The Couldn't Be Happiers are a folk-country-rock duo out of Winston-Salem. HuffPost entertainment writer Lisa Lynn Snedeker recently listed their debut EP as one of her "favorite musical picks of 2017," earlier calling them a "promising musical act" reminiscent "of all the best things about classic country music."
Burke County, North Carolina native Jodi Hildebran (vocals, drums, harmonica, and guitar) and former Texan Jordan Crosby Lee (vocals and guitar) formed the Couldn't Be Happiers in July of 2017. The soon-to-be married couple has what fans call "a contagious energy" born of audience interaction and on-stage (mostly) playful bickering with one another.
The duo performs an eclectic and energetic set of covers (Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift, CCR, Shovels and Rope, and too many more to list), but they consider themselves songwriters first. Individually, they have written songs covering classic themes like "hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" ("Sweeter") to lesser plowed fields like the not-so-romantic life of a Bigfoot hunter ("Gone Squatchin'"). But they're at their best when they write together. Duets like "Let's Not Bury the Obvious" and "Baggage" can be found on their debut EP The Happiest streaming now on Spotify.
Having booked over forty gigs (so far) for 2018 at breweries, wine bars, coffee shops, pubs, sports bars, festivals, and other live music venues throughout North Carolina, the duo is quickly making its way across the Old North State. With their blend of folk harmonies, bluegrass rhythm guitar, Americana songwriting, and a rock and roll back beat, the Couldn't Be Happiers are doing something that might have been done before, but not quite like this.
Marie Grimsley, vocals
Mike Edwards, guitar & vocals
Robert Turner, keyboards & vocals
Allen Diffie, drums & vocals
George Johnson, bass & vocals
Spank is the product of 150 years of collective experience at performing live rock, rhythm and blues. Veteran performers Mike Edwards and Robert Turner (Mike Edwards and The Banned) have toured and played together since the Dead Sea was sick. Hailing from the Triangle region these guys do high production works by the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Moody Blues, Steely Dan, etc. Bassist George Johnson (Badly Bent Blues Band, Red Mountain T, Rockfish) has performed with Mike in rock bands and acoustic duos since the 70s. Drummer and outstanding vocalist Allen Diffie (Fathers and Sons, Corky Jones Band, String Theory) brings gobs of talent and experience (and a very infectious laugh) to the table. This core has united with Marie Grimsley, a Fayetteville area singer of unparalleled strength and range, to produce Spank, a band that is big on variety and big on FUN! Marie has been wowing the Sandhills area for over two decades (Joyner, Young, and Marie, Seal the Deal, Beautiful Dangerous) with stellar vocal performances on classic and current rock and soul hits, from Aretha to Zeppelin. Check out Spank and find out why Old School is still the best school!
BYOB! Coolers welcome. Space for camping on site!
Playing together since 2001, the BackBeat takes great pride in presenting absolutely accurate live performances of the music of the greatest rock band of all time, The Beatles. We also perform the rock & roll classics of other great bands of the 60s, primarily the Rolling Stones, but also the songs of the Kinks, the Who, the Monkees, Van Morrison, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, and many more, in an ever increasing repertoire. This is our roots music. Every member of the band has spent years and "paid our dues" performing in numerous original rock bands, but with the BackBeat we have come together to perform the unifying music that inspired us all to play.
Bring your favorite beverage, and a snack for the community table, if you'd like. Please be generous to help keep the music flowing.
Zsolt David: drums
Keith Buckley: lead guitar
Andrew "Nihilo" Edwards:
keyboards & rhythm guitar
Paul Cole: bass
Too Much Fun has been playing its unique style of rootsy, rocking, rhythm and blues for the last twenty five years and with the release of their latest album, they are at the top of their game. Great grooves, great lyrics, great playing.
Too Much Fun is American roots, rock, and rhythm & blues at its finest.
If you're not dancing, tapping your foot, or smiling…you ain't payin' attention.
Too Much Fun
Couldn't Be Happiers
Too Much Fun
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