michael Kalna- guitar
Leticia Rene Angel- vocals
Michael O’Neal- bass
Louis Landry- keys
Eric Mrozkowski- drums
Ricky Cornelius- guitar
Jubal Creech- percussion
The rowdy REGATTA 69-Ship has set sails to conquer the world – THE AIM IS THE WAY! There’s no looking back anymore, it’s going forward, and nothing can stop them! Captain Brian Hill from North Carolina (USA) has settled an international crew around him (Germany, France, UK, USA) and the smell of the Caribbean, rum and pure adventure is in the air wherever the wind may carry them. On board they hold the most precious treasures a Ska band can own – the essences of amazing and original music: a box full of Ska, another one filled with Reggae, a case with Rock and a couple of powder kegs filled with Dub and Worldbeat – always being fired in the right moment. Of course there has to be a Lady on every pirate ship! Motha Nature gives you chills and goose bumps with her Rap-adventures – she gets to every core of the cruel reality with her bittersweet voice.
REGATTA 69 has been sailing the seas since the days when Ska was only spread across the Ska-scene-underground. Times were rough and tough, but the Captain and his crew would not be the determined and experienced pirates they are today, if they had not fought every battle and overcome any mutiny! On their minds – always the stage! They tour under every condition as long as the audience is dancing! USA, Europe or South Africa – every harbor gets occupied, every city taken! REGATTA 69 has played more than 1500 concerts over the last years!
THE AIM IS THE WAY is a journey through the Seven Seas of Ska and Reggae in a Regatta 69-own version. The album is as multifaceted as the band itself – every song has its own history, but together they form a unique adventure that stands out from the masses of today’s uniformed CDs. Their path leads them to the people in every single town, spreading their music into every corner of the world: This path is their goal – THE AIM IS THE WAY!
Singer/songwriter Shannon O’Connor developed an interest in music as a child growing up in Pittsburgh, but then became an art student at Parsons School of Design in New York City.
An ardent environmentalist, she left Parsons to travel the country studying with the Audobon Expedition Institute, and encountered folk music on her journeys. She returned to Parsons and finished her degree, then attended Eugene Lang College where she studied writing with Sekou Sundiata at the same time as another of Sundiata’s students, Ani DiFranco. Settling in North Carolina, O’Connor became a single mother. The ambitious goal of her debut album, Low in Paradise, released in July 2005 by Varrga Records, was to use it to locate the father of her by-then ten-year-old daughter. ~ William Ruhlmann