Cat's Cradle

Mark Holland’s Blues Experience, with The 8:59’s and Radar’s Clowns of Sedation

March 1, 2018 8:00 PM

Doors Open: 7:00 PM
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INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: February 6, 2018 2:13 PM to March 1, 2018 7:00 PM
Mark Holland’s Blues Experience: MHBE is an electric blues rock trio consisting of Jennyanykind and Veldt members Mark Holland (on vocals, guitar, keys and harp) and Marvin Levi (on drums). They are joined by bassist Billie Feather. The trio specialize in blues rock with a hint of psychedelic sounds and jazz influenced improvisation. The combination of slide and fingered guitar, Coltrane-like harmonica runs, and funky beats on standard blues covers and unique originals treat listeners to a great combination of blues, jazz and rock.

The 8:59’s, a Chatham County-based band formed in 2014, seamlessly blend Americana and indie rock sensibilities to create a unique yet familiar sound. Consisting of veterans of Chapel Hill’s 90’s indie rock scene, they serve up some of the best of what you might hope for from 5 guys with a guitar-keys-bass-drums set-up. Based around the strong songwriting, tasteful harmonies, and twin guitars of Christian Fisher and Neville Handel, the band is adeptly completed by the driving rhythm section of bassist Mike Beck, drummer Ben Skelton, and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Maclean.

The 8:59’s: The 8:59’s provide the perfect soundtrack for a long drive on country roads or an evening at your favorite watering hole. Echoes of Nashville, Athens, and Chapel Hill can be heard in the band’s songs, which draw from and cover a wide spectrum of genres, from Americana and Alt-Country to Indie Rock and Jam. The 8:59’s original set list appeals to a diverse audience, with infectious melodies, catchy hooks, bottom-shaking rhythms, and heavy grooves. Be sure to check out a live show or some of their recordings when you have the chance... you just might find a new favorite band.

Radar’s Clowns of Sedation: "A thirty-year entanglement with songwriting began innocently enough with an appreciation of the classics of the 60s and 70s, then expanded to include some of the less-traveled. A devotee of Tom Waits and Randy Newman amongst many others, Pete explores the - sometimes fractious - defining moments of human interaction with humour and honesty. A near-obsession with Blues, Gospel and Southern roots music led to regular trips to the SouthEast, and eventually to relocation to North Carolina in 2005. Deeply immersed in the music of the Piedmont, Pete has served both the NC Songwriters’ Co-op, and Carrboro’s WCOM FM Radio station, and as director of Hillsborough, NC’s Lilac Lounge musical gathering. Pete hosts the longest-running all-originals open-mic in the Triangle at Chapel Hill’s historic Cave, as well as fronting blues-soul ensemble Radar’s Clowns of Sedation, and ska octet The Spectacles."
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