Boylan Bridge Brass
324 S Boylan Ave.
Performing live at Tours and Tunes will be Boylan Bridge Brass. Hailed as “the Triangle’s Premiere Brass Ensemble”, the Boylan Bridge Brass features the finest brass musicians in the Carolinas. Having connected through their affiliations with the North Carolina Symphony, the Boylan Bridge Brass brings the highest quality live brass music to the Triangle and surrounding areas. Known for their dynamic programming, the Boylan Bridge Brass is in high demand for recitals and a variety of celebratory occasions. In addition to concert appearances, the Boylan Bridge Brass has a strong dedication to music education. Boylan Bridge is on Facebook and Twitter. Email email@example.com for booking.
Chip Robinson and Steve Howell from The Backsliders
914 W South St.
If you were in Raleigh in the nineties, you’re may remember the Backsliders. They landed a record deal and their debut album Throwing Rocks At The Moon reached #1 on the Americana radio chart in 1997. But then, in 1999, they fell apart and “officially called it a day”. Not to despair, the Backsliders are back, and bringing their unique brand of hard core honky tonk to clubs and festivals near and far. Chip Robinson and Steve Howell from the Backsliders will be at Tours and Tunes. The Backsliders are on Facebook and Twitter. Contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psh-bB4jBD0
Southern String Band
308 S Boylan Ave. (Montford Hall)
The Southern String Band is a group of nine friends in Raleigh NC who play old time string band music for fun, usually on Thursday nights. The group also does an occasional public event, and next up is Tours and Tunes! They play mostly traditional tunes and songs from the upper South collected from older musicians, old recordings, and our many old time music friends across the state. www.southernstringband.net
315 S Boylan Ave.
Unclassified is a flute and percussion duo with a passion for playing classical treats, treasures and oddities from medieval monks to modern masters. This program features Anne Aitchison on flute and Matt Vooris on vibraphone.
1025 W South St.
Caroline is a spirited songbird from Raleigh, North Carolina who released her first solo record ‘Potential’ in July 2012. A lover of Americana music and influenced largely by roots, rock and folk, Caroline credits much of her inspiration to the multitude of musical artists thriving in her home state. She is also long time troubadour of The Love Hangover and now hometown host of The Love Hangover. This highly anticipated show takes place every February 15 (post Valentine’s) in Raleigh, Brooklyn, Kansas City, Chicago, and Ann Arbor, partnering artists from differing music groups to sing duets on the wonders of love. Caroline is currently forming a new music group so be on the look out for more good things to come! http://carolinemamoulides.com
805 W South St.
Mengjie Zou, playing solo piano, is a big fan of classical music and loves to play in her spare time. She’s an amateur photographer, too! Check out her photos on Mengjie’s Facebook page.”
New Orleans Masquerade
415 Cutler St.
New Orleans Masquerade plays Classic New Orleans jazz and blues from the ’20s and ’30s. The typical band lineup includes trumpets, trombone, clarinet, tenor sax, tuba, bass, drums, banjo.
406 Kinsey St.
Toby Bonar is a singer-songwriter/folk performer whose music is steeped in Americana influences, particularly the country blues. He is moved by music that speaks to the rawness of the human condition and the beauty of the soul. Jonny Baker (harmonica) and Brett McKey will accompany him during Tours and Tunes. Toby is on Myspace.
Rick on Fire
405 Kinsey St.
Solo keys, harp and vocals, playing songs you know by heart, spanning over 7 decades in myriad styles from Rock to Funk. Special appearance by former bandmate and Boylan Heights’ Village Motor Werks co-owner, guitarist Greg Ashe.
Rick Keena started playing guitar when he got one for his seventh birthday. His early influences ranged from his dad to Chet Atkins to Jimi Hendrix. In addition to Jazz and Classical gigs, he enjoys playing the blues and has recently released a CD (The Blues is a Lady) together with vocalist Maria Rolls.