Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen in Greensboro (and just a few blocks from O.Henry & Proximity Hotel) features a series of live performances curated by friend and local music guru Ogi Overman. Enjoy an evening with fine area musicians and a wide selection of libations (see the menu). Make yourself at home. Every Tuesday 6 ’til 9 PM. No cover charge!
November 12: Crystal Bright, Anita Lorraine Moore
November 19: Bill West & Dolie Chandler
November 26: Sam Frazier, Eddie Walker
December 3: Dave Fox, Tanya Ross, Chuck Cotton
December 10: South Carolina Broadcasters
December 17: Vaughan Penn & Family
December 31: Graymatter
William Nesmith has been singing and playing piano since his hands could reach the keys. After wowing his peers with an original song he wrote for his senior solo in his high school chorus, he began to view songwriting as more than just a fun hobby. With a sound that has been compared to Stevie Wonder, Sam Smith and Bruno Mars, William delivers his songs with a passion and effervescence that illuminates the room. He’s the 2018 NSAI Songwriter Standoff Winner. William stepped into the North Carolina songwriting scene by attending several writing circles in the area including Doodad Farm, Nashville Songwriters Association International, Gate City Songwriters and The North Carolina Songwriter Co-op
In the music industry today, inspiring and making a true connection with your audience is a lost art. This is where Lauren Light’s story begins. Lauren has the ability to connect and provide an unmatched energy and musicality like no other. Her sound is often compared to the likes of Adele, Katy Perry, Alanis Morissette, but Lauren’s style is defined by a unique quality all on its own. On stage she artfully crafts the perfect blend of rock, pop, storytelling, and powerfully soulful vocals. Her performances have a way of transcending the typical expectation of what a live music experience can be, consistently showcasing something new and different with each set played.
Rob Massengale Trio
A Native of Greensboro, NC, Rob Massengale (electric bass and upright bass) has been involved in all facets of the local entertainment scene since day one. Following in the footsteps of his father, the well known band leader Burt Massengale, Rob has been involved in the wedding market and corporate events for more than twenty five years.
Rob has played professionally since 1968 and has performed with various artists, such as The Drifters, The Coasters, The Platters, Lou Christy, Penguins, Percy Sledge to name a few. Rob has also performed at the Barn Dinner Theatre in “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline and Honky Tonk Angles” and “Taffeta’s”.
Rob is currently very active with providing High Point University with music for daily luncheons and selected special dinners as well as new building dedications, orientation weekends for incoming classes and special alumni and family weekend events. Rob’s band also brought in and backed the “Drifter’s” for Dr. Nido Quilbein’s Inaugural weekend wind up celebration Saturday, October 6, 2006.
Rob’s willingness to work with every wedding or corporate client to personalize each event and suit individual needs and desires makes for a special and memorable evening with a very versatile and talented band!
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.
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.
South Carolina Broadcasters
Stars of the Lowe Vintage Radio Show, John Boy and Billy recording artists, and masters of primitive bluegrass, The South Carolina Broadcasters bring southern music at its finest. to the stage. Their razor sharp harmonies, exceptional multi-instrumentation, and fabulous song selection will have listeners riveted to their seats. This unique trio has put their own spin on the music of the foothills. They’ve been members of The Smokey Valley Boys and Roan Mountain Hilltoppers yet they’re not looking backward. Between Andy Edmonds’ and David Sheppard’s ability to write a new song that sounds old and Ivy Sheppard’s prowess for digging up obscure field recordings, The Broadcasters most always have new songs in the works. Their recent release “Tell Me Truly” features a broad and mature mix of sounds ranging from Surry County bluegrass to Carter Family country and even the Cajun sounds of Lafayette. Audiences wherever they go connect with the Broadcasters through heart songs and good old fashioned entertainment.
Vaughan has created her own unique sound of earthy-pop-rock music that combines meaningful songwriting with a powerfully melodic sound. With strong rhythmic textures and hints of Americana roots in the production, her songs have pure emotional honesty; both musically and lyrically.
Ogi Overman – Curator
Since February 2017, Ogi has been the curator of the “Songs from a Southern Kitchen” series at Lucky 32 restaurant. He brought with him to the position a wealth of journalistic, music and promotional experience. He is considered one of the pioneers of alternative, community journalism in the Triad.
He began his writing career at The Sports Page, a free weekly based in Winston-Salem, in 1984. By early 1985 he was named editor, a position he held until the paper’s demise in 1988. He then co-founded ESP Magazine, a free weekly based in Greensboro, where he remained as managing editor until taking a position as sports editor at The Chatham News in Siler City. During his five-year tenure there, he won six N.C. Press Association awards for sports columns and sports coverage. He then returned to ESP Magazine, serving as executive editor for the next five years.
Next he took the plunge into radio, hosting a two-hour daily talk/music show called “Our Town” on WGOS 1070 AM. He wound up back in print journalism, however, co-founding the Greater Greensboro Observer in 2004. That enterprise was short-lived, however, and he then took a position as columnist and feature writer at YES! Weekly, another alternative paper based in Greensboro. He was the editor of the Jamestown News from 2006-’13, where he won nine N.C. Press Association awards.
He currently freelances for Go Triad, O. Henry Magazine, 1808, the Greensboro News & Record, Pinestraw, The Gateway, Business North Carolina, among others.
He is writing a biography of saxophonist Joe McGlohon, appears weekly as one of the “Knights of the Roundtable” on “Triad Today” on ABC 45 at 7:30 a.m. Saturday and again at 11 a.m. Sunday on WMY 48.
In a former life he was a singer/guitarist/harpist/mandolinist with several bands, including Newground, the Joe Sapp Band, and the Original Dogs.
Ogi is a native of Burlington, N.C. and a 1969 graduate of East Carolina University with a degree in philosophy and political science. He and his wife Janet reside in Forest Oaks, south of Greensboro.