Win tickets to see the smash hit musical Mamma Mia at the Roanoke Civic Center. Two winners will each receive four tickets!
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
Jacksonville, Fla., has spawned some mighty, mighty musicians — Butch Trucks and his nephew, Derek Trucks, The Van Zant brothers, Vic Chesnutt, Ray Charles and Blind Blake. Conrad Oberg, 19, a guitarist and pianist with a blues-rock bent, is moving along that same path. He has already impressed the likes of Edgar and Johnny Winter and Robert Randolph, along with departed icons Doc Watson, Hubert Sumlin and Pinetop Perkins. Hear what caught their ears.
TONIGHT and SATURDAY
This Las Vegas trio has Southwest Virginia roots. Frontman/multi-instrumentalist Ken Osborne is from Independence, and his upright bass-smacking wife, Cindy Osborne, is a Roanoke native. Brian Phipps, the washboard man, is from Independence. They bring their hillbilly jazz-style Americana back home for the weekend.
Details: 7 p.m. tonight. The Quarter, Roanoke. Free. 342-2990, thequarterrestaurant.com.
This Folly Beach, S.C., band has further developed its unique take on sand-swept Americana music with the 2012 album, “Olly Oxen Free,” with songs such as “The Rising Souls” joining 2010’s “Mystery Repeating” as real gems.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill, Roanoke. $8. 985-6278, martinsdowntown.com, dangermuffinmusic.com. Meet and Greet with Starr Hill Brewery tasting, 7 p.m. at Ripple Roanoke, 112 Market St. S.E. Free. 492-9878, facebook.com/shopripple
Albert Hash Memorial Festival
With The Whitetop Mountain Band, The Crooked Road Ramblers, Big Country Bluegrass, Wayne Henderson, The Roan Mountain Hilltoppers, The New Ballards Branch Bogtrotters, Hard Cider and more
Traditional mountain music played by the region’s finest, in tribute to an old-time icon whose fiddle playing — and fiddle making — inspired the likes of Wayne Henderson.
Details: 10 a.m. Grayson Highlands State Park, Mouth of Wilson. $10; free to 12 and younger; $3 per car parking. 276-579-4322, alberthashmemorialfestival.com
With Electric Chameleon
New-school reggae and pop act The Movement is impressing folks at every stop.
Thursday Night Live at the Taubman
With Marc Baskind Duo
Jazzy guitarist Baskind takes the stage at the museum’s Norah’s Cafe.
Details: 5 p.m. Taubman Museum of Art, Roanoke. Free. 342-5760, taubmanmuseum.org
With Electric Chameleon, Tobacco Apache
Roanoke-based rockers rock the Chillage.
Philadelphia-based Lenee has a mountain of talent, feel and technique on guitar.
Country-leaning Americana, with Kelly Mullen up front.
Details: 10 p.m. Awful Arthur’s, Salem. $5. 344-2997, facebook.com/awfularthursdowntown
The Greg Ayers Trio, feat. Alex Smith
An outstanding young tenor sax man joins Ayers’ jazz outfit.
Details: 9 p.m. Penny Deux Lounge, The Patrick Henry, Roanoke. Free. 400-8082, facebook.com/pennydeux
Berry Paris Quintet
Jazz act includes 501 co-owner Jerry Duncan.
Details: 9 p.m. 501 Speakeasy, 501 Campbell Ave. S.W., Roanoke. Free. 400-6377, facebook.com/501speakeasy
With Daniel McBroom
Details: 8:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. open mic). Third Street Coffeehouse, 305 Mountain Ave. S.W., Roanoke. Free (venue encourages donations to performers). 309-4707, email@example.com, reverbnation.com/danielmcbroom
Rock, blues and funk.
Details: 5:30 p.m. Sunken City Brewery, 40 Brewery Drive, Hardy. Free. 420-0476, sunkencitybeer.com
Songs include “Redneck DNA.”
Drummer for rock band Drown the Messenger goes the solo acoustic guitar route.
Details: 6 p.m. Queso Southwestern Grill/Allsports Cafe, 32 Market St., Roanoke. Free. 904-5499, quesosouthwestern.com
The Boys of Summer
A Roanoke all-star rock band includes Bruce Wall, recently recovered from surgery.
Details: 8 p.m. The Quarter (courtyard). Free. 342-2990, thequarterrestaurant.com
With Craig Hanson and the Gypsies, Barrelhouse, Of Company
Indie rock and blues will be the soundtrack to this first-time-in-Roanoke event.
Details: 10 a.m. Railside Plaza, 19 Salem Ave. S.W., Roanoke. $5. baconfestva.com
Virginia Stringbands: The Wolfe Brothers, Skeeter & The Skidmarks
High-octane pickers let it roll.
Details: 7 p.m. Blue Ridge Music Center, Milepost 213, Blue Ridge Parkway, near Galax. $10; free to 12 and younger. 276-236-5309 (ext. 112), blueridgemusiccenter.org
The Andy T Band
Hard blues from seasoned players.
Corey Hunley and Jeff Maiden
Originals and covers.
Funky Floyd-based band with hot instrumental work.
Rare Form Band
Country rock from the Lynchburg area.
If you love the ’70s, go hear these cats.
Todd St. Clair Tribute Show
With Loud Clangin’ and Bangin’, Pandora’s Box, Fuzzy Logic, Gasoline Alley, Supa Fuss, Super Hold, Corey Hunley, Kelly Mullen and more
This show raises money to support University of Virginia lab research that could improve treatments on the type of inoperable brain tumor that killed Todd St. Clair, a popular and talented Southwest Virginia singer who died in July 2011.
Details: 3 p.m. Buffalo Wild Wings, 4335 Starkey Road, Roanoke. Donations accepted at the door. 725-9464,
Roanoke’s queen of jazz and soul.
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