In the midst of playing the mountain vacation spots, Greensboro folksinger Bruce Piephoff is working on a book of song lyrics and poems called Fiddlers and Middlers that will be illustrated by his son, David, and released eventually by Yonno Press. He also reports that he’s completed a new cycle of songs for a record called Clockwork, which pretty much describes his work pace.
Continuing the mid-week, mid-day concert schedule the Dave Fox Group plays Center City Park in Greensboro on Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. I haven’t heard any reports, but judging by the imploring e-mail I received from Action Greensboro’s young professional’s group I’m guessing attendance could be better.
The Alamance Gospel Band and Don Milholin open for Claire Holley at Alamance Presbyterian Church in Greensboro on Wednesday. A Mississippi native now based in Los Angeles, Holley has developed a healthy following in the Triad thanks to strong airplay on WUNC and WFDD. The concert benefits the church’s music program and concert series.
Thursday’s iteration of the beach music showcase at Festival Park in Greensboro features the Coastline Band. On the same day, Lisa Dames, Sam Frazier and the Hall Monitors kick off the “Muse and Music Series” in the parking lot of the Friendly Center adjacent to Muse Restaurant. Proceeds go the Children’s Home of North Carolina. And for a rocking good time, catch the Radials and the Fustics at the Blind Tiger that night.
Friday finds the Sham at the Raven in Burlington, while Hammer No More the Fingers, Red Collar, Lovecraft and Lollipop Factory play Elliott’s Revue in Winston-Salem. Across the street, the Gougers and Turbo Project share billing at the Garage. Selah Dub brings its reggae music down from the mountainside (that is, Boone) to Liberty Steak House in High Point.
Here’s the rundown on Friday night in Greensboro: Jonas Sees In Color, Ailyne, After the Tragedy, Left on Cates, All In a Year and All at Once hold a mixer at Greene Street; the Ascendicate, Curse Your Name and Burn My Eyes intensify at Somewhere Else Tavern; and the Gibson Brothers (Louvin Brothers channelers by way of upstate New York) get that old-time feeling at the Green Bean.
Saturday: Crooked Cherry plays the Raven; Selah Dub shifts to Elliott’s Revue; 500 Miles to Memphis, Noah Sugarman and Hannah Miller share the stage at the Garage.
Folksinger Scott Pryor, a former Greensboro resident who has since relocated to Philadelphia, hits the Green Bean on Saturday. He’s promoting his second studio album, Theater for the Weary.
The Oregon hardcore band American Me heads the bill with Stray from the Path, Return the Hero and a Plea for Purging at Club Rain (the venue formerly known as Remix VIP formerly known as the Flying Anvil) in Greensboro.
Greene Street reopens Sunday, June 8 for John Doe & the Runners, Jence, Orion, 40, the Disciple, Crimson Refuge and For the Record, while Carniflex, Arsonists Get All the Girls, Embrace the End and Conducting from the Grave converge on Club Rain.
On June 10, Person L, featuring Kenny from the Starting Line, headlines Greene Street with Sparks in Stereo, Grace Has Favor and Kaustic, and Sally Jaye and Brian Wright work it out at the Garage.