CORA AND S.A.F.E. FOOD PANTRIES
Saturday, November 4th from 10am – 2pm
This year we're trying to raise a 1000 pounds of food. Half a ton for hungry people!
MOST NEEDED ITEMS!! and sizes:
Canned Salmon - 14.75 oz. Canned Ham - 1 lb.
Soups – Cream of Chicken, other chicken and beef soups, chowders
Canned Fruit – light syrup or natural fruit juices
Canned Beans – kidney, black, black eyed peas 1 lb.
Canned Vegetables – Collard Greens, Mixed Greens, Tomatoes, Potatoes 14.25 - 20 oz.
Maseca Corn Flour - 2 lbs. Shelf stable Milk - 32 oz.
Boxed Cereals – healthy, low sugar varieties 14-18 oz.
Pasta – varieties other than spaghetti 1 lb. Grits - 1 to 2 lb.
Paper products - toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels.
ITEMS NOT NEEDED:
Canned Tuna Canned Chicken
Tomato Soup, Vegetable Soup, Vegetable Beef Soup Chicken Noodle Soup
Dried Pinto Beans Rice
Canned corn, canned sweet peas, canned mixed veggies, canned green beans
Spaghetti, Spaghetti Sauce, Mac & Cheese, Elbow Macaroni
Toasted Oat Cereal, Corn Flakes Cereal, Oatmeal
PLEASE NO BABY FOOD OR PET FOOD
Barry Gray Hosts Songwriters
Stan Lewis has been involved in music for many moons. Just after finishing college at U.N.C. -Chapel Hill, and graduating with a bachelor's degree in Radio, Television and Motion Pictures, he joined in with friends to start a recording and rehearsal studio in Carrboro, N.C. known as Lloyd Street Studios, Ltd. At about the same time, he and others formed a band called Southern Culture on the Skids and released a few recordings. Stan continues to perform at and with various venues and musical line-ups. Sometimes as a five piece band (Stan Lewis and Those Law-Breakin' Revelers) and sometimes as a solo, duo, or trio line-up. His original music draws upon his appreciation of old country, rockabilly and blues stylings. Some of his songs have a tongue-in-cheek sense of humor about them, some are straight up old country, and a few are just downright sad…as it should be, delivered in a smooth baritone voice, which sometimes shakes the rafters.
Adam Brill has always loved to listen to, write and play, all kinds of songs. Originally from NYC, he taught himself to play, and began writing in his teens, to salve his wounded heart. Inspired by the Beatles, Broadway show tunes, and his mother, an amateur lyricist, he played lead guitar and sang in bands at CBGBs, and other dives, before retiring from rock 'n roll for a career in commercial illustration, which has been its own roller-coaster ride.
The retirement lasted until he moved to Chapel Hill and, encouraged by his wife, he joined Hell & HighWater (a group of Southern writers and musicians), was exposed to a blue million songwriters (mostly from Texas) and found new inspiration in a whole world of great music that wasn't played on New York radio stations.
After many years of making good Roots music with H&HW, the Splinters, and Big Range, Adam shifted gears, and now plays with Verne Dregalla, Paul Taylor and Cara Woodruff in Rooster Logic, which occupies a Memphis Soul-inspired segment of the Great Wavelength of American Music. He is used to playing with a band, so forgive him his nerves on this solo excursion.
Jeff Wall is a self-described BigDumbHick. At 6’7” and a little better than 300lb it is easy to understand the “Big” part. The “Dumb” part is easy too. He just looks Dumb. Like Lennie Small with a guitar in his hand. But he knows who Lennie Small is and you’re going to have to look that up, so maybe he’s not as dumb as he looks. Nobody could be that dumb anyhow. “Hick” – he’s from Wilson County in Middle Tennessee. He wears the “Hick” like it’s some sort of badge of honor. He likes playing the Big Dumb Hick role to the hilt.
Jeff often drives a '71 GMC truck that is held together with recycled duct work, some sheet metal screws and odd bits of leftover wire and duct tape. He really is a Hick, a Hillbilly, poor White Trash. He’s everything that his parents tried to rise up above and to escape from. He’s extra big, extra loud, and extra surreal. He curses like a sailor, because he was a sailor, for 20 years. He has traveled the world with a guitar in his hands. He likes to laugh and for you to laugh with him, and most often he is laughing at himself.
Give him a cigar, a guitar, and an audience and he’s in his happy place. He’s always ready with a joke, a story, or a song. He is loved by many, and reviled by some. A study in contradictions, sometimes he’ll make you laugh, sometimes he’ll make you think, and sometimes you’ll just stare in amazement trying to figure out what in the hell is going on. Regardless, you will be entertained.
I wrote my first song, Winter, at the young age of 17 on a beat-up, second-hand guitar and did not write another song for 10 years, during which time I sang rock, country and folk covers across a variety of solos, duos and bands from Wisconsin to Austin. Everyone was into cover bands and not singer-songwriters so much.
Arriving in Chapel Hill in 1994, I quickly found myself immersed in the indy music scene, and a community that cultivated and appreciated original music. I was inspired to perform again and to continue where I left off writing. And, I got a much better guitar.
I began frequenting the Open Mic Night at the Skylight Exchange on Wednesday nights, where I met an astonishing and exceptional cast of local songwriters, musicians and chess players— Chess Club shared the same night. Each week we gathered, to share our talent, trials and tribulations, of writing and the performing process, learning so much from each other, and about ourselves.
Hard to believe now, but I suffered from paralyzing stage fright, and struggled through every performance. With the support of these great folks, I was able to get up there week after week and sing my songs despite the fear.
These songwriters soon banded together and formed the North Carolina Songwriters Cooperative. It was through the Coop and the many opportunities it offered that I grew exponentially as a songwriter and performer. I was a contestant in the First Annual songwriting competition, participated in mini-tours, songwriter workshops, judged the songwriting contest, and performed at songwriter nights, open mics, festivals and more. It was inspiring and challenging to bring new songs to events and performances.
I like that my songs and style do not conform to one specific genre: Deja Vu is a catchy flamenco-ish tune while You Never Even Noticed is rap-ish, with a biting edge, and I Never Told You is a very tender love song.
There’s a lot of mileage on that better guitar since those early days and I have pivoted into a the creation of a band, PaperMoon, which plays vintage jazz, swing and Ragtime covers, along with originals I write in this specific genre.
It has been only recently that I have unearthed my older songs, and have begun finishing up loose ends and performing them again. They are like old friends. I have missed them and I hope others will enjoy them.
The Blue Star Travelers hail from Alamance, Wake, Rockingham, and Durham counties and play rowdy, full-sound, old-time string band music - good for dancing or shouting out!
You’ll be transported to a time when entertainment meant letting go of your troubles with live music, dancing, and friends. Toe tapping and dancing encouraged - having a good time is guaranteed!
Lu Williams (fiddle)
Alan Julich (banjo),
Clare Steece-Julich (guitar)
Paula Jeannet Mangiafico (guitar)
George Noblit (bass)
the Blue Star Travelers
Maybe you've been stuffing your face with Thanksgiving dinner, or trying to stave off another political debate with family from out of town, or you just spent your morning trying to chase down that latest Black Friday deal. And all you know right now is you need to laugh.
North 87 South will host four improv teams from the Triangle, for one night only, to help scratch that itch, making it up as they go, in service of your entertainment. Just $5 at the door, and remember to BYOB.
- Bean Freak
- Brad's Basement
- Free, Loose & Naked
5th Annual Food Drive
Nov 3, Friday
Blue Star Travelers
Nov 24, Friday
All shows start at 8, unless otherwise noted.
$5 at the door, and pass the hat for the band.
North 87 South • 8874 Hwy 87, Graham, NC 27253