Oktober 12, 2019
The Hickory Music Factory in partnership with the Hickory Parks and Recreation Department will be hosting a music showcase. Bands and solo artists are welcome to sign up and play on the HMF Stage at Oktoberfest. PA and drums will be provided. There is no age limit and each band/artist will have 20 minutes to set up, perform, and break down. For more information or to sign up, contact HMF 828-308-5659 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Moose & Friends was formed in 2013 as the power trio of Andrew Moose, Kevin Plant and Marty White in Hickory, NC.
The trio has exponentially expanded in recent years by adding a revolving group of players from all over NC. The collection of players in Moose & Friends also play with regional acts including members of The Message, Coddle Creek, The Goodnight Brothers, DUK TAN, The Bloodworth Project.
Moose & Friends play a collection of original songs written by all members that have influences in jam, jazz and newgrass.
Moose & Friends over the course of it's history has played iconic venues and festivals and has shared the stage with regional and national acts of magnitude.
Born in the soul-basted countryside of Alabama, and brought to the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains to marinade and mature, Red Clay Revival delivers an experience that reshapes the parameters of “roots music” as its known. Songsmith extraordinaire, Doug McElvy, lays a solid foundation at the epicenter of Red Clay’s musical magnitude. McElvy’s skillful, heart-driven compositions are orbitted by the most noteabble and virtuosic musicians in the industy today. For the 2012 full-length debut, “Barefoot,” McElvy teams with resophonic guitar guru, Billy Cardine, as creative consultant and coproducer. The album features collaborations with decorated pros, such as; Keller Williams, Larry and Jenny Keel, and Tim carbone of Rail Road Earth. “Barefoot” received stellar reviews and accolades from industry peers, and listeners alike. The title track earned a spot on Relix Magazine’s widely distributed July-August 2012 compilation disc. For the 2014 EP, “Chilly,” McElvy and Cardine again pair in production, recruiting the talents of world class violinst, Casey Driessen, and beat master Jeff Sipe for backing elements. “Chilly” delivers nothing short of pure musical gold. Red Clay Revival’s powerful live performance harnesses an energy that electrifies any room, leaving audiences with an embedded musical experience.
DR. BACON is a 7 Piece touring Appalachian Funk, Grass and Rock & Roll band. Blending incredibly diverse instrumentation with broad, deep musical influences, allows the band to perform a plethora of widely accessible, danceable music.
The Dr. Bacon Live Experience is truly a spectacle to behold, bringing the audience on a musical Journey that lulls and spikes in energy, caressing ears with lush beauty and whipping crowds into a tribal romp, shaking booties and shedding inhibitions. This manic versatility ensures that no matter what genre of music you identify with most, you will hear something that resonates. Dr. Bacon started playing together in 2012 on King Street in Boone as a 3 piece busking with acoustic bluegrass, folk, and 90s pop/rock/hip-hop influenced music. Several lineup changes over the years and a move to Asheville have refined and redirected the band’s sound, incorporating funk, rock, soul, psychedelic and world music to Appalachian influences. The blending of several elements of these genres (often within the same song) along with unique instrumentation is the real Bacon flavor.