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Sept 28 Treble Hook, New Country Rehab

Oct 5 I Draw Slow

Oct 12 THE JOE SHOW

Oct 19 Jay Unger and Molly Mason

Oct 26 Robbie Fulks

Nov 2 Robert Poe, Sarah Aili

Nov 9 Matuto

Nov 16 Mipso, Lynda and Pattie

Nov 23 Joe NewBerry and Jim Watson, 12:46 Peter Lamb and the Wolves 6:46

Nov 30 Craicdown, Strangled Darlings

Dec 3 Jonathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys, with special guest , Corin Raymond

Dec 6 Claire Lynch

Dec 13 Doug and Telisha Williams, Rod Picott , Amy Speace

Sunday Night LIVE

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LA ? Lower Aberdeen , of course.

Time dragged on, and it flew by. We are more than ready to hit it at the Spot. The downbeat is the usual 6:46 , Sunday, the 14th, with a splendid Englishman by way of the lower east side. We bring it back local after the set break with Raleigh’s finest, Jeanne Jolly. These two kick off our 8th season, the 5th at the corner of Poplar and Knight, and they are bringing reinforcements.

Mix tapes ? There is no cassette player in my car, nor in the house. Rather than a shoe box under the seat, any tune I want is available as long as I remember to bring the phone. I download the cds and synch it all up. From our LA to the other LA, fine musical entertainment is available at a touch for the entire trip. What’s on your platter ? ipod ? ipad ? droid ?Where did you go ? Who did you hear ? Please share ! I’d love to know what is moving you , musically.

So many old favorites help create just the right vibe for the summer miles. Road trip, day trip, grocery trip all have their sound tracks. Music makes the miles fly by, for me. But when I slow down, and take a little rest, I take the advice of a friend, who told me to listen to the wind, in the pines, and my own heartbeat. Now that fall is upon us, the Spot is my destination.My heart is home. Lucky for us, there are plenty of road warrior musicians out on the roads, making Aberdeen a heartfelt destination. We are bringing folks coming to and fro from IBMA , on either side of that great event, along with jazz, singer songwriters, old time, celtic, holiday programs a bit of funk, and of course, our celebration of five years at the Spot, with our house band, Joe. Craven, DeJarnette, Newberry , Walsh and ? Betty Jo, Bobby Jo, Billy Jo, Uncle Joe ??? Any Joe coming to the show receives a FREE pint cup.

We are proud to announce new partnerships.The Southern Pines Brewing Company will be offering their fall brew. And to hold those suds, Klean Kanteen has crafted some dynamite pint cups. Made of 18/8, food-grade stainless steel, the 16oz Kanteen Steel Pint Cup is durable, versatile, reusable, and dishwasher safe. It won’t break like glass pints. It won’t fill the garbage can or landfill like the ubiquitous red cup. AND it shows your support of LIVE LOCAL music at the Rooster’s Wife. So you never miss a show, bookmark the Pine Times, your single source for events here in the Pines. See you soon , and often. We are very grateful for your support. Coming to shows,bringing friends to shows, spreading the word to make it all happen here in LA. Thanks.We can hardly wait to see you.

HELEN GILLET | Sunday, July 27

Globe Trotting, multi-faceted, jazz-based cellist, singer, composer and improviser Helen Gillet is a “mixed bag” of musical influence. She has won “Best Female Performer” this year in Gambit Weekly’s Best of the Beat Awards as well as “Best Other Instrument” in Offbeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Awards. Downbeat Magazine recently nominated her a Rising Star in the 61st Annual Critic’s Poll.She lives her music as an expression of the entire human condition, performing an eclectic mix of French pop, Avant Garde Jazz, North Indian, Folk and Classical styles.

www.helengillet.com

Helen performs with Tom Maxwell and the Minor Drag. Tickets available online.

HELEN GILLET | Sunday, July 27

Globe Trotting, multi-faceted, jazz-based cellist, singer, composer and improviser Helen Gillet is a “mixed bag” of musical influence. She has won “Best Female Performer” this year in Gambit Weekly’s Best of the Beat Awards as well as “Best Other Instrument” in Offbeat Magazine’s Best of the Beat Awards. Downbeat Magazine recently nominated her a Rising Star in the 61st Annual Critic’s Poll.She lives her music as an expression of the entire human condition, performing an eclectic mix of French pop, Avant Garde Jazz, North Indian, Folk and Classical styles.

www.helengillet.com

Helen performs with Tom Maxwell and the Minor Drag. Tickets available online.

Hang the flag, watch the parade, fire up the grill , slice the watermelon, and ooooh and ahhhh the the finale. What better way to celebrate the 4th of July weekend than with the blues ?

What are the blues ? A feeling, a musical scale, a type of song, a particular chord progression, a poetic form, an attitude, a shared history ? A true American art form, blues music in its finest rendition speaks from the heart about suffering, personal, political and universal . The blues gives voice to heartache. Singing and listening to the blues brings healing by sharing the experience.

W.C. Handy first heard the blues while waiting for a train at a remote Mississippi station. He brought the music mainstream when he published “Memphis Blues” . That opened the door for a wider audience for the music that had come from the fields fo the rural South. As the great migration brought African Americans seeking work northward, the music evolved to reflect their urban existance. Acoustic guitars were replaced by elctric models and joined by bass, drums and harmonica. The full band sound gave expression to life’s condition, while propelling listeners to the dance floor with the amplified rhythm. From these rustic roots followed virtually every major American music form born in the 20th century, including jazz, rhythm and blues, rock and roll, and hip hop.

Deb Callahan has been a singer all her life. Her powerful, expressive voice will dispel your blues, with the blues . See you soon.
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