The New Familiars

For years now, North Carolina's The New Familiars have been touring & playing their own style of American Rock & Roll wherever and whenever they can. Drawing from the vast influences that they've collected throughout their collective careers, this quartet has shaped a sound that combines the nitty-gritty roots music of the Appalachia with guitar-drenched-drum-driven anthems of Rock & Roll. Through collective songwriting, howling harmonies, & multi-instrumental talent, their show can take you from a back porch hoe-down to a full on rock show at the change of an instrument.

The Sweetback Sisters

Honky-tonk for the modern cowboy and girl
The rollicking country swing of the Sweetback Sisters is as infectious as it is heartbreaking. Their charismatic charm harkens back to the golden era of both the silver screen cowgirl and the ersatz cowboy stars of local UHF TV kiddie shows. That whimsical exterior is wrapped around a core of deeply felt love for traditional country music styles and a palpable joy in playing and singing together.

Bill May


Bill May
Drums and percussion. Bill has a versatile background from studying jazz and classical music but also has a strong rock influence. While serving as Mayor of Frankfort, for 13 years, Bill was invited to sit in with Sam Bush, Jazz Legend Dr. Billy Taylor, and The Guy Lombardo Orchestra among others. Bill is also drummer/percussionist for singer/songwriter Jeri Katherine Howell, and Gypsy jazz group Stirfry.