|Douglas Loren of Broad Street Music|
Photo by Liz Bowles
Douglas owned The Music Box, New Bern's independent record store that blossomed into the venue known as Broad Street Music. For years Douglas brought and continues to bring quality live music to a town where not many other individuals can say the same, responsible for bringing acts like Lost in the Trees, Stephaniesid, The Never, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, Paleface, Hamell on Trial, All Get Out, and much more to New Bern. He helped herald the Bernaroo Music Festival which he took part in running for two years until the 2010 festival where myself and fellow Broad Street Music team member Terry McElhennon ran the festival. Speaking of which, "The Bottom String Presents..." series is coming to a close in New Bern and the series is looking to go out with a bang as a big summer concert is in the works for the Civic Theater. Enough about the future though, the fact of the matter is that Douglas Loren is once again bringing the town some excellent live music and the thrill of supporting vinyl records.
On Saturday, April 16, Douglas will be selling many great modern and vintage records, cd's, dvd's instruments, and art pieces at Trent River Coffee Company from 11:00 am to 5:00 pm as a part of the Unofficial National Record Store Day Celebration. Some great records will be for purchase, but the even better part is the sweet deal we've got worked out for the show going on at Trent River Coffee Company on Saturday night.
From the same family as Holy Ghost Tent Revival and Ameranouche, Cinder Conk is a Maine-based duo that plays Balkan music drawn from the Black Sea. Cinder Conk mixes accordions frenzied accordion riffs with violin and classic bardic lyricism that transcends anything you've heard before.