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Pour House 20th Anniversary Beer Release Party & Benefit for Oak City Outreach

The Backsliders // The Gravy Boys // Hank & Pattie

Genre : Miscellaneous

July 29

6pm Doors //

8pm Show

Suggested donation of $10 for Oak City Outreach


Advance Price: $10 donation

Doors open at 6pm
Hank & Pattie at 8pm
Gravy Boys at 915pm
The Backsliders at 1030pm

The Pour House is celebrating 20 years of live music this fall and to mark
the occasion, we have teamed up with Raleigh Brewing company to brew a one
off Pour House Imperial Pale Lager! Join us on July 29 to help us celebrate
20 years downtown and kick off the next 20!

*The Backsliders *formed around 1992 when Steve Howell and Chip Robinson
began playing as a guitar-mandolin duet. They soon put together an electric
group in the spirit of the Flying Burrito Brothers and the Rolling
Stones…rock and roll dudes playing country-tinged tunes with just the
right amount of don’t give a damn attitude. The group came into its own
with the addition of Danny Kurtz on bass, Brad Rice on electric guitar and
Jeff Dennis on drums. The line-up of 2 electric guitars, acoustic guitar,
bass and drums became The Backsliders calling card, and the band began
drawing legions of local fans to their frenetic live shows. Soon, record
labels began calling…

The Backsliders signed to Mammoth Records in 1996 and soon released a live
EP From Raleigh, North Carolina recorded at one of their local haunts The
Brewery. That same year they began work on their debut album Throwing Rocks
At The Moon with producer Pete Anderson (Dwight Yoakam, Roy Orbison, The
Blazers, The Mavericks) at Mad Dog Studios in Burbank, CA. Released in
February 1997, Throwing Rocks At The Moon took the roots/Americana scene by
storm, sitting at #1 on Americana radio charts and receiving rave reviews
from national media. The band chose Eric Ambel (Bottle Rockets, Nils
Lofgren, guitarist with Joan Jett and the Del Lords) to produce their
second record. After finishing most of the what would become “Southern
Lines”, the band fell apart with Howell joining Two Dollar Pistols and both
Kurtz and Rice joining one of many Whiskeytown line-ups. Robinson formed a
new band featuring talented Raleigh players including Terry Anderson, but
The Backsliders officially called it a day after the release of Southern
Lines in 1999.

While there were a few shows with various members billed as The
Backsliders, the core original line-up (Robinson, Howell, Kurtz, Dennis)
did not come back together until 2012. With Rice now in Austin, TX this new
line-up features Greg Rice on keyboards.

The Backsliders are back, playing hard core honky tonk with their
unmistakable swagger. See them soon!

*The Gravy Boys* hail from Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina and perform
Acoustic Americana music, drawing deep from the well of our country’s
diverse musical heritage.

The Gravy Boys are:
Steve Celestini – vocals, guitar, harmonica
Bill Spagnardi – vocals, mandolin, beer bottle
Steve Storms – guitar, vocals, dobro
Joe Spagnardi – guitar, vocals
Tom Spagnardi – doghouse bass, vocals

*HANK & PATTIE: *Bluegrass ambassadors Hank Smith and Pattie Hopkins Kinlaw
join forces once again with their original and energetic new soulgrass
band, Hank and Pattie. Hank and Pattie take traditional bluegrass and
infuse it with their own flair, drawing from a melting pot of styles
including Latin and Jazz, which adds up to an authentic and unique
reflection of American music.

All sales are final. All performances are 21+ unless noted on the event page.

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