Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival NC- this weekend!! Rusted Root, Bela Fleck, Sol & Funk Root

Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival is coming up again THIS WEEKEND !! Shakori Hills features some of the best in national, regional, and local NC music! 4 days of music on 4 stages in the relaxed countryside of North Carolina!! (in Pittsboro/ Silk Hope –  between Greensboro and Raleigh/Durham)

Again it will be a wonderful mix of funk, blues, folk, bluegrass, zydeco, hip hop, latin, african, rock, jam, and more!

On the bill this spring are Rusted Root, Bela Fleck, Hobex, Sim Redmond Band, Rosie Ledet, Sol & Funk Root, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Donna and the Buffalo, Music Maker Revue, Sol Driven Train, Bowerbirds, Orquesta GarDel, The Beast, Greg Humphreys, Chiwonsio, Hackensaw Boys, Inflowential, and many more!!!

Sol & Funk Root will be performing Friday night with members of the Dynamite Brothers (super funky players whose music was recently featured on HBO show “Eastbound and Down”). Sol has performed as part of the “Dynamite Family Band” for years. Here’s a write up of the Friday night set: ” Sol creates a blend of southern fried rock, deep soul, and way back yonder funk. Sol has toured the world with many pioneers of roots and blues, and transports his backbone of musical roots forward to present day, conjuring up tasty original tunes. Sol’s rhythm section features members of North Carolina’s infamous Dynamite Brothers, who lay down grooves so nasty they will ’bout drive you crazy. Add a soulful side of horns by maestro Tim Smith, and Sol & Funk Root cook up some bluesy greasy jams! ”

Also Music Maker Revue will be performing Saturday for your fix of old school blues, r&b, and hendrix type blues! Featured will be Cool John Ferguson, Captain Luke, Big Ron Hunter, Tim Duffy, Sol, and Bubba Norwood (drummer with Albert King, Ike Turner).

Hobex (and Dillon Fence) front man and wonderful guitarist and songwriter Greg Humpherys will be performing a songwriter set at Shakori Hills, with his own tunes as well and featuring master percussionist Robert Cantrell, deep lyricist Shirlette Ammons (Mosadi Music), Sol, members of Big Fat Gap, and more!!

Hope to see you there!! lots of great music happening for music lovers of all styles!!

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Also another great NC festival- the first annual ASHVEGAS BLUES FESTIVAL will be happening this June in Asheville!!  On the bill are:  Chuck Beattie Band, Matt Walsh, Taylor Moore Band, Sol & Funk Root, Shane Pruitt Band, Riyen Roots, & many more!! more info coming soon….

Shakori Hills Grass Roots Festival Silk Hope, NC Fri Apr 23 10 01:00 PM Tickets
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Big Wheel Festival – Isle of Man (UK) 30th April & 1st May 2010

WHAT: – Big Wheel Blues Festival 2010 – the 12th – is co-sponsored by Cains Advocates and Peter Norris Music, supported by IOM Arts Council and presented in association with Manx Radio. Thanks also to Bushy’s, Quine & Cubbon, and for their continuing support for the event.

WHEN: – Saturday May 1 & Sunday May 2

WHERE: – The Pavilion, Laxey Glen Gardens

WHAT TIME ARE LOCAL MUSICIANS PLAYING: – Free Stages & Family Fun Saturday & Sunday from approx 1.00pm to 5.00pm (including a wealth of local musical talent … more on the website)