Critically acclaimed Indie Americana band Mipso continue expanding their sonic resources while doubling down on their experimentation with string band tradition. Dubbed “traditionalist renegades,” Mipso’s music is influenced by the contradiction of their progressive home of Chapel Hill, North Carolina and the surrounding rural southern landscapes. For their forthcoming 2017 album release, the quartet invite in pedal steel, drums, banjo and keyboards – bringing Mipso’s sharp lyrics, intricate song arrangements and distinctive and stirring sound into full bloom. Mipso’s deft storytelling and smart pop melodies are vivid and rich on the band’s third release. The album’s 11 songs, all originals, seamlessly coalesce into a modern Americana classic. Mipso’s third album release follows up 2015’s Old Time Reverie. Old Time Reverie shot up the Billboard charts, where it landed at #1 on the Billboard Bluegrass Chart and in the Top 25 of the Billboard Heatseakers Chart. With songwriting hailed as “smartly written, hewing surprisingly close to gospel and folk while still sounding modern and secular.” (Acoustic Guitar), the album was named among the “Best Records of the Year” by The Guardian - for the band’s “aptitude for stunning harmonies” and for its “lush and moving songs.” Look for Mipso touring with expanded instrumentation in spring/summer 2017 in support of their new album release. Doors open at 8pm $15 at the door or advancedDetails
Since 1999, Jim Suhler has been the lead / rhythm Guitarist for George Thorogood & The Destroyers on all the band's releases & tours. Suhler has been playing professionally since the 1980's and has performed with a variety of Blues legends that include George Thorogood, Johnny Winter, AC/DC, Buddy Whittington, Billy F. Gibbons, Joe Bonamassa, Elvin Bishop, and Buddy Guy along with many other notable musicians. He resides in Dallas, Texas and plays locally in and around Texas' major cities, especially Dallas/Fort Worth with his own band, "Jim Suhler & Monkey Beat", in addition to the remainder of the United States and Canada. He and his band have also gained a large following in Europe, particularly in the Netherlands, Denmark, Norway, England and Ireland.
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|Headliner: an evening with Tab Benoit|
|The Legendary Tab Benoit is a 3 times Grammy Nominated, 4 times Blues Music Awards "Entertainer of the Year" and 5 times "Contemporary Male" Blues Music Award Winner! Reserved seats includes Dinner. Dinner includes: House salad with choice of ranch or balsamic vinaigrette Choice of linguine with fresh vegetables, fire roasted tomatoes and parmesan or same dish with herb roasted chicken Carrot cake with cream cheese frosting Price includes Choice of Tea or soft drink, Taxes and Gratuity. Full Bar available.|
Bill "Watermelon Slim" Homans has built a remarkable reputation with his raw, impassioned intensity. HARP Magazine wrote "From sizzling slide guitar...to nitty-gritty harp blowing...to a gruff, resonating Okie twang, Slim delivers acutely personal workingman blues with both hands on the wheel of life, a bottle of hooch in his pocket, and the Bible on the passenger seat." Paste Magazine writes "He's one hell of a bottleneck guitarist, and he's got that cry in his voice that only the greatest singers in the genre have had before him." The industry agrees on all fronts. Watermelon Slim and his crack touring band The Workers have garnered 17 Blues Music Award nominations in four years including a record-tying six in both 2007 & 2008. Only the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Robert Cray have landed six in a year, and Slim is the only blues artist in history with twelve in two consecutive years. In Spring 2009 he was the cover story of Blues Revue magazine. Two of Slim's records were ranked #1 in England's MOJO Magazine's annual Top Blues CD rankings. Industry awards include The Independent Music Award for Blues Album of the Year, The Blues Critic Award and Canada's Maple Blues Award for International Artist of the Year for 2007. Slim has hit #1 on the Living Blues Charts, top five on the Roots Music Report and debuted in the top ten in Billboard. One of Slim's most impressive industry accolades may be the liner notes of The Wheel Man eagerly written by the late legendary Jerry Wexler who called him a "one-of-a-kind pickin' n singing Okie dynamo."