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Friday, December 15th, 2017

Lost Province Brewing Company
130 N. Depot Street, downtown Boone, NC, (828) 265-3506 Another nice early show at one of our favorite downtown Boone establishments. Good beer, good pizza, good people, and hopefully acceptable musical entertainment. And good beer. Music starts at 8:00 PM and goes until 11. More info here. See you there.


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Saturday, October 28th, 2017

Watauga County Farmers' Market. Boone, NC. We will play starting around 9:00AM and play until about 11:30. The Saturday morning Farmers' Market is still in its usual location at the Horn in the West parking lot in Boone. This show is free and open to the public. The Saturday market runs from 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM. We'll be hanging out in the back corner where the cool kids are, from about 8:30-11:00 AM, playing 3/4 acoustic. To get there, Take 105 Extension. Turn at the new First Citizens Bank onto Horn Avenue. Go 500 feet and the farmer's market is on the left. For more info about the farmer's market, visit http://wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org.

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Boone Saloon: Earleine CD Release Party 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. We'll be helping our pal Earleine celebrate the release of her new album, and she'll borrow 3/4 of us for the show. Momma Molasses will also be there. And 4/4 of us will play at some point, too, and we'll do some songs in 3/4, 4/4, and maybe 6/8.

Saturday, October 7th, 2017

Lost Province Brewing Company
130 N. Depot Street, downtown Boone, NC, (828) 265-3506 Another nice early show at one of our favorite downtown Boone establishments. Good beer, good pizza, good people, and hopefully acceptable musical entertainment. And good beer. Music starts at 8:00 PM and goes until 11. More info here. See you there.

Wednesday, Otober 4th, 2017

The Speckled Trout
922 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (828) 295-9819 The Speckled Trout is under new ownership with a bunch of new stuff, and we are to be the inaugural act for their venture into having live music. We hope you can join us. More info at the Speckled Trout site.

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

The 3rd Annual Carolina Ramble & Reunion
Brayshaw Farm, Bethel, NC. 10:00 AM to midnight. Tickets TBD. This is a big outdoor party in Bethel with a bunch of cool people and awesome music known as the Carolina Ramble & Reunion. Other bands will most likely include Possum Jenkins, Wurlitzer Prize, and more. Activities for kids, and a limited number of free camping spots will be available--and you can camp Friday-Sunday. Tickets and more info at carolinaramble.com.

Friday, September 8th, 2017

Private Event

Friday, August 19th, 2017

Todd Summer Music Series, Walter & Annie B. Cook Park, Todd, NC (the park across from the Todd General Store). 6:00-8:00 PM. We are right proud to return to Todd's summer music concert series, which is always a good time. Spend an afternoon by the river and see some music. Free.

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Valle Crucis Park, behind the Mast Store Annex off Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis. 7:00 PM. FREE. This will be our eleventh year as part of the summer "Music in the Valle" series. Pretty much the place to be on a Friday evening, especially now that they have a proper sound system--woo hoo! All our friends will be there. Especially all our cheap friends, as this event is free. You can donate some cash to the park if you like, though. Picnicking (and getting a good spot on the lawn) starts at 6:00 PM or whenever you get hungry. Music starts at 7:00 PM and goes until 8:30 PM or so. The park is off of Broadstone Road behind the Mast Store Annex in Valle Crucis. There are playgrounds for kids, paved trails and picnic tables for everyone, and complimentary poop bags for your pet. Always good to bring a chair or a blanket.

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

Watauga County Farmers' Market. Boone, NC. We will play starting around 9:00AM and play until about 11:30. The Saturday morning Farmers' Market is still in its usual location at the Horn in the West parking lot in Boone. This show is free and open to the public. The Saturday market runs from 8:00 AM until noon. We'll be playing totally acoustic and singing out into the air, except Rich will hopefully have that sweet little busking amp that he borrowed last year. Not for vegetablephobics. To get there, Take 105 Extension. Turn at the new First Citizens Bank onto Horn Avenue. Go 500 feet and the farmer's market is on the left. For more info about the farmer's market, visit http://wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org.

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Boone Saloon: Allman Brothers Birthday Benefit Bash 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. We'll all be playing with various other musicians rocking outs some Allman Brothers Band covers to celebrate Dave's birthday and raise money for the A.M.E.N.* Corner (*Area Musicians Experiencing Need).

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Blue Ridge Conservancy's 17th Annual Gamekeeper Wine/Beer Tasting and Auction, Blowing Rock American Legion
5:30 PM until 8:00 PM. 333 Wallingford Road, Blowing Rock, NC 28605. 828-264-2511. Tickets $30 individual/$50 per couple We are honored and excited to help Blue Ridge Conservancy raise some funds and have a good time doing it. More info here. Get tickets.

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Lost Province Brewing Company
130 N. Depot Street, downtown Boone, NC, (828) 265-3506A show helping to celebrate the retirement of Mr. Toby Cone, principal at Cove Creek Elementary, but the public is also invited. Music starts at 7:00 PM or so and goes until 10:30 or so. More info here.

Friday, May 19th, 2017

Best Cellar/Inn at Ragged Gardens
203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 -- Phone 828-295-9703. Relatively early--5:30 PM until 8:00 PM. FREE. We return to Blowing Rock for more outdoor fun, possible thunderstorms, kids dancing on the grass, and Dave rolling in the tip money. But mostly outdoor fun. Hang out with us, have some wine and beer, do some cartwheels, etc. More info here.

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Appalachian Mountain Brewery, Appalachian Voices Share Night
6:00-8:00 PM. FREE. • 163 Boone Creek Dr, Boone, NC 28607 -- Phone 828-263-1111. Come celebrate Appalachian Voices' 20 years of fighting for our mountains and our communities with beer, music, door prizes, and among other things, a miniature horse, apparently. More info here.

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

McDonald Artisan Farm Fair
1615 Bethesda Rd, Aberdeen, NC, 9:00 AM-5:00 PM This will be our first foray into the wilds of Aberdeen, North Carolina, where we will participate in the McDonald Artisan Farm Craft & Music Fair. It's a historic 72-acre farm, and there will be food, beer, crafts, and all kinds of other artisan-type stuff, including live artisan-type music. More info here.

Friday, February 10th, 2017

Murphy's with Earline 747 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. The fabulous Earline will borrow our 'lectric guitar player and start the show with a short set around 10 PM. 'twill be a hard act to follow, but we will be on directly after that.

Saturday, January 14th, 2017

Twigs
Blowing Rock Highway, Blowing Rock Join us at the bar at Twigs in Blowing Rock. It's still a cozy place with good food and drinks, and we'll be rockin' the alcove.

Saturday, December 10th, 2016

Annual High Country Holiday Throwdown! at the Boone Saloon with Valley of Neptune, dB & Friends, the Good King Wences-son-in-laws, and a Santa-sack-load of special guests
489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. You know your office holiday party is going to kind of suck, so make up for it by coming to ours. Ten bucks at the door goes to the AMEN Corner charity. Or you can donate three pairs of socks and get in free. And no, not those unwashed used ones in the corner of your closet.

Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Lost Province Brewing Company
130 N. Depot Street, downtown Boone, NC, (828) 265-3506 Another nice early show at one of our favorite downtown Boone establishments. Good beer, good pizza, good people, and hopefully acceptable musical entertainment. And good beer. Music starts at 8:00 PM and goes until 11. More info here. See you there.

Saturday, October 1st, 2016

The 3rd Annual Carolina Ramble & Reunion
Brayshaw Farm, Bethel, NC. 10:00 AM to midnight. Tickets TBD. This is a big outdoor party in Bethel with a bunch of cool people and awesome music known as the Carolina Ramble & Reunion. Other bands will most likely include Possum Jenkins, Soul Benefactor, Wurlitzer Prize, and more. Activities for kids, and a limited number of free camping spots will be available. Tickets and more info at carolinaramble.com.

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion
Bristol, TN/VA. We are stoked to be part of the amazing lineup at this year's Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion. More info here. We play at the Stateline Bar & Grille at 11:30 PM on Saturday. Check out the 2016 lineup, then put together an online itinerary of who you want to see. Don't forget to add yer pals!

Saturday, September 10th, 2016

Watauga County Farmers' Market. Boone, NC. We will play starting around 9:00AM and play until about 11:30. The Saturday morning Farmers' Market is still in its usual location at the Horn in the West parking lot in Boone. This show is free and open to the public. The Saturday market runs from 8:00 AM until noon. All four of us will be there, for a change, playing totally acoustic and singing out into the air, except Rich will still have that sweet little busking amp that he's borrowing. To get there, Take 105 Extension. Turn at the new First Citizens Bank onto Horn Avenue. Go 500 feet and the farmer's market is on the left. For more info about the farmer's market, visit http://wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org.

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Boone Saloon with The Note Ropers
489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. Playing with honkabilly band from Greenville, SC, The Note Ropers. Bring yer dancin' boots.

Saturday, September 3rd, 2016

Private Event

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

High Country Beer Fest, with the Backsliders and Dead of Winter High Country Fairgrounds, 748 Roby Greene Rd, Boone, NC 28607 (828) 262-2946. Our fourth year at one of the best outdoor events in the High Country. We're not going to bother describing it too much, since you're already planning on being there. Get your tickets early; it always sells out in advance. More info here

Friday, August 26th, 2016

Songwriter Show, Jones House Summer Concerts on the Lawn series. 604 West King Street, Boone, NC28607, 828-262-4576. At the historic Jones House in the heart of downtown Boone. 5:00 PM. We return to the Jones House for the popular Jones House Concerts on the Lawn series. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. The show is free and open to the public. More info here

Friday, August 19th, 2016

Private Event

Saturday,August 13th, 2016

Watauga County Farmers' Market. Boone, NC. We will play starting around 9:00AM and play until about 11:30. The Saturday morning Farmers' Market is still in its usual location at the Horn in the West parking lot in Boone. This show is free and open to the public. The Saturday market runs from 8:00 AM until noon. This Saturday we will be an acoustic trio, but we are pleased to announce that Rich will have a sweet little busking amp that he's borrowing, so everyone can hear the bass. To get there, Take 105 Extension. Turn at the new First Citizens Bank onto Horn Avenue. Go 500 feet and the farmer's market is on the left. For more info about the farmer's market, visit http://wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org.

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Valle Crucis Park, behind the Mast Store Annex off Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis. 7:00 PM. FREE. This will be our tenth(!) year as part of the summer "Music in the Valle" series. Come hang out with us by the Watauga River at "the best park in the world," as some of our friends like to call it. Picnicking (and getting a good spot on the lawn) starts at 6 PM or whenever you get hungry. Music starts at 7 PM and goes until 8:30 PM or so. The park is off of Broadstone Road behind the Mast Store Annex in Valle Crucis. There are playgrounds for kids, paved trails and picnic tables for everyone, and complimentary poop bags for your dog. Or pig. Might be good to bring a chair or a blanket. Apparently, pigs prefer blankets.

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016

Private Event

Tuesday, July 12th, 2016

Lost Province Brewing Company, Summer CD Launch Party for "Music in the Mountains, Vol. 1," with Melissa Reaves and Sound Traveler
130 N. Depot Street, downtown Boone, NC, (828) 265-3506 Join us to celebrate the release of the Hunger and Health Coalition's new compilation CD of High Country artists, Music in the Mountains, Volume 1, for which we have contributed our track, "All Your Might". We are excited to share the stage with our amazing friend Melissa Reaves as well as Sound Traveler. We will be donating music, and Lost Province will be donating 10% of sales to the important work of the Hunger and Health Coalititon. More info here. See you there.

Saturday, July 9th, 2016

Private Event

Friday, May 27th, 2016

Best Cellar/Inn at Ragged Gardens
203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 -- Phone 828-295-9703. Relatively early--5:30 PM until 8:00 PM. FREE. We return to Blowing Rock for more outdoor fun, possible thunderstorms, and police monitoring of our volume level. But mostly outdoor fun. Kick off your shoes, hang out on the grass, have some wine and beer, do some cartwheels, etc. More info here.

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Watauga County Farmers' Market. Boone, NC. We're pleased to be returning to the Watauga Farmers' Market for a morning of off-the-grid acoustic tunes. We will play starting around 9:00AM and play a couple hours. The Saturday morning Farmers' Market is still in its usual location at the Horn in the West parking lot in Boone. This show is free and open to the public. The Saturday market runs from 8:00 AM until noon. Come support your local farmers and local musicians. As usual when we play the farmer's market, this will be more of a toned-down acoustic deal, and this Saturday we will be a trio. To get there, Take 105 Extension. Turn at the new First Citizens Bank onto Horn Avenue. Go 500 feet and the farmer's market is on the left. For more info about the farmer's market, visit http://wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org.

Friday, May 6th, 2016

Lost Province Brewing Company
130 N. Depot Street, downtown Boone, NC, (828) 265-3506 You know the drill. Bring the kids and keep 'em up past their bedtime. Or get a babysitter. Eat wood-fired pizza. Drink beer brewed onsite. Repeat. Music starts at 8:00 PM and goes until 11. More info here. See you there.

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

Twigs
Blowing Rock Highway, Blowing Rock Join us after the Banff Film Festival for our show at Twigs in Blowing Rock. It's a cozy place with good food. Rob, Rich, and Dave will start out a laid-back, sit-down, trio show in the alcove by the bar, and Jimmy will join in shortly thereafter.

Saturday, January 16th, 2016

Boone Saloon with Possum Jenkins
489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. Playing with our longtime pals Possum Jenkins, with whom we share a drummer. Don't worry, we're making him wear protection.

Friday, December 18th, 2015

Annual High Country Holiday Throwdown! at the Boone Saloon with Soul Benefactor and a sleigh-load of special guests
489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. If you only go to one holiday party, make this the one. You don't need to bring a gag gift, even (but if you do want to bring a gag gift, get this one). Ten bucks at the door goes to charity. Or you can bring two pairs of socks and get in for five.

Friday, October 30th, 2015

Lost Province Brewing Company
130 N. Depot Street, downtown Boone, NC, (828) 265-3506 Start your Halloween weekend off right at Lost Province with local beer, local food, and local music. Sure, you can wear your costume twice. Music starts at 8:00 PM and goes until 11. More info here. See you there.

Tuesday, October 20th, 2015

Jack of the Wood--Songwriters in the Round 95 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC. 828-252-5445. 7:00-9:00P.M. Jimmy will return to Jack of the Wood for another evening of raw song swapping with a couple other fellow starving songwriters. Should be lovely. No cover. More info here.

Saturday, October 10th, 2015

Private Event

Friday, October 2nd, 2015

Best Cellar/Inn at Ragged Gardens
203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 -- Phone 828-295-9703. Relatively early--5:30 PM until 8:00 PM. FREE. We return to Blowing Rock for more outdoor fun. Hang out on the grass, have some wine, etc. More info here.

Saturday, September 25th, 2015

The 2nd Annual Carolina Ramble and Reunion
Brayshaw Farm, Bethel, NC. 10:00 AM to midnight. Tickets TBD. We're going to take part in a big outdoor party in Bethel to be known as the Carolina Ramble and Reunion. Other bands will most likely include Possum Jenkins, Wurlitzer Prize, Soul Benefactor, and more. Activities for kids, and a limited number of free camping spots will be available. Tickets and more info at carolinaramble.com.

Saturday, August 29th, 2015

High Country Beer Fest, with Cha Wa and Grayson Capps High Country Fairgrounds, 748 Roby Greene Rd, Boone, NC 28607 (828) 262-2946. Our third year at one of the best events in the High Country. Last year it expanded and took over the High Country Fairgrounds, which will again be the venue. We're not going to bother describing it too much, since you're already planning on being there. Get your tickets early; it always sells out in advance. More info here

Saturday, August 15th, 2015

"The Mane Event, A Musical Celebration for the Benefit of the Love Valley Arena," The Silver Spur Saloon
Henry Martin Trail, Love Valley, North Carolina. Event starts at noon and goes until nighttime; we play at 3:00 PM. We return to the amazing town of Love Valley, NC to go back in time and play some music for people who like horses. It's like Brigadoon for cowboys and cowgirls. With Southern Thunder, the Woodland Mountain Band, Tim Ward, and Deacon Black. Come on down! More info here.

Friday, July 31st, 2015

Valle Crucis Park, behind the Mast Store Annex off Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis. 7:00 PM. FREE. This will be our ninth(!) year as part of the summer "Music in the Valle" series. Come hang out with us by the Watauga River at "the best park in the world," as some of our friends like to call it. Picnicking (and getting a good spot on the lawn) starts at 6 PM or whenever you get hungry. Music starts at 7 PM and goes until 8:30 PM or so. The park is off of Broadstone Road behind the Mast Store Annex in Valle Crucis. There are playgrounds for kids, paved trails and picnic tables for everyone, and complimentary poop bags for your dog. And the Watauga River. And lots of grass. Might be good to bring a chair or a blanket.

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Lost Province Brewing Company
130 N. Depot Street, downtown Boone, NC, (828) 265-3506 Davidson-Brewer Overdrive: Dave and Jimmy will perform some tunes as a duo. WSIL favorites as well as a probably unhealthy dose of covers. Music starts at 8:00 PM and goes until 11. More info here. See you there.

Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Boone Saloon: Brewer's Big Badass Birthday Benefit Bonanza 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. Yet another Brewer's Birthday Benefit deal, with lots of other bands and stuff, etc, most of which feature the aging birthday boy himself, Mr. Dave Brewer. Tons of special guests and great bands including our friends the Rubber Checks, Soul Benefactor, and the George Jonestown Massacree. You will not be sorry you stayed up late, we promise. (At least not until Saturday morning.) Proceeds will go to the A.M.E.N.* Corner (*Area Musicians Experiencing Need--not including the aforementioned Mr. Brewer, who is always in need of something, like musical equipment, another whiskey shot, a good razor, a clue, etc. We love you, Dave--Happy Birthday!

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Best Cellar/Inn at Ragged Gardens
203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 -- Phone 828-295-9703. Relatively early--5:30 PM until 8:00 PM. FREE. We return to Blowing Rock for more outdoor fun. Hang out on the grass, have some wine, etc. More info here.

Saturday, May 23rd, 2015

The Porch Bar
Henry Martin Trail Love Valley, North Carolina. (704) 592-2015 Ealry show: 6:00 PM. This will be our first trip to the "cowboy capitol" of North Carolina. Come hang out on the porch with us. More info here.

Thursday, May 7th, 2015

Boone Saloon, with Guy Marshall
489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811.Make your Thursday night right--come out to the Boone Saloon! With Knoxville's Guy Marshall.

Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Village Vision Festival
Horn in the West (1-8PM) and Boone Saloon (9PM-1AM) Boone, NC. Inaugural festival featuring our friends Melissa Reaves, Possum Jenkins, the Lazybirds, et al using local music to raise money to buy local CSA shares for local families. It's a win-win-win. More info to come. Much more information here. Tickets can be purchased in advance here, where you can also find opportunities to volunteer in exchange for admission.

Saturday, April 18th, 2015

Lost Province Brewing Company
130 N. Depot Street, downtown Boone, NC, (828) 265-3506 We had a great time at Lost Province at our last show there. We'll see if we can reprise the junior rhythm section. Excellent food and beer with local ingredients. Music with local ingredients, too. Music starts at 8:00 PM and goes until 11. More info here. See you there.

Friday, January 30th, 2015

Lost Province Brewing Company
Depot Street, downtown Boone, NC Join us for our first show of 2015 which will also be our first show at Lost Province. Excellent food and beer with local ingredients. Music with local ingredients, too. Music starts at 8:00 PM and goes until 11. See you there.

Saturday, December 20th, 2014

Twigs
Blowing Rock Highway, Blowing Rock Join us for our first show at Twigs. It's a cozy place with good food. Jimmy, Rob, and Dave will be doing a laid-back, sit-down, trio show in the alcove by the bar.

Friday, December 5th, 2014

High Country Holiday Throwdown! at the Boone Saloon with Soul Benefactor and a sleigh-load of special guests
489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. If you only go to one holiday party, make this the one. You don't need to bring a gag gift, even (but if you do want to bring a gag gift, visit here). Rob, Rich, and Dave will be playing a short trio set. You can bring two pairs of socks for a discount off the suggested donation obligation at the door. All proceeds to local charities.

Friday, October 24th, 2014

Best Cellar/Inn at Ragged Gardens
203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 -- Phone 828-295-9703. Relatively early--5:30 PM until 8:00 PM. FREE. We return to Blowing Rock for more outdoor fun. Hang out on the grass, have some wine, etc. More info here.

Saturday, October 4th, 2014

The inaugural Carolina Ramble and Reunion
Brayshaw Farm, Bethel, NC. 10:00 AM to midnight. Tickets TBD. We're going to take part in a big outdoor party in Bethel to be known as the Carolina Ramble and Reunion. Other bands include Possum Jenkins, Wurlitzer Prize, Soul Benefactor, and more. Activities for kids, and a limited number of free camping spots will be available. Tickets and more info at carolinaramble.com.

Thursday, October 9th, 2014

Boone Saloon, with the Appleseed Collective
Playing on home turf to start off a three-night run. Dave will be behind the kit instead of the bar, but you can still give him a big tip. We will be playing with jazz-ragtime-americana-bluegrass-ish outfitthe Appleseed Collective. We will play first, around 10:30. See you there.

Friday, October 10th, 2014

The Willow Tree Coffeehouse & Music Room
216 East Main Street, Johnson City, Tennessee 37601.
Please join us for our virgin performance at the Willow Tree in Johnson City. Word is it's a cool place. We'll probably start around 8:00 PM, but we're not sure, yet. More info here.

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

Private Event.

Saturday, August 30st, 2014

High Country Beer Fest, with Cary Hudson and Grayson Capps, and Jimo Mathus and the Tri-State Coalition High Country Fairgrounds, 748 Roby Greene Rd, Boone, NC 28607 (828) 262-2946. Our second year at one of the best events in the High Country. This year it has expanded and moved to the High Country Fairgrounds. We're not going to bother describing it too much, since you're already planning on being there. We are stoked to share the stage with Cary Hudson again, as well as Jimbo Mathus and friends. More info here

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

Valle Crucis Park, behind the Mast Store Annex off Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis. 7:00 PM. FREE. Looks like we get a 2nd chance to play at Valle Crucis this summer...So, as we were saying, this will be our eighth year as part of the summer "Music in the Valle" series. This time, Noelle from Grow Well and her beautiful voice will be joining us.

Come hang out with us by the Watauga River at "the best park in the world," as some of our friends like to call it. Picnicking (and getting a good spot on the lawn) starts at 6 PM or whenever you get hungry. Music starts at 7 PM and goes until 8:30 PM or so. The park is off of Broadstone Road behind the Mast Store Annex in Valle Crucis. There are playgrounds for kids, paved trails and picnic tables for everyone, and complimentary poop bags for your dog. And the Watauga River. And lots of grass. Might be good to bring chairs or a blanket.

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Boone Saloon, with Rob Nance and the Lost Souls featuring Ryan Furstenberg
We will be returning to the good ol' Boone Saloon. Dave will feel like he's at work, but the rest of us will enjoy the relative novelty of it. We will be playing with Rob Nance and the Lost Souls featuring Ryan Furstenburg. We will probably play first, around 10:30. Cheers.

Saturday, July 18th, 2014

Valle Crucis Park, behind the Mast Store Annex off Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis. 7:00 PM. FREE. This will be our eighth year as part of the summer "Music in the Valle" series. Come hang out with us by the Watauga River at "the best park in the world," as some of our friends like to call it. Picnicking (and getting a good spot on the lawn) starts at 6 PM or whenever you get hungry. Music starts at 7 PM and goes until 8:30 PM or so. The park is off of Broadstone Road behind the Mast Store Annex in Valle Crucis. There are playgrounds for kids, paved trails and picnic tables for everyone, and complimentary poop bags for your dog. And the Watauga River. And lots of grass. Might be good to bring a chair or a blanket.

Tuesday, July 15th, 2014

Jack of the Wood--Songwriters in the Round 95 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC. 828-252-5445. 7:00-9:00P.M. Jimmy will return to Jack of the Wood for another evening of songwritery goodness with Brian Dolzani and Hannah Kaminer. No cover. More info here.

Saturday, July 12th, 2013

Boone Saloon: Brewer's Big-Ass Birthday Bash 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. Yet another Brewer's Big-Ass Birthday Bash, with lots of other bands and stuff, etc, usually featuring Mr. Dave Brewer. Come help our friend and drummer, the aforementioned Mr. Brewer, forget about his birthday while raising some money for good causes. Always a good time. Always.

Friday, July 11th, 2014

Best Cellar/Inn at Ragged Gardens
203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 -- Phone 828-295-9703. Relatively early--5:30 PM until 8:00 PM. FREE. We return to Blowing Rock for more outdoor fun. Hang out on the grass, have some wine, watch the thunderheads roll in, etc. More info here.

Sunday, June 15th, 2014

Alpen Inn Summer Concert Series Beech Mountain, NC. 828-387-2252. 5:00-9:00P.M. We are excited to join this concert series this year in the highest incorporated town east of the Rocky Mountains. More info here. Well, last time we checked, there was no concert info there, but you can at least find directions...

Saturday, June 14th, 2014

Private Event.

Saturday, May 31st, 2014

Acoustic Coffeehouse 415 W. Walnut St., Johnson City, TN 37604. 8:00-10:00 P.M. We last played here as wee lads in 2007. We are happy to return to Johnson City for an early evening show. No cover. More info here.

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Boone Saloon: Boone-Skootin'-Boogie: A Benefit for Kent Walker 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. 10:00 P.M. With Rubber Checks and George Jonestown Massacre. We will play first (in a quieter missing-man formation, since Rich won't get there until late). More info here.

Tuesday, May 28th, 2014

Altamont Brewing Co.--Songwriters in the Round, with Dave Desmelik and Betsey Franck 1042 Haywood Rd, Asheville, NC 28806. 828-575-2400. 8:00P.M. Jimmy will join our good friend Dave Desmelik as well as Betsy Franck for a songwriters in the round show. No cover. More info here.

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

RenéeFest 2014. (Private event.)

Thursday, April 3rd, 2014

Galileo's
1087 W. King Street, Boone, NC 28607, (828) 355-9591. 10:00 PM We are proud to participate once again in the annual benefit for the Western Youth Network organized by the ASU chapter of Psi Chi. Come help nerds help kids by listening to music by nerds. We will also have a special guest or two. Noelle from Grow Well will be joining us with her banjo, tap shoes, and beautiful voice. With Folk and Dagger, as per usual. More details here.

Monday, March 3rd, 2014

Benefit for Cora Lynn Bryk at Hob Nob Café 506 West King Street, Boone, NC. 6:00-10:00 P.M. Cora Lynn Bryk, daughter of Cory and Jenny Bryk, was recently diagnosed with leukemia and we are raising money to help her through a safe recovery. Please come out to support our friend and local farmer, Cory Bryk and his family. One half of us (Jimmy and Rich) will play a short set. Bands Grow Well and Bootstrap Slick will also play. $5 cover will go to the Bryk family, as well as half of all proceeds from drinks and food. The menu will include specially made appetizers with locally raised and organically grown chicken and pork provided by the Bryk's New Life Farm. More info here.

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Jack of the Wood--Songwriters in the Round 95 Patton Ave., Asheville, NC. 828-252-5445. 7:00-9:00P.M. Jimmy will join two other songwriters for an evening of songwritery goodness. No cover. More info here

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

High Country Beer Fest 775 Bodenheimer Drive Boone, NC 28607 (828) 262-2946. We're not going to bother describing it, since you're already planning on being there. More info here

Friday, August 30th, 2013

Jones House Summer Concerts on the Lawn series. 604 West King Street, Boone, NC28607, 828-262-4576. With Rod Farthing and Tom Shirley. At the historic Jones House in the heart of downtown Boone. 5:00 PM. Join us for the popular Jones House Concerts on the Lawn series. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on. The show is free and open to the public. More info here

Friday, Thursday, August 29th, 2013

The Garage w/The Coal Men. 110 West 7th Street, Winston-Salem, NC. 10:00 PM. (336) 777-1127. We are finally heading to Winston-Salem again. Your significant other is again yelling "Road Trip!" in the background. You can ride the bus from Boone, if you want--the Garage is only two blocks from the bus station. No, we can not give you a ride home. Oh, alright, if you're paying for the Waffle House visit after the show. Please check out The Coal Men and more info at www.the-garage.ws/.

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

Foscoe Country Corners Late afternoon. More info to come.

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Best Cellar/Inn at Ragged Gardens
203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 -- Phone 828-295-9703. Relatively early--5:30 PM until 8:00 PM. FREE. We return to Blowing Rock for more outdoor fun. Hang out on the grass, have some wine, etc. More info here.

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

Boone Saloon: Exile on King Street Show. 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. A special version of Brewer's Big-Ass Birthday Bash. With lots of other bands including Possum Jenkins, Soul Benefactor, the Brown-eyed Handsome Band, etc. Playing all Rolling Stones songs to help our friend and drummer Dave Brewer (also of the aforementioned bands) celebrate his birthday while raising some money for good causes. Some of the aforementioned bands will play on Friday night; others on Saturday, including us.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Valle Crucis Park, behind the Mast Store Annex off Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis. ~6:30 PM. FREE. That's right--we are playing at Valle Crucis two nights in a row. This night will feature our mellower trio version (i.e., sans drums). We will play between Riverfest, which ends at 6:00, and the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, which will start when it gets dark enough. In other words, the music starts at 6:30 or 7:00 PM and goes until 8:00 or 8:30 PM. The park is located off of Broadstone Road behind the Mast Store Annex in Valle Crucis. There are playgrounds for kids. And lots of grass. Bring a chair or a blanket, if you want. And maybe a jacket for after it gets dark.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Valle Crucis Park, behind the Mast Store Annex off Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis. 7:00 PM. FREE. This will be our seventh year as part of the summer "Music in the Park" series. Come hang out with us by the Watauga River at "the best park in the world," as some of our friends like to call it. Picnicking (and getting a good spot on the lawn) starts at 6 PM or whenever you get hungry. Music starts at 7 PM and goes until 8:30 PM or so. The park is off of Broadstone Road behind the Mast Store Annex in Valle Crucis. There are playgrounds for kids. And lots of grass. Bring a chair or a blanket, if you want.

Friday, June 14th, 2013

Honeybear Campground & Nature Center 229 Honey Bear Campground Road (off Poplar Grove Rd), Boone, NC. 828-963-4586 8:00-10:00 PM. It isn't Mother's Day weekend, but Father's Day weekend is also an important time for worthless sons and sons-in-law. So we are celebrating at Honeybear Campground. It will be our first show there, and from what we hear, it is a great place to hear music in the great outdoors. The public is invited, and cover is only $3. There will also be a poker tournament--be sure to let your dad win, not to mention your father-in-law. More info here.

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Blowing Rock Produce 2013 Open House. Blowing Rock Produce and Provisions, 8100 Valley Boulevard, Blowing Rock, NC, on 321 Bypass beside Papa Joe's, 828-295-3550. EARLY (1:00-5:00 PM) and FREE. More info here.

Saturday, May 18th, 2013

Harvest House
Next to the bowling alley in Boone off that road that has Burger King on the corner where all that bridge construction is going on--you may have to detour up Shadowline Drive and turn on Boone Heights from there. Our trio version playing a benefit show for Mountain Pathways. For more info and to purchase tickets, go here.

Friday, May 17th, 2013

Best Cellar
203 Sunset Drive, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 -- Phone 828-295-9703. Relatively early--5:00 PM until 8:30 PM. FREE. We are excited to play our first gig at the Best Cellar; it's a nice place to hang out on the grass, have some beer or wine (cash bar), etc. It will also be good time to be in Blowing Rock, as it is this season's first Art in the Park weekend. More info here.

Saturday, May 11th, 2013.

Linville Falls Winery
9557 Linville Falls Highway (Hwy 221), Newland, NC 28657, (828) 765-1400. EARLY (3-6 PM) and FREE Come join us for some wine tasting (also known as drinking) and hors d'oeuvres (also known as snacks) at this excellent winery in Linville. We will play as a trio between 3 and 6 PM. More info and directions here.

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013

Galileo's
1087 W. King Street, Boone, NC 28607, (828) 355-9591.Relatively early--8:00-11:00. We are proud to participate once again in the annual benefit for the Western Youth Network organized by the ASU chapter of Psi Chi. With Folk and Dagger. More details here.

Saturday, March 30th, 2013.

Linville Falls Winery
9557 Linville Falls Highway (Hwy 221), Newland, NC 28657, (828) 765-1400. EARLY (2-6 PM) and FREE Come join us for some more wine tasting (still otherwise known as drinking) and hors d'oeuvres (still otherwise known as snacks) at the excellent new winery in Linville. More info and directions here.

Saturday, March 23rd, 2013.

Linville Falls Winery
9557 Linville Falls Highway (Hwy 221), Newland, NC 28657, (828) 765-1400. EARLY (2-6 PM) and FREE Come join us for some wine tasting (also known as drinking) and hors d'oeuvres (also known as snacks) at the excellent new winery in Linville. We will play as a trio between 3 and 5 PM. Jimmy will do some solo piano stuff on either side of that. More info and directions here.

Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

French Broad Brewing Company
101-D Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803. (828) 277-0222. EARLY (5:30-8:00 PM) We are excited to return to the French Broad Brewing Company--a great venue and a great place to hang out and start your Saturday evening off right with some great beer.

Saturday, February 16th, 2013.

Linville Falls Winery
9557 Linville Falls Highway (Hwy 221), Newland, NC 28657, (828) 765-1400. EARLY (2-6 PM) Come join us for some wine tasting (also known as drinking) and hors d'oeuvres (also known as snacks) at the excellent new winery in Linville. We will play as a trio between 3 and 5 PM. Jimmy will do some solo piano stuff on either side of that. More info and directions here.

Monday, December 31st, 2012

NEW YEAR'S EVE with Possum Jenkins at the Boone Saloon
489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. A New Year's Eve party with local Americana superstars and our pals, Possum Jenkins. More info to come.

Friday, December 14th, 2012

High Country Holiday Throwdown! at the Boone Saloon with Potluck, The Brown Eyed Handsome Band, Soul Benefactor, and a (short) bus-load of special guests
489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. If you only go to one holiday party, make this the one. (And the one on New Year's Eve--see below.) We are scheduled to play a short set starting at 9:00 PM sharp. More info here.

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

New River Winery
165 Piney Creek Rd, Lansing, NC. (336) 384-1213. We had a great time last year playing New River Winery, and are happy to return for this afternoon show. It's a great place to sit outside and enjoy some locally produced fermented fruit beverages. NOTE: As mentioned about two sentences ago, this is an afternoon show--we will start around 2:00 PM and play until around 4:30 (PM). More info and schedule here.

Saturday, September 8th, 2012

Private event.

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Watauga County Farmers' Market. Boone, NC. We will play starting around 8:30 or 9:00AM and play a couple hours. The Saturday morning Farmers' Market will still be in its usual location at the Horn in the West parking lot in Boone. This show is free and open to the public. Tthe Saturday market runs from 8:00 AM until noon. Come support your local farmers and local musicians. As usual when we play the farmer's market, this will be more of a toned-down acoustic deal. It may even be completely off-grid acoustic, depending on the electricity situation. To get there, Take 105 Extension. Turn at the new First Citizens Bank onto Horn Avenue. Go 500 feet and the farmer's market is on the left. For more info about the farmer's market, visit http://wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org/index.html.

Saturday, August 25th, 2012

Private event.

Friday, July 6th, 2012

Jones House Concerts on the Lawn, with Possum Jenkins
604 West King Street, Boone, NC28607, 828-262-4576. At the historic Jones House in the heart of downtown Boone. 5:00 PM. Join us for the popular Jones House Concerts on the Lawn series. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on the lawn. By the way, our CD is also for sale at the Jones House, with some of the proceeds going to the Watauga County Arts Council. The show is free and open to the public. More info here. Playing with our pals Possum Jenkins, who will be borrowing our drummer.

ALSO on Friday, July 6th, 2012

Dave Brewer's Semi-Annual Quasi-Coherent Trigentennial-Plus Birthday Bash at the Boone Saloon
489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. A celebration of the aging process as regards our common-law drummer, Mr. Dave Brewer, and a fundraiser for local charities. And a good excuse to stay out late drinking. Many special guests to be announced (and probably some who will not be announced). See the Boone Saloon site for more details. We will do a few songs, and there will certainly be some Possum Jenkins action. We are hoping to play earlier on in the evening, before Dave gets too hammered.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Valle Crucis Park, behind the Mast Store Annex off Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis. This will be our sixth year as part of the summer "Music in the Park" series. Unlike us, this free series gets better (and seems to be getting more popular) every year. Bring a picnic, walk around the pond, throw a frisbee, chase your kids around, enjoy someone else's picnic while they are chasing their kids, etc. Picnicking (and getting a good spot on the lawn) starts at 6 PM or whenever you get hungry. Show starts at 7 PM and goes until 8:30 PM or so. The park is off of Broadstone Road behind the Mast Store Annex in Valle Crucis. There is a playground for kids. Bring a chair or a blanket, if you want.

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

Private party.

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Galileo's, with Folk and Dagger and Corporate Fandango
This will be a benefit for Watauga Youth Network organized by Psi Chi at ASU. Only $3 to get in, and $2 raffle tickets for prizes from restaurants, stores, and businesses in Boone and Blowing Rock. Event page here. NOTE: Thanks to all who came to the show--we raised approximately $450 for Western Youth Network!
Past Shows:

(Thank you to everyone who came to the shows--some links to photos below....)

Saturday, April 21st, 2012

ReneeFest 2012. (Private party.)

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Boone Saloon, with the Major Sevens
Hot damn, our first show of 2012 takes place at the good ol' Boone Saloon. Joining us will be the Major Sevens. We will probably play first, around 10:30. Print out a poster for this show: 11x17 pdf (1.6M) here. 8 1/2 x 11 pdf (1.6M) here. Facebook event page here.

Sunday, December 4th, 2011, 4:00 PM!

Galileo's
Most if not all of us will be participating in an event this Sunday, December 4th, 2011, called the High Country Holiday Throwdown, at Galileo's starting a 4:00PM. More info here: High Country Holiday Throwdown.

Sunday, October 23rd, 2011

Private Event.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Boone Saloon, 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. A celebration and fundraiser for Alan Scherlen's campaign for Boone Town Council. Special guests to include Laura England on vocals and Melissa Reaves on violin. Info here. Alan's announcement here. Slanderous blog post here.

Friday, September 9th, 2011

New River Winery, 165 Piney Creek Rd, Lansing, NC. (336) 384-1213 This will be our first time at the New River Winery. We will start around 9:00 PM and play until we've scared everyone off. Just hazarding a guess, but there will probably be wine available. More info and schedule here. Blog post here.

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Valle Crucis Park, behind the Mast Store Annex off Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis. With special Guest Melissa Reaves on violin and vocals! This will be our fifth year as part of the summer "Music in the Park" series. The new stage makes this a whole new event. This show is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic, walk around the pond, throw a frisbee, chase your kids around, enjoy someone else's picnic while they are chasing their kids, etc. Grilling and potluck starts at 6 PM. Show starts at 7 PM and goes until 9 PM or so. The park is off of Broadstone Road behind the Mast Store Annex in Valle Crucis. There is a playground for kids. Bring a chair, if you want. Blog post here. More info and schedule here.

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Old Butler Days. Butler, TN. 4:30 PM-6:00 PM. We will be one of many bands helping raise money for the Butler Ruritan Club's food bank and tornado victim fund. Duo version of the Worthless Son-in-Laws with Jimmy and Rob. Country and old time jam session follows us. More info to come.

Saturday, July 16th, 2011

Valle Crucis Park, Watauga River Partners' Picnic in the Park. Behind the Mast Store Annex off Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis, NC. 5:00 PM-8:00 PM. We will play at the beginning and at the end of the event. Free. Event info here. For more information about Watauga River Partners, click here.

Saturday, July 9th, 2011

Boone Saloon, Tornado Relief Benefit Concert, w/assorted special guests, including Jacob Turner and Dog Tale. 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. A big party for a great cause--all proceeds go to the American Red Cross Southern Tornadoes and Related Floods Fund. Only $5.

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Jones House Summer Concerts on the Lawn series. 604 West King Street, Boone, NC28607, 828-262-4576. At the historic Jones House in the heart of downtown Boone. 5:00 PM. Join us for the popular Jones House Concerts on the Lawn series. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on the lawn. By the way, our CD is also for sale at the Jones House, with some of the proceeds going to the Watauga County Arts Council. This will be a drum-less version of the Son-in-Laws. The show is free and open to the public. More info here

ALSO...

Murphy's. 747 W. King St., Boone, NC. 7:00 PM. Running over to Murphy's back deck after the Jones House.

Saturday, June 18th, 2011

Todd Summer Music Series, Walter & Annie B. Cook Park, Todd, NC (the park across from the Todd General Store). 5:00 PM. This year will be a bit differeint from previous years, as the series has become a monthly, rather than a weekly event. Also, there will be two bands instead of one. Also, things will start later, so you won't be scrambling for shade during the heat of the day. We play the first slot at 5:00 PM. Then stick around for The King Bees. Free.

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011

Watauga County Wednesday Farmers' Market. Boone, NC. This will be a duo or trio version of the band. We will play from about 9:00AM to 11:00AM. The Wednesday Farmers' Market will be in a new location this year at the Boone K-Mart parking lot. This show is free and open to the public. Tthe Wednesday market also has new hours, running from 8:00 AM until 11AM. For more info about the farmer's market, click here.

Saturday, May 28th, 2011

The Artfull Palette. Rosen Concert Hall, ASU Campus, Boone, NC. 6:30 PM. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED--PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR NEW DATE LATER THIS SUMMER. This is a benefit for the Watauga Arts Council. Jimmy will be playing solo, possibly on piano, if one is available. Tickets are $40 per person, $75 for couples, include dinner and other entertainment, and are available here. Facebook event page here.

Saturday, May 21st, 2011

Watauga County Farmers' Market. Boone, NC. We will play starting around 8:30 or 9:00AM and play a couple hours, fueled by Bald Guy Brew. The Saturday morning Farmers' Market will still be in its usual location at the Horn in the West parking lot in Boone. This show is free and open to the public. Tthe Saturday market runs from 8:00 AM until noon. Come support your local farmers and local musicians. As usual when we play the farmer's market, this will be more of a toned-down acoustic deal. To get there, Take 105 Extension. Turn at the new First Citizens Bank onto Horn Avenue. Go 500 feet and the farmer's market is on the left. For more info about the farmer's market, visit http://wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org/index.html.

Sunday, May 8th, 2011

Art-B-Que. Franklin St., Avondale Estates, GA 30002 (678) 572-OINK. 4:00 PM. Very excited for our second gig in the Atlanta area. It will be Mother's day, so treat your mom to some great BBQ, art, and music. Bands will be playing from 12:00 to 9:00 PM. Our pals Possum Jenkins play at 2:30 PM, and we go on at 4:00 PM. Art-B-Que website here. Directions here.

Saturday, April 9th, 2011

Galileo's. 1087 W. King Street, Boone, NC 28607, (828) 355-9591. 9:00 PM - 1:00 AM. Galileo's is a great place to see music. Hope you can join us. Print a poster for this show here.

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Char Restaurant and Bar, GSAS Pie Auction. 179 Howard Street, Boone, NC. 828-266-2179 A big party to raise money for student travel and research. With pie.

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Boone Saloon, w/Caleb Caudle and the Bayonets and Onward, Soldiers. 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. Come celebrate the dregs of spring break with us at the Saloon. We'll be there with two great bands from out of town: Caleb Caudle and the Bayonets, from Winston-Salem, NC, and Onward, Soldiers, from Wilmington, NC.

Friday, February 25th, 2011

Boone Saloon, w/Naked Gods, benefit show. 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. $7, proceeds go to help pay medical bills for a friend. Check out our friends the amazing Naked Gods here.

Saturday, February 19th, 2011

Murphy's, Dave Brewer & More-Than-Friends Jam. 747 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. We will open the show with a short set around 10 PM, with the multi-talented namesake of this special occasion banging on the drums.

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Valle Crucis Punkin Fest. On Broadstone Rd by the Mast Store Annex. Valle Crucis,, NC. 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We are playing outside during the festivities minus an hour there in the middle so some storytellers can tell some stories. Family-friendly (for a change).

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

Boone Saloon, w/Guard the Van. 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. Another opportunity to start your weekend on Thursday like everybody else.

Saturday, August 7th,, 2010

Galileo's, Walk for Breast Cancer Benefit show with the Drawlstrings, High Country Neck-Beard Orchestra, the Major Sevens, and Speedo & the Ramblers. 1087 W. King Street, Boone, NC 28607, (828) 355-9591. West King Street, Boone, NC28607, 828-262-4576. The show starts at 6:00 PM, we go on at 8:00 PM. Big show with auction, art raffle, speakers, & music. Cover is $5 for a good cause. More info and Facebook event link here. Photos here.

Friday, August 6th, 2010

Jones House Summer Concerts on the Lawn series. 604 West King Street, Boone, NC28607, 828-262-4576. At the historic Jones House in the heart of downtown Boone. 5:00 PM. Join us as we open the Jones House 2008 summer Concerts on the Lawn series. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on the lawn, and after the show, check out the new art exhibits by local artists (and you can also check out some refreshments) inside the Jones House. By the way, our CD is also for sale at the Jones House, with some of the proceeds going to the Watauga County Arts Council. The show is free and open to the public. More info here.

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Todd General Store, Just North of the Todd fire Station at 3866 Railroad Grade Road, Todd, NC. 336-877-1067, Rob, Jimmy, and maybe Rich playing as part of the Todd General Store "homemade jam" series. Info here. Free/Donation.

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

MTN Television, Cable channel 18. Interview with Cherry Johnson of the Watauga County Arts Council about the Upcoming Jones House show, as well as a live in-studio performance. Not sure about the airing time (some time this evening), but the show will be archived at www.mtn18.com. Free.

Saturday, July 24th, 2010

Todd Summer Music Series, Walter & Annie B. Cook Park, Todd, NC (the park across from the Todd General Store). 2:00-4:00 PM. Looking forward to playing here again; the Todd park is just a nice place to be. It's located in beautiful and historic Todd (off NC Hwy 194, 11 mi. north of Boone), Ride a bike along Railroad Grade Road, float on the New river, hang out in the park, have a picnic, listen to music. Not necessarily in that order. You may want to bring a chair and/or an umbrella for shade (or get there early to claim a tree). Free.

Friday, July 9th, 2010

The Garage w/Possum Jenkins and Naked Gods. 110 West 7th Street, Winston-Salem, NC. 10:00 PM. (336) 777-1127. The Boone Thunder Revue hits the road and heads to Winston-Salem for an evening of mountain rock. I think I hear your significant other yelling "Road Trip!" in the background. You can ride the bus--the Garage is only two blocks from the bus station..cf. Possum Jenkins and Naked Gods...more info at www.the-garage.ws/.

Friday, June 18th, 2010

Watauga County Relay for Life. Watauga High School Stadium. Boone, NC. 6:00 PM. Rob and Jimmy will play a short acoustic set preceding the opening ceremonies for the Watauga Relay for Life. For more information, click here and here.

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Boone Saloon. 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. Isn't it about time you started your weekend on Thursday like everybody else?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Watauga County Farmers' Market. This show is free and open to the public. The farmers' market is located in the Horn of the West parking lot in Boone and the Saturday market runs from 8:00 AM until noon. We will probably start around 8:30 or 9:00. Come support your local farmers and local musicians. We might even have our new PA system by then....To get there, Take 105 Extension. Turn at the new First Citizens Bank onto Horn Avenue. Go 500 feet and the farmer's market is on the left. For more info about the farmer's market, visit http://wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org/index.html.

Friday, June 4th, 2010

Valle Crucis Park, behind the Mast Store Annex off Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis. This will be our fourth year as part of the summer "Music in the Park" series, and this year we're excited to try out Valle Crucis Park's new stage. This show is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic, walk around the pond, throw a frisbee, chase your kids around, enjoy someone else's picnic while they are chasing their kids, etc. Grilling and potluck starts at 6 PM. Show starts at 7 PM and goes until 9 PM or so. The park is off of Broadstone Road behind the Mast Store Annex in Valle Crucis. There is a playground for kids. Bring a chair, if you want. More info and schedule here. Article about the show here.

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

Watauga County Farmers' Market. Can you tell we like the Farmers' Market? This show is also free and open to the public. The farmers' market is located in the Horn of the West parking lot in Boone and the Wednesday afternoon market runs from 3 PM until 6:30 PM. We will probably start around 4:00. This will be the first Wednesday market of the season. Come support your local farmers. As usual when we play the farmer's market, this will be more of a toned-down acoustic deal. To get there, Take 105 Extension. Turn at the new First Citizens Bank onto Horn Avenue. Go 500 feet and the farmer's market is on the left. For more info about the farmer's market, visit http://wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org/index.html.

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

Watauga County Farmers' Market. This show is free and open to the public. The farmers' market is located in the Horn of the West parking lot in Boone and the Wednesday afternoon market runs from 8:00 AM until noon. We will probably start around 8:30 or 9:00. Come support your local farmers and local musicians. As usual when we play the farmer's market, this will be more of a toned-down acoustic deal. To get there, Take 105 Extension. Turn at the new First Citizens Bank onto Horn Avenue. Go 500 feet and the farmer's market is on the left. For more info about the farmer's market, visit http://wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org/index.html.

Saturday, May 1st, 2010

Galileo's, with Sentry, High Country Neck-Beard Orchestra. 1087 W. King Street, Boone, NC 28607, (828) 355-9591. 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM. You didn't want to go to Merlefest anyway.... That $50+ you're saving will buy a LOT of beer. Event page here. Download and print a poster here.

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Benefit for OASIS. Galileo's 1087 W. King Street, Boone, NC 28607, (828) 355-9591. 8:00 PM - 1:00 AM.This event is going on all day, out on the patio. Four dollars (100% going to OASIS) gets you access all day, and you can come and go as you please. Other acts include Tom Shirley, the Mountain Laurels, Shemus, the Drawlstrings, the Major Sevens, Sentry, and our pals the High Country Neckbeard Orchestra. We are slated to play from 7:15 to 8:45 PM. Event page here.

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Benefit/Fundraiser for John Scarlata and Family. The Apple Barn, Valle Crucis, NC. with the Lost Faculties, the Forget-Me-Nots, and more. The event lasts from 1:00 to 5:00 PM; we will start the show at 1:00 PM sharp. Facebook event page here.

Saturday, April 24th, 2010

Renée-fest. (Private house party). If you would like us to play your house par-tay, contact us at booking@soninlaws.com.

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Earth Day Celebration and party for Larry Gibson. Galileo's 1087 W. King Street, Boone, NC 28607, (828) 355-9591. 10:00 PM - 12:00 AM. Also playing will be bluegrass band Here's to the Long Haul. Our set will probably include our song about mountaintop removal mining equipment removal. There is an article here about the show, wherein you will learn that our participation in the event is a closely guarded secret. Event page here. We will start the show at 10PM; Here's to the Long Haul will go on at around 11:15. Cover will be 3 or 4 bucks, depending on whom you ask.

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

Lees McRae College, "Rock Out at the Rock Wall". Banner Elk, NC, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Rock climbing, games, and music all happening as part of an event to help raise funds for Relay for Life. We will play a set or two, and there will also be a set by guitarist Jesse Smith. No cover charge, but donations will be accepted. (Just don't give your donation to Rob--he is not to be trusted.)

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Alcove Contemporary Art Gallery--Lunchbox Show: Cartoon Madness 5. 2852 E. College Ave, Decatur, GA, 404.663.0159. 7:00 PM - 12:00 AM. Alcove Contemporary Art Gallery has a fine reputation for making art openings into unforgettable events. Not your usual staid hush-don't-disturb art gallery, Alcove specializes in contemporary fantastical and unique works of art, curated by artist H.C. Warner. It's a good place to expect the unexpected. Please join us for our first show in the Atlanta metropolitan area. More info at the Alcove Arts website.

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Galileo's. 1087 W. King Street, Boone, NC 28607, (828) 355-9591. 9:30 PM - 1:00 AM. We had such a great time playing at Galileo's the first time that we are going to do it again, and we hope you will all come out and join us again even if you do not have cabin fever. Joining us will be our buds the High Country Neck-Beard Orchestra, the Drawlstrings, and the Major Sevens. More info at www.galileosboone.com.

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

The 40 Watt Club. 285 W. Washington St., Athens, GA., (706) 549-7871. 8:00 PM - 2:00 AM. "The Vic Shows, Night 2." Jimmy played two songs at this memorial show honoring his friend the late singer-songwriter Vic Chesnutt. The show included moving performances by Lambchop, Liz Durrett/Guy Piccioto (Fugazi)/Thee Silver Mt. Zion, Will Johnson of Centro-matic, Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers, and others. You can listen to it all at Southern Shelter. Photos here.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2010

The Garage at Biltmore. 101 Fairview Rd., Asheville, NC 28803, (828) 505-2663. 9:30 PM - 12:00 AM. With Dave Desmelik and Rusty Scott & the Enormous Radio (all the way from Lawrence, KS). The Worthless Son-in-Laws will play first around 9:30 or 10:00 PM. We would love to see all our Asheville friends... More info at www.thegarageatbiltmore.com.

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Galileo's. 1087 W. King Street, Boone, NC 28607, (828) 355-9591. 9:30 PM - 1:00 AM. The Worthless Son-in-Laws will be playing a show Saturday, February 6th, at Boone's only bar/restaurant named after a 16th Century astronomer with a large beard, Galileo's. It will be our first show there on the wild and lawless western outskirts of downtown Boone, and hopefully this will not be a another case of "you get what you pay for" because there will not be a cover charge.
We will be sharing the stage with our pals the High Country Neck-Beard Orchestra who have a drummer who looks, talks, and acts suspiciously like our own drummer, and who also shares the same name. If you think this bears further investigation, consider yourself deputized.
If you haven't seen us in a while, we've got a bunch of new songs, a new drummer, new beards, new shoes, and New York Times. We'd love to see you.
More info at www.galileosboone.com.

Thursday, December 17th, 2009

Olde Hickory Taproom. 222 Union Square, Hickory, NC 28601, 828.322.1965. 9:30 PM - 1:00 AM. Come join us for our first show in Hickory and drink some fine NC-brewed artisan beer. More info at www.oldehickorytaproom.com. Photo here.

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

Flipside. 421 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-268-9708. Doing a show with local alt-country-rock band Woodgrain. They will start around 10:30 PM, we will follow them. A good time will be had by all.

Thursday, October 29th, 2009

Boone Saloon. 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. It has been a good long time since we had a real full-on show, and we are stoked to be playing a bunch of new songs (and a bunch of old ones, too) for you. And we are stoked about playing at the good ol' Boone Saloon. It will also be the perfect occasion for you to try out your costume a couple days early to make sure it works with those shoes. According to the blogosphere, Rob may or may not wear a dress. Info here. Photos here.

Wednesday, August 12th, 2009

Watauga County Farmer's Market, Boone, NC. The show is free and open to the public. The farmers' market is located in the Horn of the West parking lot in Boone and the Wednesday afternoon market runs from 4 PM until 7 PM. We will probably start right at 4:00. Come support your local farmers and local musicians. As usual when we play the farmer's market, this will be more of a toned-down acoustic deal. To get there, Take 105 Extension. Turn at the new First Citizens Bank onto Horn Avenue. Go 500 feet and the farmer's market is on the left. For more info about the farmer's market, visit http://wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org/index.html.

Sunday, August 2nd, 2009

Dragonfly Theater. 215 Boone Heights Drive (near the Bowling Alley), Boone, NC. 828-262-3222 "Food, Inc." event. 5:30-10 PM. This evening includes a showing of the movie "Food, Inc.", a panel discussion with local farmers and extension agents, etc., and a show by your pals the Worthless Son-in-Laws. This will be our first full-length show in over a year, and we are stoked about it. Please join us. It is advisable to get your tickets ($10) in advance for this show. Proceeds will benefit local-food groups including High Country Locavore, Blue Ridge Women in Agriculture, and Slow Food. Schedule: 5:30--mingle, 6:00--movie, 7:45--panel discussion, 8:30--music.

Saturday, July 10th, 2009

Boone Saloon. 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. Brewer's Big-Ass Birthday Bash. With lots of other bands including Possum Jenkins, Soul Benefactor, etc. Playing 3 or 4 songs to help our friend Dave Brewer (of the aforementioned bands) celebrate his birthday while raising some money for good causes.

Friday 1st May, 2009

Fat Eddie's, SOL Square, Christchurch City, New Zealand. Jimmy doing a couple solo sets. Great bar, excellent cocktails, couches and comfortable chairs, tables, a nice baby grand piano on stage, and the urinals in the men's room are modeled after the Rolling Stones' logo. 8-10 PM. No cover.

Wednesday 29 April, 2009

Harbour Sessions Radio Show, Volcano Radio 88.5 FM, Lyttelton, NZ. Jimmy will be in the studio with Harley Williams for an interview and will play a couple songs live. 7-8 PM.

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Canyons, Hwy. 321, Blowing Rock, NC. Rob plays a few songs solo. With Corduroy Road. 9 PM or so.

Friday, December 19th, 2008

The Harbour Sessions, Wunderbar, London St., Lyttelton, New Zealand. Jimmy plays a few songs solo. With The Eastern, and others.

Wednesday, November 5th, 2008

Wunderbar, London St., Lyttelton, New Zealand. Jimmy plays a few songs solo. With The Eastern. "Bye, Bye Bush" party. Jimmy may also sit in on piano with the Eastern. Free (gold coin donations going to a good cause TBA).

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Wunderbar, London St., Lyttelton, New Zealand, 9:00 PM. Jimmy plays a few songs solo. With local favorites, The Eastern. The Wunderbar's motto is "Nice People Only," and not only do the Eastern fit right in, in that respect, but they are a great band, to boot. Come check out the interesting decor, including a lamp made of old dolls' heads and another one made of hair curlers. Free (gold coin donations accepted).

Saturday, June 28th, 2008

Todd Summer Music Series, Walter & Annie B. Cook Park, Todd, NC (the park across from the Todd General Store). 2:00-4:00 PM. We had a great time doing this last year and are looking forward to playing here again. Come out to beautiful and historic Todd (off NC Hwy 194, 11 mi. north of Boone), ride a bike along Railroad Grade Road, float on the New river, hang out in the park, have a picnic, listen to music. Not necessarily in that order. You may want to bring a chair. Free.

Thursday, June 19th, 2008

Private Event. Valle Crucis, NC.

Friday, June 13th, 2008

Valle Crucis Park, behind the Mast Store Annex off Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis. This will be our third year as part of the summer "Music in the Park" series. The third time is the charm, you know. However, this could be canceled out by the fact that it's Friday the 13th. This show is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic, walk around the pond, throw a frisbee, chase your kids around, enjoy someone else's picnic while they are chasing their kids, etc. Grilling and potluck starts at 6 PM. Show starts at 7 PM and goes until 9 PM or so. The park is off of Broadstone Road behind the Mast Store Annex in Valle Crucis. There is a playground for kids. Bring a chair, if you want. More info and schedule here.

Tuesday, June 10th, 2008

The French Broad Brewery. 101-D Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803. (828) 277-0222. EARLY (5:30-8:00 PM) This show will be Rob and Jimmy playing as a duo. Please join us after work in Asheville at one of the coolest beer joints around. We will try to keep Rob focused on his guitar instead of falling on his knees and bowing before the stainless steel brewing tanks. As ever, we sound better when you've been drinking on-site microbrewed beer. More info at the French Broad Brewery website. Directions here.

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Jones House--Concert on the Lawn, 604 West King Street, Boone, NC28607, 828-262-4576. At the historic Jones House in the heart of downtown Boone. 5:00 PM. Join us as we open the Jones House 2008 summer Concerts on the Lawn series. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on the lawn, and after the show, check out the new art exhibits by local artists (and you can also check out some refreshments) inside the Jones House. By the way, our CD is also for sale at the Jones House, with some of the proceeds going to the Watauga County Arts Council. The show is free and open to the public. More info here.

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Mountain Valley Fest. Green Valley Community Park, Big Hill Road, near Todd, NC.-- Free. Events run all day, from 10 AM to 5 PM. We will play sometime in there--around 3:00 PM. Lots of music, food, crafts, and inflated bouncy slidey things for the kids to spill their ice cream on. A benefit for Green Valley Park and Mountain Pathways school. Schedule and directions here. Directions also here.

Saturday, May 10th, 2008

Watauga County Farmer's Market, Boone, NC. It's no secret that we love the farmer's market. Real people selling real food. And sometimes real cold, like one October a while back, but not usually. The farmer's market is located in the Horn of the West parking lot in Boone and runs from "8 AM until sellout," the latter usually occurring around noon or so. We will probably start around 9:00 AM. Come support your local farmers and local musicians. There is some excellent finger food (and beverages) to be had while you are wandering around and listening, too. As usual when we play the farmer's market, this will be more of a toned-down acoustic deal. To get there, Take 105 Extension. Turn at the new First Citizens Bank onto Horn Avenue. Go 500 feet and the farmer's market is on the left. For more info about the farmer's market, visit http://wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org/index.html. This show is free and open to the public.

Saturday, April 26th, 2008

Barley's Taproom in Spindale. 115 W. Main Street, Spindale, NC. 828-288-8388. Join us after the street fest at the "Best Taproom in the South," in the old Sloan's Drug Store in the heart of downtown Spindale. Billed as a place "where suit and tie meet tie dye." Well, it can't hurt for a hippie to know an attorney or two. And vice versa, depending on the vice. Music starts early, at 8:00 PM. No cover charge.

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2008

Earth Day Celebration and Barack 'n' Roll Party. 254 Keystone Rd., off Poplar Grove Rd. in Boone. Party to celebrate Earth Day and a fundraiser for Barack Obama. 5:00-10:00 PM. Rob and Jimmy will play a short set around 6:00 or 7:00 PM.

Friday, April 11th, 2008

Black Cat Burrito. 127 South Depot Street, downtown Boone. (828) 263-9511. This show will be the Rob, Rich and Jimmy version of the band, along with a special guest or two. Playing again with our friends the The Delta Drift. Doors open all day, pretty much--come early and you can eat a fine burrito or some nachos. Beer available until late. Music gets underway after 10:30 PM or so. Print out your own poster here.

Saturday, April 5th, 2008

Highlands Blowing Rock. 1128 South Main Street, Blowing Rock, NC.
(828) 295-9683. Join us in Blowing Rock for our first gig at the new Highlands restaurant (where Tijuana Fats used to be). Gourmet burgers, etc., and spirits served. Due to the intimate setting (and maybe a noise ordinance or two), we will play more quiet-like. This will be the Rob/Rich/Jimmy trio version of the band. We will be playing from 9:00 PM until the wee hours. They have parking.

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser. I.G. Greer Auditorium, ASU campus. Festivities start at 7:00 pm. Come celebrate making it through March (and more importantly, Monday) for a good cause. This is a fairly early show, and it's the kick-off event for Habitat's "Act! Speak! Build!" worldwide week of student advocacy. Cover charge is $2. The evening's schedule is as follows:

7:00 – 7:30 Laura Kaufman
7:30 – 8:15 Speakers
8:15 – 9:00 Worthless Son-in-Laws
9:00 – 9:45 Union Jackrabbit

Wednesday, March 26th, 2008

The French Broad Brewery. 101-D Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803. (828) 277-0222. EARLY (5:30-8:00 PM) This show will be Rob and Jimmy playing as a duo. Please join us after work in Asheville at one of the coolest beer joints around. We will try to keep Rob focused on his guitar instead of falling on his knees and bowing before the stainless steel brewing tanks. As ever, we sound better when you've been drinking on-site microbrewed beer. More info at the French Broad Brewery website. Directions here.

Friday, February 29th, 2008

The Root Bar, Asheville, NC. 1410 Tunnel Road (take I-40 to Exit 55) Ph: 828-299-7597. This show will be Rob and Jimmy playing as a duo, and maybe a special guest bass player. We will play from about 9:00 PM to Midnight. This will be our second trip to the World Famous Root Bar #1, which was mentioned in the New York Times travel section last year as a cool place to go in Asheville, and which has a policy that bands play only original songs. It is not their policy that you try amazing beers from all over Europe, but you can always make that your own personal policy. Come celebrate our first Leap Day gig with us and play some rootball in the rootball courts out back. Non-smoking inside. More info at www.rootbar.com. Print out a poster here.

Friday, February 22nd, 2008

ASU Climbathon. Held at the Appalachian State University Climbing Wall in the Student Recreation Center on the Appalachian State Campus. This show will be Rob and Jimmy playing as a duo. There will be some other bands there, too. We will be playing from about 10:15 -11:45 PM. Last year, some people were disappointed that we were not actually performing while suspended in mid-air against the climbing wall. We'll see what we can arrange for this year. For more info, please visit www.asuclimbathon.org. All proceeds from the Climbathon will be donated to Mountain Alliance, a local nonprofit serving the youth of Watauga County. To learn more about Mountain Alliance and its current programs go to their website at www.mountainalliance.org. Print out a poster here.

Thursday, February 21st, 2008

Westville Pub. 777 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC. (828) 225-9782. This show will be Rob and Jimmy playing as a duo. We play from 9:00 PM-12:00 AM. We're looking forward to being in Asheville again. You never know, we might get Dave Desmelik up onstage to sing with us like he did last time we were there. Large selection of food, interesting beers and drinks available. More info at the Westville Pub website. Print out your very own poster here.

Saturday, February 16th, 2008

Elliot's Revue. 701 Trade St., Winston Salem, NC. (828) 225-9782. This show will be Rob and Jimmy playing as a duo. With our friends the The Delta Drift, who put on a great live show with us a while back at Murphy's. We play from 9:30 PM-10:15 PM or so, and the Delta Drift will follow. This will be our first jaunt to Winston-Salem to play music. We are looking forward to it. Also check out Elliot Revue's myspace page.

Saturday, February 2nd, 2008

Black Cat Burrito. 127 South Depot Street, downtown Boone. (828) 263-9511. This show will be Rob and Jimmy playing as a duo. Our buddy from Asheville, Dave Desmelik joins us for this show, and you will be glad, because he plays some damn fine Americana. We hope to see all our night-owl friends at Boone's premiere burrito joint and rock club. More details to come. Show starts at 10:30 or so.

Saturday, January 26th, 2008

The French Broad Brewery. 101-D Fairview Road, Asheville, NC 28803. (828) 277-0222. EARLY (5:30-8:00 PM) This show will be Rob and Jimmy playing as a duo. Please join us Asheville at one of the coolest beer joints around. We sound better when you've been drinking on-site microbrewed beer. More info at the French Broad Brewery website, which plays a Dave Desmelik song as you browse. Directions here.

Saturday, January 19th, 2008

Barley's Taproom in Spindale. 115 W. Main Street, Spindale, NC. 828-288-8388. Join us at the "Best Taproom in the South," in the old Sloan's Drug Store in the heart of downtown Spindale. Billed as a place "where suit and tie meet tie dye." Well, it can't hurt for a hippie to know an attorney or two. And vice versa, depending on the vice. Music starts early, at 8:00 PM. No cover charge.

Monday, December 10th, 2007

Private party. Boone, NC.

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Canyons of the Blue Ridge, Hwy 321, Blowing Rock, NC. With another one of our favorite bands, Johnson City's fantastic Everybodyfields. You will like them. Also playing are the Sheets. You will probably like them, too, although we can't say for sure, as we've never heard them. But we are definitely prepared to like them. This is a PARTY (dude!) and benefit for Appalachian Voices. Help stop mountaintop removal mining and enjoy good music at the same time. (It can be done.) There's also a raffle where you can win some serious prizes, like a kayak, outdoor equipment, or a 1-hour massage (not from Rob, though--sorry, ladies). The first 25 people in the door get a free beer. The first 150 people get an AppVoices pint glass or something like that. We will most likely play our new mountaintop-removal-inspired song. Show starts at 7:00 PM, but come early to eat, drink liquor, and enjoy the view. More info: here and http://www.canyonsbr.com/

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Murphy's. 747 W. King Street, Boone, NC. With our friends, the great and rockin' Possum Jenkins, who just put out a new album, and other bands, including the Delta Drift. A Thanksgiving benefit for local charities.

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Ed Boudreaux's BBQ. Asheville, NC. 10:00 PM-1:00 AM. Seems like an appropriate place for us to play, right?, since we love Asheville, and we love bbq. Jimmy and Rob will be doing a mostly acoustic show. Dinner served until 11 PM, with 14 custom bbq sauces. Bar open late. More info here.

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Watauga County Farmer's Market, Boone, NC. The show is free and open to the public. Last time we did this in October, it was COLD, so let's hope for a little Indian-summer action. The farmer's market is located in the Horn of the West parking lot in Boone and runs from "8 AM until sellout," the latter usually occurring around noon or so. We will probably start around 9:00 AM. Come support your local farmers and local musicians. There is some excellent finger food (and beverages) to be had while you are wandering around and listening, too. As usual when we play the farmer's market, this will be more of a toned-down acoustic deal. To get there, Take 105 Extension. Turn at the new First Citizens Bank onto Horn Avenue. Go 500 feet and the farmer's market is on the left. For more info about the farmer's market, visit http://wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org/index.html.

Saturday, October 6th, 2007

Canyons of the Blue Ridge, Hwy 321, Blowing Rock, NC. Show starts at 10 PM, but come early to eat, drink liquor, and enjoy the view. More info: http://www.canyonsbr.com/

Friday, October 5th, 2007

The Root Bar, Asheville, NC. 1410 Tunnel Road (take I-40 to Exit 55) Ph: 828-299-7597. 9PM to Midnight. The World Famous Root Bar #1 has a policy that bands play only original songs, and we plan to oblige. Asheville's Gravy Pockets will be sharing the bill with us. Beers from all over Europe. And, you can play rootball, which we hear is kind of addictive. Non-smoking inside. More info at www.rootbar.com.

September 21st, 2007

Ashe County Historical Society, First Presbyterian Church in downtown West Jefferson, NC. 7:00 PM. With Ladyslipper. Free and open to the public. This will be an acoustic performance hosted by the Ashe County Historical Society as an appreciation to members and the community. Refreshments will be served. Related article.

Friday, September 7th, 2007

Grapevine Music, In-store performance. 7:00 PM. Free. Grapevine Music is on the corner of King and Depot Streets in downtown Boone, NC. The Son-in-Laws will be doing a short (half-hour or so) set between Melissa Reaves and the Naked Gods, both of whom you are sure to enjoy. This will be going on during the art crawl, so it's a great time to come out and walk around downtown Boone and check out some art and some free live music.

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

Brick Oven Pizzeria, 402 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC. Ph. (828) 387-4209. Rockin' the pizza joint. Up on Beech Mountain, next to the mini-golf. Excellent pizza and desserts. Beer and liquor are available for a reasonable sum. The music is free. Info and map.

Friday, August 24th, 2007

Valle Crucis Park, behind the Mast Store Annex off Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis. Part of the summer "Music in the Park" series. This show is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic, walk around the pond, throw a frisbee, chase your kids around, etc. Grilling and potluck starts at 6 PM. Show starts at 7 PM and goes until 9 PM or so, or until a huge thunderstorm rolls across the valley like it did last time. The park is off of Broadstone Road behind the Mast Store Annex in Valle Crucis. There is a playground for kids. Bring a chair, if you want. More info and schedule here.

Saturday, August 18th, 2007

Boone Saloon. 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. We like the Boone Saloon. Even though Saturday is not taco night, you still should join us for a good time welcoming back students, bidding adieu to snowbirds, and hoping that dude who bought the whole bar several rounds at the last Everbodyfields show shows up and does the same. Info here.

Saturday, August 11th, 2007

Watauga County Farmer's Market, Boone, NC. The show is free and open to the public. The farmer's market is located in the Horn of the West parking lot in Boone and runs from "8 AM until sellout," the latter usually occurring around noon or so. We will probably start around 9:00 AM. Come support your local farmers and local musicians. There is some excellent finger food (and beverages) to be had while you are wandering around and listening, too. This will be more of a toned-down acoustic deal. To get there, Take 105 Extension. Turn at the new First Citizens Bank onto Horn Avenue. Go 500 feet and the farmer's market is on the left. For more info about the farmer's market, visit http://wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org/index.html.

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Just Added at the Last Minute--Brick Oven Pizzeria, 402 Beech Mountain Parkway, Beech Mountain, NC. Ph. (828) 387-4209. Rockin' the pizza joint. Up on Beech Mountain, next to the mini-golf. Excellent pizza and desserts. Beer and liquor are available for a reasonable sum. The music is free.

Saturday, August 4th, 2006

The Library. 603 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone, NC. (828) 262-5772. 10 PM or so. We'll be welcoming back students who quit their summer jobs early and celebrating the fact that we still have some summer left. We might even wear plaid mini-skirts so we can get in on the tip-out. Bring your friends and your friends' friends. And your friends' friends' moms. The Library has beer and food. And more beer.

Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Jones House--Concert on the Lawn, 604 West King Street, Boone, NC28607, 828-262-4576. At the historic Jones House in the heart of downtown Boone. 5:00 PM. Bring a chair or blanket to sit on the lawn, and after the show, check out the new art exhibits by the High Country Watermedia Society and the Blue Ridge Fiber Guild (and you can also check out some refreshments) inside the Jones House. By the way, our CD is also for sale at the Jones House, with some of the proceeds going to the Watauga County Arts Council and some of the proceeds going to the WSiL "Hope We Break Even Fund." The show is free and open to the public. More info here.

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

Todd Summer Music Series, Walter & Annie B. Cook Park, Todd, NC (the park across from the Todd General Store). 2:00-4:00 PM. Come out to beautiful and historic Todd (off NC Hwy 194, 11 mi. north of Boone), ride a bike along Railroad Grade Road, float on the New river, hang out in the park, have a picnic, listen to music. Not necessarily in that order. Free.

Sunday, June 17th, 2007

Private party.

Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

The Grey Eagle, 185 Clingman Ave., Asheville, NC 28801, 828-232-5800. with Dave Desmelik. Dave has invited Rob and Jimmy to do an opening set for his CD release party. It will probably be an acoustic sort of deal. More info at www.thegreyeagle.com. PDF of directions here. Movie of "Day of Recovery" here. Movie of "Heard You Got Married" here.

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

Mountain Valley Fest. Green Valley Community Park, Big Hill Road, near Todd, NC.-- Events run all day, from 10 AM to 5 PM. We will play at 12:00 noon until about 1:00 PM. Free. A benefit for Green Valley Park and Mountain Pathways school. Directions here.

Saturday, May 19th, 2007

Private party.

Friday, April 27th, 2007

Merlefest. Campus of Wilkes Community College. Wilkesboro, NC. You've probably heard of Merlefest. Doc Watson, Elvis Costello, Earl Scruggs, Orville Hicks, and many others will be there this year. Get your tickets early. We have three shows:

Americana Stage: 10:35-11:20 AM
Austin Stage: 4:45 to 5:30 PM
Rob and Jimmy will participate in a songwriter showcase in the Lounge with a short performance from 8:55 to 9:10 PM.

See schedule at www.merlefest.org. See videos from the songwriter thing.

Saturday, April 14th, 2007

Boone Saloon. 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 10:00 PM. 828-264-1811. Opening for Dave Desmelik. We like Dave and his music a lot and are sure you will, too. Boone Saloon info here.

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

Westville Pub. 777 Haywood Rd., Asheville, NC. (828) 225-9782. 9:00 PM-12:00 AM. Obviously, we're sweet on Asheville this month. And, well, beer. Large selection of interesting beers and drinks available. More info at the Westville Pub website.

Sunday, March 25th, 2007

Inside your radio, or on your computer. Free. Tune in to WNCW's "Local Color" program Sunday night from 7:00-9:00 PM (88.7 FM Spindale, NC; 92.9 FM, Boone, NC; 97.3 FM Greenville, SC; or 100.3 FM Charlotte, NC). The Worthless Son-in-Laws join Kim Clark for a half-hour live session and interview in Studio B. This will be a rebroadcast of the March 16th show. If you are not in the WNCW listening area, you can listen online at WNCW.org. Click on the "listen live" link.

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Inside your radio, or on your computer. Free. Tune in to WNCW's "Local Color" program this Friday night from 9:00-11:00 PM (88.7 FM Spindale, NC; 92.9 FM, Boone, NC; 97.3 FM Greenville, SC; or 100.3 FM Charlotte, NC). The Worthless Son-in-Laws join Kim Clark for a half -hour live session and interview in Studio B. If you are not in the WNCW listening area, you can listen online at WNCW.org. Click on the "listen live" link.

Saturday, March 3rd, 2007

French Broad Brewery. Asheville, NC. EARLY (5:30-8:00 PM). (828) 277-0222. Join us for our first Asheville show. We sound better when you've been drinking on-site microbrewed beer. More info at the French Broad Brewery website.

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

WKBC HomeTown Opry. Minton Music and Pawn, 302 E. Main St., North Wilkesboro, NC. We'll be playing live on the radio (and local TV, too) in the wee hours of the morning, like, 7:00-9:00 AM. There is room for an audience, so if you can, come join us. More info here and here.

also on Friday, February 23rd, 2007

ASU Climbathon. Held at the Appalachian State University Climbing Wall in the Student Recreation Center. We will be playing from about 9:00-10:30 PM, suspended in midair. For more info, please visit www.asuclimbathon.org. All proceeds from the Climbathon will be donated to Mountain Alliance, a local nonprofit serving the youth of Watauga County. To learn more about Mountain Alliance and its current programs go to their website at www.mountainalliance.org.

Friday, January 26th, 2007

The Acoustic Stage/Acoustic-Coffeehouse. Johnson City, TN. With our very talented Johnson City pals, The Feral Throes. We will play from about 9:30-11:00 PM,, and the Feral Throes will follow. More info at www.acoustic-coffeehouse.com.

Friday, January 19th, 2007

Black Cat Burrito. Boone, NC. Please join us for our first show of 2007. To celebrate, we'll be playing a bunch of new stuff. With Rod Farthing. Show starts around 10:30. More info at Black Cat's mySpace page.

Saturday, December 16th, 2006

Boone Saloon. 489 W. King St., Boone, NC. 828-264-1811. Please join us for our first gig at the Boone Saloon. We will be playing with local favorites Possum Jenkins. We think you will like them. Show starts at 10:00 PM. More info here.

Saturday, November 4th, 2006

Black Cat Burrito, 127 South Depot Street, downtown Boone. (828) 263-9511. With our pals from Johnson City, TN, The Feral Throes. They do some really nice, laid-back, countrified indie rock. Or indie-fied country rock. Check them out. Come watch as a fine burrito establishment transforms into a dingy rock club right before your eyes. And we mean that as a compliment. See the Black Cat's schedule for other independent music performances in our very own Boone, NC.

Saturday, October 14th, 2006

Watauga Humane Society Fund-raiser Thing, Watauga Parks and Rec Center, 231 Complex Drive, Boone, NC--you know, off State Farm Road where all the baseball fields are. We'll be playing outside somewhere from about 11AM to Noon. You can dance with your dog to stay warm. Or participate in some contests or races and stuff like that. Playing before us, from 10-11 will be our young friends the Jolly Rogers. Arf, matey. For more info, click here. Directions: Take 321/Blowing Rock Rd. to Deerfield Rd., turn north, then turn left onto State Farm Rd. Turn right on Hunting (maybe Hunting Hills?) Ln; you should see the baseball fields. Alternately, you can turn onto State Farm Road from the 105 Extension, then turn left onto Hunting (Hills) Ln.

Saturday, October 7th, 2006

Watauga County Farmer's Market, Boone, NC. The show is free and open to the public. The farmer's market is located in the Horn of the West parking lot in Boone and runs from "8 AM until sellout," the latter usually occurring around noon or so. We will probably start around 9:30. Come support your local farmers and local musicians. There is some excellent finger food to be had while you are wandering around and listening, too. This will be more of a toned-down acoustic deal. To get there, Take 105 Extension. Turn at the new First Citizens Bank onto Horn Avenue. Go 500 feet and the farmer's market is on the left. For more info about the farmer's market, go to http://wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org/index.html

Western Watauga Democrats Family Day, Western Watauga Community Center, Sugar Grove, NC. The event is free and open to the public; donations will be accepted. 1:00-5:00 PM. There will be food, games for kids, etc. We will be playing on and off between about 1:30 and 5 pm, out on the lawn. To get there, take 321 to Sugar Grove, NC. At the gas station, go north on Old 421 and go about a mile. The community center/library is on the left, a little ways past the old Cove Creek school.
Billy Bentley joined us onstage with his washtub bass--see photos here.

Saturday, September 23rd, 2006

Kraut Creek Festival, Howard Street, Downtown Boone, NC. They're closing off Howard Street again for this annual downtown party. There will be lots of other music and booths with various things, as well as microbrewed beer at participating downtown restaurants. The Watauga County Arts Council is organizing a concurrent Arts Fair and the organizers of the International Peace Day will host a Peace Fair, which will be right near the stage. The festival runs from 10 AM to 5 PM; our slot is from 10:30 AM to 1:00 PM, with a break here and there. Since we have three hours, we will probably be playing almost everything we know. You should be scared. Playing after us will be classic country band, Buck Haggard. Newspaper article here. Tiny blurb of info here. Or, you can call the Downtown Boone Development Association at 828-262-4532 for more information.

Saturday, September 16th, 2006

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Cove Creek Farm Heritage Days, Historic Cove Creek High School in Sugar Grove, NC. It's the 10th annual festival of mountain heritage. All kinds of demonstrations of old-timey stuff going on, like horse-pulls, farm exhibits, crafts, biscuits & gravy, etc. They asked us to sign up for the horse-push, but we're not sure whether that's something we want to get involved in. If you have small children, be advised that there will be sock animals. We'll be playing with plenty of other musicians throughout the day -- our time to start is now around 2:00 PM (we're not exactly sure when we'll play, as this is the second time change, but it will be somewhere between 2 and 5). Five bucks for adults, 2 for seniors, free for kids 15 and under. Free parking. More info here.

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

Riverfest 2006, Valle Crucis Park, behind the Mast Store Annex off Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM - Free event. We'll be playing two sets, sandwiching a performance by folk singer Lee Pinkerson, storytelling by Orville Hicks, a puppet show, etc. The whole fest is from 10 - 3. Sponsored by the Watauga River Conservation Partners. Come on out and help raise money and awareness for environmental education in the county schools and scholarships for college students focusing on environmental studies. At Valle Crucis Park -- a great place to spend the day. Full schedule and more info here.

ALSO on Saturday, August 26th, 2006:

Green Valley Park Summer Celebration, Green Valley Community Park, Big Hill Road, near Todd, NC.-- Free event. That's right, we are playing yet again today, this time next to the New River instead of the Watauga. Bring your frisbee. Hot dogs, snacks, and drinks will be served. They will be having a raffle drawing--the top prize is a $400 bicycle. Be warned that elected representatives have been invited. There will be two firetrucks there in case things get out of hand. The whole deal is from 4:00-8:00 PM. We will play at 7:00 PM, after the dedication of the new picnic shelter. The rain location is Green Valley School. More info and directions here.

Friday, July 28th, 2006

Valle Crucis Park, behind the Mast Store Annex off Broadstone Road, Valle Crucis. Part of the summer "Music in the Park" series. This show is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic, walk around the pond, throw a frisbee, clean up after your dog. Grilling and potluck starts at 6 PM. Show starts at 7 PM and goes until 9 PM or so. The park is off of Broadstone Road behind the Mast Store Annex in Valle Crucis. There is a playground for kids. See Mast General Store Calendar of Events.

Thursday, July 13th, 2006

The Down Home, Johnson City, TN. We're pleased to announce we'll be playing with our friends the Feral Throes. Show starts at 9:00 PM.

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006

The Library. 603 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone, NC. (828) 262-5772. Playing the post-fireworks extravaganza. Celebrate your dwindling independence with us! You can eat and drink there, too. No one will tell you to be quiet. They just named it that so that you can tell your mom you got drunk at the Library.

Saturday, July 1st, 2006

Private Party.

Friday, June 2nd, 2006

Private Party.

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

Anderson Soiree, downtown Anderson, South Carolina. We're going to be playing on the mainstage from about 5-7 PM, right before the Vegas-era Elvis impersonator dude (late breaking news--he's not an impersonator, he's an "Elvis tribute artist"; *sigh*, another "artist formerly known as..."). Cotton candy, funnel cakes, pork BBQ, local forecasters, scary clowns, carnival rides of questionable safety...it's the real deal--not to be missed. Photo.

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

ReneeFest 2006. (Private party.)

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

Black Cat Burrito, 127 South Depot Street, downtown Boone, NC. (828) 263-9511. Forget taxes, mate. Come on out and have a night on the town instead. Would you rather support Congress or independent music? Word. We'll be playing with Staggers and the Jags, as well as the Feral Throes (from Johnson City, TN). Fun starts around 10 PM. See the show poster.

Saturday, December 10th, 2005

Black Cat Burrito, 127 South Depot Street, downtown Boone. (828) 263-9511. Special student relief show--blow off some steam this finals week down at the Black Cat. If you show up, you get an A. We will be playing with the Tea Leaves, who are coming all the way up from Atlanta. Entertainment will begin around 10:30 PM. See the write-up in the Mountain Times here.

Friday, November 18th, 2005

Black Cat Burrito, 127 South Depot Street, downtown Boone. (828) 263-9511. We will be playing with Asheville band, Davenport. Show will start around 10:30 PM. The kitchen closes at 9, so come early if you're going to eat. (Of course, you can drink all night long.)

Saturday, October 15th, 2005

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We will be playing at the Valle Crucis Fair. Come watch the young girls clog, the old guys make apple butter, look at some arts & crafts & hear some good music. Last year they had deep-fried Twinkies, too. Uh, ...yum. We are scheduled to play at 10:40 AM (this is a change from earlier), and we will play for about 50 minutes.

Sunday, October 2nd, 2005

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At Black Cat Burrito, 127 S. Depot St., Boone, NC, opening for Atlanta's A Fir-Ju Well. These guys play great original pop-psych-rock songs. If you want to hear for yourself, check out the song samples on their website (link above), especially "Magnet Lightning Bugs." We don't get this type of thing in Boone often, so please don't miss it. If you are still not sure, call Rich, and he will grovel. We will start the show at 9:00 p.m. There will be a small cover charge--call Black Cat for more info, at (828) 263-9511.

Thursday, September 15th, 2005

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We will be performing as part of the "music and storytelling" portion of the dedication of the new Carol Grotnes Belk Library and Information Commons on the Appalachian State University campus. We will be playing inside the library from 3:00-4:00 PM. The whole library dedication deal goes from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM. So come on down to the new library, check out a book, pay your overdue book fine, surf the internet, browse through a current periodical, talk to various local dignitaries and politicians, and listen to some music.
For more info: http://www.library.appstate.edu/dedication.html

Friday, August 12th, 2005

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Valle Crucis Park, Valle Crucis, NC. This show is also free and open to the public. Bring a picnic and hang out in historical Valle Crucis. Grilling and potluck starts at 6 PM. Show starts at 7 PM and goes until 9 PM or so. The park is off of Broadstone Road behind the Mast Store Annex in Valle Crucis. There is a playground for kids. See Mast General Store Calendar of Events. .

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

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Watauga County Farmer's Market, Boone, NC. The show is free and open to the public. The farmer's market is located in the Horn of the West parking lot in Boone and runs from "8 AM until sellout," the latter usually occurring around noon or so. We will probably play after 9 AM, I imagine. Come support your local farmers and local musicians. For a map and directions or more info about the farmer's market, go to http://wataugacountyfarmersmarket.org/index.html

Thursday, June 16th, 2005

Canyons of the Blue Ridge, Hwy 321, Blowing Rock, NC. Show starts at 10 PM, but come early to eat, drink, and enjoy the view. No cover charge. More info: http://www.canyonsbr.com/
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Monday, February 14th, 2005

Valentine's Day Show, Sweet Aromas Bakery & Cafe, in the Arts District in downtown West Jefferson, NC. Bring your sweetheart. Reservations for dinner recommended: 336.246.2914

Saturday, April 24th, 2004

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Anderson Soiree, downtown Anderson, South Carolina. On the Anderson Courthouse steps, 100 S. Main St. 1:30-2:30 PM.

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