John Manuel reads from his celebrated novel of Durham—Hope Valley. Plus Dance to The Bull City Beatniks & The Chit Nasty Band

The Regulator Bookshop Presents

John Manuel reads from his celebrated novel of Durham—Hope Valley. Plus Dance to The Bull City Beatniks & The Chit Nasty Band

Fri Apr 7

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

Free!

Free

This event is all ages

Chit Nasty
Ecstasy. It fills the faces of fans at the live shows, emanates from the bodies shaking to the powerful rhythms of three guitars, drums, and keyboards. Plain and simple: this band makes people happy. The Chit Nasty Band is the creation of Christian "Chit" Foushee-Green, singer, songwriter, and keyboardist extraordinaire. Raised in the music of the black church, Foushee-Green knows how to inspire an audience through upbeat lyrics, onstage dance moves, and expert musicianship. His trademark sound harkens back to the funk bands of the 70s and 80s, but with a contemporary flair that reflects the vibrant music scene of Chapel Hill/Durham, North Carolina. Foushee-Green has assembled around him a group of expert musicians whose steady, powerful sound gives him the platform on which to freelance. Bassist Michael Bare, a veteran of Lucky Strike, Jessica Long and the New Kind, and The Chris Hendricks Band, creates the foundation with bass lines guaranteed to loosen up the tightest bod. Guitarist Jackson Manuel adds soaring, precise leads, and backing vocals that rival any of today's professional singers. Trading leads and vocals with Manuel is guitarist John Faltass. John's Sphinx-like expression belies a playful soul whose aim is "to put your head in the clouds while keeping one of your feet on the ground." Drummer Evrick Lee, "E" for short, joined the group in 2013. Creative and upbeat, E is described by the band as "the drummer we were always looking for." Together they create a sound that will make you feel good deep down in your soul and lift you up higher and higher. Welcome to the Nasty Nation!
Bull City Beatniks
Bull City Beatniks
We are a rock trio consisting of John Manuel, bass and vocals, S.D. Williams, guitar and vocals, and Aisander Duda, drummer. Joining us on stage will be guitarist Gregg Kreizman, guitarist and vocalist Jackson Manuel, vocalist Stacey Anderegg, and keyboardist Chit Nasty.