The Willie Painter Band
Playing a mix of blues with a nod towards swinging jazz and an eclectic selection of rock tunes, the Willie Painter Band consists of four veterans of the Triangle music scene that are known for consistently delivering inspiring and electrifying performances.....really! Not only can you dance to them - they always deliver a performance you'll be glad you came out for!
Rebecca & the Hi-Tones
Rebecca and the Hi-Tones, an 8-piece band from Durham, NC, combine western swing, country, rhythm & blues, early jazz, and 50's rock to create a sound they call "Modern Swing." The Hi-Tones have shared the stage with many national recording artists such as: The Indigo Girls, NRBQ, Jerry Jeff Walker, Livingston Taylor, Jesse Winchester, and the Red Clay Ramblers to name a few. http://www.waltzingbearrecords.com/prod01.htm
Members of the BilliTones have been playing together since the mid-70s with a variety of Durham groups including Quill Gordon, Boney Maroney, JB King, and the Clap-Tones. Billy & Toni Stevens, on keyboards, harp and vocals, toured on behalf of the US Department of State, performing rock, blues, Motown, and World Beat classics in over thirty countries. They were joined by lead guitarist, Al Dawson, almost 15 years ago, developing tight three-part harmonies for an eclectic play list heavy on the Grateful Dead. Bassist and vocalist Jay Cunningham and drummer, Casey Averill, round out the current roster, providing a solid rhythm section for some rockin' good dance music. We can't wait to play for you guys!
The Claptones The Claptones play rock and roll with a heavy blues flavor influenced by Albert King, BB King, Buddy Guy and all the electric 60s blues and rock bands including Cream, Hendrix, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos, ZZ Top, JJ Cale, and of course Eric Clapton (hence the name). The band originally formed in the 1980s and in 2013 three of the original members reunited, including frontman Al Dawson (guitar and vocals), Rick Parks (guitar), and drummer Brian Murray, with additional members bassist Mike Gallimore and vocalist/guitarist Jay Cunnigham. Expect to hear great guitar licks and awesome vocals, with a tight groove.