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The Blue Note Grill


Nov
16 Fri
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Chicken Shack

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $8.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 25, 2018 3:51 PM to November 16, 2018 11:45 PM
Nov
17 Sat
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Randall Bramblett Band

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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SEATED: $25.00
STANDING: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
SEATED / STANDING Public Onsale: July 28, 2018 11:12 AM to November 17, 2018 11:00 PM
$20.00 - $25.00
Nov
23 Fri
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Telecaster Masters 2018

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $10.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 16, 2018 11:37 AM to November 23, 2018 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
It's way past time for the BNG TELECASTER MASTERS.

This year's event features Will McFarlane, Alan Heckle , Rebecca Newton (honorary Tele master), Tommy Hartley, FJ Ventre, and George "the clock" Hindenach.

And other area telecaster masters will be encouraged to sit in on a few songs!

It's the biggest local event of the year with a who's who of musicians attending and playing.

The original Telecaster Master events started in 2010 at the original Blue Note Grill in Durham. They were always SRO events and a great way for music lovers to spend a night with American guitar players with great musical stories to tell. This special show brings the original cast back to the new location, for a round robin of some of the finest telecaster music in American history.

NOTE: We do not take reservations on Friday. Seating is first come/first serve. Please arrive after 8pm for the 9pm show.
Nov
24 Sat
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The Beauty Operators

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $8.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: August 25, 2018 4:00 PM to November 24, 2018 11:45 PM

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The Beauty Operators are Durham’s all-female blues rock party band. Wear your dancin’ shoes (or boots! Wigs and tutus optional.)

Decency lost a bet with the devil on the night the Beauty Operators were born. They are: Leslie Land with her corruptly indecent vocals and grimy bass- Sandee Washington blowing rudely obscene harp – Maria Linck pushing a depraved rhythm on guitar – Lori Baron doing some heavy, shameless banging – And Darby Odom growling guitar lead so filthy it’s illegal. If playing the blues is a sin they all going to hell.
Nov
30 Fri
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8-Track Minds

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $8.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: September 5, 2018 2:07 PM to November 30, 2018 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
8-Track Minds plays funky, beautiful ‘70s gold for hip-shakin’ and slow dancin’. Our charismatic and velvet-voiced singer Sandie, beside veteran Triangle musicians who look the part, delivers spot-on renditions of a smorgasbord of pop hits from “Lady Marmalade” and “I Will Survive” to “American Pie” and “Afternoon Delight.” We look forward to being part of your celebration—let’s get lost in the rock’n’roll and Drift Away!

8-Track Minds is;

Gordon MacLachlan
Greg Bower
Sandie MacLachlan
Glenn Jones
Bryan Sodeman
Scott Miller
Dec
1 Sat
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Eric Gales

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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SEATED: $25.00
STANDING: $20.00

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SEATED / STANDING Public Onsale: October 7, 2018 5:47 PM to December 1, 2018 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Eric Gales grew up in a musical family with four brothers, two of them who learned to play the guitar upside down and left handed in the same fashion that Eric does. Eric’s brother Eugene Gales played bass in the Eric Gales Band and his brother Little Jimmy King had a thriving career as a blues artist before his untimely death. Eric released his first record at Age 16 for Elektra records to an amazing response from the media and music fans around the globe. Guitar World Magazine’s Reader’s Poll named Eric as “Best New Talent,” in 1991. After recording a second record for Elektra, all three brothers teamed up for The Gales Bros. “Left Hand Brand” which was recorded for the House of Blues label in 1996.

Through the years, it would not be unusual to look out in the audience and see artists like Carlos Santana, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, B. B. King, and Eric Clapton, looking on with interest as Eric took his God-given talent and worked crowd after crowd into a frenzy. The new Millennium presented new opportunities for Eric and he was signed to a deal with Nightbird Records which was affiliated with the Hendrix family and distributed through MCA/Universal. Under this deal, Eric recorded the critically acclaimed record “That’s What I Am” in 2001 and hit the road, mesmerizing fans around the world with his uncanny connection to his guitar. In 2006 Eric recorded the critically acclaimed CD “Crystal Vision” for Blues Bureau and set the stage for his incredible Blues Bureau follow-up, “The Psychedelic Underground.” in 2007. Eric followed sharply in 2008 with “The Story of my Life” and in 2010 hit a new stride altogether with the incredibly successful album “Relentless”. That album combined with his latest studio album “Transformation” released in 2011 set the stage for his upcoming Double Live Album/DVD due in October of 2012.

As both an African-American left-handed guitarist of extraordinary ability and an expressive vocalist, it is natural for people to compare Eric to Hendrix but Eric has developed a unique hybrid blues/rock sound that also draws upon influences as diverse as Albert King and Eric Johnson. A unique amalgam of styles, Eric Gales stands head and shoulders among other guitarists in his genre.”
$20.00 - $25.00
Dec
5 Wed
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The Malpass Brothers

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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SEATED: $25.00
STANDING: $20.00

TICKET SALE DATES
SEATED / STANDING Public Onsale: September 12, 2018 3:43 PM to December 5, 2018 11:30 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
“Folks follow the Malpass Brothers not unlike those that follow the Grateful Dead. Like that grand experience of mass migration toward a musical experience, these Malpass Groupies would travel anywhere to see their musical heroes and they know where and when they are playing. These young Malpass men communicate viscerally to older folks, many of whom literally came from the Land, the dirt that sustained them and comprises the core of their essential values. These Country and Western troubadours hail from eastern North Carolina and are not only the creators of fine melody, but are the ad hoc leaders of a local movement of folks who are as comfortable watching early Andy Griffith reruns as they would be in helping your young daughter change a busted tire along the side of a dark country road.” - Wyatt Sandman Day

As young boys, Christopher and Taylor Malpass soaked up the music of their granddad’s phonograph records. Christopher earned his first talent show trophy at age 7, and Taylor was playing mandolin by the time he was 10. Today, they promote the work and music of classic country artists they treasure while creating new music and making their own mark in the lineage of a rich American cultural heritage.

With sincerity, honesty and an utter ease on stage that belies their years, their smooth vocal blend and skillful musicianship layer infectiously into the deep respect they pay to legends who have paved the way. Add the funny, off-the-cuff quips between the two 20-something siblings, and the engaging concert becomes a magnetic time-traveling journey to when a calmer rhythm reigned supreme.

The Malpass Brothers toured with the late Don Helms, former steel guitarist for Hank Williams, have opened for music legend Merle Haggard on multiple tours and appeared on stages from the Shetland Islands to Ryman Auditorium to Merlefest. Gifted musicians and songwriters, the brothers have shared billing with artists including Ray Price, Willie Nelson, Doyle Lawson, Rhonda Vincent, Marty Stuart, Doc Watson and more. The title cut video from their “Memory That Bad” album hit CMT Pure Country’s Top Ten. Their most recent self-titled recording, produced by bluegrass legend Doyle Lawson, was released by Crossroads’ Organic Records in 2015.

If you like cornbread & hush puppies, you’re gonna love the Malpass Brothers. If you like sweet tea, barbecue & collards, you’re gonna love the Malpass Brothers. If you like clean fresh air over a freshly-plowed field, if you like a great big ol’ corn puddin’ at a homecoming covered dish, you’re gonna love the Malpass Brothers. That’s a promise. (And you don’t lie about a covered dish supper.)

This is the real deal, folks. There is no pretense. This is music steeped in the legacy of the Louvin Brothers, Johnny Cash, Marty Robbins, Hank Williams, Sr. & others. Count on classic, real country. Count on new Malpass tunes. Count on a couple of old-time traditional gospels. Count on their probably coming down into the house at intermission and asking what you’d like to hear. Count on giggles and ribbing between brothers, along with daddy on the bass, who’s bound to be thinking, “What the hell are they doing now?” Count on some big, high man hair, and maybe an Elvis twitch or two. Count on lines at the CD table … and count on logging on to see where they’ll be next.
$20.00 - $25.00
Dec
7 Fri
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The Billy Walton Band

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 9:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $8.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: September 27, 2018 3:33 PM to December 7, 2018 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
“UNFORTUNATELY, NOWADAYS, THE PHRASE “JERSEY SHORE” COMES WITH A LOT OF BAGGAGE.”

Billy Walton guitarist and vocalist with New Jersey Rock band the Billy Walton BandThere was a time when the Jersey Shore represented the best in American entertainment. Count Basie, Lionel Hampton, the Rat Pack, Dick Clark, Chubby Checker, they all made stops on the Jersey Shore.

Tony Mart’s was the club Levon Helm was playing when Dylan called.

Of course we all know what happened in Asbury Park. The town, ravaged by riots in the late 60’s, became a melting pot of musical experimentation. Late night jams that ended when the sun came up were the norm. Bruce Springsteen & Southside Johnny were the two acts that made their way to an international stage from these humble beginnings.

For decades musicians have come and gone, always hoping to make a living and pursue a dream. Billy Walton is no different. Billy’s proving ground was Long Beach Island. There he was
chaperoned from gig to gig by his Mom, two young to drive around and enter the clubs on his own. He always was up for a jam and looking to learn some tricks. For years Billy spent his time sharpening his skills, developing his stage act until he decided to step up to center stage with the Billy Walton Band.

The band has focused its’ effort in Europe. 13 tours since 2007 have established the group in the fertile British Blues Rock scene. In 2010 Billy got the call to join in with one of the masters of the Asbury Park sound, Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes. For years Billy toured with the Jukes.

Most people don’t know that the creative force behind Southside was none other than Little Steven.

A highpoint in Billy’s tenure with the Jukes was when they recorded a live version of Southside’s most acclaimed release, Hearts of Stone, with Little Steven.

New Jersey Rock Band the Billy Walton Band at Shorefire Recording StudiosGood things have been happening to the Billy Walton Band. The band recently signed to Vizztone Records for the release of Wish For What You Want. Produced by Tony Braunagel, the award winning BMA producer and current Eric Burdon drummer, this batch of songs will certainly take the band to the next level!

You can say Bruce Springsteen is a singer songwriter fronting an old-school rock n soul band. Southside Johnny is a soul singer fronting an old-school rock n soul band. Billy Walton is the guitar hero fronting the old-school rock n soul band. The horns are the common thread.

Find out why so many people are getting excited about the Billy Walton Band!
Dec
13 Thu
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Reverend Billy C. Wirtz / Jeff Wall opens!

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 7:30 PM
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TICKET PRICES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE
SEATED: $15.00
STANDING: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
SEATED / STANDING Public Onsale: September 26, 2018 3:04 PM to December 13, 2018 11:45 PM
$10.00 - $15.00
Dec
15 Sat
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December Birthday Party: The Gravy Boys

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $10.00

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GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 6, 2018 12:31 PM to December 15, 2018 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
The Gravy Boys make Acoustic Americana music by adding a cup of country, a pinch of roots rock, a handful of honky-tonk, a splash of bluegrass, a dash of hobo folk, stirring vigorously, and letting it simmer ’til the pot bubbles over…

Hailing from Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina, their music that draws deep from the well of our country’s diverse musical heritage. Their high energy shows feature heartfelt vocal harmonies, boot-stomping rhythms, lively stage banter, and honest musicianship.

The Gravy Boys are story tellers who spin their tales through tight, brother-duet vocals over a vintage acoustic backdrop. They take classic American themes and bring them into the present day, with an authentic passion that resonates with all who listen.

They have released 3 CDs of original music: Crackerjack Whistle (2012), Dust Bowl Lover (2009), and Workin’ the Angels for Handouts (2007).

The Gravy Boys are:

Steve Storms (guitar, vocals)
Steve Celestini (lead vocals, harmonica)
Bill Spagnardi (mandolin, vocals)
Joe Spagnardi (guitar, vocals)
Tom Spagnardi (bass, vocals)

Gravy Boys photo credit: Dave Brainard
Dec
22 Sat
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Cool John Ferguson

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $12.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: October 7, 2018 4:15 PM to December 22, 2018 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.”
Dec
27 Thu
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The Bondsmen Reunion Show

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 12, 2018 9:49 PM to December 27, 2018 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Reunion Of One Of The Triangle’s Favorite Party Bands – The Bondsmen!
Dec
29 Sat
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The Fabulous Knobs

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 2, 2018 6:20 PM to December 29, 2018 11:45 PM

PERFORMANCE DESCRIPTION
Spend the last Saturday of 2018 with the one, the only, THE party band of the 80’s – The Fabulous Knobs!
Jan
5 Sat
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2019 Kick Off Party: Spank

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $8.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 7, 2018 11:14 AM to January 5, 2019 11:45 PM
Jan
12 Sat
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Individually Twisted

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $6.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 7, 2018 11:24 AM to January 12, 2019 11:44 PM
Jan
19 Sat
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Smile the Band: Northern High School Reunion

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 7, 2018 11:34 AM to January 19, 2019 11:45 PM
May
9 Thu
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Hubby Jenkins

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 7:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 7, 2018 9:31 AM to May 9, 2019 11:44 PM
Jun
8 Sat
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The Chris O'Leary Band

Durham, NC
United States
Show at 8:00 PM
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GENERAL ADMISSION: $10.00

TICKET SALE DATES
GENERAL ADMISSION Public Onsale: November 7, 2018 9:45 AM to June 8, 2019 11:45 PM

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