Thursday, May 26th, 2011
By Bryan Mullins
Thursday evenings are perfect for dinner and some live music around the Rome area. Russell McClanahan & the mOOn Crew perform old time string band music in the Harvest Moon dining room. Jon Byrd performs acoustic originals and favorites in the downstairs bar for an evening dinner crowd at 333 on Broad. Scott Warren & the Booze Mountaineers will play their home grown Appalachian rock in the bullpen at Santa Fe Cattle Co.
There is also another special dinner performance this Thursday in the Schroeder’s Courtyard. It’s the first of the summer poetry night series featuring readings by poets Mike Dockins and Laura Carter.
Jon Byrd is working overtime this weekend. He’ll be performing his acoustic originals and favorites at the Moon Roof Bar this Friday night. It feels right nice up there this time of year.
Ray & Eric are in love with making music. They love playing with their full band but they also enjoy performing intimate acoustic shows with just the two of them. The best part is their fans enjoy both versions. They’ll be doing the stripped down version this Friday night at 333 on Broad.
As soon as My Ninja stepped onto the scene last year they’ve been dropping jaws and mad grooves with a nod to left of the dial rock from the 80’s and 90’s. They will perform their fresh sounds at the 400 Block Bar this Friday night
Brother Shine is an acoustic folk country artist from Carrollton. With influences like Steve Earle, John Hiatt, and Lyle Lovett, it’s no doubt that Brother Shine leans towards the craft of songwriting. He’ll be at Johnny’s Pizza Friday evening.
What in the world is Dingus Con? Take three of our local music scene’s current and past movers and shakers and unleash them into a world without boundaries. Check out their show this Saturday night at the 400 Block Bar and then tell me what you think it is. The moments that I have peered in upon were splendid.
Scott Warren is a guy who can fill up a room with sound all by himself with booming Southern rock vocals and effortless guitar picking. Nonetheless, he has accumulated a crew of the area’s finest musicians that are the Booze Mountaineers. Check it out this Saturday evening at the Moon Roof Bar.
Old Havana Cigar Co. is excited about the return of Thunderbolt Patterson this Saturday. The duo made up of David Bell and Tim Bowen bring a smorgasbord of instruments that are played with precision throughout their show of obscure deep cut covers and originals. They put out way more sound than you would expect for a duo.
Hard working Donny Hammonds plays relentlessly all over the region and loves it. He returns to Johnny’s Pizza this Saturday to share his passion for performing great acoustic music.
-More Mullins: Check his website, MullinsMania, for expanded entertainment coverage. Join Mullins and Matt D on The Ridge 95.7 FM weekdays, 7-9 a.m.