The Country Music Association announced the induction of the late Ernest “Pop” Stoneman, a native of Carroll County, Va., into the Country Music Hall of Fame on Feb. 12.
Zion Bar & Grill in Greensboro hosts a weekly blues jam every Sunday from 7 p.m. to midnight, according to reliable source John Amberg of the Piedmont Blues Preservation Society, while Shiela Klinefelter hosts a blues jam at the Clubhouse in Greensboro every Wednesday. Our publisher, Charles Womack, dusted off his Fender Stratocaster for the jam last week.
A “moms’ night out” with a for-adults edition of kids rock band Big Bang Boom hits Backstreets in Greensboro on Wednesday.
Ricardo Sanchez Escort Service, Illpo, Treason, Jae Blacc, Genghis Khan, Top Dog and Cosmic Legaci represent the current hip-hop talent crop at Greene Street in Greensboro on Wednesday.
Silence the Sky and Anonymous play the Blind Tiger in Greensboro on Thursday.
The Greensboro Symphony masterworks concert at Greensboro’s War Memorial Auditorium features Nina Kotova on Thursday and Friday.
The Selmanaires (Atlanta psychedelic punk rock) and Anna Kramer & the Lost Cause (whimsical retro country, also from Atlanta) show up at Elliott’s Revue in Winston-Salem on Thursday.
For two nights “Cash Bash 6” reigns at the Garage in Winston-Salem. Friday’s roster includes the Straight 8s, Jem Crossland & the Hypertonics, the bo_stevens and the Defilers, while Saturday features Hearts & Daggers, Hick’ry Hawkins, Rev. D’ray & the Shockers, Two Dollar Pistols, Pee Wee Moore & the Awful Dreadful Snakes and Gojira.
The Corduroy Road, Americana from Athens, Ga., appears at Elliott’s Revue on Friday. Shooting Spires, Tiny Meteors, Bolmongani and the Broken Letters regale the Werehouse on Friday.
New Jersey R&B artist Jaheim appears at the Greensboro Coliseum Special Events Center on Friday.
Monday in London’s final show actually takes place on Friday in Greensboro, specifically at Greene Street. Also billed are Down on Luck, Sparks in Stereo, Yosemite Mudflap and Grace Has Favor.
Citified celebrates the release of its new CD, The Meeting After the Meeting, at the Flatiron on Friday with friends Fistfight and Champ, the latter comprised of Joe Garrigan and ex-Tommygun player Jamie Miyares.
The second go-round for Gate City hip hop takes place Friday at Somewhere Else Tavern with “Sick Hop 6” featuring Ed E. Ruger, Stitchy C, Metaphor, Celinski, Will Zay, Tenacious, Ty Bru, Illpo, Eyes of the Elders, Rugged N Raw, Edgar Allen Po’etry and Cutthroat Smitty.
Hillsborough keyboardist Adrian Duke tickles the ivories at the Red Lion in High Point in belated celebration of Mardi Gras on Saturday.
Charlotte’s LA Tool & Die celebrates the release of its new CD, The Last Thorn of Summer at Solaris in Greensboro on Saturday.
The 2008 NC Underground Music Awards go down at the Carolina Theatre in Greensboro on Saturday. Visit freewebs.com/ncundergroundmusicawards to find out what it’s all about.
The Darnell Woodies and Kraft Quartet prove their craft at the Werehouse on Saturday, while Nyos plays across town at Elliott’s Revue.
Ireland’s Celtic Woman makes its first Greensboro appearance at the Coliseum on Feb. 26.
Undeterred by the onset of Lent at the beginning of the month, Chef Mike and the Wild Magnolia Band celebrate Mardi Gras at the Blind Tiger on Feb. 26.
The Selmanaires and Anna Kramer & the Lost Cause return for a second night in the Triad on Feb. 26, this time at Square One, an informal venue at the corner of Glenwood and Grove streets in Greensboro. Dawn Chorus, with our own Amy Kingsley on bass, rounds out the bill.
And Laura Blackley, Nikki Talley and Ashley Chambliss appear at the Garage on Feb. 26.