Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen in Greensboro features a series of live performances curated by Ogi Overman. Enjoy an evening with fine area musicians, Southern snacks and a wide selection of libations (see the menu). Make yourself at home. Every Tuesday 6 ’til 9 PM. No cover charge!
Songs From a Southern Kitchen
Aug. 15: The Meldavians
Aug. 22: Emily Stewart & Hannah Samet
Aug. 29: Molly McGinn, Dave Willis & Brent Buckner
Sept. 5: Lacy Green & Friends
Sept. 12: Graymatter
Sept 19: South Carolina Broadcasters
Sept 26: Kristy Jackson & Vicki Genfan
Oct. 3: Sam Frazier & Eddie Walker
Oct. 10: Abigail Dowd & Jason Duff
Oct. 17: Anne-Claire Niver & Friends
Oct. 24: Vaughan Penn & Friends
Oct. 31: Evan Olson & Jessica Mashburn (special Halloween show!)
This supergroup began as a side project for venerated pianist Dave Fox, aka Dr. Drave, but soon had more work than they could handle. And no wonder. With the core of Fox, brilliant guitarist Scott Sawyer, and remarkable vocalist Melissa Reeves, they can perform virtually any style from hard rock to smooth jazz for any audience. Needless to say to local aficionados, Dave and Scott are at the head of the instrumental class, but pay attention to Melissa. She can transform from Janis Joplin to Billie Holiday to Joan Baez in the blink of an eye, and at each stop along the way leave you breathless.
The Americana genre was invented for talents such as Emily. Her voice elicits favorable comparisons to Iris Dement, while her clever, intelligent songwriting has earned praise from Jim Lauderdale — which is no small compliment. She plays with a number of duet and trio partners, most notably Matty Sheets, and alternates between guitar and banjo. With a degree in philosophy from Guilford College, she also practices several holistic healing modalities, including — not surprisingly — music therapy. But seeing her in concert will cure what ails ya.
Anyone even remotely acquainted with the area music scene is a fan of Sam Frazier. “Legendary” is not too strong a word to describe the venerable guitarist. Yet, while revered for his instrumental chops, he also possesses one of the finest and most distinctive voices around. Additionally, he has a mile-long track record of original compositions and is still as prolific as ever. Frontman, sideman, slinger and singer, Sam is likely the area’s most gifted talent. And a heck of a nice guy to boot.
Some performers exude a sense of poise and professionalism that marks them as winners. Abigail has that look. A relative newcomer to the Greensboro music scene, she quickly established herself as a top-shelf singer-songwriter in it for the duration. She recently released her debut album, which immediately went in rotation on area college radio stations. She also booked a multi-state tour in support of the CD, but when not on the road, expect to see her at Lucky 32 on a regular basis. She’s definitely a keeper.