STAND AGAINST HB2 - North Carolina Musicians United for EqualityNC

Neighborhood Theatre & MaxxMusic present

STAND AGAINST HB2 - North Carolina Musicians United for EqualityNC

The Business People, DUST & ASHES, THE LOUDERMILKS, Alternative Champs, JON LINDSAY, Happy Abandon, Cuzco, CHRISTY SNOW, Orlando Parker, Jr, The-Eyebrows, Bless These Sounds Under The City, Rapper Shane, I, Anomaly, Jack The Radio, DJ Pangean, Rod Abernethy, Jeffrey Dean Foster, Donna Duncan Band

Sat, September 24, 2016

Doors: 11:30 am / Show: 12:00 pm (event ends at 11:45 pm)

Neighborhood Theatre

Charlotte, NC

$3 Under 21 Surcharge at Door (Valid ID required for entry into venue. Under 18 permitted with parent.)

Accepted forms of ID: State Issued ID or Driver's License, Military ID, Passport.

STAND AGAINST HB2 - North Carolina Musicians United for EqualityNC
STAND AGAINST HB2 - North Carolina Musicians United for EqualityNC
North Carolina musicians will raise their voices against HB2 and in support of EqualityNC. The proceeds of this event will go to this important organization to help their fight against this harmful and hateful law.

We need you. To attend. To speak. To cheer. To protest. And to spread the word. The time is now, while this issue is front and center!

Here's the line up in order of performance:

Please remember: ALL TIMES ARE APPROXIMATE!

12:00 Opening Remarks
12:10 - Donna Duncan
12:40 - Jeffrey Dean Foster
1:10 - Rod Abernethy
1:30 - DJ Pangean
2:10 - Jack the Radio
2:50 - I, Anomaly
3:25 - Rapper Shane
4:05 - Bless These Sounds Under the City
4:45 - The-Eyebrows
5:25 - Orlando Parker, Jr.
6:05 - Christy Snow
6:45 - Cuzco
7:25 - Alternative Champs
8:05 - Jon Lindsay
8:45 - Happy Abandon
9:25 - The Loudermilks
10:05 - Dust & Ashes
10:45 - The Business People

Guest Speakers/Performers Between Sets:
John Autry (Candidate for NC House District 100)
Dr. Laura Levin
Mary Belk (Candidate for NC House in Mecklenberg County District 88)
Lloyd Scher
Jeff Jackson
Jonathon Hudson (Candidate NC Senate District 41)
Erica Starling (Charlotte LGBT Chamber of Commerce Board)
Peter Noris (Candidate for NC House 104)
Jane Campbell
Rep. Becky Carney
The Business People
The Business People
We're not angry at the world, we're just disappointed.

Post-funk and quarter-punk since 2010
DUST & ASHES
DUST & ASHES
Dust & Ashes is an Americana/Folk quartet hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina. Their dynamic range combines the intensity of wall-of-sound-barn-burners with the sincere intimacy of heartfelt ballads. This all female group exploded onto the local music scene in 2014 with their fresh take on folk music, a genre which their fans affectionately nicknamed “Swamp Stomp.” Lush vocal harmonies, heavy rhythms, and unique instrumentation (including cajón, musical saw, banjo, flute, viola, and myriad auxiliary percussion) support the traditional acoustic guitar played by Heather Himes, the band’s gender queer lead. Himes’ songwriting is inspired by Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Ryan Bingham, Brandi Carlile, Scott Avett, Dallas Green and James Vincent McMorrow, among others. The band has been gaining popularity in the Plaza Midwood and NoDa neighborhoods, performing frequently at Hattie’s Taproom, Snug Harbor, Evening muse, Double Door Inn, Thomas Street Tavern and more.
THE LOUDERMILKS
THE LOUDERMILKS
After more than a decade fronting Charlotte, NC's critically acclaimed alt. country pioneers, Lou Ford, brothers Alan & Chad Edwards return with a new take on their signature "rural pop" sound. Ever-present are the sibling harmonies, guitar chops, and hook-laden songwriting that No Depression said “...sounds like the product of a childhood spent listening to a cool aunt or uncle’s well-worn copies of Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and The Gilded Palace Of Sin, with Exile On Main Street..." and led Creative Loafing to declare "...some of the catchiest, most heart-rending country rock around." The Loudermilks carry on that tradition, but suggest a maturity and refinement in both songwriting and performance that can only come from years spent honing one's craft.

With the Loudermilks, too, comes a crack rhythm section composed of former Lou Ford drummer Shawn Lynch on bass, fellow Lou Ford veteran Jason Atkins on piano & organ, and former Jolene time-keeper Mike Kenerley on drums and percussion. Individually, these five musicians represent Charlotte, NC’s finest, with an impressive musical pedigree. Together these gentlemen represent the Edwards’ most cohesive unit to date, and a powerhouse combo capable of both subtlety and bombast with equal precision and ethos.

Named for iconic gospel & country duo Ira & Charlie Loudermilk, better known as the Louvin Brothers, the Loudermilks find a comfortable place in the unlikely juxtaposition of the Louvin’s southern gothic and sibling harmonies and the emotive & powerful Memphis-Soul-meets-‘60’s-Pop of underground rock legends Big Star. It’s a musical combination which feels intrinsic and honest, as if they could do nothing else. “Brothers Alan and Chad Edwards have always shared vocal and songwriting duties, and that familial, familiar element no doubt shades their music in an organic way, a sort of composting of shared experience and bloodline that is rather impossible to fake,” wrote Creative Loafing, “…songs feel lived in, rather than put on, the sadness and anger genuinely cathartic. [The brothers’] strength has always been avoiding country rock’s clichés while remaining true to its tenets and slipping in a punk-inspired defiance.”

The Loudermilks carry on a musical legacy that started nearly twenty years ago, when, as Shuffle Magazine described it, “two brothers… and their tragic songs of life… form a “rural rock” band.” Yet the Edwards brothers’ music sounds as if it has always been. Once described as “recorded more in sepia, than in stereo,” the Edwards brothers, and their "...top-shelf sibling harmonies, and rural rock songs so poignant your grandkids will be downloading them for deep catalog cachet [Creative Loafing]," deliver, once again, with the Loudermilks.
Alternative Champs
The band was started by singer songwriters Mike "Bless His Heart" Mitschele and Rick "Soft Nips" Randall while cooking up popcorn shrimp at Arthur Treahers in the late summer of 1991. Randall told Mitschele of his dreams to start a band and do a neverending tour of the city of Charlotte, NC. Mitschele was immediately convinced this made sense and stepped up to help him reach that goal. They both realized that it would be hard to get many gigs with just 2 guitar players (except for maybe at a couple fancy restaurants) so they put an ad in the Creative Loafing in search of a drummer and bass player. Coming off the split-up of the rock band "Fingerplay" bassist Steve "No Fuss" Pusser and drummer David Vincent Massi saw the ad and came on board (and just a little on the carpet). They all met up one night at Lupie's, a local meat and three favorite in Charlotte, and began the process of naming the new project. After several long sweaty hours they passed on the names "Hot Goat" and "The Sausagey Guys" and decided on "The Alternative Champs". Now that they had a real band Mitschele told Randall, Massi and Pusser that it would be easier for them to relocate from Boone to Charlotte than it would be for him to move up there, they all agreed. He gave them 2 days to say their goodbyes and pack their belongings. Once they moved and settled in, they got together frequently and started jamming hard as shit. At one of these late night hard-ass jamming sessions they decided to challenge every heavy metal act in Charlotte (including Sleeze Patrol, Paragon, Hairy Scarey, Cornqueef and Tight Squeeze) to a winner takes all battle of the bands. The battle of the bands was booked for a Friday night at Jeremiah's on Independence Blvd, a local hangout for big haired people and whores. It was really no contest though, Mitschele stepped up to the mic and sang a note so high and pure, it made half the people in the club wet fart simultaneously, many others were seen crying uncontrollably in the parking lot. They had never heard anything so close to perfection and then the rest of the band kicked in and The club had to shut down. The rest of the bands forfeited immediately and pawned their instruments the next day.The Champs were on their way...nevertheless, bassist Pusser wasn't happy with their success. Shortly thereafter, he left AC to be part of a new art rock band in town by the name of 'Fancy Reagan', only to find minimal fame in the anime soundtrack business.

"Soft Nips" Randall took the initiative to approach his childhood friend Brent "Whoopsie Doops" Dunn to come and tryout on a 4 string bass. After a few auditions and countless moronic mistakes, he was able to make it through a couple songs and the rest of the band decided to let him in the group. The Champs found their place in the exceedingly vibrant music scene of Charlotte and gained popularity during the mid-90s with a series of well received performances. The band's first cassette "Love Mouth" (recorded at Doral Studios in Charlotte and Wood Circle House in Boone, NC sold more than 57 copies across Mecklenburg County. This cassette was perhaps best known for the power ballad "Oi Noye" and the fan favorites "Dirty Spoons", "Hey!" and "Keep the Cahnge Bitch". "Dirty Spoons" peaked at No. 5 in June, 1994 on a jukebox at the Pizza Hut on Albemarle Road.
JON LINDSAY
JON LINDSAY
Jon Lindsay was born in Portland Oregon and raised in the expanses of the Pacific Northwest, where his Episcopalian minister father moved the family around a bit before finally landing in Charlotte, NC, where he'd plant deep roots.

Lindsay is a born musician; a singer, songwriter, music director, producer, and he has been one of the hardest working, most prolific artists in his class of peers who made a national debut on the scene in 2009. Before going solo, Lindsay had been a vital member of many bands including Benji Hughes, The Young Sons, The Catch Fire. Since going solo, he's also emerged as a reputable producer and political activist, most notably under the banner of the NC Music Love Army, which he co-founded in 2013 with Whiskeytown's Caitlin Cary.

But for all the collaborations past and current, he is most widely known for his recording career as a solo artist under his own name, which has brought the world 6 releases in as many years, among them are the critically acclaimed LPs Summer Wilderness Program (2012, Bear Hearts Fox Records), and Escape From Plaza-Midwood, his debut LP in 2010 via Chicago's Chocolate Lab Records. He's had songs in many TV shows including Haven, Damages, MTV Cribs, The Melissa Harris-Perry Show and in many commercials and film projects. He has toured the world widely both with his full backing band and also performing solo.

2015 brings two new full-length LPs for Lindsay: the exuberant pop tour-de-force Cities & Schools as well as the introspective, devastating vintage pop album Letters To Randy Newman.
Happy Abandon
Happy Abandon
Members: Peter - Guitar, vocals, lyricist, Gojo Jake - Percussion, back up vocals Adam - Bass, Guitar, Mojo Alex - Keys, electronic soundscapes, back up vocals, Mojo/Jojo
Cuzco
Cuzco
CHRISTY SNOW
CHRISTY SNOW
Christy Snow is a Singer/Songwriter, Speaker, Teacher, Minister, Native American Flautist and Instructor, Recording Artist and Author. Her discography consists of 10 recordings including the folk recordings: No Doubts No Fears, Solid Ground, Awake & Alive and Change Is Good, the CD of Spiritual Chants I Sing My Love and 5 meditative Native American Flute CDs. She is also the author of the book Living In Solution; a reminder to the world that we are the answers to the questions we seek, a practical guide to living an awakened life.

She is an engaging performer and speaker considered "One of Charlotte's Best Female Vocalists" by Creative Loafing and Co-Pastor of a dynamic Spiritual Community, the Spiritual Living Center of Charlotte.

In addition to building a thriving spiritual community in Charlotte, Christy sees the world as her spiritual community. She is passionate about being the change she wishes to see in this life and being that change lovingly and authentically. She is devoted to positive change on the planet by living a life of acceptance and unconditional love and teaching others to do the same. Her music and her message is global, as she teaches through workshops, retreats, concerts and speaking engagements worldwide.

Rev. Christy currently serves on the Board of Directors for Mecklenburg Ministries, an interfaith organization in Charlotte promoting acceptance and diversity across faith traditions. She is the chairperson of Charlotte’s Interfaith Thanksgiving Service which served over 2000 attendees at the 37th annual service in 2012. She serves on the planning committee for the Circle of Love Gathering and is also Co-Host of the online radio show Music Speaks Louder Than Words on Unity Online Radio.

With 23 years of experience as a performer she has honed her craft as a songwriter, performer and storyteller. Her shows are a unique and unforgettable experience.
The-Eyebrows
The-Eyebrows
The Eyebrows are a rock band from Charlotte, NC whose quirky lyrics coupled with manic fuzz guitar, beer-soaked bass and a retro backbeat has brought comparisons to Talking Heads, Pixies and LCD Soundsystem. The-Eyebrows have finished tracking their first record, and have completed mixing with legendary REM producer Mitch Easter at his Fidelitorium sound studio. Ten tracks have been mastered by Greg Calbi out of Sterling Sound in NYC, and the band’s first full-length release is currently being pressed to vinyl.
Bless These Sounds Under The City
Bless These Sounds Under The City
"Bless These Sounds Under The City are is a duo that consists of some of the most unique and thought provoking artists I may have ever heard locally. Amazing writing, off the path performance, original show each time. From the harmonies to "wordsmith" Albert Strawn; no matter your preferred type of music Catch these guys!"
Rapper Shane
Rapper Shane
It's safe to say that very few emcees out can boast as wide a range of influences as Shane Coble aka RAPPER SHANE (formerly Stranger Day), the genre-bending lyricist and self-described party purveyor hailing from Charlotte, NC.

Shane Coble has shared the stage with artist such as: Yelawolf, Skrillex, Curren$y, Mac Miller, Cool kids, Little Brother, Wiz Khalifa, Bubba Sparxxx, Stalley, Rittz, Deathface, G- Eazy, Brother Reade, Rye Rye and several others as well as participating in showcases such as CMJ and A3C. Stranger Day has had BBC Radio 1 airplay as well Sirius/Xm radio.
Jack The Radio
Jack The Radio
Formed in 2005 as a collaborative project between roommates, Jack the Radio is the brainchild of seasoned songwriters George Hage and A.C. Hill.

In 2009, taking aim at a groove-heavy, southern-tinged gap in the Raleigh music scene, Hage strapped on his electric guitar, Hill, his weathered acoustic, and they set out to broaden their sound. Adding drummer Brent Francese and multi-instrumentalist Danny Johnson, Jack the Radio released their full-length debut, "Pretty Money" in early 2011.

With tapes full of songs born in practice rooms and bucket seats, the band hit the studio in 2012, anxious to reunite with engineer Al Jacobs and press "record." The results of those sessions became the band's sophomore full length titled "Lowcountry" and the addition of bassist, Chris Sayles.

With two full length records to their name, the band's hard work and drive paid off, landing them club and festival shows in the North and South East, as their music was selected for frequent commercial placements on national and internationally syndicated television and radio.

The band continued to drive forward in creating music, and in early 2013, recorded a crowd funded live album in their home town of Raleigh. The group performed two back-to-back sold out sets at Amplified Art gallery, with a full crew of videographers documenting the evening, navigating among the seats, lights, a sound system, recording rig, and a house packed with local fans. Among the gallery's couches, art, photographs, and hand screen-printed concert posters, they documented a selection of new songs as well as some fan favorites in a stripped-down acoustic format, accompanied by a three piece string section of local musicians. The end product of that night was a full length entitled "Devil In Here" and a companion DVD, "Jack the Radio: Live At Amplified Art.

"JTR craft the type of music to blast from your porch on early summer nights to help inspire the sweltering season to come. They’re North Mississippi Allstars, Spoon and the Avetts smashed into one cosmic-radio-fighting-band. A wonderful blend of intuitive arrangement with meaningful lyrics that transport and move you. You know songs are great when they feel as if they've always been there waiting for their time to be heard. Its that time."
Chris Burzminski - PrisonForJerks.com

“...the bombastic, gritty groove of Jack the Radio whose gnarly rock and roll guitars go well with their Memphis flavored horns. Think Spoon tossed in a blender with the North Mississippi All Stars.”
Brian Tucker - Star News online

"This isnʻt your typical indie rock; this is a local sound that digs into the heart of the South, pulling up deeply buried roots that show through in the bandʻs strong lyrics. You feel as if youʻre sitting on a well worn couch in front of the band, but these arenʻt guys who are practicing; theyʻre showing you all that theyʻve got, a full house theyʻre not bluffing with."
Malia Thornton - This Coast Magazine

"Tagged loosly as alternative, Southern indie rock, their casual informality hardly hides their penchant for skillfully mixing divergent styles into an expressive, melodic experience."
Debby Jet Jennings - HeraldOnline

“With swampy slide guitar riffs and bluesy grooves, Jack The Radio brings braggadocio to its smart rock 'n' roll, informed by modern indie rock sensibilities. Splitting vocal duties, A.C. Hill and George Hage—a pair of sharp singer-songwriters—bring their own personal touches to the project, which remains cohesive in sound despite the versatility to jump from the retro-pop breeze of "Shatterday" to jangly shuffle
"Already Done" and roaring rocker "Outlaw."”
Spencer Griffith - Independent Weekly

“Brilliant. This totally makes me want to hit the road to nowhere. Summer's already here!”
Gerald Parel - Marvel Comic Artist

“Their music is a wonderful blend of intuitive arrangement with meaningful lyrics that transport and move the listener the way music should. You know songs are great when they feel as if they've always been there waiting for their time to be heard. Its that time for the music of Jack the radio. ”
Ron Garney - Marvel Comics Artists

"JackTheRadio offers a blend of rock and roll unique to the downtown Raleigh Area. Bluesy-rock riffs lie down next too booming choruses and catchy keyboard lines, while the occasional soft ballad slows things and shows the band's soft touch."
Dan Stroble, Music Editor - Raleigh Downtowner

"Jack the Radio blends many musical genres together into a very smooth, original sound."
Nick Thomas - WZMB 91.3FM Music Director
DJ Pangean
A lot can be said for the North Carolina DJ known as Pangean or as others know him, James Leake. Pangean's extraordinary knowledge of all things music is absolute evidence of his obsession with it. An obsession that's intrinsic and was apparent at an early age. His musical tastes range from Public Image Limited to Thelonius Monk and includes everything in between but his love of House Music is unmatched.
Rod Abernethy
"Composer and musician Rod Abernethy has been playing in the Carolinas for more than three decades, writing original songs and instrumentals on 6 and 12 string acoustic guitar in the styles of Leo Kottke, Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Nick Drake and Loudon Wainwright to name a few. He has a strong history in the North Carolina music scene, reaching back to his days as a guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter in well known North Carolina bands including Arrogance (which also included legendary performer and producer Don Dixon), Glass Moon, Rod Dash, The Slackmates and Sixteen Tons. His award winning scores for broadcast and video games have earned him numerous accolades and international success, but these days Rod is getting back to his acoustic roots performing songs that he loves on stages and in clubs around the Carolinas."
Jeffrey Dean Foster
Jeffrey Dean Foster
Every picture tells a story, don’t it? Take the striking image on the back of Jeffrey Dean Foster’s new album, The Arrow. Foster is seated in a folding chair, lost in reverie while strumming a chord on a very cool-looking guitar. Though engulfed in darkness and mystery, he appears intent on transcending his sepulchral surroundings through the illuminating glow of a song. Adding to this beguiling image is the evocation of ringwear on the front and back covers, serving as a touchstone to a bygone era while illustrating the passage of time.

Like an old album cover, we accumulate our share of rust and wrinkles as we pass through this temporal world. As Foster states in the songs that start and finish this album, “Life is sweet/But it doesn’t last.” Those lines set the tone for an album that is, by turns, wistful and forceful, introspective and outgoing. As if recognizing the need for community, this is the most band-oriented album Foster has made as a solo artist. It includes numerous cuts in which he and his fellow musicians – including such familiar names as bassist Don Dixon and guitarist/producer Mitch Easter – are playing live on the floor of Easter’s Fidelitorium studio.

The Arrow pays homage to the time-tested virtues of well-constructed songs built on a creative foundation of emotional honesty and musical eclecticism. “Usually the songs I write have some kind of spooky remembrance element in them,” Foster elaborates. “Something you can’t quite put your finger on. All the records I loved when I was young, whether it’s the Kinks’ ‘Waterloo Sunset’ or the Byrds’ ‘Chestnut Mare,’ had some element that gave you shivers and took you somewhere else.”

The album reflects a prismatic variety of alluring moods and colors, unspooling as a deep, episodic musical trip. They range from the explosive, Faces-like rush of “Life Is Sweet” to the mysterious mix of beauty and danger in “Morningside.” There’s rustic, Steve Forbert-style folk minstrelsy in “The Arrow” and a shimmering Byrds-meets-Fleetwood Mac glow to the utterly gorgeous “The Sun Will Shine Again.” “Young Tigers Disappear” erupts in a ferocious squall of guitars animating a poetic yet potent antiwar lyric. “Jigsaw Man” marries a soul-baring lyric to atmospheric dream-pop music that would do Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers proud.

“When I think about what kind of record this is,” Foster muses, “it almost seems like a random spin of an FM radio dial from a certain time in the past in the way it embraces a lot of styles without being too disparate or mixed up. So it’s skating over at least my musical history, though I wasn’t consciously thinking about it.”

Another hallmark of the album is its feeling of immediacy. Unlike its predecessor, the uniquely contemplative and solipsistic classicMillion Star Hotel (released in 2006), The Arrow is “more of a social record,” as guitarist and collaborator John Pfiffner noted, at least in terms of the way it was recorded.

“Million Star Hotel had more of a lonerish, isolated feeling,” Foster acknowledges, “whereas most of these songs are more like capturing people playing together. I wanted people around who did things I couldn’t or wouldn’t do and would surprise me and push me to do something different.”

The album blasted into being with an inspired and productive weeklong session during which a dozen songs were recorded at Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium, in Kernersville, N.C. Foster worked with a core band that included John Pfiffner on guitar, Don Dixon on bass and Brian Landrum on drums, with Easter engineering and later overdubbing guitar parts. Having on hand the tandem of Easter and Dixon – who were essentially responsible for creating the indie-rock sound with their coproduction of R.E.M. and their individual work with countless other bands in the 1980s – was invaluable to the session’s success.

“Having Mitch and Don in the studio is a kind of classic Southern way of making a record,” says Foster. “I loved having them both there because it’s such a compliment. Both of them are great musicians and friends and supporters of my music. That week just made for a lovely start to the record.”

Additional work was subsequently done at the Fidelitorium and at Foster’s and Pfiffner’s home studios. Vocal harmonies and counterparts were provided by Lynn Blakey and Tonya Lamm (two of Tres Chicas). Blakey’s husband, Ecki Heins, overdubbed one-man string sections on several songs. Several other musicians from Foster’s charmed circle of North Carolina-based talent contributed parts as well. In a further departure that is emblematic of The Arrow’s more inclusive community spirit, Foster cowrote several songs with fellow musicians and family members – including two that share credit with his daughter, Ava Louise. “I got her signed up as a real BMI writer,” he says proudly. “I love the fact that she’s on there.”

The Arrow is the latest chapter in Jeffrey Dean Foster’s exceptional career in music, which dates back to the mid-1980s. Long before the Americana movement caught fire – before the genre even had a name, in fact – Foster was synthesizing folk, rock and roots music with such bands as the Right Profile, the Carneys and the Pinetops. Signed to Arista Records, the Right Profile were poised for success as a proto-Americana group; why it didn’t happen is one of those classic music-biz tales about which someone could write a book. (Incidentally, the Right Profile’s keyboardist, Stephen Dubner, has gone on to fame and fortune as coauthor of the best-selling Freakonomics series, while drummer Jon Wurster graduated to Superchunk and other favorite indie-rockers.)

Undaunted by the Right Profile’s near-brush with fame, Foster continued to break new ground with the Carneys and Pinetops, though both groups were likewise ahead of their time in terms of the broader public’s readiness for the Americana sound. With those bands and as a solo artist, Foster has recorded with such noted producers as Steve Jordan, Jim Dickinson, Pete Anderson, Mitch Easter and Don Dixon. The Arrow joins his prior solo efforts, The Leaves Turn Upside Down and Million Star Hotel, in a growing catalog of superior work. Jeffrey Dean Foster’s arrows continue to find their target because his aim is true.
Donna Duncan Band
Donna Duncan Band
If you have been in Charlotte for any length of time soaking in the live music, it’s reliable to say that you are familiar with Donna Duncan. Not only has Donna been a mainstay in the Charlotte music scene for many years, but for your benefit, she is one of Charlotte’s premium performers. She has always been one of those performers that stay with your soul after you leave, every time. The most common comment heard in passing is, “How does that big sound come out of such a petite girl like you?” The answer is that her music is not physical. It’s her total inner desire, dedication, life experience and the added garnish of solid talent.

Some of us know her from Scatfish, Donna Duncan & The Manic Mood Swings , A Dollar Short and Detour. Others recognize her from the Tosco Music Parties the past 12 plus years and that voice and charisma that “amped-up” the show if you were lucky enough to have seen her sit in with this city’s other fine players out and about. Her talent has allowed her to open for acts such as John Lee Hooker, The Neville Brothers and James Brown, Delbert McClinton and Paul Thorn.

So what is she musically all about? Well, she is all about throwing out Blues-based original material and choosing a repertoire from the greats that fits her self and her energy based groove from old and current songs that she can relate with, so that she can properly deliver it to you. Her choices, some of which can be found on her CD, is material from Etta James, KoKo Taylor, and Bonnie Raitt (whom her voice has been compared to), to Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan, Percy Mayfield and simply anything from rock to country that connects with her spiritually and musically. Her personal magnetism and natural talent is complimented by her desire to give you a show to remember.
Venue Information:
Neighborhood Theatre
511 East 36th Street
Charlotte, NC, 28205
http://www.neighborhoodtheatre.com/