Saturday, July 21, 2012

Don't forget the exciting 25th anniversary of the Bull Durham Blues Festival is just around the corner...Exciting performers like Bobby Blue Bland, Otis Clay, Marcia Ball, and the always fun Wild Magnolias will be bringing their unique sounds to the Durham Athletic Park. Be sure to buy your tickets in advance and enjoy the rich tradition of blues music support that exists in our area while also supporting a very worthy cause, the Hayti Heritage Center and its parent company, the St. Joseph's Historic Foundation. Also don't forget you can always book this lovely facility for your own events....

Friday, July 6, 2012

Hot weather but good music

Fourth of july had some great performances at the eno.  Dark water rising definitely gave a great set and of course my friends from aade always deliver....later after doing mc duties went to see another long time buddy and his groove shop band.  Yesterday worked wcom...looking forward to our move into art center of carrboro...sunday will be back at eno mcing....

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Spring and Summer music

Yes the weather is lovely, and that must mean it's time for music festivals throughout the Triangle...Yesterday, Durham Parks and Recreation Department brought us another exciting Bimbe Festival. It was fun hearing the great sounds of musicians like Jah Creation, Kim Arrington, Carlitta Durand and seeing some good friends out there enjoying themselves. I missed the headliner Doug E. Fresh but friends of mine told me he gave a good show despite some sound glitches. I understand that day 1 of Artsplosure was rocking as well. I got good reports on it from my friend Yolanda Rabun who performed there and seemed to have had a good time. In addition to that, Shakori Hills and Earth Day have already happened and were fun events as well..Yes, rain did catch some of Earth Day and impact its attendance but that's the catch with outside events. You have to deal with what Mother Nature sends you. Already, the outside music series have started...Friday, I went to see Party Nuts for a few minutes at the Brightleaf series. And last Friday, i went to see some great local blues musicians perform at American Tobacco as part of their series...Among the Music Maker artist featured in this revue style show were Cool John Ferguson, John Dee Holeman, Pat Cohen, Ironing Board Sam, and others. Both of these series, and the Duke Gardens series always bring some great musicians. And of course June will be bringing us Juneteenth downtown and July will be bringing us Festival at the Eno. And then one of my personal favorites in September.. The Bull Durham Blues Festival celebratings its 25th anniversary at the Old Durham Bulls athletic Park.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Folks that check out my Blog know that I am always busy with one project or another...Here is one of my latest..Come and check it out this Friday... Friday, April 13, 2012 9:00pm until 2:00am THE HIPPEST TRIP IN DURHAM! Get your groove on to funk, jazz, hip-hop, R&B, and all your Soul Train favorites. Come ready to shake it and dress to impress the Soul Train Line! Featuring emcee Marc Lee and DJ Analog Pancakes, DJ Pappy, and DJ Whole Wheat. $5-$20 sliding scale donation. Proceeds benefit the Durham Solidarity Center, Occupy Durham, and the displaced workers of the YWCA of the Greater Triangle. The Pinhook 117 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701-3603 And following that will be a May Celebration and I will give you more details on that as well.....also check out my latest reviews of activities around the Triangle at Http;//

Sunday, February 19, 2012

It is incredibly interesting working on putting a show....Have to make sure all the details are in place from the booking of the comedians to the hotel reservations to the plane reservations and do that on a shoe string budget...And you wonder why people pull their hair out doing events.....But in the end, I am confident that the show will be great and folks will be enjoying the humor of B Phlat, Impressionist Sylvia Traymoor Morrison and local comedians Will Little and Tru in this show that is being produced by myself and Yvette Holder. Last night, the Hayti was rocking with erotic poetry and my friend Elliot Axiom knocked off the four champion Potts....Looks like a new era has arrived...The other competitors were also very talented and you know why that slam has to be at the Midnight hour when they get that raunchy and wild. To add to the wildness, earlier that day the Hayti had a Gospel Explosion....Talk about a contrast in shows.....SMILE.....but even some of those bible thumping folks if they thought they could have gotten away with it probably would have been at the other show. On Friday, I had the pleasure of checking out a comedian at the Dangling Loafer. Have to check out another one of those shows at some time, as the comedian I heard was funny and the other ones I met were real cool...Went by Charlie Goodnights and they had a packed crowd. Just now finding out the comedian was Ralphie May and when I looked on the club's page they have added another show for this comedian... Thursday, I did a double shift at WCOM...Rocked the blues show as always, and of course it's fun when I get to sit in for Dave Bellins and Carrboro Live.....This show highlights great local musicians, and its real fun when I can mix Red Collar, Mel Melton, and other outstanding but varying local styles. And now it's a rainy day here in the Bull City.....Let's see what the next week brings....

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

It's another busy month here at the Hayti...On Saturday, the 21st it was another exciting battle of poets....The Greensboro folks definitely represented. If you would like to see more great poetry, come on down to Hayti this Saturday and check out Soul Expressions and don't forget the Film Festival coming your way in February. It's the 9th through the 12th.......and then in March is the exciting Women of Comedy show coming to Prime Smokehouse in Southeast Raleigh....