Not every musician has the opportunity to revisit and even potentially improve upon their biggest hits. But on the forthcoming TEN to 1 record, the award-winning band Lonestar—Dean Sams (keyboards, acoustic guitar, background vocals), Michael Britt (lead guitarist, background vocals), Keech Rainwater (drums) and Drew Womack (lead vocals, guitar)—are taking a fresh look at all 10 of their chart-topping country songs.
This streak started in 1996 with the band's second single, the rock-edged "No News," and continued with the following year's "Come Cryin' to Me" and “Everything’s Changed.” The band's quadruple-platinum 1999 album Lonely Grill spawned four No. 1 hits (including the beloved global smash "Amazed") and established Lonestar as music's preeminent pop-country band—a status they'd maintain through the 2000s and beyond.
Described as “John Hartford meets John Coltrane,” Circus No. 9 is one of the most exciting new bands on the acoustic music scene today. Their music blurs the lines between bluegrass, jazz, jam bands, and more. Comprised of four highly
acclaimed extraordinary musicians on banjo, mandolin, bass and guitar, this Tennessee-based group was also a 2019 IBMA Momentum Band Award nominee. One fan says “Circus No. 9 represents everything that’s good about the new generation of acoustic music.”
“New American Roots” is the moniker of Colorado’s FY5 who proudly swim the currents of American music, playing new songs, informed of country and bluegrass traditions, but not bound to them. While their sound evokes timelessness, they are inspired by a contemporary, well-traveled 21st century sensibility that informs their songwriting. As they share the stories that drive the songs, FY5 leaves listeners with tapping toes and ranging thoughts.
Friday, November 5, 2021 7:30-9:30 pm
Old Theater, Oriental, NC
Before the Beatles, there was Buddy Holly and the Crickets. It’s the 1950’s and a young man from Texas with big glasses and an even bigger dream is catapulting to the top of the Rock and Roll charts. With classic songs like “Peggy Sue,” and “That’ll Be The Day,” along with “La Bamba,” this high octane musical is a celebration of a man whose music and values were ahead of his time.
Rated PG for Parental Guidance. This play contains some mild adult themes.
WRITTEN BY Alan Janes
DIRECTED BY Suzanne Agins
CHOREOGRAPHED BY Jamal Story
Military Appreciation Night- Wed. October 20, 2021
As the child of country music legend Mel Tillis, Pam Tillis was determined from a young age to find her own way in music as a singer and songwriter. With 6 number one hits (including “Mi Vida Loca” and “Don’t Tell Me What To Do”) and 14 top ten singles, Pam knows all about breaking the platinum barrier. She has had more than 30 singles on US Billboard charts, and sold more than 7 million copies of her studio albums. She’s also a 15-time CMA nominee and 2-time winner, a 9-time Academy of Country Music Award nominee, a 2-time Grammy award winner and 6-time Grammy nominee, and an American Music Award’s nominee. Pam Tillis’ star continues to shine brightly in the 3rd decade of her career.
Performance starts at 7:30 p.m. Box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Reserve seating; advance ticket purchase recommended.
One of the most masterful voices in country music today, Gene Watson still sings in the same key as he did 30 years ago and continues to prove why he is rightly referred to as “The Singer’s Singer”. His powerful voice and multi-octave range allow him to sing some of the most challenging songs with an ease that comes from pure, natural talent as well as from his many years performing onstage. On his most recent album release, Real.Country.Music., the 72 year- old Watson once again proves he’s the master of classic country music. He remains defiantly country in the face of today’s more pop-oriented offerings, and is proud that his legions of fans rely on him to keep traditional country music alive and well. He is most famous for his 1975 hit "Love in the Hot Afternoon," his 1981 #1 hit "Fourteen Carat Mind," and his signature 1979 song "Farewell Party." Watson's long career has notched five #1 hits, 23 Top-10, and over 76 charted singles.
The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.; box office opens at 6:30 p.m. Advance ticket purchase recommended.