27th Annual North Carolina
Artist Submission Procedure
October 4-6, 2013
All serious entertainment submissions for the 27th Annual NC Seafood Festival must come by mail to the NC Seafood Festival Office and should include a contact email address to confirm receipt of the following items
1. Demo CD
3. Press Kit
4. Updated booking fees – Indicate if fees are flexible
Please mail to – NCSF, 412-D Evans Street, Morehead City, NC 28557. If you would like your information to be returned after the selection process, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Submissions sent through email or face book will only be considered if a $15.00 handling fee is received by the office for each submission. Entertainers may call the Festival office and use a MasterCard or Visa for payment. Our entertainment committee meets at a private location to review entertainment and may not have access to the internet during the selection process. Handling fees are necessary to offset cost for time and materials to burn information onto portable disk.
All entertainment submissions will be accepted February 1st thru April 30th. All submissions are turned over to the NC Seafood Festival Committee and they will contact you directly if interested. The selection process begins in early March, with final decisions being made in by summer.
Thank you for your interest in the NC Seafood Festival.
2012 NC Seafood Festival Entertainment
Clam Jam (Main Stage)
Friday, October 5, 2012
12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Live remotes with WRNS at Main Stage
5:00 pm – Johnny Orr Band – Country Mix
The Johnny Orr Band has opened for country music’s biggest stars like: Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown, Little Big Town, Gretchen Wilson, Leann Rimes and many more. Johnny had a full time job as a music minister at a church until September of 2010. He realized that his trips to Nashville, Tn. had been very few in 2010 so he knew that some drastic action had to be taken. He believed that the church deserved to have someone there that was completely committed to them and someone that didn’t have dreams of their own outside of the church. So, he left and ventured out on his own. “God gave me these abilities and I intend to use them for Him and for the good of my family’s wellbeing” Johnny says.
Johnny also does over 100 impersonations which include: Larry the Cable Guy, Barney Fife, Forest Gump, all of the Warner Bros. Looney Tunes, and so much more. He’s using this ability to generate a broader audience and to make the Johnny Orr Live experience a more enjoyable show.
7:00 pm – Backseat Romeo – Top 40 Mix
Backseat Romeo was founded in late 2003. It was only meant to be a temporary arrangement, but it all came together and made us better than the sum of our parts. The lineup has changed, but the dedication to making people lose their cares still remains. The real goal in doing what we do is to challenge people’s perceptions about music. The world has a way of putting you in a narrow little category and locking the doors on you. So we try to chip away at those preconceived notions of not only music, but life itself. The walls between people were designed to obscure the truth about us . . . we all have hearts made of the same stuff. Having influences that range from: classical, blues, funk, rock, jazz and old soul makes the music unique in range and variety. The live show is not to be missed.
9:00 pm – Millenia Funk’n Band – Retro
The Millenia Funk’n Band hails from Wilmington, NC and covers a wide variety of music ranging from pop and rock to funk and soul. Mike Lewis (lead vocals) presents an impressive range, accurately recreating Al Green, Prince, Axel Rose and Rick James just to name a few. Guitarist, Jonathan Easterlin (AKA Juan Solo) adds to the band’s diversity with funky rhythms, crushing riffs and shredding guitar solos, making guitar parts from Van Halen, Ozzy and Journey look easy. Graham Barnes (Bass) and Benjamin Baldwin (drums) hold down a tight rhythm section and create a heavy groove through rock, soul and funk/dance songs by James Brown, Marvin Gaye, Sublime, Billy Idol, Adel and much more.
Saturday, October 6, 2012
11:00 am – Jeanne Jolly
Singer/songwriter Jeanne Jolly broke onto the music scene as the featured vocalist for Grammy Award winning jazz trumpeter Chris Botti. Touring all through North America she had the opportunity to sing with world renowned symphonies and perform at venues like Carnegie Hall and play marquee events such as the Monterey Jazz Festival.
A diverse, classically trained vocalist, Jolly’s voice is said to embody the “early belting power of Linda Ronstadt” (MetroMusicScene, VA) combined “the delicate lilt of Alison Krauss” (NC Metro Magazine). Born in North Carolina, Jolly was the recipient of Western Carolina University’s Young Alumni Award and has earned a Masters in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory. Upon completing her schooling, Jolly moved to L.A. where her career quickly took off. In addition to working with Botti, she began to explore different styles of music, recording with acclaimed songwriters Lowen & Navarro and country artist Bob Woodruff.
After her tenure with Botti came to an end Jolly found herself being pulled back to her Southern roots. Soon she co-wrote, co-produced, and recorded her first country/Americana EP (Jan, 2008) and started a band in Los Angeles. In 2009, Jolly moved back to North Carolina where she began to focus on developing her guitar skills, sharpening her solo performance, and focusing on writing more of her own songs. It wasn’t long until she once again found herself in the company of Grammy nominated artists, opening up for Sam Bush, Maura O’Connell, Chuck Mead, and many more.
In October 2010 Jolly released her new EP, Falling In Carolina, which has garnered top praise for honest lyrics and quality vocals. Recorded in Durham, NC at SoundPure studios and released over an 11 day run of 29 shows at the 2010 NC State Fair in Raleigh, the album features Jolly on vocals, baritone ukulele, piano and guitar. Jolly has also been the recipient of NC Metro Magazine’s award for “Best Local Musician” in 2010, 2011, and was also a featured artist at the 2011 International Folk Alliance in Memphis, TN. She has recently joined the family of Grammy nominated NC based group, The Foreign Exchange . Jolly is featured on their live DVD, Dear Friends: An Evening with The Foreign Exchange and is contributing vocals to support theirAuthenticity Tour.
Jeanne just finished her own memorable Summer Tour through the Northwest, playing the Red Ants Pants Music Festival along with Emmy Lou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Hayes Carll, Billy Jo Shaver, Taj Mahal, & Mary Chapin Carpenter as well as Sweet Pea Festival in Bozeman, MT, and other venues through Montana, Idaho, Washington, and Utah. On the airwaves, Jeanne has recently been featured live on WUNC’s “State of Things” (NPR) with Frank Stasio, 100.7 The River’s Sunday Brunch with Kitty Kinnin, G105 The Hit Music Channel’s “Showgram” & “Top Five Downloads” with G105′s Mike Morse, KGLT’s program “Crossroads” out of Spokane, WA as well as WHQR’s “Soup to Nuts Live!” (NPR) with George Schiebner. Currently, she is gearing up to release her first full length album, Angels, which is set to release on Oct. 2. 2012. “She is undeniably a versatile singer with an amazing and rare ability to sing with the sophistication of modern jazz and the simple passion of an Appalachian Americana. Jolly has a gorgeous voice that isn’t something you hear or happen upon everyday” Common Folk Review.
1:30 pm – Barefoot Wade – Mix with Steele
Barefoot Wade has opened up for a wide range of national acts. Some of these include David Allan Coe, Molly Hatchet, beach bands like The Band of OZ and Embers, along with several of the bigger jam bands like Lotus, Ekoostic Hookah, DJ Williams Project, Purple Schoolbus and the side bands of String Cheese Incident and The Disco Biscuits. Entertaining a crowd comes naturally to him and he always manages to make the audience feel that they are an important part of the performance as well. Wade spends most of his time on the road promoting himself and doing the job of a manager, booking agent, and performer. He enjoys traveling and is always looking to play any city, state or country that he has never played in before. He has a strong sense of adventure, a good work ethic, and a laidback attitude that makes him a pleasure to work with. He regularly plays festivals, beach bars, college parties, fun restaurants and occasionally country bars and parties for motorcycle clubs.
3:30pm – 40 East Band – Top 40
Great music, endless entertainment, and good food are a recipe for a great day, no matter where you are. Whether you’re planning a large festival, a small venue, or anything in between; you bring the food and 40 East will bring the rest. With over a century of combined experience, our talented vocalists and musicians are second to none. Country, Rock, Pop, R&B, and more will keep you and your crowd moving for hours. Bring out the whole family, even the kids, for a day you won’t soon forget. See ya’ soon!
6:00 pm – Gloriana – Country
From the band’s earliest days, the members of Gloriana have always known that good things take time. The country trio first came together in 2008 when brothers Tom and Mike Gossin moved into Rachel Reinert’s Nashville apartment. Together they spent months in cramped quarters, surviving on Ramen Noodles while trying to shape their sound. “Gloriana are three people who have played music for their entire lives,” says Mike. “But we never really caught a break until coming together. Tom and I played in bars for 10 years, but it wasn’t until the three of us got together that we knew we had something special.” Gloriana’ s 2009 self-titled debut album soared to No. 2 on the Billboard Country Albums chart propelled by the gold-certified single “Wild At Heart”. That same year, they spent two years on the road with Taylor Swift and won both an American Music Award for Breakthrough Artist and a coveted ACM Award for Top New Vocal Group in 2010. The band’s first single “(Kissed You) Good Night”, from their eagerly anticipated July 31st CD release, A Thousand Miles Left Behind, has shot up the Billboard Country Singles Chart. It has become Gloriana’ s fastest-rising single to date and marks the beginning of a new chapter in the group’s creative evolution – a willingness and confidence to write songs taken from personal experience and introspection.
The album, their second produced by Grammy Award-winning songwriter and producer Matt Serletic, is Gloriana’ s most personally revealing and emotionally resonant work to date, relaying their hopes, dreams, disappointments, and triumphs against a richly textured country backdrop. The band members co-wrote every song, often collaborating with Serletic (who has worked with Willie Nelson, The Band Perry, and Matchbox Twenty) as well as several of Nashville’s finest composers, including Josh Kear (Carrie Underwood, Lady Antebellum), Hillary Lindsey (Carrie Underwood, Martina McBride), Tommy Lee James (Tim McGraw, Trisha Yearwood), Stephanie Bentley (Faith Hill, Martina McBride), and Wendell Mobley (Rascal Flatts, Kenny Chesney).
The result is an engaging mix of up-tempo, good-time numbers (“Wanna Take You Home,” “Sunset Lovin’,” “Go On…Miss Me,” “Doin’ It Our Way”) and graceful, heartfelt songs (current Top 20 single “(Kissed You) Good Night,” “Can’t Shake You,” “Turn My World Around,” “Carolina Rose,” “Soldier Song”) that showcase Gloriana’ s signature harmonies, as well as their ear for irresistible melodies and undeniable knack for story-telling. Tom’s songs tend to deal with the allure of fame (“Gold Rush”) and how his wandering lifestyle has impacted his relationship (“Carolina Rose” and “Can’t Shake You”). “A lot of the songs on the album are written from the point of view of the person I would like to be,” he says. “’Like on ‘(Kissed You) Good Night,’ my alter ego comes in and does what I’m afraid to do in real life. It’s ultimately a song about not ending up with regrets because the worst thing is to look back on something and think, ‘I wish I had done things differently.’”
“The first night we opened for Alan Jackson, we asked him if he had any advice for a group starting out, and he said, ‘Man, it’s all about the music, make sure you stay true to the music,’” Mike says. “And I think through the growth of this band, and all the ups and downs of this rollercoaster ride that we’ve been on, it feels like we’ve finally found our place. A Thousand Miles Left Behind is it; it just feels right. This is us, Gloriana, singing about where we are in our lives and the experiences we’ve had. That’s what country music is all about.”
8:00 pm – SwampdaWamp – Rock
2007 marked the debut of SwampdaWamp with the release of their self-titled CD, a blend of rock and blues with a southern flavor, all in support of Michaels’ powerful, gravelly voice. It’s no wonder music lovers from rock to blues to country fans…from college age to baby-boomers, love this feel-good, high-octane music. Since its release, “SwampdaWamp” has garnered much critical acclaim. The CD was selected as # 11 of the TOP 23 ALBUMS OF 2007 by Eartaste.com, putting them in the company of such artists as John Fogerty, Rickie Lee Jones, and Ray Davies. Spending 8 weeks in XM Country Charts top ten peaking at #4. It also has received rave reviews from the UK’s top music publications. Winners in 2008 of the CMA award Best Southern Rock Band. In addition, they continue to receive radio airplay throughout the country on college, mainstream rock & Country as well as internet and are a favorite at XM / Sirius Satellite Radio. SwampdaWamp continues to be, at once unique and familiar, a much sought-after but rarely achieved combination of stylists.
Sunday, October 7
Beach Music Sunday
12:00 pm – Sea-Cruz – Beach Music, Pop
Sea Cruz is a sequenced group, consisting of heavy keyboards, saxophone and three lead vocalists. This combination gives you a big band and promises to deliver a complete and fun entertainment experience. Sea-Cruz musical menu includes the best of 60’s Oldies, Classic Rock, 70’s Disco, Carolina Beach and today’s hottest new songs. All of this flavored with Pop, Country, Rhythm and Blues and Standards gives you the itinerary for a spectacular voyage. Sea-Cruz has become one of the Southeast’s top entertainment groups!
3:00 pm – Jim Quick & the Coastline Band
Quick’s been touring the Southeast US for more than 15 years, playing nearly 300 shows per year, and has released more than 11 albums including his newest, DOWN SOUTH. Originally introducing their music as the Coastline Band—a band of friends who played the Carolina beach bars day in and day out—the group pushed Quick to the forefront and naturally transformed into Jim Quick & Coastline. Known for his all-out performances and deliberate, off-the-cuff wisecracks, Jim has been a gracious recipient of the Carolina Music Awards “Entertainer Of The Year Award” – nine times. ” Strong” is exactly the word to describe Jim’s catalog, and his most recent, DOWN SOUTH, is poised to become a best-selling musical novel. With songs such as “I’m A Dog” and “Don’t Shoot The Snake,” Quick segues the comic relief of Rodney Dangerfield and Barney Fife to teddy bear tenderness in “Hurt That Bad” and “Forever Man”. The composition is the kind of music that makes you want to get up and dance, grab a beer (or four), and cut-up with your friends. A melding of the genres that make up the musical culture of the South, including Country, Blues, Soul, Southern Rock and Jazz, Quick’s take on music is not to be tuned out.
Friday, October 5, 2012
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
The Moon and You
Based in Asheville, NC, The Moon and You is the joint effort of two very different songwriters: guitarist Ryan Furstenberg and cellist Melissa Hyman.
The duo formed in early 2012 after years of touring with other projects, and in working together they have found a unique collaborative voice. They have quickly attracted attention in Asheville’s eclectic music scene and throughout the Southeast for their sweet harmonies, unusual string arrangements and literate lyrics.
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Real Songs, Real People, Real Music
Time Sawyer, an up and coming band from Charlotte, North Carolina was formed in mid 2009. First as an acoustic two person group consisting of Sam Tayloe, lead vocalist and rhythm guitar, and Kurt Layell as lead guitarist. The band took a short break from songwriting early in 2010. After a few months off, Sam and Kurt decided it was time to expand and added two more important pieces to the act, introducing a banjo played by Houston Norris, and the drums played by Clay Stirewalt. Time Sawyer has already begun work on their 3rd album together and can’t wait to share their new material.
Please visit our website www.timesawyer.com
8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Led by William “Billy” Smith, Carolina Still is an acoustic band with a new sound and an old-time feel. They will take you down on the farm, out into the tobacco fields, and down a dirt road with a trunk full of ‘shine; you never know where they might take you. One thing’s for sure, you will be schooled in southern American culture after listening to their music.
They blend musical styles such as old-time, bluegrass, country, blues, rockabilly, punk, and many more. Their sound is deeply rooted in traditional music but is delivered with a more progressive edge and a great amount of energy. The musicians that create this sound are: singer/songwriter, banjo picker, & guitarist J. Alan Casey. Adam Jones on the upright bass. Robert Norman on vocals, guitar, and fiddle, and Billy Smith on vocals and drums. Please visit our website www.carolinastill.com
Saturday, October 6, 2012
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Touch of Grace
Hannah Marie & Hannah Catherine: Singing is a very big part of our life, for as long as we can remember we’ve been singing gospel songs. Some people have asked us, “Why do you sing gospel music?” The best answer we can give is that “God loves us so much and He’s done so much for us that it only seems natural to want to share with it with others. And singing is the best way we know how to do that.” We are blessed to be able to share our love of God and music with you. We would like to thank our song director, Marilyn Springle, for all she has done for us and all the countless hours she has spent with me and Hannah, she has done a lot for us, and has been with us through thick and thin. We love her so much and she is like our second mom.
Marilyn Springle: Directing “Touch of Grace” has been a joy and challenge of my life for over 10 years now. The Lord has placed in my path two outstanding young women. We share laughter, struggles, tears, and great happiness through this journey called life on the road to a better place called Heaven.
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
The Nelsons – Southern Gospel Music
The Group was formed in 1972 after the conversion of Clinton Nelson out of a Rock ‘n Roll band which was organized in the mid 60’s. Although this band was very successful with the signing of a major recording label out of New York yet God had other plans in store.
The original Nelsons consisted of Clinton and Joy Nelson along with mom Nelson Reva Pearl. These three traveled extensively doing evangelistic work throughout the eastern half of the US. After a few years Mom Nelson went home to be with the Lord and Derek Guthrie, Clinton’s nephew joined the group as baritone singer. Today he is one of the finest male vocalists anywhere. Keith Moore, Jr. a long time friend and native of Harkers Island was with the group from 1990-2009. We appreciate his contribution to The Nelsons for this long period of time.
Cathy Cain, a powerful female singer joined the group in 2010. Cathy has been a lifelong acquaintance of The Nelsons and now holds an integral position in this vocal group. She has dedicated her talents to the Lord Jesus Christ. We are so happy to have her in the group.
The Nelsons are original in every sense of the word. Much of the material they sing is written by Clinton Nelson. Their singing style is basically southern in nature with a progressive flare. Their close family harmony and spirit and burden for lost souls are what this group is all about. Their goal is to share the gospel message of Jesus Christ to a lost and dying world. This is what brings pleasure to their hearts.
Clinton is pastor of the Free Grace Wesleyan Church on Harkers Island, NC. This is the church he grew up in and loves to this day. Please visit our website www.singingnelsons.com
The String Peddlers are a three piece acoustic band from Raleigh NC. Their songs include a mix of folk, blues, Americana and world music. The String Peddlers create unique renditions of music that comes from many generations and artists… from Hank Williams to Pink Floyd, from Jimmy Reed to Gillian Welch, from The Rolling Stones to The Melodians. Their music is upbeat, fun and engaging. Stuart Gordon sings and plays guitar, mandolin and harmonica. Bob Setzer sings and plays guitar, mandolin, harmonica, strum stick, and kalimba. Bill Olding sings and plays bass guitar.
Gaylon Pope and Sweet Waters
Gaylon Pope & SweetWater is a trio of vocalist who are committed to excellence! They approach every show with one agenda; to bring to the stage a show that will leave you wanting more! It is with that call to excellence that you will find their harmonies to be tight, their showmanship to be professional and their energy to be contagious! Gaylon pope & SweetWater are at home and very comfortable on any stage during their various show productions. Their productions range from a Country Variety Stage Show to an Oldies & Beach Music Show to a Church Concert. All of their productions are suitable for any audience and can be tailored to meet the need of any promoter. Whether it’s a Fair, Festival, Concert Hall, Performing Arts Theatre, Pool Side Stage or The Barn at The Farm, you will find Gaylon pope & SweetWater to be just the touch of entertainment you enjoy and can afford!
The Captain of this fine tuned ship is Gaylon Pope. Gaylon brings years of experience to any stage. His professional career began at the age of 17 with Larry Strickland (Husband of Naomi Judd) and The Glory Road Quartet. It was during this time that Gaylon and the group became the original PTL Singers for the PTL Television Network. They toured nationally making TV and radio appearances and also appeared on the Grand Ole Opry. During the early 70’s the group became very well known for their incredible harmonies and stage dynamics; it was these attributes that landed them on shows with super stars like: Barbara Mandrell, Larry Gatlin, Dottie West, George Morgan, Jerry Clower, The Oak Ridge Boys, and many more. Other groups that Gaylon has been a part of through the years include: The Chordsmen, The Majestics, Jerry & The Singing Goffs. Gaylon also had the honor of appearing with JD Sumner & The Stamps Quartet (Elvis Presley’s Back-up Vocals). He has remained very busy with his continued career in music performance. In 1997 he toured with North Carolina’s Ambassadors of Music and Beach Music legends, The Embers. After The Embers he had a 5 year run as a vocalist and MC on the American Music Jubilee Show (A Branson styled variety show). 2003 to May of 2010, Gaylon was General Manager, Producer & Performer for The Crystal Coast Jamboree in Morehead City, NC (Another Branson styled show). It was during this time that he was presented the key to the city by Mayor Jerry Jones for his contribution of Family Entertainment to the Crystal Coast of North Carolina. Gaylon has been affectionately titled “Mr. Entertainment” by his loyal supporters, fans and locals of the Crystal Coast. This is a title that Gaylon does not take lightly. It is his philosophy that “A good singer is always in search of a good song; but a good entertainer will always have a job.” To this Gaylon has always tried to stay true. Gaylon brings a standard of excellence to any production or event. He is sought after as a Vocalist Performer, Master of Ceremony & Producer. He is a “Seasoned Entertainer” who gives every show and event 110-percent! With his rich vocals, comedic antics, Master of Ceremony Charisma, and stage energy, you are sure to enjoy his performance.
To the left side of the Captain you will fine Kerry-Jo Mozingo. Strike the match and show her the stage, then get ready for all engines at full thrust! Kerry-Jo is the blonde of the trio and the one who sets the energy. From the first note to the last, she will entertain you with her textured vocals and stage appeal! She too is a seasoned entertainer that loves to make an audience happy. But whatever you do, stand back when she hits the stage… because the firecracker is in the building!
To the right of the Captain is Jill Stroud. The “steady as she goes, but let’s rock the ship”! Jill, on most nights is the brunette, but don’t blink or she may change it… But color is what she’s all about. With pure harmonies smooth as silk, Jill adds all the color to the Trios sound. A bit shy, but keep your eye on her, because before you know it, she’s up front and in your face with a solo feature that will have your taste-buds yelling for more!
Every Captain needs a ‘First Mate’. To fill that roll, Mark Midkiff steps to the wheel. Mark is Gaylon’s business partner and friend of many years. He is the type of friend who has been there through good times and bad, always with support and with an “I’ve got your back” attitude. Mark is the glue that holds the ship together. He is very involved in the stage production and keeps eye & ear on the trio as they strive for that goal of excellence. Mark has a keen since of how a show should flow and how the over all sound and look of the show should be delivered. Make no mistake about it… there is no end to this man’s talent who keeps the ship on course.
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Carolina Casuals
The Carolina Casuals, based out of New Bern, North Carolina, are a 9-piece band performing the finest in beach, soul and rhythm & blues music. Featuring full horn, vocal & rhythm sections, this live band prides itself in remaining true to the sounds that Eastern North Carolina has claimed as its own for 50 years.
The Carolina Casuals have been entertaining audiences since the mid-1990s. The current band members are Carl Rowe and Kenny Weatherington, original members and lead vocalists; Kevin Purifoy, Jim Durham and Dave Falardeau on horns; and Chris Kling, Keith Simmons, Justin Sokoloski, and John Tomaio rounding out the rhythm section with Zack Rowe providing the sound management.
The Carolina Casuals have played from Benson to Atlantic beach and all in between for the last two years. For more information about the Carolina Casuals, contact us via Facebook at www.facebook.com/carolinacasuals .
Eastern Carolina Firefighter Pipe & Drum Band
The Eastern Carolina Firefighters Pipes and Drums was formed in 2006. The band is comprised of firefighters from several departments in Eastern North Carolina. Through our music we represent the heritage, tradition and brotherhood of the fire service.
The CSA Band
The CSA band was formed in 2010 by current band members Johnny Cole and Robbie Salter. The intent was to form a vibrant high energy band of friends that would be together for many years to come. In 2011 the addition of lead singer Frankie Winberry, bassist David Stover, and lead guitar player Steve Poole made the band a vision of what Cole and Salter were tiring to achieve. Born and raised in Onslow and Carteret County, the band has many years of musical experience playing throughout their hometowns in Eastern North Carolina. The group plays new and traditional country music, southern rock, and original tunes that cover artist from Waylon Jennings, Kevin Fowler, and Kenny Chesney to The Eagles and The Marshall Tucker Band. The band members consist of pedal steel guitarist Johnny Cole from Swansboro, N.C., bassist David Stover from Swansboro, N.C., lead guitarist and vocalist Steve Poole from Swansboro, N.C., drummer Robbie Salter from Salter Path, N.C. and lead vocalist and guitarist Frankie Winberry from Cedar Point, N.C. Visit us at facebook CSA Band/Swansboro.
Sunday, October 6th
Yellowknife is a piano/drum based rock n roll act based out of Charleston SC. They combine original music along with original interpretation of a wide variety of popular cover tunes. Led by Stephen Jenkins.
The Yellowknife project started one dark and dreary night when freakishly tall Stratton Moore called freakishly tall Stephen Jenkins for an impromptu performance at the Drop-In Deli on Folly Beach SC. “Rasta” Rick Stonecypher joined shortly thereafter to fill out the sound with vocals and percussion. And now, with a full length album recently finished they are taking on the southeast faster than ever.mPiano driven melodies with strong rhythm section accompanied by lush vocal harmonies. Talking Heads meets the White Stripes comes to mind.
Visit us online at www.yellowknifetheband.com or on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/yellowknifemusic
Gumbo Lily is a wildflower of the west growing in gumbo (clay dirt). Pegie saw a street sign in the middle of the prairie in South Dakota called “Gumbo Lily Lane” and thought that would be a great name for a band. Rebecca and Pegie started singing together three years ago. We met Bobby at a jam and for some reason he agreed to play with us. Then we were lucky enough to talk Judy into joining us. The band is:
Pegie Douglas – vocals, guitar, spoons. Peggy, formally a member of Rusty Strings and Carolina Cowgirls, is a retired exceptional children teacher living in Morehead City, spending summers in South Dakota and playing music wherever she goes.
Bobby Chandler – banjo, dobro, guitar, vocals. Our not-so-secret weapon from Cherry Point, Bobby has been playing in bands since he was 16 years old. He is originally from Chocowinity but now resides in Newport, NC.
Judy Wooten – stand up acoustic bass. Judy has been playing stand up acoustic bass with local bands for the past 15 years. We depend on her steady rhythm and backup providing a solid foundation and her ever-present smile encouraging us. Judy is also a Morehead City Lily.
Rebecca Marks – vocals, guitar, kazoo (if we would let her). Other than the church choir and glee club, Rebecca has only wished to do this until now. Rebecca is living her dream at Atlantic Beach, NC.
This is our 2nd year together as a band. We’ve played at the NC Seafood Festival, Backstreet Pub, Hannah’s Haus, Harrika’s Brew Haus, Senor Dick’s Warehouse, Trent River Coffee Company, Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, Beaufort Historical Association, Blu Sail Art Gallery, the Friends of Fort Macon, and the Trinity Center for the Road Scholar Program.
Oyster Rock Pub
Friday, October 5th
7:00 pm – 11:00 pm – Slammin Dixie –Country
Slammin Dixie is a unique Outlaw Country Band based in Eastern North Carolina. Their catchy original songs have the crowd singing at every show. Along with their original music, Slammin Dixie plays a mix of new and classic country hits. Having six years experience with local festivals, charity benefits, weddings, bike rallies, and club performances, Slammin Dixie is a band that will be long remembered around Eastern North Carolina.
Saturday, October 6
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm – 4EverAll
The energetic couple from Newport, NC has been playing for several years and eagerly awaits the upcoming release of their first CD later this year. Their music includes original tunes such as “Where The Bridges Burn” and “The Long and Windy Road”. Songs include a blend of Americana, folk, and grainy bluegrass all delicately portrayed in their own acoustic style.
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Scearce and Ketner – Acoustic duo
We are Scearce and Ketner, an acoustic duo from Swansboro, North Carolina. We perform your favorite songs by a wide variety of artists as well as original songs from our album “Abducted”. We appear in restaurants, pubs, and clubs from Boston, Massachusetts all the way down to Key West, Florida. Please wade through the links at top and learn more about us and the places we perform.
8:00 pm – 11:00 pm – MOMMICKED – Modern Rock
Named after the Down East phrase for being “mentally and physically punished”, MOMMICKED was formed in 2005 after musicians gathered after another event and started playing acoustic guitars. After playing together for small events, in 2010 MOMMICKED decided to step it up a notch and changed their song list to include classic and modern rock as well as other genres. MOMMICKED is soon to be Eastern NC’s official No. 1 party band.
Sunday, October 7
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A Mile Too Far
After forming in early 2012, A Mile Too Far immediately started writing songs about the hardships of life and the good times that follow. Although inspired by bands such as Transit and All Time Low, the trio has created their own blend of energizing pop punk and alternative. This was displayed in their self-recorded demo that was released in August 2012. The band says, “Music is about reaching out to people who share the common ups and downs of life that we face every day.”