Thanks everyone who came out and made the 7th Annual NC Stars in the Round a HUGE success! We all had a wonderful time…
The 7th Annual NC Stars in the Round took placeon Saturday, August 27, 2016 at 7pm.
The evening’s highlight was a singer-songwriter circle featuring some great local musicians and songwriters. Each artist shared his or her unique musical talents one song at a time, then passed the mic to the next. The stars included: Nikki Talley and Aaron Burdett (both hailing from Western NC), Lizzy Ross (back in NC – yay!), Raleigh’s James Olin Oden, & Pittboro’s own, Liz Moudy!
Opening the show was Gasoline Stove, an acoustic four-piece born of the rustic charm of Pittsboro, NC that plays a raggedy authentic brand of countrified roots rock bursting with emotional energy. With dashes of upbeat folk music and smoldering traces of whiskey-soaked bluegrass, their dusty country barroom sound embodies a ferocious thump and twang. With gritty vocals and gorgeous four-part harmonies, their songs are literary bursts of confession and celebration.
Closing out the show was our great new friends, Dr. Bacon! Dr. Bacon is a genre defying “Appalachian Funk-Rock” band from Asheville, NC playing an infectiously danceable blend of funk, soul, jazz, rock, blues, folk, hip-hop and more. The band features diverse instrumentation including: guitars, resonator, harmonica, bass, tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone drums, trombone, kazoo and more.
American Meltdown and Heavenly Smoke food trucks were on hand as well as Maple View Farm’s ice cream, Yee Haw Doughnuts, our bar stocked by Carolina Brewery and Fair Game Beverage Company. also be on hand in the morning for those who stay overnight!
Sponsors for the event include: Griffin Contracting, South of Cool Sound Productions, Universal Printing and the Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor of this event, please call or email firstname.lastname@example.org.