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The Atomic Rhythm All-Stars return to the stage at Durham’s Motorco Music Hall, located in the thriving Central Park District near Fullsteam Brewery and Geer Street Garden, and is the unofficial food truck Mecca of Durham. Spend your Labor Day Saturday night at this great concert venue and bar, with live hot jazz and delicious food you can bring into the building. The show runs from 8:00 p.m. to 11 p.m. and the cover is $10.00 – I’ll let you know as soon as I know!
Watch the Atomic Rhythm All-Stars make their documentary debut in this Triangle, NC based television show highlighting the music scene and various musicians in the area, with all episodes available online. We are featured in the first half of Episode 4 – available at
Episode 04 of Sound Situations featuring Birds and Arrows and the Atomic Rhythm All-Stars is set to air Thursday and Saturday at 6pm on Channel 10 of Raleigh Television Network! Web episode hits next week at http://www.soundsituations.com. We are excited to be featured on this fantastic documentary television show that highlights the music scene in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Stay tuned!
The Atomic Rhythm All-Stars are looking forward to playing at the historic Pinehurst Resort on August 6, 2011 for Our State Magazine‘s “The Best of Our State,” an event that is “a celebration of North Carolina music, history, humor, art, and food.” Atomic is appearing as part of a weekend of special events at the Pinehurst Resort, featuring storyteller Donald Davis, author Michael Parker, historian Dr. Tom Hanchett, singer/songwriter Laurelyn Dossett, author Libby Bagby, author Diane Daniel, and artist/musician William McNeill. For more information on the weekend, visit the Our State Magazine website:
This Sunday we’ll all pile in the bus and drive to Winston-Salem, NC for the biggest rockabilly festival in the state, Heavy Rebel Weekender. Over 90 bands will play on four stages at the beautiful Millennium Center, along with a vintage car show, burlesque performances, vendors, guitar and bass slapping contests, Krispy Kreme donut eating contest, mud wrestling, and more beer than you can shake a stick at. It’s an all ages event and the Millennium Center has a great wood dance floor! The Atomic Rhythm All-Stars will be the last band to play on the main stage to close out the event on Sunday night, July 3, at 10:00 p.m. – we’re excited to be invited to play this event and bring some hot, swinging jazz to this rockin’ festival.
Sound Situations premieres this week, starting things off with a bang with two premiere parties, one on June 28 at Deep South the Bar in Raleigh, NC and a second at The Pinhook in Durham, NC on June 30. What is Sound Situations, you ask?
“Sound Situations is a 30 minute, bi-weekly television and web show that focuses its spotlight onto the local music happening in the Triangle area of North Carolina. The culturally rich and diverse cities of Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill and Carrboro are producing some of the finest musicians in the country and we thought you should know. We’ve lined up twelve bands into six episodes of interviews, live performances, a glimpse behind the stage lights and music and some intimate, impromtu, out-of-the-elemends live performances for your enjoyment.”
The Atomic Rhythm All-Stars are excited to have been selected as one of the bands featured on this show. We don’t know when our episode will air yet, but stay tuned to this show! The show airs Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:00 p.m. on channel 10 in Raleigh.
Due to a typo naming the band “Atomic Heaters,” recognition was delayed, but we’re excited to announce that they discovered the mistake and the Atomic Rhythm All-Stars was a finalist for the Best Jazz Group in the Triangle in the Independent Weekly’s Best of the Triangle 2011! The title of Best Jazz Group went to Atomic’s saxophone player’s band, Peter Lamb and the Wolves, so there are winners all around! Thanks to everyone who voted in the reader’s choice poll for both of these groups without being prompted or choosing from a list!
During the Southside Stomp dance on May 21, 2011, Victor Celania took some video of George Knott’s Square Trio playing with me on vocals. Here are two videos Victor posted, one of us performing “What a Little Moonlight Can Do” and the other is “Darktown Strutter’s Ball.” George on guitar and banjo, Mark Wells on piano, and Lucian Cobb on trombone. Thanks, Victor!
This weekend, the Atomic Rhythm All-Stars will be playing at a wedding reception on the U.S.S. North Carolina, a WWII era battleship docked in Wilmington, North Carolina. While we hope to someday play some public gigs on the U.S.S. N.C., we are excited to have this initial opportunity to play on this historic ship!
I primarily set up this site as a placeholder for http://www.laurawindley.com because a good friend of mine, Shel Brannan, had always encouraged me to purchase my name as a URL. After purchasing the URL I thought it would be a shame to let this space sit here empty, but I was a bit mortified that I would have to write about myself. I can talk for days about the things I love – dancing, vintage clothing, swing era music – but having a website all to myself…well, it’s slightly uncomfortable.
I decided this site would keep track of all my activities and be an archive of what I am doing with my life – or, at the very least, a maintain a list of activities I enjoy.
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