Join us at the Center for an evening of locally grown Native blues! A proud Lumbee and Oglala Nation family of talented musicians, Lakota John & Kin are based out of Robeson County, NC. At 18 years old, Lakota John is a master guitarist with a voice that sounds beyond his years. He grew up listening to his dad’s music collection, picked up the harmonica at age seven, and added the guitar at age nine. A year later, he bought himself a glass slide and picked up the slide guitar. At 16, he released Lakota John and Kin, his debut record on the Music Maker label. You can sample tracks on ReverbNation and YouTube.
Since the creation of blues music, Native folks have made often-overlooked but meaningful contributions to this southern musical tradition. Charlie Patton, Scrapper Blackwell, Jesse Ed Davis, Elizabeth Cotton, and Jimi Hendrix are among the many great blues and jazz artists that celebrated their Native American heritage. Lakota John & Kin continue this history, fusing traditional tunes with their own rich cultural heritage.
This show is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for awhile!
Join us at the Love House for one of the hottest jazz acts in the Triangle. The quartet includes bandleader Eric Przedpelski on saxophone, David Klingman on piano, Philip Norris on bass, and Atticus Reynolds on drums. Fresh off a summer concert series in New Jersey, the quartet will celebrate the release of their debut album, Wild Goose Chase.
This event is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!
This international collaboration features noted guitarists Adriano Viterbini from Rome and Reed Turchi from Memphis. The duo’s exploration of styles and sounds began with an impromptu performance in 2013, and they have since toured and recorded in the U.S. and Italy. The two have a minimalist, dark blues chemistry overflowing with Delta slide and pulsing electric guitar–or, as Mojo Station reports, “Scrapyard consta di otto brani in cui la matrice sonora è data dal Blues nelle sue forme Hill-Country e Delta, a cui si aggiungono elementi di American-Primitive Music ed una spiccata attitudine cinematografica.” You can listen to sample tracks on ReverbNation and Bandcamp.
This event is free and open to the public. Come hungry, because our friends from Baguettaboutit will be here to serve up their amazing locally-sourced sandwiches and sauces. It’s not your average sausage y’all… Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!
Raised on an exotic animal farm in rural Mount Dora, Florida, Laney Jones sings tales of love and adventure with a voice that has been described as “a mix of lemon, molasses, gin and gunpowder.” Backed by Matthew Tonner (guitar), Curtis Seligson (bass, mandolin, dobro) and Alex Shames (percussion), Laney ranges from banjo to ukelele to guitar and harmonica. The band, which has opened for Lady Antebellum, Tim McGraw, and Rascal Flatts, is releasing a new album this fall. You can listen to sample tracks on ReverbNation, Bandcamp, or Laney’s website.
This show is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!
Join us at the Center for the opening act of our 2015-16 Music on the Porch series! UNC’s very own Harmonyx & Achordants seek to promote unity and diversity on campus and beyond through their music. This evening of a capella awesomeness, which is part of UNC’s “Week of Welcome,” is free and open to the public.
Come hungry, because our friends from American Meltdown will be here to serve up their award-winning burgers and gourmet melts! Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while!