Music on the Porch
Free & open to the public
Love House & Hutchins Forum
410 E. Franklin Street, Chapel Hill
5:30 to 7:30 PM
Air out your blankets and dust off your lawn chairs. It's Music on the Porch season again at the Center! The next two weeks bring Mary D. Williams, Mipso, and Ellis Dyson and the Shambles. Pack a picnic and join us!
Join us on the porch (and in the lawn) for a lively show by the inimitable Ellis Dyson and the Shambles! This sextet is composed of highly trained jazz musicians with a deep-seated love and respect for the conventions and practices of the traditional Appalachian musicians that came before them. Front man Ellis Dyson (banjo) knows how to command a crowd with his exuberance and effortless swagger, while supporting instrumentalists Danny Abrams (saxophone), Matt Hall (trumpet), Ledah Finck (fiddle), Nate Huvard (guitar), and Ford Garrard (bass fiddle) provide a tasteful, yet exciting harmonic backing. You can enjoy a recent dorm-room jam by the Shambles here.
While still touring in support of their debut EP, Whiskey Business, The Shambles intend to release their debut full-length album soon. As long as there is moonshine in the hills of North Carolina, Ellis Dyson and the Shambles will continue to bring the ruckus. This event is free and open to the public. Bring a picnic blanket and stay for a while. Swing dancing encouraged!