The 13th Big Fat Gap Holiday Homecoming!

The Haw River Ballroom Presents

The 13th Big Fat Gap Holiday Homecoming!

Sat, December 22, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm (event ends at 11:45 pm)

Haw River Ballroom

Saxapahaw, NC

$10.00 - $12.00

Big Fat Gap
Big Fat Gap
Big Fat Gap is a back porch bluegrass band that has no plans to take Nashville by storm. Some of them even have day jobs. They just like to pick, they like each other, and it shows in their performances, which are known to be excellent for those who enjoy sweet three-part harmonies, smoking solos, and captivating stage dynamics. They are: Miles Andrews on lead vocals and bass, Jon Hill on mandolin and vocals, Chris Roszell on banjo, Bobby Britt and John Garris on fiddles, and Jamie Griggs on guitar.

Over the past few years, Big Fat Gap has welcomed the increasing support of many fans, musicians, friends, and family in North Carolina, Colorado, and all along the East Coast. They have enjoyed many guest musical appearances by friends including mandolin legend Tony Williamson; musical virtuoso Rex McGee; Chatham County Line and Kickin' Grass from Raleigh; and the Steep Canyon Rangers. Big Fat Gap has appeared in festivals such as Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival in New York, Roosterwalk and Elysian Fields in Virginia, and is a fixture at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival. You can also find Big Fat Gap performing at venues throughout North Carolina: in Chapel Hill and Carrboro at the Cat's Cradle, the Cave, the Speakeasy @ Tyler's Taproom, the Carolina Inn's Fridays on the Front Porch; at the Bynum's General Store; in Raleigh at the Pour House; the Town Pump in Black Mountain; and every Tuesday night at the Armadillo Grill in Carrboro.

They got their name from one of the few remaining stands of old growth virgin forest in western North Carolina, located in the Big Fat Gap in Graham County near the Tennessee border.
Deep Chatham
Deep Chatham
Rising from the ashes of the popular North Carolina band Baby Cowboy, Deep Chatham was formed by guitarist Julian Sikes and upright bassist Jeff Loops. Ferociously talented songwriters, the duo crafted a heavy handful of original songs characterized by driving rhythms, intricate harmonies, and haunting melodies.

They immediately took their act on the road and began a relentless schedule of playing... music festivals, clubs, barrooms, and street corners from the deep south to the edges of the pacific northwest. Arriving in the tiny town of Talkeetna, Alaska, their paths fortuitously crossed with the gifted fiddle and banjo player Matt Heckler. The power of this songwriting trio was immediately apparent and the duo set forth as a power trio.

Arriving home in North Carolina after a series of highly successful shows from San Francisco to Maine, Deep Chatham are well known for their dedication to their craft and willingness to play anytime, anywhere, the trio sets forth to conquer fans with their high energy live performances and infectious songs. From the stages of music festivals to your local street corner, keep your eyes and ears open.
Mason's Apron
Mason's Apron
Mason's Apron is a similar mix of acoustic players who hail from the Triangle area of NC with their own style of Americana jam with rootsy tradition. The band includes Andrew Marlin from Mandolin Orange on mandolin, Miles Andrews from Big Fat Gap on bass, Jeff Stickley from Hammer No More the Fingers on guitar, and special guest on fiddle.
Ayr Mountaineers
Ayr Mountaineers
The Ayr Mountaineers are an Americana/Country band rooted in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. All songs are originally written by singer/guitarist Ella Bertram, with an array of handsome boys standing behind her in support. Their backporch-pickin’ sound warms the heart, taps the toes, and makes the bodies shake. On stage you will find Alan Best on the piercingly sweet accordion and mandolin, Jack Fleishman on the hoppy banjo, Stacy Harden playing his deep melodic bass, Dylan Turner spinning a lead guitar line, and Daniel Harden holding it all down behind the drums. Since fall 2010 they have been playing in and around the Triangle, filling restaurants, bars, clubs and parks with their unique mountainous sound. Early 2012 marks the release of their debut, self-titled album which, as you will find, flows like a crisp mountain stream into a whiskey still.
Venue Information:
Haw River Ballroom
1711 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road
Saxapahaw, NC, 27340
http://www.hawriverballroom.com/