With roots in Rocky Mount, this five-piece band has been together since 2004. Previously known as Joceifus Rifle, you may recall them as 100.7 The River’s former house band. Matty Begs officially began in 2012 and features Matty Russo (lead vocals/acoustic guitar), Ellis Ramey (drums), Bo Faulkner (lead guitar), Matthew Bergenn (bass/backing vocals), and David Hathaway (keyboard). Discover Matty Begs’ toe-tapping melodies at live shows all over Eastern North Carolina from Atlantic Beach to Chapel Hill. If you groove to the beats of Jack Johnson, Sublime, and Dave Matthews, you’ll love those of Matty Begs. Original music by Matty Begs is self-described as “funky, feel-good jam rock” that is sure to get the crowd on its feet. Be on the look out for Matty Begs’ second EP coming spring 2014. Matty Begs kicks off Brewgaloo’s local music scene at City Plaza at 2pm.
Acoustic Manner is one of Brewgaloo’s resident bluegrass bands and comprises of Shawn Chase (mandolin/vocals), Walter Hensey (bass), David Kleiss (guitar/vocals), Hank Smith (banjo/vocals), and Lindsey Tims (fiddle/vocals). Inspiration for their original music comes from the likes of Bela Fleck, Bob Marley, and Steely Dan. Acoustic Manner puts a Caribbean twist on the traditional bluegrass sound by incorporating reggae influences. Their captivating tunes have been heard all over the Triangle including Mordecai’s Music on the Porch Series, Woody’s City Market, and Pickin’ in the Pines Bluegrass Series at Booth Amphitheatre. Clap your hands to Acoustic Manner during Brewgaloo at City Plaza at 3:30pm.
Find your folk fix with New Reveille at Brewgaloo! Established in 2012, this Raleigh-based alternative bluegrass group is made up of Amy Kamm (vocals), Daniel Cook (guitar/banjo/vocals), Autumn Brand (violin/vocals), Kaitlin Grady (cello/vocals), and George Hage (guitar/keys). Their first album, Cannonball LP, pleasantly represents New Reveille’s unique genre with harmonic strings, sweet serenades, and a dash of country. Get to know New Reveille a little bit better by watching their award-winning music video for “Babylon” (produced by local firm, Myriad Media) on YouTube. Enjoy a slice of Americana during Brewgaloo by swaying to the sounds of New Reveille at City Plaza at 5pm.
Championed by bassist, Matt Grady (who also provides lead vocals), Outside Soul brings funk to the Triangle with Devin Rauson (saxophone), Barrett Certoma (drums), and Chris Macon (guitar/vocals). Outside Soul rebels any genre label and instead combines notes from all categories to appeal to old school funk fans and upbeat party goers alike. Their unique musical journey culminates in their first album, Funkus Trunkus, that made its debut in January of this year. Gigs have been featured at popular venues including The Pour House, Kings, and Local 506, not to mention widely visited festivals like SparkCon and First Friday. Outside Soul will be jamming out on the Capital Stage at Brewgaloo starting at 2:30pm!
Go back to a time of speakeasies, flappers, and jazz with the Triangle’s Atomic Rhythm All-Stars lead by bassist George Knott. Aside from playing local establishments like C. Grace and The Irregardless Cafe, Knott has performed in Carnegie Hall and Birdland Jazz Club in New York City. His seven-piece group brings dixieland, swing, big band jazz, and other nostalgic sounds of the 1920s and 30s to the 21st century. Inspired by legends like Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Bing Crosby, the All-Stars’ repertoire consists of both original tunes as well as tried and true standards. You’ll be doing the Charleston in Raleigh when the Atomic Rhythm All-Stars take over the Capital Stage for Brewgaloo at 4pm.
Singer/songwriter Laura Reed’s soulful style was first heard at North Carolina open mic nights and coffee shops when she was just a teenager. At the guidance of her mentor, Grammy-award winning Paul Worley, the South African native joined the Nashville scene where she now resides. Originally, Reed was drawn to poetry but her one-of-a-kind voice brought her ability to storytell to the world of music. Laura Reed has been featured on VH1 with her single, “Wake Up” and has shared the stage with such acts as Miguel. Discover Laura Reed’s captivating and authentic performance at Brewgaloo’s Capital Stage beginning at 5:30pm.
It all began around the corner from NC State University when bassist and beat boxer became neighbors and started to jam together in 2003. Hip-hop group Inflowential features Tab-One (emcee), A-did (vocal percussion), Charlie Smarts (emcee), Bender (bass), and Kyle (guitar). Inflowential doesn’t limit itself to just one genre as the group also identifies with alternative rock, reggae, and blues, to name a few. Performing alongside the likes of Wyclef Jean, Snoop Dogg, and Rehab, Inflowential compliments to any live show variety. Catch a live Inflowential show at local music venues such as Southland Ballroom, Lincoln Theatre, and The Pour House. Inflowential will bring the beat to Brewgaloo’s Capital Stage at 7pm.
The Black Cadillacs
The Black Cadillacs are a blues-based indie band featuring Will Horton (lead Vocals/acoustic guitar/harmonica), Matthew Hyrka (lead guitar), Philip Anderson (bass guitar), John Phillips (rhythm guitar), and Adam Bonomo (drums). Finding inspiration in their home state of Tennessee, The Black Cadillacs are also influenced by classic rock acts including The Who, Bob Dylan, and Pink Floyd. This talented assembly of rock musicians have graced the stage at prominent music festivals including SXSW in 2013. The Black Cadillacs are currently touring in Europe before they hit the road in America starting in Asheville, NC. Catch The Black Cadillacs closing out the night on Brewgaloo’s Capital Stage starting at 8:30pm
Mickey Mills and Steel
Mickey Mills’ passion for the steel drums began at age 12 in his hometown of Port-of-Spain Trinidad in the West Indies. Mills continued to share his steel drum talent in New York City where he moved during the 1970s. While living in New York, he worked alongside famous artists including Mick Jagger and Johnny Mathis and even performed at Madison Square Garden. Since settling in Carrboro, NC, Mickey Mills founded an educational program called Steel-a-Rama. This program highlights the Trinidadian steel drums and has been presented to enthusiastic school children across the region. Mickey Mills will elicit energy and good vibes on the Courthouse Steps for Brewgaloo starting at 2:30pm.
Adam Pitts hails from Raleigh, NC and has been known to put on live shows all over town. He either rocks out as a solo artist or collaborates with his band, Adam Pitts and the Pseudo Cowboys. Pitts blends the world of hard rock groups such as Muse and Nirvana with the pop realm to cater to a diverse fan following. Discover Pitts’ energetic rock style by listening to his music on iTunes or ReverbNation before checking out the show at Brewgaloo beginning at 6pm on the Courthouse Steps.