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A Tribute Concert Celebrating Bruce Piephoff, Greensboro’s “Father of Songwriting”

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A Tribute Concert Celebrating Bruce Piephoff, Greensboro’s “Father of Songwriting” Live at Flat IronSunday, March 3, 20242-6pm$20 Suggested Donation **All donations will be collected at door upon entry. JOIN US Sunday, March 3, 2pm-6pm at The Flat Iron, 221 Summit Ave, Greensboro for a tribute concert and silent auction fundraiser to support Bruce Piephoff in his battle against some serious health issues. The concert has an all-star cast of NC songwriters who have known and admired Bruce’s work throughout the decades. The concert will include performances by Scott Sawyer, Sam Frazier, David Childers, Martha Bassett, Daniel Ayers, John Rees, Mark “Budyro” Harrison, Kristy Jackson, Rebecca Newton & Barry Gray, Violet Bell, and Sandy Blocker. It will include call in tributes from all over the USA & Ireland. Bruce Piephoff has been a songwriter for 50+ years and has recorded 25 original albums. Join us as we honor Greensboro’s “Father of Songwriting” in a 4 hour special tribute concert, produced and curated by Mark “Buddyro” Harrison and Peg Parham.

Abigail Dowd’s Singer/Songwriter Series featuring Drew Foust, Stephen Murray, and Ben Gage

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DREW FOUST –  A natural soul singer and blues musician, Drew Foust’s music sounds like it’s made between the bleary hours of a rock bar’s last call and a southern preacher’s early morning prayer. Hand made, self-made and arranged in dramatic structure, the music is lyrical and rhythm driven, always pushing a feeling forward. His latest release, “Good Thing,” is inspired by old school-southern soul music.   BEN GAGE –  Ben Gage is a songwriter from Akron, OH. Ben Gage grew up in the rust belt of Northeast Ohio, spread out in the countryside along the great Lake Erie. His roots run deep beside the hard working blue collars that Ohio has to boast. That tenacity, love of family, and respect for a long day can be seen in his music. He doesn’t shy away from life’s ups and downs and sews human experience within all his songs, artfully, without the need to bash you over the head with ideas. In Fall of 2021 Ben quit his job in the tech-sector to pursue music full time. Now he travels the US sharing stories and songs and always collecting more. STEPHEN MURRAY –  Stephen Murray is a Canadian born Singer Songwriter. He formed the Greensboro based 7 piece rocknroll band Holy Ghost Tent Revival in 2007. He now resides in Southwest Virginia, performing and recording solo. His songs reflect his journey of love, loss, betrayal and recovery from addiction. 

Singer/Songwriter Series with Abigail Dowd, Dawn Landes, and Hannah Kaminer

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Our new monthly Singer-Songwriter Series curated and hosted by our dear friend Abigail Dowd!  Tuesday, February 20, 2024Doors 6pm/ Show 7pm $12 adv / $15 day of Writer’s Round ft Abigail Dowd, Dawn Landes, and Hannah Kaminer Abigail Dowd is a Greensboro-based singer/songwriter/guitarist who grew up under the longleaf pines in the Sandhills region of North Carolina. On tour with her latest album, Not What I Seem, Dowd pulls from her heritage of storytelling and determination weaving together hints of Celtic melodies with the soulful gospel of the south. Folk/Americana singer-songwriter Dawn Landes has toured with a diverse range of artists including Sufjan Stevens, Nick Lowe, Suzanne Vega and Steve Earle. A Louisville, Kentucky native, Landes moved to NYC in the early 2000’s and began performing frequently in the NE and Europe. Hannah Kaminer makes modern American roots music that blurs the boundaries between genre and generation. As a songwriter, storyteller, and producer, she nods to the Appalachian traditions of her native North Carolina while creating a contemporary sound that’s woozy, wistful, and evocative of the landscape where it was created.

Logan Halstead and Willy Tea Taylor

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LOGAN HALSTEAD  Logan doesn’t like to put himself in a box sonically or stylistically. Still, many would characterize his work as Appalachian/Americana music. Above all, his songs are raw and honest, and the writing is wrapped in wisdom one might only think could be conjured by someone two decades older. While the masses clamored for more content, Logan took his time and found the right partners for his debut album. He decided to cut his project at the famous Sound Emporium Studios in Nashville, Tennessee. He was accompanied in production by the one and only Lawrence Rothman (Amanda Shires, Margo Price, Angel Olson, and many more). When asked about the recording process, Logan said, “It was a great experience. Lawrence is top-notch. They made me feel comfortable just to go in and do what I do, and to get to record in a place like that is a dream come true, especially for a holler kid.” Rothman, who also saw success at a very young age, was a perfect fit because they understood Logan’s position and angst which allowed Logan to express himself freely. In 2020, Logan released “Dark Black Coal” on YouTube, which has since amassed almost 6 million views. The success of that single has allowed Logan to build a great fan base through YouTube, touring, and opening for artists like Zach Bryan, Charles Wesley Godwin, Town Mountain, and many more. With the record releasing over a year after he recorded the album, Our Vinyl came into his life at the perfect time. In a collaboration with Our Vinyl, Logan released a taste of his upcoming project with a four-song EP that has amassed him over 120,000 monthly listeners on Spotify. With the success of “Dark Black Coal,” it’s no surprise that Logan chose this as the title track for his first album. Logan signed with Thirty Tigers and is excited to partner with them on his release. The release date is slated for May 5, 2023 and he will be touring those songs beginning in May. Expect to see Logan’s name on festival billings, support tours, and in a town near you. “I want my music to keep evolving and to improve my craft. I want to be the best I can be and give my fans shows to remember,” says Logan. Like all musicians, he hopes to achieve a successful career, but don’t expect Logan Halstead to change who he is or what he believes in to succeed. Authentically himself, Logan strives to always be honest and true to his fans.WILLY TEA TAYLORWilly Tea Taylor, the son of a cattleman, was born and raised in the “Cowboy Capital of the World”, Oakdale, California. In the past year or so, after thousands of miles driven and countless songs written and played, he has suddenly and rightfully found himself standing shoulder to shoulder in the ranks of today’s great Alt-Country musicians. From his early days co-fronting The Good Luck Thrift Store Outfit, to singing solo in countless cowboy bars, Willy Tea has never lost the vision of what he knew could be. And now with The Fellership or solo, Willy Tea Taylor, he has taken his version of that hero hang on the road.

An Evening With Josh Morningstar

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A curious and fresh combination of grit and humor, Josh Morningstar is knocking down stereotypes everywhere he goes with his worn boots and unforgettable raspy voice. Growing up outside of Baltimore, Maryland, he carries those roots in a suitcase with him everywhere he goes. His small-town charm is evident in the way he greets people, and in the conversational way that he weaves the stories of his life into his music.
Named 2018 Texas Radio Songwriter of the Year, he and his Kristofferson signed guitar have knocked out melodies in dark clubs and dingy hotels all across the country. He’s written songs alongside Kendell Marvel, Channing Wilson, Autumn McEntire, and many more. Morningstar was also the writer of several Cody Jinks songs, including his #1 hits “Must Be The Whiskey” and “Ain’t A Train.”
His lyrics force listeners to sit up and pay attention, and his songs are always full of truth-bearing stories. The familial connection Morningstar forges with people continues long after his shows are over. Josh Morningstar has shared the stage with some of today’s most sought after folk and country artists, including Shooter Jennings, Cody Jinks, Tyler Childers, Todd Snider, Colter Wall, and Ward Davis. Morningstar continues to lead the charge on the front lines of a new wave of country music – one full of soulful honesty, the familiar and true twang of an old guitar, and provoking melodies.

Abigail Dowd, Jason Adamo & Daniel Neihoff

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Abigail Dowd – Greensboro-based Singer/songwriter/guitarist Abigail Dowd is known for her storytelling and command of an audience. She has been called “a writer of the highest caliber.” Pulling from her heritage of storytelling and determination, Dowd weaves hints of Celtic melodies with the soulful gospel of the south to create a sound that dances between folk, rock and blues. She’s at work on her fourth studio album. www.abigaildowd.com   Daniel Neihoff – Daniel Neihoff is an emerging Singer/Songwriter from Paducah, KY. He has been described as “one of the best storytelling songwriters in Nashville”. His music blends sensitive and articulate lyrics with effortless fingerpicking and powerful vocals. With a voice that is honest and passionate, Daniel holds nothing back every time he takes the stage. In a short time he has built a reputation as a songwriter to watch. There is no doubt that he has a long career ahead of him.   Jason Adamo – Jason Adamo is a singer/songwriter and host of “On The Record With Jason Adamo” via YouTube @ontherecordwithjasonadamo. Currently residing in Raleigh, NC, Adamo has lived in New York City and Nashville immersing himself in each cities music and songwriting scene. Jason has received Gold and Platinum plaques for his songwriting work on country artist Brett Young’s debut album. (USA & Canada)

Dawn Landes With Laura Jane Vincent

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Folk/Americana singer-songwriter Dawn Landes has toured with a diverse range of artists including Sufjan Stevens, Nick Lowe, Suzanne Vega and Steve Earle. A Louisville, Kentucky native, Landes moved to NYC in the early 2000’s and began performing frequently in the NE and Europe.In the early 2000’s, Landes trained to become a sound engineer. Her work has appeared on albums by Joseph Arthur, Hem, Jolie Holland, Justin Townes Earle and more.In 2005, Landes released her first full-length debut album, “dawn’s music”. “Two Three Four”, an EP recorded with members of Hem, followed in 2006. She released “Fireproof” in 2008 on french label Fargo to rave reviews worldwide. “Sweet Heart Rodeo” followed in 2010 on UK label Cooking Vinyl. Her next release was the French-language EP “Mal Habilleé” in 2012 accompanied by a book of illustrations by the artist Danica Novgorodoff. After a year of working on other musicians’ projects, she recorded “Bluebird” in 2014 following her divorce from singer-songwriter Josh Ritter. “Bluebird” was produced by Thomas Bartlett (aka Doveman) and features guest vocals by Norah Jones.In 2018 Landes teamed with the legendary Fred Foster, the producer responsible for hits from Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, and Dolly Parton for Nashville-inspired “Meet Me at the River” (Yep Roc). In 2020 she released “ROW” a collection of songs from her musical based on the true story of rower Tori Murden McClure featuring KY artists Will Oldham, Ben Sollee and more.

Abigail Dowd, Lyn Koonce & Jane Kramer

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  Abigail Dowd – Greensboro-based Singer/songwriter/guitarist Abigail Dowd is known for her storytelling and command of an audience. She has been called “a writer of the highest caliber.” Pulling from her heritage of storytelling and determination, Dowd weaves hints of Celtic melodies with the soulful gospel of the south to create a sound that dances between folk, rock and blues. She’s at work on her fourth studio album, which is being produced by Jason Richmond. www.abigaildowd.com   Lyn Koonce – A winner of American Songwriter Magazine’s Lyric Contest for her song, The River, singer/songwriter Lyn Koonce, engages audiences with her warmth and authenticity often turning heads from the first song. From ballads to blues, Lyn’s music is skillful, unique, yet universal. It creates traction and stays with you long after the performance. Lyn opened for The Indigo Girls in early 2020 and in the same year released her 4th studio album, “Begin Again” produced by award winning folk musician, Amy Speace. www.lynkooncemusic.com/   Jane Kramer – Lauded by UK music reviewer Three Chords and the Truth as sounding like she was “…born to gypsy poets and raised in the mountains by Emmylou Harris,” Asheville, North Carolina songstress Jane Kramer has garnered international recognition for the sultry, heartrending originality of her vocals and for the heavy-hitting lyrical eloquence of her songwriting. With deep roots in the musical traditions, culture and lore of her beloved Appalachia, Kramer’s songs are introspective, gracefully gritty and fiercely memorable. www.janekramermusic.com

AFIKA presents KATABASIS

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As a sought-after professional in a long list of creative crafts—bass player, performer, recording artist, songwriter, and even educator—Afika is crafting a career as multifaceted and unique as he is. After being selected as a guest talent on season 1 of NBC’s SongLand, the published songwriter and international artist was featured alongside the Oscar-nominated film Judas and the Black Messiah with his power pop Kanye-meets-Kendrick-esque anthem “Chosen,” which he followed up with an EP of the same name under the EMPIRE label group. Today, Afika hones his songwriting and artistry craft by experimenting with the songwriting world’s most elite expressive echelon: country music and Americana.KATABASIS is Afika’s tour-de-force foray into a one-man-show style of award-winning songwriting and epic storytelling. With his signature wit and irreverence, Afika takes listeners on a journey through the biblical book of Genesis, using his original songs as a lens through which to explore the timeless themes of creation, temptation, and redemption. Expect a potent blend of humor and pathos, a narrative that is both deeply personal and universally relatable, and a performance that is both poignant and cathartic.  For fans of: Frank Ocean, Joy Oladokun, Leon Bridges, Coldplay, Kendrick LamarPress:Triad City Beat: https://triad-city-beat.com/afika-nxumalo/Oh! Henry Magazine: https://www.ohenrymag.com/all-roads-lead-home/Instagram: https://instagram.com/__afika__?igshid=MzRlODBiNWFlZA==

Josh Morningstar with Brother Wilson

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A curious and fresh combination of grit and humor, Josh Morningstar is knocking down stereotypes everywhere he goes with his worn boots and unforgettable raspy voice. Growing up outside of Baltimore, Maryland, he carries those roots in a suitcase with him everywhere he goes. His small-town charm is evident in the way he greets people, and in the conversational way that he weaves the stories of his life into his music.
Named 2018 Texas Radio Songwriter of the Year, he and his Kristofferson signed guitar have knocked out melodies in dark clubs and dingy hotels all across the country. He’s written songs alongside Kendell Marvel, Channing Wilson, Autumn McEntire, and many more. Morningstar was also the writer of several Cody Jinks songs, including his #1 hits “Must Be The Whiskey” and “Ain’t A Train.”
His lyrics force listeners to sit up and pay attention, and his songs are always full of truth-bearing stories. The familial connection Morningstar forges with people continues long after his shows are over. Josh Morningstar has shared the stage with some of today’s most sought after folk and country artists, including Shooter Jennings, Cody Jinks, Tyler Childers, Todd Snider, Colter Wall, and Ward Davis. Morningstar continues to lead the charge on the front lines of a new wave of country music – one full of soulful honesty, the familiar and true twang of an old guitar, and provoking melodies.