Cramer Lewis

Dr. Bacon Returns to Boone for One Night Only with Arson Daily

Published Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 2:40 pm
April. 18, 2015. This year Earth Day marks the long awaited return of Dr. Bacon to the High Country. The group will be coming back to Boone this Saturday by for a one night stand at The Local. Arson Daily, another local favorite will kick off the night. Doors open at 9 p.m. to anyone over 21 with a mind to dance and 5 bucks for the cover. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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Mary Frances’ Solo Release, A New Perspective Reveals Another Side of Mama Funk

Published Thursday, April 6, 2017 at 11:16 am
April. 6, 2017. Mary Frances is best known in Boone as “mama funk.” Keyboardist and vocalist of Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Frances is also an alumna of the Hayes School of Music at ASU. With 5 Booty Band records and a Grammy winning collaboration with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo under her belt, Frances has now released her first solo record, A New Perspective. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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Popular Local Beer, Booneshine IPA, Now Available in Cans. More Releases to Follow.

Published Monday, March 6, 2017 at 4:02 pm
Mar. 05, 2017. Last Wednesday, March 1, Booneshine Brewing Company celebrated the release of their first canned beer. The release has already been a major hit for this growing brewery, which was completely sold out of the 16 oz 4 packs in just two days. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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Feb. 25 at the Schaefer Center: Lake Street Dive Live in NC

Published Thursday, February 16, 2017 at 7:00 pm
Feb. 16, 2017. The red hot jazz pop four piece known as Lake Street Dive will be making their only stop in NC Saturday night Feb. 25 at the Schaefer Center at Appalachian State here in Boone. Hot on the heels of their third studio release, this group out of Boston has sold out every show so far during their current tour, which spans the United States. With their highly anticipated appearance at the Schaefer Center fast approaching, fans should expect this show to sell out as well. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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BIG Something coming to the Local Feb. 11, part of album release tour.

Published Friday, January 27, 2017 at 12:30 pm
Jan. 26, 2017. In a market saturated with genre defiance, BIG something sidestep obscurity in the jam band milieu by way of their outrageous chops, genuine song writing, and nonstop gritty groove making. BIG something has really got something big for every sort of music fan without making any sacrifices to their sound. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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This Wednesday, Nov. 6: Luke Combs returns to Boone, Selling out Legends for the Second Straight Year

Published Monday, November 14, 2016 at 1:53 pm
Nov. 14, 2016.Luke Combs returns to Legends this Wednesday as a hot new country sensation. Combs’s homecoming will be his second sold out reception at Legends since the release of his break out single “Hurricane” in the summer of 2015.By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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Nov. 6th: BlackCat Burrito Heads to Space with Modern-retro Guitar Pop of Sam Kogon

Published Friday, November 4, 2016 at 11:10 am
Nov. 4, 2016. Sam Kogon, new indie pop sensation out of New York, will be stopping by BlackCat Burrito in Boone this Sunday night, Nov. 6 as a part of his East Coast-Midwest tour in support of his second album, Psychic Tears. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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Claybank Returns Home to High Country for Release Concert this Saturday in West Jefferson

Published Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 12:07 pm
Oct. 25, 2016. ClayBank is a red hot blue grass string band from the Blue Ridge Mountains making serious waves in the bluegrass world. The group’s heterogenous mixture of young talent with veteran experience has combined with their “straight ahead bluegrass” style to set this force of nature on a rapid path of success since its formation in Jan. of 2015. This Saturday, Oct. 29 at 7 p.m., the band will be celebrating their national success with a special release concert in West Jefferson at the Ashe County Civic Center. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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Country Music Star and College Town Favorite Corey Smith Returns to Legends this Thursday

Published Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 1:01 pm
Oct. 18, 2016. This Thursday, Oct. 20, Corey Smith will return to Legends, ready again to dazzle fans with his engaging live act. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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The ’90s at Klondike: A Tribute to This Boone Favorite’s Legacy of History-Making Music

Published Tuesday, October 18, 2016 at 11:54 am
Oct. 18, 2016.With generations of former Appalachian State students set to converge on Boone for homecoming festivities this weekend, it seems an appropriate exercise of catharsis to revist the enduring legacy and to celebrate the birth of a community so intricately netted in acceptance and a common goal of simply having a good time, that its effects and memory still echo today: this community which was woven together to form the legendary music scene of the Klondike in the '90s. By Cramer Lewis - Photo Submitted by Chip Taylor / Read more…
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SATURDAY: Music, Crafts, Childrens Activities and More Slated for Todd New River Festival

Published Friday, October 7, 2016 at 11:00 am
Oct. 4, 2016. This Saturday Oct. 8 will be a day of family fun by the New River in Todd. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. the 23rd annual Todd New River Festival will feature live music, crafts, food and activities for children. This long-running community tradition is sponsored by the Todd Ruritan Club and has become a highly anticipated boutique festival. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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Shaun Couture and Clint Roberts Combine for a Night of Alternative Country at Murphy’s Pub Thursday, Oct. 6.

Published Wednesday, October 5, 2016 at 8:54 am
Oct. 5, 2016. This Thursday, Oct. 6, local watering hole Murphy’s Pub will host a double feature night of singer songwriters. Local musician Shaun Couture of the Nude Party will share the stage with another local favorite, Clint Roberts. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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Legends to Host Yonder Mtn String Band’s Progressive Renegade Bluegrass on Oct. 9

Published Thursday, September 29, 2016 at 12:02 pm
Sep. 29, 2016. Attention all string band enthusiasts and beat-bopping deadheads alike-- Yonder Mountain String Band performs at Legends on Sunday, Oct. 9. Toting their strings all the way from their rockies to our smokies, Yonder Mountain String Band is sure to entrance Boonies with their progressive bluegrass jams. Yonder Mountain is known for their songwriting as well as their fast and loud approach to the string band set up. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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Nashville’s Electro-Indie Duo CHERUB Sells Out at Legends for a Third Consecutive Year

Published Monday, September 19, 2016 at 1:58 pm
Sept. 19, 2016. Cherub’s yearly visit to Boone has become a welcomed tradition. So much so that another yearly tradition accompanies their return: selling out Legends. On Wednesday Sept. 21 Cherub will dish out a funky dose of their high energy electro fusion to a sold out Legends crowd. Tickets to this event have now sold out for the third consecutive year. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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TONIGHT: Local Artists Kate Rhudy and Shaun Couture to Play Intimate Show at Boone Saloon

Published Friday, September 16, 2016 at 10:00 am
Sept. 13, 2016. This Friday, Sept. 16, Boone Saloon will host the musical stylings of past and present Boone locals Kate Rhudy and Shaun Couture. The night will begin with the dusty alt country of rambling man Shaun Couture and will culminate with Kate Rhudy’s intimate melancholic folk. The show begins at 10 p.m. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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Cafe Portofino to Host Musical Postgame Party with Vance Fite and Local Favorites

Published Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 12:26 pm
Sept. 13, 2016. This Saturday, following the highly anticipated home football game against the University of Miami, Cafe Portofino will host a musical after party featuring pop/alternative artist Vance Fite as well as local favorites Adam Church, Eryn Down and Nick Vaughin. Fite has played with many popular acts through his career including Questlove, Ying Yang Twins, Hot Chelle Rae, Yelawolf, Wynonna Judd, The Civil Wars, Augustana and Manchester Orchestra. By Cramer Lewis / Read more…
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C. Shreve the Professor and FTO to Return to Boone Saloon Friday

Published Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at 11:03 am
Sept. 6, 2016.Appalachian State professor Chris Shreve, a.k.a C. Shreve the Professor, moonlights as one of the more prolific mcees in the region, and he’s teaming up once again with his award winning group, Free the Optimus, to bring his inspirational hip hop message to Boone Saloon on Friday Sept. 9. By Cramer Lewis - Photo Submitted / Read more…
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Watauga Students Kick Off the Year with Free Haircuts Thanks to the Women’s Fund

Published Tuesday, August 23, 2016 at 1:00 pm
Aug. 23, 2016. Thanks to efforts by members of the Women’s Fund of the Blue Ridge (WFBR) and volunteers from 15 area salons, 133 students received free haircuts at the event on Saturday, Aug. 13th. Additional students received gift cards for free haircuts, and more than 200 students received goody bags with hair care products. / Read more…
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Final Harvest Boone Festival Set for Aug. 19-21, Pre-Event Concerts in Boone Aug. 18

Published Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 4:44 pm
Aug. 18, 2016. The Harvest Boone festival and its springtime counterpart, Boone in Blossom, have become staples of the local music and arts scene during since their inception six years ago. Several featured bands from the festival will perform Thursday night at Boone Saloon and Murphy's Pub to get this community event rolling. By Cramer Lewis. / Read more…
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Jacob’s Fork Students ‘Fly Like Eagles’ to Complete the Grandfather Challenge

Published Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 2:13 pm
Aug. 18, 2016. This group of students was created as part of an alliance between Jacob’s Fork Middle School and the Zion Lutheran Church of Hickory as part of their ongoing EAGLE’S program, which is a tutoring and mentoring program sponsored by the church, which works in partnership with local public schools. The EAGLES acronym stands for Education, Adventure, God, Leadership, the Environment, and Service. / Read more…
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