• The Rooster's Wife Interior shot

Our focus is original music, played by national touring artists, from old time through modern jazz.

Our shows are mostly Sundays. Some Thursdays, the occasional Friday, a rare Saturday. Occasional off days. We close in April and August. Original music strongly preferred, though we have a dance party now and then. Bribes accepted  in the form of fresh baked pie, or strong reference from a trusted cohort. Send current samples of your work, and your recent schedule. Tell us what you do best, and when you’d like to do it for us. Do you offer school programs? Community outreach?

That said, there’s more music than we have dates, even with a substantial bribe, but it never hurts to ask. Politely. See what we do, and see if that looks like a fit for what you do. Thanks for putting it out there. We couldn’t do what we do without you.

electric guitar at the Rooster's Wife in Moore County

Who has preceded you?

For starters:

Rhiannon Giddens , Hot Club of Cowtown, Mandolin Orange, John Cowan, the Parsons, Polecat Creek , Laurelyn Dossett, Joe Newberry, Mike Compton, Peggy Seeger, Carolina Chocolate Drops, Willa Brigham, Martha Bassett, Mad Tea Party , Carolina Circus Clowns, the Whyos, Idgy Vaughn, Boulder Acoustic Society, Howard Levy, Joe Craven, the Gibson Brothers, John Cowan, Mandolin Orange, Tommy Edwards, Jack Lawrence, Will Kimbrough, Red June, Claire Lynch, Asleep at the Wheel, Amy Speace, Joe Walsh, Grant Gordy, Press Gang, Rob Ikes and Trey Hensley, Chatham County Line, Yarn, Rebecca Newton, the Gravy Boys, Del Rey, Victoria Vox, Chris Smither, Randall Bramblett, Tyler Childers, the Wooks, the Mosier Brothers, Danny Barnes, Jordan Tice, Brittany Haas, Paul Kowert, Missy Raines and the New Hip, the Carter Brothers, Chaise Lounge, John Ellis and Doublewide, Tin Men, Debbie Davis and Josh Paxton, the Contenders, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Peter Lamb and the Wolves, Amelia’s Mechanics, Get Right Band, Underhill Road, Matt Savage, Mr. Sun, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen, Chris Jones and the Night Drivers, Doug and Telisha, the Red Clay Ramblers, Jonathan Byrd and the Pick Up Cowboy, Sarah Caswell, Kate McGarry, Cowboy Envy, Keith Ganz, I Draw Slow, Paul Thorn, Ranky Tanky, Matuto, April Verch, Tiller’s Folly, Freddy and Francine, Onyx Club Boys, Ameranouche, Kinobe, Alisdair Fraser and Natalie Haas, Scythian, Tellico, Solas, John Doyle, Hot Club of Cowtown, Sleeping Bee, Al Petteway, Amy White, Robin and Linda Williams, Babs Lamb, Mike Bubb, Scott Simontacchi, Harpeth Rising, Brother Brothers, Che Apalache, Patrick Fuller, Craig Fuller, Sam Lewis, Wild Ponies, Sam Frazier, Louisiana Soul Revival, Shawn Camp, Alison Brown, Hello June, Catherine Russell, Matt Munisteri, Night Tree, Mike Farris, Bette Smith, the Harris Brothers, Eden Brent, Jack Grace, Bill West, Abigil Dowd, Sons of Pitches, the Black Feathers, Side Car Social Club, Al Strong, Caleb Klauder, Shannon Whitworth, Robinella, Jim Hurst, Django Haskins, Brett Harris , Sally Spring, Darin and Brooke Aldridge, the Orphan Brigade, Farewell Drifters, James Maddock, Hiroya Tsukamoto , Jeremy Pinnell, Bumper Jacksons, Catharsis, Jamie Laval,Scott Ainslie, Craicdown, Jon Shain, the Kennedys, Angel Band , Phoebe Hunt, Si Kahn, Miss Tess, Craver, Hicks, Watson and Newberry , Jo Gore, Fan Modine, Jonathan Harrison, Dry Branch Fire Squad, Anne McCue, Stray Local, Dehlia Low, New Reveille, Jeanne Jolly, Swang Brothers, Hobex, Lindsay Lou, Caleb Hawley, Robbie Fulks, Nora Jane Struthers, Andrea Zonn, the Sweetback Sisters, Bill Staines, Bill Sheffield, Beth Wood, Adam Ezra, David Jacobs-Strain, Bob Beach, Ben and Joe, 18 South, and….