Kick back and relax beside ACE Lake at The Lost Paddle Lounge with some great music during the rafting season. These bands know how to make you stomp your feet! With a mix of acoustic singer/songwriters, Americans/Bluegrass, jam band rock & roll and karaoke nights there is something for everyone.
September 30th - Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson has been leaving his mark on the ever expanding Americana music scene for over 20 years. His powerful voice and unique songwriting has delighted audiences whether it be at the smallest of campfires or the largest of festivals. A native of Lewisburg,WV, Johnson is best known for his band Johnson's Crossroad which toured the east coast for over a decade and produced two well received albums while living in Asheville, NC. He has graced the stage at some of America's premier festivals such as Merlefest, Floydfest, Bristol Rhythm and Roots, and Mountain Music Festival.
October 1st - Illusionary Field Unit
Built from experience and hard, driven practices, The I.F.U.(Illusionary Field Unit) are an original music based band that are hard to categorize due to their unique sound and the fact that they play across the whole spectrum of music genres. The group features the diverse writing styles of Andy Duncan, John Bill Ashley, Kyra Claussen, Larry Tucker, and Josh Bibb. With their fresh sound, The I.F.U. will have you hooked and having a good time as soon as you hear them jam!
October 7th - Matt Mullins and the Bringdowns
Matt Mullins creates comedic performances and music. By parodying mass media by exaggerating certain formal aspects inherent to our contemporary society, Mullins makes works that can be seen as self-portraits. Sometimes they appear idiosyncratic and quirky, at other times, they seem typical by-products of American superabundance and marketing. His performances are saturated with obviousness, mental inertia, clichés and bad jokes. They question the coerciveness that is derived from the more profound meaning and the superficial aesthetic appearance of an image.
October 8th - Groove Fetish
Groove Fetish was assembled in Wilmington, NC in 2012. Since their formation they have been evolving their sound into something refreshingly original. The line up consists of Clay Crotts (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Andy Blair (lead guitar/vocals), Ethan Schilf (bass guitar), Jason Woolwine (piano/organ), and Andrew Massey (drums). Groove Fetish’s writing style allows the songs to organically come together without putting composition or genre restrictions on the music. The genres that are most commonly recognized in their sound are Rock, Jam, Jazz, Funk, and Soul. Groove Fetish combines driving rhythms, seductive melodies, incredible solos, and seamless song transitions to create an unforgettable live experience. Top that off with soulful lead vocals and powerful vocal harmonies, and you’ll have the band Groove Fetish.
October 14th - Hillbilly Carnival
From California to New York to West “By God” Virginia, these musicians came together at the center of the Earth—after a long journey across the lands, they were barefoot, hungry and tired of being whipped by the vicious freak show manager. In 2011, they started combining a variety of their favorite tunes from Traditional Appalachian Old Timey Jug Band with a bluesy twist they call FREAK FOLK. And they left that mean ol’, vicious manager. The Hillbilly Carnival first got together at late-night festival campfires pick’n and grin’in. They were discovered and got invited to take their late night shenanigans to the stage. With their high-energy crowd participation of kazoos and more, you’ll be smiling from ear to ear. Once the band starts playing, it’s hard not to pick up your feet to their fun tunes. These freaks have jointly and independently shared the stage with fellow musicians Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Jeff Austin Band, Danny Barnes, Merle Saunders, Gutherie Govan, Jeff Sipe, Mojo Nixon, The Unknown Hinson, Al Schnier from Moe, Gordon Stone, Jeff Coffin of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones, Zach Deputy, Rumpke Mountain Boys, and many more.
October 15th - The Recipe
Considering the Recipe has been around for 17 years, it certainly has had its share of ups and downs along the way. The current band's solid line-up has been going strong for 3 years and has recently finished up their new CD. The band has a unique sound that hints subtly to it's yesteryears while putting a fresh new foot forward, infusing acoustic and electric guitar, fiddle, saxophone, thumping bass, and body-moving drums. It is undeniable that The Recipe's new sound finally has the right ingredients for an amazing live experience for fans every time. The Recipe is ready to "Stir the Pot" for you.