extended play

by Jordan Green

George Jones has been booked to play Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium on Nov. 14. Tickets go on sale on Friday at or 800.745.3000.

Sleepy-Eyed Jay & Chicago Slim from Richmond, Va. came out on top of the Piedmont Blues Preservation’s Blues Challenge for solo and duo acts, and will represent the society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis in January.

Josephus III performs a noontime concert at Center City Park in Greensboro on Wednesday.

Richard Buckner and Brian Doub work the Garage in Winston-Salem on Thursday.

Taya Richer performs at the UNCG School of Music Recital Hall on Thursday. More Greensboro happenings on Thursday include the Brand New Life at the Blind Tiger; and Lards, Resister and the Curtains of Night at 1317 Grove St. And the Piedmont Old Time Society holds its first Thursday jam at the Green Burro.

Possum Jenkins and Holy Ghost Tent Revival throw a hootenanny at the Garage on Friday.

Israel Darling celebrates the release of its new CD with Reed Benjamin at the Green Bean in Greensboro on Friday.

Andy Friedman & the Other Failures, John Howie Jr. & Rosewood Bluff and Joe Blevins & Brandon Knox ply their nefarious trades at the Garage on Saturday.

Joe Next Door and Amelia’s Mechanics surface at Maya Art Gallery in Greensboro on Saturday.

NCM performs at Elliott’s Revue in Winston-Salem on Sunday, Oct. 4.

R&B, soul and gospel artist Howard Hewett performs a benefit for Piedmont Health Services and Sickle Cell Agency at the Greensboro Airport Marriott hotel on Oct. 4.

The Lost Trailers turn up at the Dixie Classic Fair in Winston-Salem on Oct. 5.

Mother Jackson and Up with the Joneses play the Garage on Oct. 6.

We Shot the Moon, Lights Revolve, Destry, Ailyne and Belson round out the bill at Greene Street Club on Oct. 6.

For some reason, Tuesday is busy night in Greensboro. WUAG presents Arrington de Dionyso at Artistika.

Bruce Piephoff holds a songwriting workshop at the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant. And Holy Hell & the Hangovers set the woods on fire at the Blind Tiger.