114 East 5th Street, Greenville, NC
Open Mic Night, 8:30 PM on Monday, Jan 20
–Join Eric Benson as he hosts a cavalcade of diverse local artists. You never know who might show up.
Comedy Night, 8:30 PM on Tuesday, Jan 21
–Peasant’s regular comedy night is chock full of local talent.
Sumilan (Atlanta, GA), doors open at 9 PM on Saturday, Jan 25
—Ambient, progressive rock band out of Atlanta brings a lot of fire to their shows.
301 S. Jarvis Street, Greenville, NC
Open Mic Night on Tuesday, Jan 21
–Join Will Seymour, who always seems to attract special local guests at Christy’s.
203 SW Greenville Blvd, Greenville NC
James Morris on Friday, Jan 24
Craig Woolard Band and Spare Change (After BeerFest Party) on Saturday, Jan 25
–Get yo’ shag on with the Craig Woolard Band…warm up that shag with Spare Change.
*The Coffee Shack,
68 Beacon Dr. Winterville, NC
August Beauty and That Fool Moon on Thursday, Jan 23
–An eclectic mix of original,folk, jazz, you name it…Featuring local musicians: Susan Luddeke, Karin Zipf, Jim Watson and Bob “Leaf in the Wind”/”Shakin'” Aiken. Come hear several new tunes in their repertoire, including THREE new originals! Sit back at the ‘Shack and sample a selection of fun and interesting wines and microbrews. The best part, its free!
2120 E. Firetower Road, Greenville, NC
CAPPS on Saturday, Jan 25
–Live is a private club that regularly features hard rock and metal acts
* R.A. Fountain General Store,
Historic Downtown Fountain, NC
(Corner of NC 222 & US 258)
Naming the Twins (Shelburne, Nova Scotia), 7:30 PM on Friday, Jan 24 ($8 general admission, $10 reserved )
–Folk pickers from Oh, Canada! that describe themselves as “A little bit like Peter, Paul and Mary if one of the fellows took the night off, a bit like Simon & Garfunkel if Art was a girl, a bit like Gordon Lightfoot or Stan Rogers if either had a girl harmonizer.” Having watched a couple of videos (see their YouTube channel), I’d say that’s a fair assessment.
Carolina Yellowhammers with the Green Grass Cloggers, 7:30 PM on Saturday, Jan 25 ($8 general admission, $10 reserved)
–A line-up that includes Fountain favorite and local hero Lightnin’ Wells and some other local pickers in support. In the past the Yellowhammers have included Frankie Harrison on mandolin, John Booker on bass, and Bob Gaddis on banjo. The Green Grass Cloggers reinforce RA Fountain’s place as a unique venue for American folk music and culture. Learn more about the Cloggers here.
*The Red Room,
220 N Herritage Street, Kinston, NC
The Old Grey Suits, Friday, January 24
–The Old Grey Suits are a traditional Bluegrass band from Pitt County, NC. They play Bluegrass, Newgrass and everything in between.
207 SW Greenville Blvd, Greenville, NC
Redhorse Black on Friday, January 24 from 9 pm – 1 am
–True Americana from Greenville’s own Redhorse Black. They blend American Folk, Soul, Bluegrass, Blues, and Rock-n-Roll to entertain and make you shake yo’ thang.
206 W. Main St., Winterville, NC
David Dixon on Friday, Jan 24
–sans band, Dixon will play acoustic for the shellfish lovin’ faithful at Wimpies.
James Morris on Saturday, Jan 25
That’s it for this week!