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Grand Ole Uproar
Greensboro, North Carolina, infuses ragtime, blues and rock ‘n’ roll into its sound.
Check out a quartet, on its regular Thursday night gig in Salem, with the potential to elevate the stage.
Details: 9 p.m. Billy’s Barn, Salem. Free. 728-0270, facebook.com/dubstyleprods
Jared Stout and Robby Carden
Stout, whose band is a finalist in the Rockn’ to Lockn’ contest, breaks it down with just himself and ace harmonica man Carden.
Details: 6 p.m. McClain’s at First and Main. Free. facebook.com/jstoutmusic
Freekbass & The Bump Assembly feat. Sammi Garett
This band has become a funky mainstay at 5 Points. Bootsy Collins protege Chris “Freekbass” Sherman and a group that this time around features Turkuaz singer Sammi Garett, is hitting the Roanoke venue for the third time since July 2019. Expect hard-grooving, thumb-thumping jams from the band’s recent album, “All The Way This. All The Way That.” and a couple of new songs from an album the quartet expects to drop this spring.
The blazing guitarist born Ted Horowitz is deeply fluent and fluid in the blues-rock idiom. The Bronx, New York, performer and his band make their second date in fewer than six months at Rocky Mount’s premiere venue. Chubby, whose nickname is a double entendre, extends his sense of humor to song titles, as well, including “Sweet Goddess of Love and Beer.” Hear his take on the classic “Hey Joe,” via youtu.be/HifQvKEiWkc.
With Adam Bolt Trio
The headliner, an Americana singer/songwriter, used to be heard in and about Southwest Virginia with his Will Overman Band. That group split up, and after a hiatus, Overman is back to playing and recording and touring.
The Floyd Radio Show
With The Deer Creek Boys, Paul Brown and Terri McMurray, The New Macedon Rangers
The latest version of Floyd’s web-streaming variety show includes banjo man Paul Brown, whose voice you’d know from NPR’s Morning Edition. He retired from that gig in 2013. Hear him and McMurray via youtu.be/FX6gFgYTwmI.
The What Four
We’d recommend a show with any one of these cats — sax man Willis Greenstreet, guitarist Brian Mesko, keyboardist Jamiel Allen and drummer Jason Hoffheins. This show has all four. What?
Details: 8:30 p.m. Blue 5 Restaurant, Roanoke. Free. 904-5338, blue5restaurant.com
The Get Right Band
Asheville, North Carolina rockers return to Southwest Virginia for a Milk Parlor show.
Mark Nicholson & The Distance
Hot electric guitarist and singer Nicholson and his band of local ringers, keyboardist Paul Tressel, drummer Mason Jennelle and bassist Mason Cass, spin some good old blues/rock.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s Downtown. $5. marknicholsonandthedistance.com
With Bob Schmucker
A young Celtic-style traditional music duo, which formed from Roanoke’s traditional Irish sessions, gets you warmed up for St. Patrick’s Day.
Smokestack Lightnin’ Blues Band
Hear a mess of blues from a band that often features singer “Little” Rodger Crowder.
Hall & Oates, Rihanna and Chic are among the acts in this sextet’s wheelhouse.
Details: 8 p.m. Billy’s Barn. $10. facebook.com/Uptownbandva
This band covers the likes of Foreigner and Neil Young, with crunchy guitar-style.
Shelby Lee Lowe
Lowe, a frequent Sidewinders performer, brings some twang to originals “Cuss The Jukebox” and rock to “Drinkabilly.” In the latter, he sings “if you want ‘Freebird,’ it’ll cost you fifty.”
With Seven Year Witch
Jesse James Dupree still fronts southern hard rock band Jackyl, which means you’re likely to see a chainsaw solo on the song “The Lumberjack.” “Down On Me” and “I Stand Alone” are also part of the band’s repertoire.
Surf-rock with horns and extra percussion from ex-members of Chupacabras. This band, like that one, is well worth catching live.
Details: 7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. Turntable Hour) Parkway Brewing Co. Free. facebook.com/cinemathequeband
Forever Now Band
Floyd’s own progressive folk band hosts a CD release party.
Richmond band brings ‘grass ‘n’ roll jams and covers including Flatt & Scruggs and the Beatles.
Details: 10 p.m. Martin’s. $5. jackassflats.net
Survived By No One
With Time Nothing, State of Aggression, DJ Night Terror
Prepare to bang your head and lose some of your hearing.
Details: 9 p.m. The Front Row, Roanoke. $5; 21-older. 345-1542, facebook.com/thefrontrowsalemave, facebook.com/SurvivedByNoOne, facebook.com/timenothingva, facebook.com/stateofaggression, facebook.com/djnightterrors
Paulo Franco & Chad Bennett
Richmond-based Franco brings folk-rock with compelling lyrics.
Forry & Arnett
Americana-leaning singer/songwriter Kyle Forry gigs as much as anyone in the valley. Here, he and his longtime picking partner, Justin Arnett, join forces.
Roanoke Valley trad-grassers hit at Cahas Mountain.
With Eight Point Star
Twelve-string acoustic/electric guitar duo from Philadephia and New York has a new album of psychedelic-folk instrumentals, “The Storm Sessions.” New River Valley-based Eight Point Star centers on fiddler Mike Gangloff (Black Twig Pickers) and finger-style, blues-leaning guitarist Matt Peyton.
Sunday Songwriters in the Round: Eric Wayne, Anthony Wayne, Aubrey Grant, Jared Stout
Hear some of Southwest Virginia’s best up-and-coming music makers.
Details: 4 p.m. Seven Sisters Brewery, Wytheville. Free. 276-227-0999, facebook.com/7sistersbrew
5 Points Music Benefits: Blue Mule, with Jazzalachian Playboys
Newgrassy bluegrassers Blue Mule and the swinging acoustic act Jazzalachian Playboys are jamming to help out Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts. Mandolinist Tom Ohmsen plays in both groups.
Philadephia band brings a night of reggae-adjacent jams to Martin’s.
Details: 9 p.m. Martin’s. Free. dryreefband.com