Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen in Greensboro features a series of live performances curated by friend and local music guru 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!
June 19: Graymatter
June 26: String Thing (Brad Newell & Bob Martin)
July 3: Jack Gorham & Carrie Paz
July 10: Sam Frazier & Eddie Walker
July 17: Stained Glass Canoe
July 24: Vaughan Penn & Family
July 31: The Radials “lite”
August 7: Bruce Piephoff & Scott Sawyer
August 14: GMOS (feat. Fiddlin’ Faye Petree)
August 21: Graymatter
August 28: Crystal Bright
Siblings seem to have an unfair harmonic advantage, and Graymatter is the proof in the pudding. The three Gray siblings and a husband/in-law produce some of the finest three- and four-part harmony imaginable. And their cross-generational song selection has earned them a rabid fanbase that follows them for miles, singing along, dancing and producing an all-round good time. Plus, each member plays more than one instrument, and at Lucky 32 they play non-stop for three solid hours. And then do an encore.
String Thing (Brad Newell & Bob Martin)
Brad Newell’s String Thing is a unique twist on the usual singer/songwriter style. Brad sings and plays original and cover material while playing guitar, banjo, mandolin, and various other string instruments along with standup bass player, Bob Martin. Bluegrass, folk,blues, jazz, and other styles pop up throughout the show. Bob and Brad are seasoned professionals who know hundreds of songs, and have shared the stage with such notable performers as Melisa Etheridge, Suzanne Vega, Jerry Jeff Walker, Donovan, and The Cowboy Junkies
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.
Stained Glass Canoe
Stained Glass Canoe is a North Carolina based music group known for strong lead vocals, vocal harmonies, and tight instrumentation. Their diverse repertoire features music and influences from many genres (Americana, rock, blues, funk, reggae & more) and eras (1950’s to present). Their first studio CD “Dig In” was released in 2017
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.
The Radials “Lite”
The Radials have a flair for melody and a knack for great stories. Put those elements together with a cacophony of upstate California jangle, swampy cajun spice and downtown Nashville honky-tonk, and you have a unique blend of Americana roots music with a modern twist. The Byrds, Loretta, Replacements, Beatles, Neil, Willie and Cash cast a shadow on the instruments of the Radials, but it is the unique blend of these five musicians that lift the crowd to their feet to move to the music.
Bruce Piephoff has been writing and performing songs and poetry for over 40 years. Firmly a part of the Appalachian tradition of story-songs and character portraits, it’s his versatility that makes his music so fascinating. Easily touching both the shores of folk music and poetry with simple, compelling imagery and subtle depth, Piephoff’s unassuming voice, ringing with wit and sincerity, steals the show.
Scott Sawyer displays his musical diversity like a badge of honor, re-visiting his blues & rock roots while continuing to explore the jazz tradition & beyond. Since 1980, he’s performed at countless venues in the U.S. and abroad (Asia, Brazil, Canada, Central America, Europe, the Middle East); including prestigious festivals & concert halls, music clubs, and beer-soaked dives.
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.