Possum Jenkins’ Carolinacana 2011
Possum Jenkins’ Carolinacana 2011
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Happy 2014 Possum Lovers,
Yeah, yeah, yeah…we know the new year is almost two months old, but we’ve been more or less off the radar since last year. Fear not, however, as we’re heading into our 10th year with a full head of steam and a stellar slate of shows in some of our favorite spots throughout NC and beyond.
This month, your favorite bunch of Possums turns the big 1-0. I can confidently speak for everyone when I say nobody in the band thought we’d be around for ten shows, much less ten years!! Fortunately, we’re all still madly in love and we still enjoy playing music together and don’t see that changing any time soon. So break out the cake, candles and ice cream and let’s celebrate!! If you can’t find your lighter for the candles, Nate or Jared probably stole it.
Thanks so much to everyone who has allowed us to permanently damage your hearing while getting our ya-yas out on stage for all this time. We love and appreciate you. Hopefully you already knew that.
If you’ve made it this far, you might want to check out some videos of our recent acoustic performance at Our State Magazine headquarters in Greensboro. It’s kind of like the local version of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concerts, which is awesome.
That’s about all we’ve got for you this time around y’all. Thanks again and we’ll see you at the shows!!
Nate “Diddy” Turner
Davo “This Old House” Willis
Jared “Frequent Flyer” Church
Brent “Back Pack Blower” Buckner
Dave “This new amp better not be another lemon!!!” Brewer
Hey you, quit bumping your gums and pass the damn gravy already!!
Just kidding. We here at Possum Central thought we’d get you warmed up for your big holiday meal by heckling you ever so gently. It’s only because we love you almost as much as we love gravy. And believe me, that’s a lot of love.
Not ones to break with family tradition, your favorite Possums will celebrate our Annual Thanksgiving Show this Wednesday, November 27th, by doing what we do best; eating too much before the show and searching the deepest, darkest depths of our van’s center console for anything resembling a roll of Tums. And then rocking out for two long sets.
We are however, not completely immune to change, as we’ll be exiting the Twin Cities and heading a short distance south to the very friendly confines of Lexington, NC’s own High Rock Outfitters. The show starts promptly at 9:00 p.m. The cover is $5 (we think).
Oh, and did we mention that this show is officially part of the 2nd Annual North Carolina Music & Arts Festival?!? Starting tomorrow (Tuesday) night with HRO’s weekly jam session and followed by us on Wednesday, the bulk of the festival will take place at Edward C. Smith Civic Center in Lexington. The awesome Carolina-centric lineup includes Acoustic Syndicate, Big Daddy Love, Mipso, The Deluge, Woody Wood, The Broadcast, Dark Water Rising, The Billy Sea, Jeff Sipe Trio, The Honeycutters, Overmountain Men, Jon Scales Fourchestra, Skinny Velvet and more.
For detailed festival ticket info, click HERE!
Wednesday’s show will be the last our last for 2013. We’ve had a great year of shows and met tons of wonderful folks. We can’t wait to see y’all again in 2014 when Possum Jenkins will celebrate our 10th birthday. In the event that you have actually read this far, click on this link to check out this awesome recording of our recent house show in Greensboro (yes, we did it again) by our buddy Dale Glenn.
See y’all at the show!
Jared “Upright Bass Citizen’s Brigade” Church
Davo “Left My Heart In San Fancisco” Willis
Brent “Hank Plunk” Buckner
Nate “Loving The New Michael Bolton Commercials” Turner
Dave “Lifetime Achievement Award Winner for Sideburns” Brewer