Charlotte Blues Society presents a blues show the first Sunday of every month, except July, at The Rabbit Hole in Plaza Midwood, 1801 Commonwealth Avenue.
$10 for non-members, free for members, but a suggested donation of $5.
March 1st: The Instigators
- Doors open: 6 p.m.
- 7 p.m.: Show
- 8:15 p.m.: Open jam! Drums provided. Bring amps and gear.
The Instigators are an exciting Charlotte based, four-piece blues band that also demonstrate a command of Southern Soul, R&B, Reggae and Rock influences in their repertoire. The band members are as follows, Rob Dayton, Harmonica and Vocals, Stephen Foley, Bass and Vocals, John Hartley, Drums and Michael Ingmire, Guitars and Vocals. Now considering some individual descriptions, The Instigators are as follows:
Rob Dayton: Rob’s Harmonica playing recalls the best work Of Little Walter and Junior Wells. He also possesses a gruff, but powerful, singing voice.
Stephen Foley: Stephen is a steady rolling Bass player who is a crucial member of the Rhythm Section of the Instigators and who adds his distinct voice to the Instigator vocal mix.
John Hartley: John is the true engine of the band with his drumming. A powerhouse who remains tasteful and dynamic in his playing.
Michael Ingmire: Michael has a broad ranging history. He learned guitar, one-on-one, with players such as John Jackson, Furry Lewis, Bukka White, Sleepy John Estes and Hubert Sumlin. He has directly shared the stage with many of his heroes including Wilson Pickett, Clarence Carter, Kenny Neal,
Bo Diddley, Dr. Mac Arnold, Bob Margolin and Willie “Big Eye” Smith, among several. He has had the privilege of opening for Dr. John, Anders Osborne, Albert King, Johnny Copeland, Tinsley Ellis, and John Lee Hooker, among many. Michael is a nationally published writer and historian who has written many musical history articles about many American musical icons. He is a consistent contributor to Politichicks.com and the Charlotte Blues Society’s monthly newsletter with his writing.
Food Drive at Every Event
Charlotte Blues Society is collecting for Loaves & Fishes. Please bring at least 1 can non-perishable food item to every event.
Cans of any variety:
- Pasta (spaghetti O’s, Mac & Cheese)
- Cooking oil
- Paper towels
- Toilet tissue
- Tooth paste
- Tooth brushes
- The packs of plastic utensils you get with takeout food.
A little bit about Charlotte Blues Society, from their website:
The Charlotte Blues Society is dedicated to the promotion and preservation of the American Blues tradition through the presentation of concerts, forums, educational programs and support of local musicians in Charlotte and the surrounding areas.
CBS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization governed by a Board of Directors and operated by an all-volunteer staff. CBS is an affiliated member of The Blues Foundation, the umbrella organization for a worldwide network of 165 affiliated Blues societies and has individual memberships around the globe.
Join the CBS for just $20 for a 1 year individual membership, $35 for a 2-person family membership, and $50 for a 3 or 4 member family. You can join at the monthly event or online.