NC Fresh Catch is a statewide concert series working to connect communities with NC fisheries, local farms, craft breweries and the arts.
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.
Michael Kalna- guitar
Leticia Rene Angel- vocals
Michael O’Neal- bass
Louis Landry- keys
Eric Mrozkowski- drums
Ricky Cornelius- guitar
Jubal Creech- percussion
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!
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
300 East Main St.
Carrboro, NC, 27510