The winds of time blow through their gray hair as Graywind follows the dream
Stepping into a local music scene is never easy, but Dugout Sports Bar in downtown Hendo does its part to keep fresh musical blood flowing in the ears of patrons who always want more, different and more. better.
“Mike Griffin, owner of Dugout, has taken his extremely valuable time and great reputation to promote and provide us with the opportunity to bring fresh and different live music to his extremely musically intellectual crowds,” said Blu Ramakis, the drummer for Graywind Band. “Mike and I hold each other in very high regard on many levels.”
Graywind, a group of four seasoned musicians based in Brevard, will play the canoe this Saturday evening, bringing their collective talents and years of experience to demanding clients.
In the two years since Graywind was trained by bassist Mike Grant and keyboardist George Limbo, he has performed in Hendersonville about once a month, almost exclusively at the Dugout.
“Although not part of the ‘old guard’ or ‘local celebrities’ of the region, it becomes extremely difficult to break into the music scene,” Ramakis explained. “We’re not your typical ‘all bands, same songwriting’ band. We are a group entirely based on “fan-based song selection”. We guarantee that you will never see the same show twice: every show has new material.
“We are different because we are not the same old as 99.9% of the others. We strive to be different but completely recognizable.”
If you find yourself at the Dugout this Saturday night, you can expect to see four middle-aged men playing blues and rock covers of the Allman Brothers, Jonny Lang, Blackberry Smoke and Kenny Wayne Shepherd.
The members of the group are:
Limbo, founding member of the rock group Diablo of the late 1970s. In the 1980s, he formed the four-piece group Fallen Angel. Today, he believes, “there are two kinds of music: good music and bad music. This collaboration – Graywind Band – will be good music.
Lead and rhythm guitarist Steve Whiteside, a local who lives in East Flat Rock. He’s been a part of the local scene since his teenage years and has gained many miles playing with local notables such as Johnnie Blackwell, Carrie Morrison, Eric Congdon, Barney Barnwell’s Plum Hollow Band and the Caribbean Cowboys.
“Graywind will rock!” ” he said.
Bassist and rhythm guitarist Grant, who has his roots in the guitar watching the Beatles perform on the Ed Sullivan Show in 1964. He quickly switched to bass guitar. For years he has performed with a long list of celebrities and contenders, including The Hungry I, Johnny Mackey & The Knives, Bazooka Joe & The All-Stars, Eclipse, Laser, Madcap, Winner, Diablo and Flashback. In 1984 he moved to Chicago to be a session bassist with various acts and studios.
His daytime work with the US Postal Service led to the creation of the Special Delivery group. In 2015, he returned to WNC, where he and Limbo have played since. “Now I like to play blues and classic rock ‘n’ roll,” he said. “You always go back to your roots.”
Ramakis’ musical career began when he was 7, learning Latin percussion from Christoble Santiago. Soon he tapped into New Orleans jazz and blues with influences from Fats Domino, Louis Armstrong and Sugar Boy Crawford. He started working professionally at 13 years old.
After a 10-year break in the service of his country, Blu reconnects with his musical passions on the West Coast. Several years later, Blu became addicted to New Country and returned to the South to share the limelight with stars such as Alan Jackson, Pam Tillis, Tanya Tucker and Kenny Chesney. Having fulfilled his lifelong dreams of being a touring and studio musician, he joined Graywind Band in 2021.
With the band members’ gray hair and long lists of accomplishments, you might think the band’s name refers to their age.
Think again: “Actually, he’s from the Game of Thrones series, the wolf in the series. Greywolf, however, an Irish female rock band, owns the rights to the Greywind spelling, so ours became Graywind with an “a,” Ramakis said with a laugh.
“That being said, there is a great musical experience within the group. We continue to follow the dream.
The Dugout Sports Bar & Taphouse
430 N. Main St., Hendersonville
Thursday October 14, 8 p.m. to midnight, open jam
Saturday October 16, 8 p.m. to midnight, Graywind Band, classic rock dance group, covers
305 Salon & Restaurant
305 N. Main St., Hendersonville
Every Tuesday and Thursday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Bob Sherrill, singer, songwriter, guitarist
Every Wednesday, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Mark Fisher, classic country, southern rock, oldies rock
Appalachian Ridge Craft Hard Cider
749 ch. Chestnut Gap, Hendersonville
Friday October 15, 6-8:15 p.m., David Payne and Falls Harris, guitar and keyboard, eclectic
Saturday October 16, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Brian Ashley Jones, soul singer, acclaimed guitarist, country, blues
Sunday October 17, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Alex Hunnicutt, blues, jazz, sould, funk, singer, guitarist, originals
Bold rock cider
72 School House Road, Mills River
Friday, October 15, 4 p.m., Todd Cecil & The Dirt Yard Choir, marsh roots rock, men’s trio
Saturday October 16, 5 p.m., Jeb Rogers Band, quartet, based in Asheville, eclectic
316 Chadwick Avenue, Hendersonville
Saturday October 16, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Nello & Michelle, eclectic duo
Scorched Shirt Vineyards
2695 Sugarloaf Road, Hendersonville
Thursday October 14, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Andrew Wakefield & Friends, bluegrass, americana, jazz, cajun, experimental
Friday October 15, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Hope Griffin, singer WNC, soul ballads with energetic blues
Cane Creek Valley Farm
1448 Cane Creek Road, Fletcher
Saturday October 16, 5-8 p.m., Craggy Blues Band, quartet, rock, blues
Carl Sandburg House National Historic Site
81 Carl Sandburg Ln., Flat rock
Sunday, October 17, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Sing with New York-based singer, songwriter Daniel Sage
D9 Hendersonville Brewery
425 N. Main St, Hendersonville
Friday October 15, 7-10 p.m., High Sierra, trio, acoustic harmonies, old and new covers, based on Hendo
Etowah Valley Golf & Resort
470 Brickyard Road, Etowah
Thursday October 14, 6-9 p.m., Caribbean Cowboys, 10-piece reggae group
Saturday October 16, 6-9 p.m., Eric Schnider
First United Methodist Church – Hendersonville
204 6th Avenue West, Hendersonville
Sunday October 17, 3 p.m. – 4 p.m., Geriatric Jukebox, husband and wife acoustic duo, sings and plays familiar songs
Flat rock play house
2661 Greenville Hwy, Flat Rock
Oct 8-31, dates and times vary, Automne à l’Opry, musical review
415 8th Avenue East, Hendersonville
Friday October 15, 7-9 p.m., Stephen Evans, folk rock, singer, guitarist, originals, Asheville-based
Saturday October 16, 7 p.m., Finkelstein Three, three-piece string orchestra
Hendersonville Farmers Market
650 Maple Street, Hendersonville
Saturday October 16, 9 a.m.-12 p.m., Myron Hyman, soloist, guitarist, singer, eclectic
Mills River Brewing Co.
336 Banner Farm Road, Mills River
Saturday October 16, 2 pm-5pm, Roots & Dore Band, blues, roots, funky soul; 7 p.m., East Coast Dirt, men’s trio, Asheville-based, covers, originals
Sunday October 17, 2 pm-5pm, 5d Barrow, folk, rock, husband and wife Jason Hite and Eryn Murman, originals, based in Asheville
Oklawaha Brewing Company
147 1st Avenue E. Hendersonville
Thursday October 14, 7 p.m., Josh Dunkin / Human Ladder Duo, Hendo musicians sing and play songs usually reserved for private jams
Friday October 15, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Second Souls, grainy originals, eclectic covers, rhythms and grooves
Saturday October 16, 8 p.m.-11.59 p.m., Sumsun, Judson Rogers, electronic music, Hendo based
Sunday October 17, 4-6 p.m., Human Ladder, Ryan Price, guitarist, singer, songwriter, 60s and 70s pop, soloist and band member, eclectic
4210 chemin Brevard, horseshoe
Sunday October 17, 3 p.m.-5 p.m., Lefty Carmean, soloist, singer, guitarist, covers, alt-country, classic country, Americana
Rhythm & Brews Concert Series
S. Main St., between Allen and Caswell
Third Thursday of the month, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., free
October 21, The Broadcast, with the opening of Human Ladder & Friends
The Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
588 ch. Chestnut Gap, Hendersonville
Saturday October 16, 3 p.m.-6 p.m., Sunlight Drive, acoustic duo, based on Hendo, Americana, blues, folk, classic rock covers, originals
Sunday October 17, 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mountain Top Polka Band, based in Asheville
Flat rock of the vineyards of the Saint Paul mountain
2698 C Greenville Hwy., Flat Rock
Sunday October 17, 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., Myron Hyman, soloist, guitarist, singer, eclectic
Sawyer Springs Vineyard
124 Sandy Hill Ln., Hendersonville
Friday October 15, 4 pm-7pm, Myron Hyman, soloist, guitarist, singer, eclectic
Sierra Nevada Mill River
100 Sierra Nevada Road, Mills River
Saturday October 16, 2 p.m.-5 p.m., Foscoe Four by Dave Brewer, based in Boone, singer, multi-instrumentalist, old school rock, soul, R&B
Sunday October 17th, 2 pm-5pm, The Late Shifters, jam band, originals, covers, southern rock
Southern Appalachian Brewery
822 Locust Street, Ste. 100, Hendersonville
Thursday October 14, 6-8 p.m., Howie Johnson (guitarist, singer, slide guitarists) and Bill Mattocks (harmonica, singer), acoustic duo, veteran WNC musicians, blues, classic rock
Friday October 15, 7-9 p.m., The Roving, based on WNC, Americana / roots rock, originals
Saturday October 16, 7-9 p.m., JED Flanders, quartet, reggae, indie jams, rock, covers, based on Hendo
Sunday, October 17, noon to 3 p.m., Carver, Carmody & McIntire, based on WNC, acoustics, blues, country, covers, originals; 4-5 p.m., Think Pink Quartet, Ellen Trnka, Peggy Ratusz, Ionathan Pearlman, Zack Page, jazz, blue, country, Americana, pop, breast cancer health tips
South Rock Sports Grill
830 Greenville Road, Hendersonville
Saturday October 16, 8 p.m. to midnight, Twisted Trail, eclectic group
2nd Act coffee, wine and craft beer bar
101 E. Allen Street, Hendersonville
Friday October 15, 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Matt Jackson
Saturday October 16, 7-9 p.m., 3 Cool Cats, rock from the 50s and 60s, dance group
La Serre Moto Café
4021 Haywood Road (Highway 191) Mills River
Friday, October 15, 7 p.m., Sliding Rockers, classic rock jam, Americana, covers, originals
Saturday October 16, 6 p.m., Pyletribe and Marvin King Revue, Artimus Pyle (drummer for Lynyrd Skynyrd) and his son Chris (singer, guitarist), “Southern fried tribal boogie” $ 15
Sunday October 17th, 3 pm-6pm, Chris Wayne, rockabilly, blues, covers, originals
111 Joel Wright Drive, Hendersonville,
Saturday October 16, 6-9 p.m., Myron Hyman, soloist, guitarist, singer, eclectic
The Poé House
105 1st Avenue West, Hendersonville
Saturday October 16, 7-10 p.m., Mr. Jimmy, Chicago blues style, Asheville based, guitarist, singer, songwriter
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