Monday, April 15, 2013

The Blue Note Grill Presents Sunday “Pignic” Music Series

There's a new time and location to listen to live music in Durham. The Blue Note Grill now features music on Sunday afternoons as part of their Sunday “Pignic” music series. There is no cover charge unless otherwise indicated.  The series will kick off Sunday, April 14 from 4-7 p.m. with the Tom Maxwell Trio with FJ Ventre and Clark Stern.

Tom Maxwell, former front man and songwriter for the Squirrel Nut Zippers, was author of their top-20 hit "Hell.”  Hits he wrote for the Squirrel Nut Zippers have appeared in dozens of movies and television shows, a Super Bowl commercial, and a Tony Award-winning Broadway soundtrack.  Tom's first solo album, "Samsara," was praised for its "blinding diversity." His new album, "Kingdom Come," was released last year.

Bassist FJ Ventre, from Carrboro, plays upright and electric bass with several Triangle area groups including The Swang Brothers, Jon Shain, The Stars Explode, Rebecca and The Hi-Tones and others.

Pianist Clark Stern has performed and/or recorded with many of the best artists in blues, including Billy Boy Arnold, Lurrie Bell, Nappy Brown, The Cab Calloway Orchestra, Sean Costello, Anson Funderburgh, Big Joe & The Dynaflows, Bob Margolin, Will McFarlane, Big Bill Morganfield, Danny Joe Reagan, and Junior Watson, at venues around the world, at major festivals, and on NPR's Prairie Home Companion.

Upcoming on the Sunday schedule: 
4/21 - Good Rocking Sam and the Fat Bastard Blues Band
4/28 - Cool John Ferguson
  5/5 - The Swang Brothers

Named INDY Best of the Triangle 2012 as Best Place for Blues and Jazz; Best Place for Country and Bluegrass; and finalist for Best Place for Music before 10PM, the family-owned Blue Note Grill in Durham combines nightly live music with a Southern-style menu that includes barbecue, ribs and burgers.  The Blue Note Grill opens M-F at 11am, Saturday and Sunday at 12pm. Check The Blue Note Grill website regularly for updates.

For more information on things to do in Durham, visit the Durham Event Calendar.

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