etix

The Blue Note Grill


May
24 Fri
Image for Jamie McLean Band

Jamie McLean Band

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: February 25, 2019 1:27 PM to May 24, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Jamie McLean is back at The Blue Note Grill!

Jamie McLean is a triple threat. As a guitarist for New Orleans royalty Aaron Neville and Dirty Dozen Brass Band he's toured the globe playing fiery guitar everywhere from Madison Square Garden to Japan’s Fuji Rock. His blue eyed southern soul vocals ooze raw emotion and his top line songwriting chops tie everything together.  With hundreds of original compositions to his name McLean creates a musical gumbo that incorporates New Orleans soul, Delta blues, middle America roots and New York City swagger

Jamie McLean Band is set to release their long awaited new album One and Only on February 23rd. Recorded at the famed Sound Emporium studios in Nashville One and Only captures the band's strongest songwriting to date. The album was produced by Ken Coomer of Wilco and features special guests Sam Bush and Jeff Coffin of Dave Matthews Band. Live staples "Virginia" and "One and Only" finally get a beautiful studio performance and Jamie McLean Band will tour behind their new album throughout the US and Canada this year!

The live show is where Jamie McLean Band excels and the band has shared the stage with the likes of Gregg Allman, Aaron Neville, Dr. John, Taj Mahal, Tedeschi Trucks Band, Trombone Shorty, Los Lobos, Blues Traveler, Marc Broussard, Gov’t Mule and many more. Jamie Mclean Band has also appeared at festivals such as Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, Targhee Fest, Okeechobee Fest, Ottawa Blues Fest, Quebec City Summer Fest, and Warren Haynes’ Christmas Jam to name a few. McLean has also enjoyed the sponsorship of Gibson Guitars, Fuchs Amplifiers, La Bella Strings, Blue Microphones, John Varvatos and Esquire Magazine.

Don’t miss their amazing live set when they roll into a town near you!

"McLean and company ooze drops of southern roots rock, blues, R&B, funk and soul out of every note... the rock & roll swagger of the Rolling Stones combined with the songwriting prowess of Ryan Adams."- Jambase

“Jamie McLean Band is completely original and completely fabulous... The live version of this band is a three-dimensional experience not to be missed” – Hittin The Note

“A honkin' collection of Southern-style blues rock, Americana, and soul.... as bawdy as anything the Black Crowes tried to snag from The Faces or The Stones circa 'Sticky Fingers' and 'Exile on Main Street' and as groovy and gutsy as Bowie's 'Young Americans.'" - Charleston City Paper
May
25 Sat
Image for Josh Preslar Band

Josh Preslar Band

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $8.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 17, 2019 12:21 PM to May 25, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
$8

Dance your sox off! Josh Preslar along with Mike 'Howlin Wind' Davis (harmonica), Clark Stern (keys), T.A. James (bass) and Kelly Pace (drums) are going to turn the BNG into a rockin', celebratin', boogie woogie juke joint.

Make your plans to catch this fun and talented band! It's going to be a great dance-the-feet-right-off-your-legs party full of blues and swing.
Jun
8 Sat
Image for The Chris O'Leary Band

The Chris O'Leary Band

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 7, 2018 9:45 AM to June 8, 2019 11:45 PM
Jun
13 Thu
Image for Tommy Tutone

Tommy Tutone

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
SEATED: $25.00
STANDING: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
STANDING / SEATED Public Onsale: May 23, 2019 1:54 PM to June 13, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Tommy Tutone were an early-'80s power pop band led by vocalist Tommy Heath and guitarist Jim Keller. The group's first single, 1980's "Angel Say No," charted on the American Top 40, yet it was 1981's "867-5309/Jenny" that sent the group to the top of the charts. Peaking in early 1982, the single hit number four and went gold. Tommy Tutone also charted in the the Top 40 with the release of their third album, 1983's National Emotion.
In 1994, Heath returned with Tommy Tutone and a new release, Nervous Love. Heath continued with Tutone, releasing Tutone.rtf in 1998, Tutone-Ality in 2009, and A Long Time Ago in 2011. 2016 saw the release of Tommy Tutone Live, capturing the excitement of their earlier live performances. And in 2017 we have a new release by Tommy Tutone of the Pop Classic, My Little Red Book. As a group, and more recently as a Duo and a Solo Act, Tommy Tutone continues to rock festivals and clubs in a Power Pop style. Jenny turns 35 this year!
$20.00 - $25.00
Jun
14 Fri
Image for Selwyn Birchwood

Selwyn Birchwood

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: April 17, 2019 12:58 PM to June 14, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
“A remarkable contemporary bluesman...a powerhouse young guitarist and soulful vocalist. A major player...highly recommended.” –Rolling Stone

Selwyn Birchwood is a master storyteller—both lyrically and musically. He’s an impressive, hard-crunching, modern blues guitarist. His fretwork is high-energy, raw and vivid...knife-edged leads and roadhouse-rattling grooves. He is graced with a depth and maturity that would be impressive in a grizzled veteran, let alone a fresh-faced young man.” –Living Blues

With his fiery guitar and lap steel playing, his trailblazing, instantly memorable songs and gritty, unvarnished vocals, Selwyn Birchwood is among the most extraordinary young stars in the blues. His deep familiarity with blues tradition allows him to bust the genre wide open, adding new sounds, colors and textures, all delivered with a revival tent preacher’s fervor and a natural storyteller’s charisma.

Since the 2014 release of his Alligator Records debut, Don’t Call No Ambulance, Birchwood’s meteoric rise from playing small Florida clubs to headlining international festival stages is nothing short of phenomenal, as he continues to set the contemporary blues world on fire. The album received the Blues Music Award and Living Blues Critics’ Award for Best Debut Album Of 2014, and he won the 2015 Blues Blast Rising Star Award. Selwyn and his band have crisscrossed the U.S. and Europe repeatedly, delivering unforgettable live performances. With his new album, Pick Your Poison, Birchwood, along with his band—saxophonist Regi Oliver, bassist Huff Wright and drummer Courtney “Big Love” Girlie—takes a major step forward, crafting visionary blues for a new generation of forward-looking fans.

Birchwood, who attacks his guitar and lap steel with searing intensity, wrote and produced all 13 songs on Pick Your Poison. His richly detailed, hard-hitting originals run the emotional gamut from the humorously personal My Whiskey Loves My Ex to the gospel-inflected Even The Saved Need Saving to the hard truths of the topical Corporate Drone and Police State to the existential choice of the title track. The cutting-edge songs are made all the more impactful by Birchwood’s gruff vocals, his untamed musicianship and his band’s seemingly telepathic accompaniment. “I write and sing what I know,” says Birchwood, whose innovations are as expansive as his influences. “This album has a broad reach. It’s for young, old and everyone in between.”

Jun
15 Sat
Image for Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos

Mel Melton & the Wicked Mojos

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
SEATED: $15.00
STANDING: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
SEATED / STANDING Public Onsale: April 9, 2019 8:06 PM to June 15, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Mel Melton & The Wicked Mojos play a mixture of blues, zydeco/cajun, funk, swamp pop that is best described as “Louisiana Dance Hall Music”. Without a doubt, this band will set your soul and feet on fire.

Singer/harmonicist Mel Melton logged a lot of road time with both Cheniers Clifton and C.J., and most notably Sonny Landreth. The Wicked Mojos can barely contain the fiery guitar work of Max Drake, the dynamic driving rhythm section of bassist T.A. James and drummer Kelly Pace.
$0.00 - $15.00
Jun
22 Sat
Image for James Armstrong Band

James Armstrong Band

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: March 18, 2019 2:24 PM to June 22, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Guitarist, singer and songwriter James Armstrong was born to play the blues. His mother was a blues singer. His father played jazz guitar. Born in Los Angeles, California, Armstrong formed his first band in the seventh grade and by the age of 17 he was touring the country. Today he travels the world and continues to infuse his voice and guitar playing with his unique personality and seasoned skills.

In his twenties James was the youngest guitar player to play in Smokey Wilson's legendary band. James also helped form a band in Southern California called Mama Roo. That collaboration resulted in an album of the same name, and his first recording contract with Crescendo Records.

In the early 90's James got plenty of exposure to his musical influences, including Albert Collins, who spent quality time with James and taught him a few tricks. Shortly after that he was discovered and signed by HighTone Records while playing in a Santa Monica bar, later immortalized in his song Mr.B's.

Then, just as he was about to tour with his critically acclaimed first album Sleeping With A Stranger, tragedy struck. The events surrounding a home invasion left Armstrong without the use of his left hand and arm, including permanent nerve damage. This threatened to end his career forever. But, thanks to the support of friends, fans and the blues community Armstrong came back two years later with a second album, Dark Night.

What Armstrong lost in the tragedy he gained in "a whole new respect for the music itself, the power in slow blues, how the silences between the notes are as important as the notes". Armstrong also turned his efforts to perfecting his songwriting, vocal and slide guitar skills, all the while developing his gift for turning hardship into song. The results were a third album, Got It Goin' On. The CD garnered two WC Handy award nominations for best blues guitarist and for best song of the year with Pennies and Picks. The CD, Got It Goin' On, with its new grooves and surprises, was praised by critics for its part in redefining the blues and keeping the genre alive.

Over the years Armstrong has performed in many countries including North America, Europe, Scandinavia, Asia and the Middle East. He has worked beside Albert Collins, Keb Mo, Coco Montoya, Tommy Castro, Roy Brown, Shemekia Copeland, Chaka Khan, Charlie Musselwhite, Ricky Lee Jones, Joe Louis Walker, Mitch Michell (Jimi Hendrix's drummer), Peter Tork (The Monkees), Jan & Dean, just to name a few.

James skill as a performer has not gone unnoticed by filmmakers. Several of his songs have been chosen for movie soundtracks. Bank of Love was used in Hear No Evil, with Martin Sheen and Marlie Matlin. Two Sides to Every Story is featured in Speechles with Micheal Keaton and Geena Davis also in The Florentine with Jeremy Davies and Luke Perry.
Jun
28 Fri
Image for Big Joe & the Dynaflows with special guest Anson Funderburgh

Big Joe & the Dynaflows with special guest Anson Funderburgh

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: March 1, 2019 4:10 PM to June 28, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Big Joe Maher, is an American electric blues drummer, singer and songwriter. He is known for his jump blues group called Big Joe & The Dynaflows. He has worked with many blues musicians including Delbert McClinton, Anson Funderburgh, Kevin McKendree, Bob Margolin, Mark Wenner, Ann Rabson, Jimmy Witherspoon, Bull Moose Jackson, Nappy Brown, Otis Rush, Earl King, Duke Robillard, and Tom Principato.

Anson Funderburgh
American blues guitar player and bandleader of Anson Funderburgh and the Rockets since 1978.[4] Their style incorporates both Chicago blues and Texas blues.
Jul
6 Sat
Image for Cool John Ferguson

Cool John Ferguson

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 17, 2019 1:07 PM to July 6, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Taj Mahal has said that "Cool John Ferguson is among the five greatest guitarists in the world. He is a force to be reckoned with in the music industry. He is with the ranks of Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery and Django Reinhart."

Cool John Ferguson is so versatile, you never know what he's going to play next. He seamlessly combines styles of gospel, blues, funk, country, jazz, and rhythm and blues. He has been active on tent revival circuits, played with LaFace Records of Atlanta, GA, and collaborated with several well-known artists throughout the world, including Taj Mahal, Kenny Wayne Shepard, BB King, Beverly Guitar Watkins, and the Stylistics. He has provided sound tracks for countless events. John was honored by Living Blues Magazine for two consecutive years as "Most Outstanding Guitarist."
Jul
12 Fri
Image for Anne McCue Band

Anne McCue Band

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: April 22, 2019 11:54 AM to July 12, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Sydney born, bluesy songstress and multi-instrumentalist Anne McCue is back at The Blue Note Grill!

“I’ve been a fan of guitarist/singer/songwriter Annie McCue for many years so I’m very honored and happy about singing with her on a damn fine song for her upcoming album. She wrote the song with John Hadley and the brilliant David Olney. You can’t go wrong with such talent.” Dave Alvin

“I had done some gigs with Annie McCue out in California and thought that besides her phenomenal playing and great songs she had a unique presence. She has an angelic quality to her but also a Charlie Chaplin-esque vibe. Fearless and tender and alluring.” David Olney

Alternative Country icon Lucinda Williams has said of McCue: “Initially, her stunning voice hooked me in. Then I got inside the songs. The first chance I got, I went to see her perform . . . I was floored!”


Jul
18 Thu
Image for Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: March 2, 2019 5:35 PM to July 18, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Twenty-six-year-old Australian Joe Robinson is a world-class virtuoso guitarist and singer/songwriter with a unique musical sensibility, injecting a unique fusion of rock, blues, R&B and jazz into a fresh sound that is entirely his own. Displaying his virtuosity on electric as well as acoustic guitar, Robinson was voted “Best New Talent” in the Guitar Player Readers’ Poll and landed a coveted spot as one of Australian Guitar Magazine’s Top 50 Best Guitarists!

Robinson’s talents were further recognized by Guitar Player magazine as part of a cover story entitled “Youthquake 2017: Ten Mind-Blowing Young Guitarists.” In the article, Guitar Player observes Robinson is “equally mind-blowing as an acoustic fingerpicker and electric soloist…his YouTube videos display an astounding combination of taste, speed, cagey phrasing, and a clear, articulate, and sparking tone.”

Robinson started playing guitar at age nine and when he quickly outpaced his guitar instructor, began educating himself via the internet. At age 11 he was a touring guitarist and at just 13 years old, he won the Australian National Songwriting Competition. Within a couple of years he was touring regularly and sharing stages with artists such as Tommy and Phil Emmanuel, both of whom served as mentors. When a 16-year-old Robinson burned through a Chet-inflected medley of “Day Tripper” and “Lady Madonna” in 2008 at the opening round of the nationally broadcast Australia’s Got Talent television series competition, the entire house—including the judges—gave him a standing ovation. He went on to win $250k with his take on Tommy Emmanuel’s arrangement of “Classical Gas.”

Robinson has toured North America and abroad (China, Japan, Europe, and Australia) playing numerous festivals, including Bonnaroo, and headlining clubs, which has enabled him to definehimself as a budding world visionary. In his solo show, there are a few moments where he physically has two guitars — one acoustic and one electric — strapped over his shoulder and is playing them expertly at the same time! In addition to extensive touring on his own, Robinson toured with Guitar Army featuring fellow master guitarists/singers/songwriters Robben Ford and Lee Roy Parnell in 2016, and in 2017, Robinson joined guitar greats John Jorgenson and Lee Roy Parnell in Guitar Army on the road and in the studio!

Robinson is currently writing and recording his highly-awaited fourth solo album (a follow-up to his well received Gemini, Vol. 1 and Gemini, Vol. 2 EP’s) expected to be released in 2019. He has also been keeping a busy schedule on the road with solo dates and shows with Tommy Emmanuel, Rodney Crowell (opening shows and as a member of Crowell’s acoustic trio), and Edwin McCain, among others!“It’s not hard to imagine him rivaling the popularity of, say, John Mayer in coming years.”
– Washington Post
Jul
20 Sat
Image for The Nighthawks with Rev. Billy C. Wirtz

The Nighthawks with Rev. Billy C. Wirtz

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
SEATED: $25.00
STANDING: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
SEATED / STANDING Public Onsale: March 10, 2019 1:43 PM to July 20, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The Nighthawks

When Mark Stutso, master of the deep groove, joined The Nighthawks at the beginning of 2010, the 21st-century version of the legendary American roots band was complete. With Paul Bell and Johnny Castle in the band for nearly a decade, and founding father Mark Wenner the remaining original, this team outshines all previous incarnations.

A Team of Veteran Players
The current members bring decades of varied experience to the stage and studio. Paul Bell has played in many influential bands around the Nation’s Capital and is the consummate D.C. guitarist, capable of soul scratching or country picking. Paul was less familiar with the classic Robert Lockwood/Louis Myers styles of Chicago blues playing than some of his predecessors, but it didn’t take long for him to add those to his bag of tricks. When he plays a slow blues solo, you can hear a little of late D.C. picker Roy Buchanan, but without the tortured hysterics. Paul spent 10 years working with legendary blue-eyed soul man and keyboardist Tommy Lepson, who subbed for Mark Wenner on a number of dates this year while Mark recovered from open-heart surgery.

Master of the 88 Key Disaster!

Reverend Billy C. Wirtz is a comic genius, gifted pianist and American musicologist who defies easy classification. “I like to think of myself as the Victor Borge of the blues,” states the Reverend, but Billy goes way beyond Borge both in scope of subject matter (from politics to social commentary) and, of course, in taste. In fact, no theme is too extreme, taboo, or undignified for the Reverend, so long as it garners a good laugh.
$20.00 - $25.00
Jul
26 Fri
Image for Tennessee Jed

Tennessee Jed

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $8.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 20, 2019 12:47 PM to July 26, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
From Garner NC! A soul-shaking singer with thoughtful lyrics and the guitar chops to back them up, "Tennessee Jed"Fisher is a triple threat. Purveying an Americana blend playfully referred to as Pimpgrass (soul and funk rock crossed with bluegrass and country music, aka: Bluegrass with Bling), Tennessee Jed has been traveling the US with his solar powered PA/recording rig, ready to play anytime, anywhere.

He has performed and/or recorded with a who's who list of cutting edge pickers and singers including multiple Grammy winners and members of Steve Martin & Steep Canyon Rangers, Sam Bush Band, Lyle Lovett Band, Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Infamous Stringdusters, Ben Folds Five, Leftover Salmon, Dailey & Vincent, Mountain Heart, Town Mountain, and The Waybacks. His music has been featured in the TV shows, Duck Dynasty and Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson's Wake Up Call.
Jul
27 Sat
Image for Jon Dee Graham / Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys

Jon Dee Graham / Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
SEATED: $15.00
STANDING: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
SEATED / STANDING Public Onsale: March 18, 2019 1:48 PM to July 27, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
8pm:   Jon Dee Graham
9pm:   Jonathan Byrd & the Pickup Cowboys

Jon Dee Graham is a guitarist and songwriter from Austin, Texas. A former member of the True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo, Graham is the only musician ever to be inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times. Jon Dee Graham is most well known for his solo work, including the critically acclaimed records "Escape from Monster Island", "Hooray For The Moon", and "Full". He is also well known for his tenure in The Skunks, Austin's very first punk band, and roots-rock pioneers The True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo. Jon Dee has also played guitar with acts such as John Doe (X, The Knitters), Exene Cervenka (X), Michelle Shocked, Alejandro Escovedo, Kelly Willis, and The Gourds and has had his songs covered by many artists, including Patty Smythe, Patty Griffin and James McMurtry

Jonathan Bryd & the Pickup Cowboysbr>

Jonathan Byrd is a preacher's son, a Gulf War veteran, and an award-winning songwriter from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, known for literary, outsider songs that have become Americana favorites. The Chicago Tribune called Byrd "one of the top 50 songwriters of the past 50 years."

Multi-instrumentalist Johnny Waken cut his teeth on electric guitar in Pittsburgh with rock legend Norm Nardini, opening for The Blues Brothers Band on their Red, Hot & Blue tour in1992. After taking a few years away from music, Johnny is back at it with the Pickup Cowboys.

Austin McCall is a drummer of all trades, having played with such diverse acts as Senegalese griot Diali Cissokho, new Indie duo Violet Bell, and international theater troupe Paper Hand Puppet Intervention. Austin uses all his modes to support Jonathan Byrd’s diverse catalog ofsongs and Johnny Waken’s instrumental antics.

Jonathan Byrd and The Pickup Cowboys are musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists. With their new album Pickup Cowboy (2018), they have brought a bold new set of working-class anthems to Americana fans, and a spirit-raising show to back it up.
$10.00 - $15.00
Aug
10 Sat
Image for Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps featuring Joe Bonamassa's Horn Section

Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps featuring Joe Bonamassa's Horn Section

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
SEATED: $15.00
STANDING: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
SEATED / STANDING Public Onsale: March 16, 2019 3:30 PM to August 10, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Grammy nominated Teresa James & the Rhythm Tramps FEATURING Joe Bonamassa's horn section!

Here's what Teresa said about The Blue Note Grill:"We played here in 2015 before the Tater Jam and had a wonderful time - the food was great, the sound was excellent and the people there are wonderful. It was a great night and a perfect way to start the weekend... hope you can join us!" ... Teresa James"

Teresa James is a true original. When she sings you can feel it in your bones." ... Levon Helm, The Band

Originally from Houston, Texas, Teresa is based in Los Angeles where she has assembled a group of some of the top LA based touring and session musicians in her band, The Rhythm Tramps. They have been working in the LA area and at blues festivals and clubs throughout the US and Europe for many years. For the last 12 years, the band has also been a favorite on Delbert McClinton's Sandy Beaches Blues Cruise.

She has released 8 CDs - her most recent, COME ON HOME, was released in August, 2012 and has been getting regular airplay on stations around the world and charting for weeks at a time on the Roots Radio Charts (topping off at the #3 spot). It has been listed on many ‘best of’ lists for 2012 and has been receiving raves reviews from writers and DJs everywhere.

Her 2008 release, THE BOTTOM LINE, garnered her a nomination by the Blues Foundation for Contemporary Blues Female Artist of the Year and her 2010 CD, YOU KNOW YOU LOVE IT,  was a finalist for an Independent Music Award (IMA).

She has performed live with such legendary artists as Levon Helm, Delbert McClinton, Eric Burdon, Marcia Ball, Tommy Castro, Big Al Anderson, Kirk Whalum, and many others. Her voice is featured on albums by Randy Newman, Eric Burdon, Tommy Castro, Bill Medley, and Walter Trout, among others. She has also sung for television and movie soundtracks; She and her band were featured in the Disney movie and soundtrack for "HOLES".

Teresa's band is an eclectic mix of Los Angeles based musicians who have worked with a wide range of artists including: Jimmy Reed, Eric Burdon, Jackson Browne, Taj Mahal, Bonnie Raitt, Jennifer Warnes, Was Not Was, Johnny Nash and many, many others.Testimonials"Jump on this band-wagon while there is room..."... Blues 411

"Teresa James has a voice that comes from deep down in the soul, as real and authentic as it gets When she sings, you know she means it."... Graham Clarke for Blues Bytes"I haven't heard pipes of this caliber in a long time... this is an amazing body of work...this lady has star written all over her."... James "the Blueshound" Nagel producer/programmer KPFT Houston
$10.00 - $15.00
Aug
24 Sat
Image for Marcia Ball Band

Marcia Ball Band

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
SEATED: $35.00
STANDING: $30.00

TICKET SALE DATES
STANDING Public Onsale: April 22, 2019 7:03 PM to August 24, 2019 11:45 PM
SEATED Public Onsale: April 22, 2019 7:02 PM to August 24, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The Texas-born, Louisiana-raised musical storyteller, Marcia Ball, has earned worldwide fame for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls onto the stage. Her groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans all over the world.

In 2010, she was inducted into the Gulf Coast Music Hall Of Fame and in 2012 into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame. She's received a total of six Living Blues Awards and nine Blues Music Awards (and has a whopping 42 nominations). She's received five Grammy Award nominations, including for four of her five previous Alligator albums. Always a songwriter of renown, Ball delved deeper into songwriting than she ever had in her career with her Grammy-nominated 2010 Alligator release, Roadside Attractions, creating one of her best and most personal albums
$30.00 - $35.00
Sep
7 Sat
Image for Shemekia Copeland

Shemekia Copeland

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
SEATED: $25.00
STANDING: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
STANDING Public Onsale: April 22, 2019 7:15 PM to September 7, 2019 11:45 PM
SEATED Public Onsale: April 22, 2019 7:14 PM to September 7, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
"Copeland is a powerhouse, a superstar…she can do no wrong." –Rolling Stone

"America’s Child is a groundbreaking, genre-bending work of beauty. Shemekia is one of the great singers of our time. This record introduces listeners to another side of her, and I predict it will result in many new fans.  Her voice on these songs is nothing short of magic." –Mary Gauthier

"Shemekia Copeland is the real deal. America’s Child goes deep and Shemekia‘s voice—a national treasure—carries the songs effortlessly, whether topical, personal, spiritual, political or just plain raucous fun. Shemekia rears back her head and what comes out is humanity made vocal." –Will Kimbrough"Shemekia Copeland is one of the great blues voices of our time. No one comes close to the sheer firepower that Copeland conjures at will." –Chicago Tribune
$20.00 - $25.00
Oct
25 Fri
Image for Adam Ezra Group

Adam Ezra Group

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 9:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
GENERAL ADMISSION: $15.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: May 5, 2019 12:57 PM to October 25, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Adam Ezra Group has graduated from being at the top of the Boston music scene to breaking nationally in a big way. Adam Ezra's passion for smart, well written lyrics combined with the band’s tight musicianship and powerful live performances are catching the ears of fans across the country.

The band's live show is now legendary. Adam and the group ignite the stage with a captivating charisma that has often been compared to that of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band. Jack Casey, the General Manager of WERS, Boston’s #1 radio station for new music commented, “After 2 hours of almost nonstop playing, Adam Ezra gives everything he has to the audience. Not since Springsteen and Bono have I seen a lead singer with his talent and charisma.”
Nov
2 Sat
Image for Randall Bramblett Band

Randall Bramblett Band

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
 More Information
TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
SEATED: $25.00
STANDING: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
SEATED / STANDING Public Onsale: March 5, 2019 12:28 AM to June 29, 2019 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Randall is a perfect example of the exceptional quality of musicians born and raised in the South. Born in Jesup, Georgia and living in Athens, Georgia, he’s been on big stages since the 1970’s and still going strong. He landed on the speed dial of some of the greatest names in rock history, including Steve Winwood/Traffic (16 years), Levon Helm, Warren Haynes, Delbert McClinton. He’s certainly still well sought after – recently he’s been found playing with Steve Winwood at The Fox Theater, Atlanta, Widespread Panic at Lockn’ , The Allman Brothers at the Beacon Theater, on a CD and tour with Bonnie Raitt, and the Warren Haynes Xmas Jam.

Things hit high gear with the release of “The Bright Spots” on New West Records in 2013, charting well on Americana, Roots Rock and Triple A charts. Many critics wrote this is the best album of his career, and one of the top CD’s of 2013 including Sirius/XM’s The Loft, AllMusic.com, HITS Daily Double, The Americana Music Association, Cool Music & Movies, Wildman Steve Radio show, Australia’s Rhythm’s Magazine, WFPK and Al Kooper.

No matter how many legends he has been involved with his music evolves, keeping a modern and cutting edge sound. Looking forward to his newest CD, "Devil Music" out in September '15 on New West. Bramblett’s already shining star continues to rise.

“Randall is in my opinion the most gifted & talented southern singer-songwriter musicians of the past several decades.” —Chuck Leavell (Rolling Stones, Allman Brothers)

“…the best songs of his career.” (No More Mr. Lucky) —Warren Haynes (Allman Brothers Band)

“[He's] one of Georgia's musical treasures…Guaranteed to improve your day!” —Dave Schools (Widespread Panic)

“Randall is the most talented and prolific songwriter I have the privilege of knowing.” —Bill Berry (R.E.M.)

"...arguably one of the best songwriters working today, in part because he's so hard to pin down.” - Paste Magazine
$20.00 - $25.00

709 Washington Street
Durham, NC
United States
The Blue Note Grill is one of the Triangle’s premier live-music venues, complete with a full-service restaurant and bar. Family-owned and operated, The Blue Note Grill was voted INDY's 2018 Best in the Triangle: Place to Hear Blues: Winner Place to Hear Bluegrass: Finalist Place to Hear Rock & Roll: Finalist Open Mic: Finalist Barbecue in Durham County: Finalist Wings in Durham County: Finalist Neighborhood Bar in Durham County: Finalist Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your friendship and support! ~ Bill and Andrea Gay Whittington