Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Weekend Picks: Stephen Stills, Arbor Day Benefit Concert, Trongone Band, Jackass Flats, Everwilde, The Big Payback

Friday night, Trongone Band are at The Camel. Doors open at 8, show starts at 9 with Sam Reed Syndicate and Dead 27s opening. Tix are $7 in advance, $10 at the door. Trongone Band is promising lots of new music and surprises! Here's Trongone Band with Ron Holloway on sax playing at the Camel in April and covering Bruce Springsteen's "Atlantic City":



Broadberry brings the bluegrass/Americana Friday night with Jackass Flats and Big Daddy Love. Doors open at 8 and tix are $8 in advance, $10 at the door. Here's Jackass Flats a few months ago doing "Whiskey River":



Country rockers Everwilde are at Uptown Alley Friday. They'll play from 8:30 until 11:30 and it's $5 cover charge. They've got a bunch of new tunes so head over there and check 'em out. Here they are performing "This Time":



James Brown tribute The Big Payback are doing a free show at Cary St. Cafe Friday night. That'll get under way at 10 PM. Kenneka Cook opens. Here's the band last month with a friendly, neighborhood hula hooper:



Saturday, it's Arbor Day all over again at the Arbor Day Benefit Concert in Pumphouse Park. This was postponed due to bad weather on, well, Arbor Day. This will be the first concert ever at Pumphouse Park and proceeds benefit the James River Park System. It's a $5 donation to get in and it runs from noon to 4 with music from Benjamin Shepherd (12:00), Avers (1:00), and Full Moon Fever (Tom Petty tribute band, 2:30). There will also be craft beers, food, trails (the kind you walk on. If you want psychedelic ones, that's up to you) and tours of the pumphouse. Here's Avers back in February on WNRN:



Wednesday night, Stephen Stills, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer with Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Buffalo Springfield will do a solo show at Carpenter Theatre. Doors open at 6:30, show starts at 7:30 and no opener is listed. Tix range from $37 to $77. The show will feature two sets, one solo acoustic and one with a full electric band. He'll play favorites from throughout his career along with some new songs. Here's a full show of Stephen's back in 1979 at The Capitol Theatre in Passaic NJ:



That'll do it. Have a great weekend! I'll leave you with a song I'm back into again. Not into the wintry video because I think it sounds like heading out on a road trip on warm summer morning. This is Boy & Bear with "Southern Sun":



And here's another I like from Boy & Bear, "Three Headed Woman":



Tony Jordan