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by Jordan Green

It is with sadness and profound appreciation that I note the passing of Winston-Salem bluesman Macavine Hayes, who reportedly died on Jan. 12 at the age of 65. Tim Duffy, who put out a CD for the singer and guitar player on the Music Maker label, said Hayes “died with his boots on — asleep at a drink house.” I recall Hayes as extremely warm and engaging, if spare in conversation, when I met him in December 2007. Duffy probably describes him the best: “Mac is one of those great individuals; he’s always laughing and always smiling. He speaks in this old American dialect. It’s hard to understand at first. His father’s a Seminole. He’s from way down near Key West. He has a real store of agricultural knowledge. He plays raw juke blues.” Fleetwood Mac brings its Unleashed tour to the Greensboro Coliseum on April 26. Tickets can be purchased at www.ticketmaster.com and www. livenation.com, beginning Jan. 26. A Kiss For Jersey makes out at Club Oasis in Winston-Salem on Wednesday. [ck] Country Dan Collins hosts the open mic at the Garage in Winston-Salem on Wednesday. Shiela Klinefelter and Tim Buffington host the Wednesday blues jam at the Clubhouse in Greensboro. Stan Atwell, Mike Thomas and Terry VunCannon host the Thursday blues jam at the Flatiron, also in Greensboro. Gillotine, Waiting to Bleed, KEG and Hell Fire Mafia pulverize the Soundvent in Thomasville on Friday. Layden, Bannister and Forever Endeavor witness at Triad Community Church in High Point on Friday. Rascal Flatts and Jessica Simpson bring their show to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Winston-Salem on Friday. The Tony Low Band plays Elliott’s Revue in Winston-Salem on Friday. UBU the Band makes a two-night stand at Riders in the Country in Greensboro on Friday and Saturday. Gospel artist Kurt Carr performs with the Greensboro Symphony at Westover, at 505 Muirs Chapel Road in Greensboro, on Friday. Dreamkiller shoots a DVD at Greene Street in Greensboro on Friday. The bill also includes Please Welcome, Etcetera and John Doe & the Runners. Thacker Dairy Road plays the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on Friday, while Our Horse Jethro, the Good Graces and John Harrison combine at the Flatiron. The Sound of Square Triangles, Jeff Jenkins and Food Lion (better known as Adam Thorn) hold court at Maya Art Gallery, while the Allison King Duo performs at WineStyles at the Shops at Friendly. Blaine Ziglar & the Phantom Vibrations, Bleumont South and Alice D Millionaires work the Soundvent in Thomasville on Saturday. The ubiquitous Layden resurfaces at Awestruck Church, a congregation that meets at Eastern Guilford Middle School in Gibsonville, on Saturday. Sleepy Horses, Distrails and the Starter Kits take off at the Garage on Saturday, and Five 2 One works Club Oasis. The Fairlanes rock and roll at the sports bar known as Cooper’s Ale House in Greensboro on Saturday, while Bruce Piephoff serenades the Flatiron. The Sinai Mountain Ramblers burn the klezmer flame at the Green Bean in Greensboro on Saturday, while Simplified breaks it down at the Blind Tiger on Saturday, and Clay Howard turns in a set at WineStyles. The Piedmont Blues Preservation Society “Memphis or Bust” show goes down at Zion Bar & Grille in Greensboro on Sunday, Jan. 25, featuring blues challenge winners Bump & Logie and the Landon Spradlin Band, who are both raising money to cover travel expenses to Memphis, where they will compete in the International Blues Challenge. Eastern Music Festival faculty give a free chamber concert at Guilford College’s Dana Auditorium on Jan. 25. Violinist Joan Griffing, violist Diane Phoenix-Neal and cellist Beth Vanderborgh will be joined by guest pianist Howard Kim on Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1. For more information, visit www. EasternMusicFestival.org. Bump, AKA Bubba Klinefelter, reappears at the Red Lion in High Point with Tim Buffington to host the Monday blues jam. Scott Hinkle and Tim Fast play the early show at the Garage on Jan. 27. “Dancing With the Stars,” including “Hannah Montana” star Cody Linley, hits Greensboro Coliseum on Jan. 27. And pianist and composer Evan Mack performs works by Barber, Gershwin, Adams and Corigliano at the Gail Brower Huggins Performance Center at Greensboro College on Jan. 27.

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