Tokyo Rosenthal, the Rock & Sock Records recording artist will be the performing host, recording on the Pittsboro Roadhouse stage before a live audience. Read more about it here: http://www.tokyorosenthal.com/
The Tokyo Rosenthal Program will feature performances by Americana singer-songwriters from around the United States.
Greg Lewis, owner of the Pittsboro Roadhouse said, "We're pleased that Tokyo singled out the Pittsboro Roadhouse as the ideal venue for his new Americana radio show. We were impressed with Tokyo's musical talents when we first heard him play, and are excited about partnering with him," Lewis continued. "The show is a good fit with Pittsboro as a growing center for visual arts and live music."
June 5 – Kirk Ridge and Friends
June 12 – Angela Easterling
June 19 – Wyatt Easterling
June 26 – Alan Barrington
July 3 – String Beings
July 10 – Milagro Saints
July 17 – Eric Janoski (Mother Explosives, Facebook)
July 24 – Andrea Connolly (Birds and Arrows Music)
July 31 – Marshall Ballew
Chapel Hill's radio station WCHL is the show's flagship station, and will start broadcasts of the recorded show June 14, 2014 at 3 pm. The "live-to-disc"
Initial stations to sign on include these below:
Wrecking Ball Radio
The Wildman Steve Network
The first season of the program takes place every Thursday night at 8:00 for two months between June 5 and July 31, 2014.
The program will have a format similar to the "Johnny Cash Show," the American TV music variety show that ran almost 60 episodes between June 1969 and May 1971 on ABC. [Wikipedia]
"I will be opening the show with a couple of tunes before bringing on the guests," said Rosenthal. "And before the evening is over I'm sure there will be some jamming as well."
"My touring partner, Daniele Cagnotto, a brilliant guitarist known the world over as Manguss, will be accompanying me on some of the shows," Rosenthal said. "We work really well together, so that will be fun."
Limited free tickets are available from these sources:
WCHL 1360 AM and 97.5 FM
The Music Loft in Carrboro - Ask for "The Tokyo Gift"
The Pittsboro Roadhouse, via owner Greg Lewis, or by email at email@example.com
ABOUT THE PITTSBORO ROADHOUSE
The Pittsboro Roadhouse & General Store opened on August 17, 2012 in the space known previously as the General Store Cafe. http://www.pittsbororoadhouse.com Local owner Greg Lewis and his family completed significant work updating the restaurant and began the process of establishing a sustainable enterprise that strengthens the community, is a cultural and social center, and becomes a major draw for the town of Pittsboro and Chatham County.
Under the leadership of fine-dining chef, Chef David Carlin, the menu features fresh, high-quality ingredients, cooked from scratch with a team he personally hired and trained. Chef David trained in fine dining at one of only two Relais & Chateaux hotels in this state, Westglow Resort & Spa in Bowling Rock North Carolina; the other being Fearrington House, Country Inn and Restaurant. The Pittsboro Roadhouse features local and seasonal ingredients in weekly specials.
"The Roadhouse," as it is sometimes called, also has a general store with local art, pottery and jewelry. The Roadhouse is open Monday through Saturday at 11:00 a.m. On Pittsboro First Sundays March - December, the Roadhouse opens for Sunday Brunch between 10:30 - 3:00.
The Roadhouse is known for its extensive music calendar featuring live music Tuesday through Saturday nights. First Mondays at 7:00 p.m. the NC Revelers, a big band orchestra plays performs. Line dancing is featured most other Monday nights also at 7:00 p.m. Shag dancing with the Chatham Area Shag Association happens most First Sundays at 4:30 p.m. for a small fee. For more information visit the website.