Peace Center series a treat for Handlebar music lovers
The Handlebar is helping to keep the beat going this summer as we move to a new location, so join us in supporting the live local music scene. We think Handlebar fans will enjoy Summer Nights Concerts on the TD Stage at the Peace Center. The outdoor concerts run from through September 11, with each show starting at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the links below. So, check out: Edwin McCain Band on June 6; The Fantastic Shakers on July 3; Marc Cohn on July 11; JJ Grey & Mofro on July 17; the Swingin' Medallions on August 21; Rusted Root on August 29; and Ana Popovic on September 11. Stay tuned to this page for more details. Be part of the magic. Support live music.
The Peace Center Outdoor Series presents ... RUSTED ROOT ... Join Handle-fans at the TD Stage at the Peace Center!
Friday, August 29, 2014, 7:30 pm
Multi-million-selling, genre-bending, dance-inducing stars unleash "Movement"
The Peace Center’s Summer Nights Concerts continue with another favorite and familiar name to Handlebar music lovers. Rusted Root brings their newest album, The Movement. Michael Glabicki, founder, front-man, … (click for more information) songwriter, singer/guitarist, says of the album: I feel everyone should devote all actions to all that is love, healing and pragmatic. We’re seeing the growing pains. The world is split. Some people are fearful and fighting it with all their might. Rusted Root is trying to help with this. This is our movement! Having collaborated for two decades, Rusted Root, has honed a perfect combination of musical intuition, freedom and virtuosity. With eight albums, 3 million records sold and countless nights on the road, Rusted Root transcends age, generations, cultures and musical styles. The powerhouse ensemble’s sweat-inducing and hypnotic live performances have allowed them to tour with Santana, Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Brothers Band, Robert Plant and Jimmy Page’s reunion. The Movement is also a tribute to Rusted Root’s fans. The title itself is a testament to the community surrounding
our music, says vocalist and percussionist Liz Berlin. Rusted Root created the album, in part, through fan-funding. Music on The Movement like the band’s live performance, ranges from pulsating and trance-like to spiritual and sensual to tributes to their Calypso and African roots.
Rusted Root has garnered a rabid fan base with a unique blend of roots music and world rock while still staying grounded in middle American work ethic.
The Peace Center presents ... KEB' MO' 3-time Grammy-winning bluesman appears on the Peace Center's Main Stage
Tuesday, September 16, 2014, 7:30 pm
Uplifting blues - with touches of R&B, gospel and soul - make him an American treasure
Keb’ Mo’ marks the 20th anniversary of his debut with a smashing new album, BLUESAmericana, and soon he will return to Greenville exactly two decades after he played The Handlebar as the lone, solo … (click for more information) opening act for the subdudes (courtesy of Gene Berger at Horizon Records). That was The Handlebar’s second day in operation and since then, the bluesman has exploded. Keb’ has woven acoustic blues, R&B, soul and gospel into a frothy brew that has earned him three Grammy Awards. He has appeared on TV and in movies; his songs have been recorded by the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy and Joe Cocker; and this spring, his 11th album flew to No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Blues. He has collaborated with Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Brown, Cassandra Wilson and Amy Grant and he performs the theme song on the hit TV sitcom Mike & Molly. His inspiring success comes from something few bluesmen have been able to accomplish: creating a warm, soulful, uplifting brand of America’s purest genre, with a voice as soothing and distinctive as a New Orleans beignet. In other words, Keb’ Mo’, a Los Angeles native whose real name is Kevin Moore, has become today’s Robert Johnson In A Really Good Mood. That’s how, in packed houses coast to coast, his shows leave everyone soaring just like his own career.