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Freight Train Blues – Ernie Vincent & Guitar Lightnin’ Lee @ Carrboro Town Commons
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Music Maker Relief Foundation and Carrboro Recreation & Parks present the Freight Train Blues Music Series: four Fridays of music, food, beer and community in the heart of Carrboro! Ernie Vincent is a quintessentially New Orleans musician, deftly fusing funk, soul, blues and pop into a wildly appealing style honed on the party scene of Bourbon Street. Hailing from New Orleans, Guitar Lightnin’ Lee has created a supercharged, blown-out style of New Orleans rock and roll and blues, with a raw and strutting edge.

Sol Roots – Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Jun 22 @ 8:30 pm

The Sol Roots Band performs a mix of New Orleans funk, raw blues, energetic rock, deep grooves and southern soul. Paying homage to the greats, and with a love of Universal Music as the guiding light, Sol steps out on a path with a powerful group of unique and talented musicians.

Che Apalache Live at the Bullpen @ The Bullpen
Jul 20 @ 8:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Che Apalache, or “my Appalachian homie,” is a four-man string band based in Buenos Aires with members from Argentina, Mexico, and the United States. Their debut album “Latingrass” is a respectfully crafted testament to how cultural exchange can yield authentic fusion. Latingrass is also fitting description for the band’s delightful brand of music: a playful blend of original compositions and genre standards from both Latin American and Appalachian traditions.

Admission is free! Bring your friends and family for an evening of Latin-American fusion at the Bullpen! A portion of the drink sales go to support the Music Maker Relief Foundation

Joe Troop (fiddle, vocals), Pau Andrés Barjau Mateu (banjo, vocals), Franco Martino (guitar, vocals), Martin Bobrik (mandolin, vocals)