BY JORDAN GREEN
David Via plays bluegrass music at Center City Park in Greensboro from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Later in the evening, the Josephine Collective, After Midnight Project, En Serenade, Love and Reverie, 100 Yorktown and Sinking the Shoreline mash it up at Greene Street in Greensboro on Wednesday. Certified blues legend Bob Margolin hosts a guitar clinic at the Flatiron in Greensboro on Thursday, while former Doobie Brother and Steely Dan alum Michael McDonald covers old soul tunes at War Memorial Auditorium. Mike Garrigan and Mark Kano, formerly of hometown heroes Athenaeum, join Civil Twilight, a South African Band adrift in America, at the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on Thursday. Wait, there’s more: The Waybacks appear at Triad Stage on South Elm Street as part of the EMF Fringe series. Catch Aaron Lee Tasjan, an Ohio songwriter relocated to Brooklyn, at the Garage in Winston- Salem on Thursday with local host Joe Blevins. The Rob Massengale Band plays Friendly Friday Melodies at the Friendly Center in Greensboro on Friday. Concertgoers are asked to bring canned goods for Second Harvest. The Solcetfre Project holds residence at Renaissance Jazz Café on Friday, while over on Walker Avenue Hot Politics simmers the funk at the Blind Tiger. Fresh from the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival in Okemah, Okla., New York City-based singer songwriter Amy Speace lands at the Garage in Winston-Salem with her band the Tear Jerks on Friday. Opening honors go to Lee Terry & the Near Strangers, a local experimental folk-rock group not to be confused with the Republican congressman from Nebraska. Rubberband, Chuck Folds’ party machine, takes off at Summer on Trade in Winston-Salem on Saturday. Goodnight Man, continuing its indie-rock gospel evangelization campaign for world domination, joins forces with Transmission Fields and Sleepsound at the Garage on Saturday, while Terrence & the Tall Boys, Lovely Leaves and Love Craft work it on out at the Werehouse. Bluegrass mayhem and innovation takes place at the Blind Tiger on Saturday when the Family Eversole teams up with Swampboat on Saturday. George Clinton, the funk renegade and Kannapolis native who freed Fred Wesley, Maceo Parker and the Collins brothers from James Brown’s unrelenting soul tyranny, steers the mothership into the Millennium Center in Winston-Salem on Sunday, July 20. The SoloS Unit Band will be riding shotgun. The Carter Brothers bring their stylized Nashville country soul to the High Point Arts Splash on July 20, and another Nashville exile Tori Sparks shares the stage with Greensboro’s Karla Davis at the Blind Tiger. And finally, the Beazley Phillips Band closes the music week at the Blind Tiger on July 22.
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