A Night of Stories & Song: June 20, 2014

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Have you ever heard a song and felt perplexed about what the writer was trying to say? Or wondered how some songs come to be written at all? Well, here's a chance to hear the back-stories that are rarely heard while gaining a little more insight into what the song-writing process is all about, at least as far as our guests artists are concerned.

Friday June 20th will be a night for song-writers Sam Frazier, Molly McGinn and the guys from Lawyers Guns & Money, (featuring the song-writing team of Terry and Janice VunCannon) to tell some stories about the songs they have written and perform them for us. You will be up close and personal as Sam and Molly will both do short sets of their original music and then the trio Lawyers Guns & Money will play in a more unplugged format featuring Terry VunCannon on guitar and vocals, Steve Headen on bass and vocals and Mike Thomas on percussion and vocals. And as a special treat, Sam and Molly will sit in with the band to finish out the night.

It will be a unique opportunity to hear all of these talented performers, separately and even more so performing together. We are excited and grateful to have them with us for our 3rd show of 2014. Click here to read all the details and hear some of the music by these talented folks!

A Taste Of The Blues

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Maybe you heard about the recent blues competition at The Flatiron in Greensboro, but couldn't make it. Or..., maybe you weren't aware of it and so don't know what you missed. Well, we can give you a glimpse of what went on there as well as a teaser for the Joanne Shaw Taylor show at The Blind Tiger on November 8.

First check out some images captured at the Flatiron on band competition night provided by our friend Doug Mokaren. Scroll over images for info.

And the winner is... (photo by Bob Powell)

Now, here are several tracks from Lawyers Guns & Money, the winners of the band competition and on their way to Memphis to compete there next year. The band features three super talented and highly respected local blues musicians, Terry VunCannon, Steve Headen and Mike Thomas. That they will compete in Memphis is totally cool all by itself, but here is an even cooler thing in our minds, they are also the opening act for Ms. Taylor and we are honored to be able to bring them to the stage that night. It's only a few weeks away so get your tickets early through our secure ticket purchasing link.