Saturday, August 13, 2016

Tobacco A Go Go, Volumes 1 and 2

Hello All-

When Ken Friedman put together Tobacco A Go Go in the mid 1980s, it was a way for him to share the music that he had collected throughout the state. Without TAGG, bands like the Paragons, Grifs, Bondsmen, Corsayors and many others might not have ever been discovered by Garagaholics like myself. When Jake Berger and I started putting together There Was A Time, Tobacco A Go Go was the prime starting point for the music in North Carolina during the 1960s.

Someone has now posted all of TAGG Volumes one and two on Youtube. Click on, listen in, and see and hear what all the fuss is about. Enjoy,
August 13, 2016

Volume one:

Volume two:

Monday, August 1, 2016

Young Ages 50th Anniversary Show Photos, July 23, 2016

Stay on the lookout for more shows!
August 1, 2016

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Offering Jake Berger Prints At His Benefit On Saturday

I'm printing some late '90s photos of Jake Berger to donate to the the silent auction portion of Jake's benefit concert at the Double Door Inn on Saturday. I just found these photos, and these are their first-ever printing. If you're not interested in photos of Jake, I'm also offering prints for the silent auction of any subjects in my archive. I'm also currently working on scanning my archives from 1996-2002. Any requests? In the words of the Blind Boys Of Alabama, we got it, if you got it. See you on Saturday, and see you on the road.
July 14, 2016

Monday, July 11, 2016

Cabarrus County Library Talks About The NC 1960s Music Scene Tonight, Tomorrow Night

Talking about the North Carolina music scene of the 1960s. Tonight at Harrisburg Public Library at 6pm, and Tuesday night at Kannapolis Public Library. Both talks begin at 6pm, and are free. See you at the library.
July 11, 2016

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Jake Berger Benefit Is Ready To Go On July 16th!

Hello All-

The re-scheduled benefit for Jake Berger is ready to rock the Double Door Inn next Saturday, July 16th. A who's who of the best in Charlotte will be playing that night, including our own Jake Berger, his first time onstage since his accident in December. I will also be there to co-emcee, play some tambourine, and auction off some prints from my archives. See you there,
July 7, 2016

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

All Heart But No Chart

Hello All-

The legendary Ken Friedman, of Tobacco A Go Go fame, is now doing his own show on WHUP, out of Chapel Hill. This week's show is all North Carolina Garage Rock. Pure awesomeness, as they say. Enjoy,
March 16, 2016