Hey there sweet family,
The Derek Trucks Band is coming to The Fletcher Opera Theatre at the BTI Center in Raleigh, N.C. next Thursday, January 20th, in support of an organization Rowland and I have a ton of respect for, The Music Maker Relief Foundation, Inc.
The Music Maker Relief Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping the true pioneers and forgotten heroes of Southern musical traditions gain recognition and meet their day-to-day needs. Today, many such musicians are living in extreme poverty and need food, shelter, medical care, and other assistance. Music Maker’s aid and service programs improve the quality of recipients’ lives. Their work affirms to these artists that we value the gifts of music and inspiration they have delivered to the world.
Joining The Derek Trucks Band (http://www.derektrucksband.com) on the bill are:
Cool John Ferguson (http://www.musicmaker.org/artistroster/Cooljohn.htm)
Captain Luke (http://www.musicmaker.org/artistroster/captluke.htm)
Macavine Hayes (http://www.musicmaker.org/artistroster/macavinehayes.htm)
and Whislin’ Britches.
Their collective talent should make y’all leap to TicketMaster.com for tickets. The specific url is:
http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/0E00398D8E1A5F3E?brand=&artistid=934347&majorcatid=10001&minorcatid=60 (sorry if it wraps)
But wait … even better than getting to see these wonder*full artists perform at The Fletcher Opera Theatre at the BTI Center in support of The Music Maker Relief Foundation would be … … …
Would be the chance to hang with the musicians before the show. And that’s possible! 🙂
Band Together (http://www.bandtogethernc.org), who is putting on the show, is offering VIP packages that include 2 VIP access passes to a pre-concert party in the VIP Cocktail Lounge featuring photo opportunities and an autograph session with the musicians, including Derek.
VIP packages also include 2 primo seats to the concert; complementary drinks and hors d’oeuvres; raffles for limited edition signed memorabilia from Music Maker, the Derek Trucks Band, and Sanctuary Records; gift certificates from Moonlight Pizza and Capital Fitness; and limited edition t shirts from Band Together and Brand Fuel Promotions.
Additionally, VIP sponsorship dollars are a tax-deductible donation that will benefit Music Maker.
Purchase your VIP package at: http://www.bandtogethernc.org/vip.html pronto. There’s a limited number and yours may not be available if you’re wastin’ time.
I’m psyched for this show, and hope to see you there!
We’re also looking forward to seeing many of you at the Gregg Allman & Friends concert Feb. 15 at War Memorial Auditorium in Geensboro, NC. Tix are on sale now via:
For all of their dates visit http://www.greggallman.com/
Mucho thanks to promoter Michael Reklis for bringing GA&F to Greensboro – and for bringing Gavin DeGraw (http://www.gavindegraw.com) to the Triangle so often. How a-may-zenly cool was it for the thousands of folks who saw him Thursday night at the Disco Rodeo to hear him close the show with “Midnight Rider”?? Yessss, totally cool!
I spoke with Gavin after the show. He’s a huge fan of the ABB and would love to sit in with them at the Beacon. Heart be still!
Oteil & the Peacemakers are also coming back to Raleigh (obviously NC is the entertainment capital of the Peach world 😉 ), to the Lincoln Theatre specifically, Feb. 25. Many other dates have been added to their calendar on http://www.oteilburbridge.com/
Take care and know that you are loved,