Monday, April 17, 2017

Drive Time Bluegrass at Lorraine's Coffee Shop & Music



Lorraine's Coffee House & Music, located at 101 Timber Pointe Lane in Garner, NC, just a few miles south of Raleigh, NC offers live music in a wholesome, smoke-free environment four evenings a week. In a day when live music venues are becoming fewer and fewer, this bluegrass band leader and regional business executive has provided a venue for showcasing young up-and-coming regional bands as well as more well-known regional and national bands with a place to play week-day drive through gigs. The food is simple and tasty, the environment friendly, and the music interesting running from bluegrass to Americana, jazz, and folk music. When you're in Raleigh, it's worth looking at the schedule to see if anything's coming up you might enjoy. 


Drive Time Bluegrass Band - Many a Mile


Drive Time Bluegrass Band

Drive Time Bluegrass consists of five young bluegrass pickers, some with considerable experience, others newer to stage, if not so new to jamming and the music. Drive time presented a solid two hours of bluegrass on Friday night, consisting mostly of well-known bluegrass tunes ranging from the early days  to more contemporary bands they've heard and admired. The selections gave plenty of respect to The Lonesome River Band, IIIrd Tyme Out, Jimmie Martin, and the Stanley Brothers, among others. People who enjoy traditional and neo-traditional bluegrass music with strong picking from promising bands couldn't help enjoying themselves. 

Tyler Jackson

Bailey Coe

Grayson Tuttle & Austyn Howell

Austin Koerner


With four voices, the band showed strong vocal versatility and instrumental skill. There's always a question with a young band how much they want to work and how much time and energy they wish to put into building both their repertoire and their bookings. This band bears watching. We had a good evening with them and the friends and family who showed up to support them.

Jessica & Ronnie Jackson and Friend

Drive Time Bluegrass Band - Honey, You Don't Know My Mind