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Alex Gordez
Oct
14
6:00 PM18:00

Alex Gordez

Introducing Alex Gordez – with unique sound that wins the hearts of everyone – young and old. His music is romantic, beautiful, lyrical, fascinating…and always captivating. It will make your event very special and unforgettable! 

Alex most popular offering is - SOLO -(Prelude, Ceremony and then Cocktail and Dinner Music) 
The program is carefully crafted to take listeners on an exciting journey through many different music styles, from traditional Jazz, Blues and World music, to Selected R&B, Pop and Rock covers arranged for the guitar, to Alex's own original compositions. 

His music can find resonance with any audience, due to his virtuosity, tone, nuances, and emotions, - Lovers of tango, flamenco and sambawould love his music for its emotions and temperament, and also jazz aficionados would admire the mastery of his solos. World and folk music lovers would get plenty of authentic melodies and roots in traditions, the rest of the people will enjoy the tunes and great energy, and even may recognize some of the tunes. 

Alex's music consists of much more than emotions and virtuosity. If you listen closely, you will hear thoughtfully constructed compositional techniques, intricate rhythms, dazzling ornamentation, and jazz-influenced improvisation. His music has elements of Jazz, Romany, Latin and Jewish traditions combined with samba, klezmer, flamenco, and other idioms. Such skillful mixing and addition of original ideas are the essence of his musicality. 

Alex plays Classical Spanish guitar

 

 

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Caitlin Washburn
Oct
7
6:00 PM18:00

Caitlin Washburn

Caitlin Washburn stole her brother’s guitar at age 20 so she could teach herself how to play Bob Dylan songs. His music and poetry resonated deep within her, and she felt an undeniable impulse to channel that resonance through her own voice. Steeped in literary education as an undergrad at Baylor University, it wasn’t long before she started writing songs of her own. Drawn time and again to narrative and verse, learning the guitar opened an outlet for her creative charge, and lyrics began sparking onto the page and into sound. Yet throughout her early 20's, Washburn was on a path to career academia, earning a Master's degree in Theology, Imagination, and the Arts from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and beginning PhD coursework in the same program. Ever-perceived by those around her as the intellectual type, she assumed that the life of a professor was her destiny. Until, on a holiday break in 2014 while returning to the Texas home where she so often cloistered herself in her childhood bedroom to immerse herself in Dylan records, Washburn had an epiphany. She was meant to be a musician, and her soul would never be at rest unless she threw herself headlong into writing and performing the songs taking shape in her poet soul.

 It’s no surprise that as a student of Dylan, Washburn’s music is thoroughly rooted in folk, showing flashes of Joni Mitchell and Conor Oberst in the raw immediacy of her arrangements and the confessional potency of her lyrics. Her songs capture an unflinching travail along life's hostile highway, and Washburn is not naive to the journey's toll. Sun-scorched, parched, and caked with dust, she surveys the outstretched road ahead, while from the beginning having already seen the end. "I'll probably end with nothing left but a deep and dark chaotic mess of faith and hope and love", she sighs with cynical prescience in one song; but not without a paroxysmal supplication tumbling forth, almost inadvertently: "here's hoping that'll be enough." It’s emblematic of the sureness and doubt that commingle to provoke those cosmic questions of meaning with which every poet must ultimately wrestle, and Washburn doesn’t shy away from hand-to-hand combat. In fact, after going to the mat with life, death, love, heartache, and the innumerable tragedies of existence, she does something surprising: she invites her sparring partners to travel down the highway with her awhile.

http://www.caitlinwashburn.com

https://www.reverbnation.com/caitlinwashburn

 

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The Oblations
Sep
30
6:00 PM18:00

The Oblations

The Oblations are a one of a kind two-man Blues/Funk band by Joe MacPhail (drums and keys simultaneously, vocals) and Daniel Fields (guitar, vocals). The resulting sound is that of a three or four piece, as Joe imitates a rhythm section, or plays a piano and bass part while keeping time with his feet. Daniel is multifaceted, with a mastery of both fingerstyle and slide guitar, and a host of evolving tones. There are many genres and musical ideologies at play, but the foundation of The Oblations comes from Blues music, the first true American musical form, and its various forms through history. Daniel and Joe tell their own stories from the thread of American music, and just like in life, the same story is never told the same way twice. They cut the difference between songcraft and improvisation, with covers from Howlin' Wolf to Outkast. You will dance and have a fun time, and the deeper you listen the more you will be rewarded.

https://theoblations.bandcamp.com/album/album-prerelease

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Carolina PineCones
Jul
22
6:00 PM18:00

Carolina PineCones

The Carolina PineCones youth bluegrass band (Sam Stage, Carter Ramquist, Natalie Mundorf, Jessie Lang, Aidan Buehler, and mentor Jeff Walter, along with founding members Jacob Day, Emma Day, and Eliza Meyer) met through the summer Bluegrass Jam Camps and year-round Youth Jams offered by PineCone. They play in Raleigh and throughout the Triangle area, and hope to see you at an upcoming performance!

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Josh Moore
Jul
15
6:00 PM18:00

Josh Moore

"Josh Moore first gained notice as the teenaged frontman of Beloved, an abrasive Christian hardcore band that had some success on the church-rock circuit before splitting up around the time Moore became old enough to legally drink. That was 10 years ago and Moore has been biding his time since then, moving to Carrboro, North Carolina, and eventually emerging as one of the area's best country-leaning artists alongside Mount Moriah, Hiss Golden Messenger and other local luminaries."

 

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/30-great-country-albums-of-2015-you-probably-didnt-hear-20150806/josh-moore-parted-ways-20150806

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Dogwood Blossom Band
Jun
17
7:00 PM19:00

Dogwood Blossom Band

THE DOGWOOD BLOSSOM BAND

dogwoodblossomband@gmail.com

The Dogwood Blossom Band is a six-piece mostly acoustic band based in Durham-Chapel Hill, NC. Tom Williams, Cathy Klein, and Mike Paris have performed together for more than six years in various projects and this current collaboration has been playing as a band in the region since August 2012. Our new members, George Michaels and Rebecca Ogus, joined us in the Fall of 2015 and Sarah Howell joined us in 2016.

Our music incorporates Americana, folk, a dash of bluegrass, a little country, and some Dogwoodized classic pop/rock tunes, and original songs written by band members. Songs by artists such as Levon Helm, Gillian Welch, Alison Krauss, John Prine, Johnny Cash, Rosanne Cash,, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell, Nanci Griffith, Bob Dylan and others are in our repertoire.

Sarah Howell - vocals, percussion

Cathy Klein - vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion

George Michaels - vocals, guitar, banjo, ukulele

Rebecca Ogus - vocals, violin, percussion

Mike Paris - vocals, upright and electric bass, guitar, dobro, percussion

Tom Williams - vocals, guitar, mandolin, harmonica, percussion

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John Westmoreland
Jun
4
4:00 PM16:00

John Westmoreland

A native North Carolinian with deep roots in the blues, John Westmoreland is a multidimensional musician. He studied jazz and classical composition at Berklee College of Music where he was also a recipient of the BEST scholarship. In 2011 John became a founding member and lead guitarist of the West-African fusion band Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba which performs locally in the triangle as well as across the nation. As a solo artist he plays his own dynamic, and sensitive interpretations— interweaving jazz, World Music, Blues, Bach, the American Songbook, and also his own original compositions. Outside of traditional performance contexts, John has a passion for exploring how music can facilitate deep relaxation and healing. He regularly provides music for yoga classes and meditation, and also plays music as part of UNC Hospital’s Door to Door music program. In 2013 he received an Emerging Artists Grant from the Durham Arts Council to travel to Peru to study Icaros, a style of healing music from Amazonia.
 

https://www.johnwestmorelandmusic.com/bio

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Open Mic
May
25
6:00 PM18:00

Open Mic

Join us for Open Mic Night every other Thursday at the Tea House, 6:30-8 PM. No filter, no auto tuning, just keeping it real as always. 💯🎶🍵🎶💯

Our favorite emcee Nick Shanahan starts sign up on the stage at 6, and might even join in for a song or two if we're lucky!

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Open Mic
May
11
6:30 PM18:30

Open Mic

Join us for Open Mic Night every other Thursday at the Tea House, 6:30-8 PM. No filter, no auto tuning, just keeping it real as always. 💯🎶🍵🎶💯 Our favorite emcee @mumble_kingdom starts sign up on the stage at 6, and might even join in for a song or two if we're lucky!

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Doug Largent Trio
May
6
6:30 PM18:30

Doug Largent Trio

The Doug Largent Trio is based in Carrboro, NC, and features Doug Largent on organ, and a revolving cast of excellent guitarists, saxophonists, vocalists, and drummers. We specialize in the music that provided the soundtrack for parties and nightclubs in the 1950′s and 60′s – Hammond organ with guitar and drums playing classic standards, Latin rhythms, blues, funk, swing and bebop.

 

Organist and Chapel Hill native Doug Largent graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill and then spent ten years in New York City playing at jazz clubs like The Blue Note, Cafe Carlyle, and Smalls. 

 

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Open Mic
Apr
27
6:30 PM18:30

Open Mic

Join us for Open Mic Night every other Thursday at the Tea House, 6:30-8 PM. No filter, no auto tuning, just keeping it real as always. 💯🎶🍵🎶💯 Our favorite emcee @mumble_kingdom starts sign up on the stage at 6, and might even join in for a song or two if we're lucky!

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