The Shoaldiggers

The Shoaldiggers

Fri Aug 31

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

$7

This event is all ages

The Shoaldiggers
The Shoaldiggers
The Shoaldiggers produce a sonic wave of danceable, down & dirty rockin' Americana – fun-loving sounds brought to you by a troupe of nine out of Hillsborough NC. Starting out in 2013 as "Coleslaw," the group has continually been called "Hillsborough's town band." As both their size and their original sound has grown, they've closed the Coleslaw chapter and begun a new story as The Shoaldiggers.

The group is veteran upright bass player Daryl White, who joins back porch pickers Chris Knotts and Stephen Beck to play a fun, grassy style of upbeat music. Banjo man Gary Larson joined in 2016 along with Hillsborough icon Jim Adams on percussion and harmonica. Brother and sister Ben and Allison Zirkel contribute great horn lines from their trumpet and sax, and Meighan Carmichael supports vocals and percussion. The crew uses rolling rhythms and sometimes raw harmonies to deliver a hometown message of hard work and hard play. If you ask a Shoaldiggers fan what their genre is, the answer is, "Fun!"
Gave Up the Ghost
Gave Up the Ghost
Gave up the Ghost trades the purgatory they know for the hell they might get. A project from JC Clark on guitar/vocals and Nate Stalfa on drums, the songs bring to light the angels and devils flying around us all. Alternately abrasive and beautiful… think X meets VU meets NC Alt-Rock… with haunting pedal steel from Ben Hogue and Dan Marcantonio’s driving bass… the live show is an unvarnished, straight-ahead look at their Fall 2018 record release.