Dr. Bacon

Dr. Bacon

Freeway Revival, Boom Unit Brass Band

Thu Apr 6

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$8 advance / $10 day of

This event is all ages

Dr. Bacon
Dr. Bacon
Dr. Bacon is a party band blending incredibly diverse instrumentation with equally diverse musical genres. Dr. Bacon features acoustic, electric and resonator guitars, harmonica, bass, saxophone, trombone, percussion, vocal harmonies and more. This instrumentation allows the band to play everything from bluegrass standards and originals to classic 90's hits, drunken shanties and raucous party tunes to beautifully intricate ballads and instrumentals. The Dr. Bacon live experience is truly a musical spectacle. Bringing the audience on a musical journey that lulls and spikes in energy, caressing ears with lush musical beauty and whipping crowds into a tribal down-home romp, often within the same song. The sheer diversity ensures that no matter what genre of music you identify with most, you will hear something that resonates.
Freeway Revival
Freeway Revival
The Freeway Revival is a band that was forged on the road. A very extensive schedule of touring has built a band that has developed an archive of original material as well as a strong chemistry and stage presence.These long hours of travel and the shows that lay in between built a hard working band and a brotherhood among its members. A passion developed for making and performing creative original music which has led to the desire of constant improvement and the spread of the band's name and reputation.

At the first listen to The Freeway Revival's classic rock, blues, country, and jazz blend, the ears are reminded of a time when music was about things that people could understand and relate to as well as enjoy. In a sense, the music from a generation ago is reborn and performed with the same passion and feeling that left such a definite mark on the hearts and souls of the past. Whether it is a live performance or a recording, The Freeway Revival is sure to bring not only a consistent high quality of music but a high quality of entertainment. Once you hear the beautiful guitar harmonies, subtle vocal harmonies, accompanied with an assortment of beautiful piano and organ melodies, the spell is cast and the listener is pulled into a barrage of classic sounding, everyday living music.

The band has had an extensive history of development. Previous names and members have come and gone but the band always seems to find new ways to develop and improve. Many opportunities such as opening up for bands like Kansas and Story of the Year, and other local bands like Ashleigh Chevalier and Kevin Mac, have also come and have all given The Freeway Revival the experience of learning and playing music, as well as the experience of performing on the stage.

All three original members were raised in Culpeper, Virginia. The band was formed out of high school friends who shared a passion for learning and making music. Two of the members, who are also twin brothers, started their performance career as musicians who played at church. All have learned to share the same love for music.

In the last year, the band has taken steps to achieve success. In early June 2011, The Freeway Revival(formerly Same Ol Sound) moved to Asheville, North Carolina and has since been building a new band and a new following. Since this move, the band has performed many live shows and has started on their first record. New members have also been added as the sound and proficiency of the band continues to develop further. Through the growing pains of learning and developing and touring, these now four brothers of soul have made their way onto playing everything from small acoustic coffeehouses to main stages.

For The Freeway Revival, it is all about the music, setting the bar high, and getting out there and making it happen. Lead Vocalist Adam Clayton says "Our live shows portray what we are, we want to be the best we can be." Even as they share in the new successes they are still grounded as a hard working band with an intense desire to improve and become a top attracting and touring act.
Boom Unit Brass Band
Boom Unit Brass Band
Eight of the Triangle's best and baddest brass players come together with the funkiest drummer to bring you something old and something new!
The Boom Unit Brass Band takes the Second Line sound of Old N'awlins to the Old North State and adds some of their own funky flavor. Traditional favorites "Bourbon Street Parade" and "Just A Closer Walk With Thee" join reimagined pop hits "Sweet Dreams" and "Uptown Funk" to create a sound never heard before. This line-up is ready for any size parade or stage. When you hear Boom Unit Brass Band coming down the street, you best get ready to party!
UNC-Chapel Hill music department graduates Jeremy Boomhower on Sousaphone, Brannon Bollinger on Baritone Saxophone, and Drummer Gary Mitchell build the foundation of the Boom Unit. Trombones John Spivey from NC A&T and Danny Grewen along with NC Central's Tee Corbett and Bryan Burch on Trumpet bring the big blast of brass to the Boom Unit. Soul-singing saxophones in the hands of ECU's Erik Riggs and Benny Latino from Southeastern Louisiana University serve up a symphony of sound for Boom Unit. Dancefloors shall tremble and quake beneath the BOOM UNIT!!!