Monday, May 1, 2017

Personal Soundtracks

When I stop to take notice, I find a song is there, running through my head - always.  My head is full of music and when I asked my bandmates about this they admitted that they too have their own personal soundtracks in play. So, Quick! What song do you have running through your head right now? 

We're always looking for new additions to our already deep setlists. Do you have a favorite song from the 60's or 70's that you'd like to hear at one of our shows? Shoot us an e-mail at graymatternc@gmail.com and let us know!

Monday, April 3, 2017

Look What's Coming Up!

April 4, 6pm, Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen, Greensboro
April 7, 9pm, Rusted Bucket Tavern, Burlington
April 22, 7pm, Everybus, Pleasant Garden
April 29, 8pm, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro
May 12, Private Party, Burlington
May 25, 7pm, Blue Note Grill, Durham
June 2, 7pm, Craft City Sip-In, Greensboro
June 10, time tba, Dunleath/Aycock Porchfest, Greensboro
June 10, Private Party, Asheboro
June 25, time tba, Doodad Does Dylan Tribute/Benefit, Greensboro
June 30, 7:30pm, Four Saints Brewing Company, Asheboro
July 11, 6pm, Lucky 32, Greensboro
July 14, 7pm, Bynum Front Porch Music Series, Bynum
July 28, 7pm, Musical Chairs Music Series, Burlington
July 30, 3pm, Listen Speakeasy at Hush, Greensboro
July 30, 7pm, Listen Speakeasy at Hush, Greensboro
August 5, 9pm, Rusted Bucket Tavern, Burlington
August 26, 8pm, North87South, Graham
September 3, 7pm, Peace Love & Muddy Creek, Winston Salem
October 7, time tba, ALSapalooza, Grove Winery Gibsonville

We're looking forward to playing for you in 2017!

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

What's Coming Up?

We've got some fun shows coming up!
Keep checking our calendar for updates and our Facebook page too!
 
March 11, Private Wedding, Hickory
April 4, 6pm, Lucky 32 Southern Kitchen, Greensboro
April 7, 9pm, Rusted Bucket Tavern, Burlington
April 22, 7pm, Everybus, Pleasant Garden
April 29, 8pm, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro
May 12, Private Party, Burlington
June 2, 7pm, Craft City Sip-In, Greensboro
June 10, time tba, Aycock Porchfest, Greensboro
June 10, Private Party, Asheboro
June 30, 7:30pm, Four Saints Brewing Company, Asheboro
July 14, 7pm, Bynum Front Porch Music Series, Bynum
July 28, 7pm, Musical Chairs Music Series, Burlington
August 26, 8pm, North87South, Graham
September 3, 7pm, Peace Love & Muddy Creek, Winston Salem
October 7, time tba, ALSapalooza, Grove Winery Gibsonville

We're looking forward to playing for you in 2017!

Sunday, January 1, 2017

What's Coming Up?

We're looking ahead and lining up dates!
Keep checking our calendar for updates and our page on Facebook too!
 
Mark your calendars for:
 
Friday, Jan 13th, 7:30pm Four Saints Brewing Company, Asheboro
Friday, Jan 20th, 9:30pm, Rusted Bucket Tavern, Burlington
Saturday, Feb 4th, 8pm, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro
Saturday, Feb 18th, 7pm, Craft City Sip-In, Greensboro
Saturday, March 11, Private Wedding, Hickory
Friday, Apr 7th, 9:30pm, Rusted Bucket Tavern, Burlington
Saturday, Apr 29th, 8pm, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro
 
We're looking forward to a great 2017!

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Ideas for End-of-Year Giving

A lot of people look for organizations to donate to during the holidays and at the end of the year. We'd like to offer up a couple of ideas for you, worthy organizations dedicated to music and musicians. You can donate directly to the organizations but you also have the option of donating through this website (before December 31st) and take advantage of valuable matching opportunities.

KIDZNOTES
nckidznotes.org
919-321-4475
Founded: 2009

Maestro William Henry Curry of the Durham Symphony Orchestra & the NC Symphony Orchestra
patiently poses with some of the kids prior to their joint performance.

What they do:
Kidznotes provides 8-10 hours each week of free orchestral music training and instruments to students from the lowest income neighborhoods in Raleigh and Durham. They use music to change the life trajectory of the children and their families. Students are empowered as leaders and advance through a system of orchestras, bands, and choirs while strengthening the community. Through an immersive music education program, Kidznotes fosters each child's intellectual, social, and emotional development In building a new pipeline of musical training, Kidznotes' student body reflects the diversity of the communities that they serve - a diversity that continues to be absent in the landscape of many classical music programs.

Testimonial:
"At every turn, and with every note played on her violin, I have watched Kiarra transform. Kidznotes is having a significant impact on her reading and math skills, as well as building her confidence and character." - a Kidznotes parent

Incentives:
Kidznotes is in the middle of a $24,000 challenge grant with The Stewards Fund. They will match every new or increased gift made before December 31st.

For more on Kidznotes, see Bev's blog post here.

MUSIC MAKER RELIEF FOUNDATION
musicmaker.org
919-643-2456
Founded: 1994

Graymatter was excited to share the stage with Big Ron Hunter, a MMR participant. A great guy and a super fun evening.

What they do:
The Music Maker Relief Foundation, was founded to preserve American musical traditions by directly supporting the musicians who make it, ensuring their voices will not be silenced by poverty and time. Music Maker gives future generations access to their heritage through documentation and performance programs that build knowledge and appreciation of our music and culture.

Testimonial:
"Music Makers! I know they've done a lot for me and they have done a lot for other musicians I now. I really appreciate the way they help people that would otherwise have no help."
- Guitar Lightnin' Lee

Incentives:
The Bullpen will match all donations for Music Maker through the Give Guide (website link above) by donating $1 from each pint sold up to $10,000.

Anyone donating $35 or more will be entered into a drawing to win a dinner for two at The Durham Hotel.

For more info on the Music Maker Relief Organization, see Graymatter's post here.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

What's Coming Up?

We're looking ahead and lining up dates!
Keep checking our calendar for updates and our page on Facebook too!
 
Mark your calendars for:
 
 
Friday, Nov 4th, 7pm, Craft City Sip-In, Greensboro
Friday, Nov 11th, 8pm, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro
Saturday, Dec 17, Private party, Burlington
Friday, Jan 13th, 7:30pm Four Saints Brewing Company, Asheboro
Friday, Jan 20th, 9:30pm, Rusted Bucket Tavern, Burlington
Saturday, Feb 4th, 8pm, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro
Saturday, Feb 18th, 7pm, Craft City Sip-In, Greensboro
Friday, Apr 7th, 9:30pm, Rusted Bucket Tavern, Burlington
Saturday, Apr 29th, 8pm, Pittsboro Roadhouse, Pittsboro


Thursday, September 15, 2016

It's a Win!

Congratulations Barry for your win at the Triad Music Festival's Singer/Songwriter Showdown this month. "Who's Gonna Save Me" is an awesome song!
 

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Gifts from Graymatter Fans!

We really love seeing all your Graymatter concert photos and videos on social media! Please tag us in your photos or link to us so we can be sure to see all the great shots that you capture. Or post them to our Facebook page for all to see!

This photo was sent to us by Alejandro Alfonso after he found us playing in the streets at Beer-B-Que in downtown Burlington. Great shot.

Here's a video that was taken by Jim Pruitt while we were at Craft City Sip-In in Greensboro and here's another taken by Gregory Silva when we were at Muddy Creek in Winston-Salem. Aren't they fun!

And here's a fantastic painting by Skip Zimmerman. Our instruments! It's so nice to receive these gifts. Graymatter friends are the best!


We have some pretty fantastic events coming up over the next few months, including some awesome outdoor festivals. Be sure to keep an eye on our calendar to see what's ahead!