Pour House 20th Anniversary Beer Release Party & Benefit for Oak City Outreach

July 29, 2017 8:00 PM

Doors Open: 6:00 PM
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INDIVIDUAL Public Onsale: June 7, 2017 10:30 AM to July 29, 2017 5:00 PM
Advance Price: $10 donation

The Pour House is celebrating 20 years of live music this fall and to mark the occasion, we have teamed up with Raleigh Brewing company to brew a one off Pour House Imperial Pale Lager! Join us on July 29 to help us celebrate 20 years downtown and kick off the next 20!

*The Backsliders *formed around 1992 when Steve Howell and Chip Robinson began playing as a guitar-mandolin duet. They soon put together an electric group in the spirit of the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Rolling Stones...rock and roll dudes playing country-tinged tunes with just the right amount of don't give a damn attitude. The group came into its own with the addition of Danny Kurtz on bass, Brad Rice on electric guitar and Jeff Dennis on drums. The line-up of 2 electric guitars, acoustic guitar, bass and drums became The Backsliders calling card, and the band began drawing legions of local fans to their frenetic live shows. Soon, record labels began calling...

The Backsliders signed to Mammoth Records in 1996 and soon released a live EP From Raleigh, North Carolina recorded at one of their local haunts The Brewery. That same year they began work on their debut album Throwing Rocks At The Moon with producer Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam, Roy Orbison, The Blazers, The Mavericks) at Mad Dog Studios in Burbank, CA. Released in February 1997, Throwing Rocks At The Moon took the roots/Americana scene by storm, sitting at #1 on Americana radio charts and receiving rave reviews from national media. The band chose Eric Ambel (Bottle Rockets, Nils Lofgren, guitarist with Joan Jett and the Del Lords) to produce their second record. After finishing most of the what would become "Southern Lines", the band fell apart with Howell joining Two Dollar Pistols and both Kurtz and Rice joining one of many Whiskeytown line-ups. Robinson formed a new band featuring talented Raleigh players including Terry Anderson, but The Backsliders officially called it a day after the release of Southern Lines in 1999.

While there were a few shows with various members billed as The Backsliders, the core original line-up (Robinson, Howell, Kurtz, Dennis) did not come back together until 2012. With Rice now in Austin, TX this new line-up features Greg Rice on keyboards. The Backsliders are back, playing hard core honky tonk with their unmistakable swagger. See them soon!

*The Gravy Boys* hail from Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina and perform Acoustic Americana music, drawing deep from the well of our country's diverse musical heritage.

The Gravy Boys are:
Steve Celestini - vocals, guitar, harmonica
Bill Spagnardi - vocals, mandolin, beer bottle
Steve Storms - guitar, vocals, dobro
Joe Spagnardi - guitar, vocals
Tom Spagnardi - doghouse bass, vocals

*HANK & PATTIE: *Bluegrass ambassadors Hank Smith and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw join forces once again with their original and energetic new soulgrass band, Hank and Pattie. Hank and Pattie take traditional bluegrass and infuse it with their own flair, drawing from a melting pot of styles including Latin and Jazz, which adds up to an authentic and unique reflection of American music.

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