Carrie Paz at the Tasting Room
The Tasting Room (901 S. Chapman St. Greensboro)
Friday Nov. 4 7 p.m.
“Carrie Pazdziora was born in northeastern North Carolina, where the grass is always green but the blues are at your heels. Solid ground is scarce, so she dug her roots deep into the muddy waters of the Perquimans River, and eventually blossomed into folk music with a touch of the Carolina blues. Having since lived in Nashville and Chicago, and roamed from Paris to Singapore, she has now found a home in Greensboro, NC, where she writes and performs regularly at local venues and events.
“Pazdziora’s music is mostly sensitive folk with a gentle acoustic guitar, more plucked than strummed, and her pure and clear voice climbing high in places, and doubled up in dusky harmonies elsewhere. The songs tend to use imagery from nature – stars, ocean, sand, wind – to sketch out sentiments of wonder at the cosmos sand our place in it, but beyond that they’re also about love and unity… (She) manages to take something that’s seemingly slight and find surprising weight to it.” (John Adamian, YES! Weekly)
– via Facebook
Bull’s Tavern (408 W. 4th St. Winston-Salem)
Friday Nov. 4 10 p.m.
“Bear Stevens is the moniker of North Carolina native, Steven Bernard Hall, Jr. Bernard, meaning “bold as a bear,” has been the Hall family middle name for five generations, down to his great-great grandfather.
With influences like Jackson Browne, Noah Gundersen, and James Taylor, Stevens’ self-described “southern folk” music is not quite Americana, but not quite pop. Imagine Jason Isbell wrote a song for James Taylor.
That’s Bear Stevens.
Amidst touring full time, Bear’s debut record, “Sing Me Loud,” was released in 2014, and he is currently producing a brand new EP.” – via Facebook