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2022 Cape Fear Blues FestivalJune 10-12 2022The Rusty Nail - Wilmington NC
06/06/2022

2022 Cape Fear Blues Festival
June 10-12 2022
The Rusty Nail - Wilmington NC

Chris Duarte - June 4th & 5th !Catch these east coast shows before the west US tour begins!!https://duarte.rocks/about/
06/03/2022
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Chris Duarte - June 4th & 5th !
Catch these east coast shows before the west US tour begins!!

https://duarte.rocks/about/

To classify Chris Duarte simply as a Blues Man is an understatement. In his own words, “rockin’ blues” or ”punk blues” describes him best. “Ferocious blues” also fits. Legend has it that Chris will play so hard that his fingers bleed in a set. The legend is true. Photos attest.

Our next two sundays ( june 5th and 12th)are booked with special events and thusly there will be no Blue Sunday Rhythm B...
06/01/2022

Our next two sundays ( june 5th and 12th)are booked with special events and thusly there will be no Blue Sunday Rhythm Bones. Please check the events calendar and events tab for more details.

Don't be shocked if we aren't playing at The Rusty Nail the next two Sundays. We'll be back at our residency on June 19th, till then special events are taking over - Including our guitarist David and his Greensboro based band The House of Dues playing the Blues Festival on June 11 and our good friend (and drummer extraordinaire) Chuck Cotton fronting his blues band on the 10th. Redi-kilowatt says go get ya groove on.

The Rusty NailJune 2022 Calendar of Events !
05/31/2022

The Rusty Nail
June 2022 Calendar of Events !

The Rusty Nail proudly presents the Cape Fear Blues Festival - June 10th-12th 2022 at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington NC. 3...
05/31/2022

The Rusty Nail proudly presents the Cape Fear Blues Festival - June 10th-12th 2022 at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington NC.
3 Days of International, National, and Local Blues Acts. See daily event postings for info and updates.

Chris Duarte returns to The Rusty Nail on June 4th and 5th 2022. A Saturday night and a Sunday afternoon. (8pm/4pm)$15 C...
05/30/2022
Chris Duarte Group-My Way Down-The Rusty Nail-Wilmington,NC-9/24/21

Chris Duarte returns to The Rusty Nail on June 4th and 5th 2022. A Saturday night and a Sunday afternoon. (8pm/4pm)
$15 Cover each show.
Here’s a clip from a previous show thanks to Stolen Rune.

Chris Duarte Group performing "My Way Down" at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington, NC on 9/24/21. Chris Duarte on guitar and vocals, Jessica Will on bass, and Jame...

The Lucky Losers put on an awesome show at The Rusty Nail on 27 May 2022.Video courtesy of Sue Kropp at Stolen Rune Reco...
05/28/2022
The Lucky Losers-Supernatural Blues-The Rusty Nail-Wilmington, NC-5/27/22

The Lucky Losers put on an awesome show at The Rusty Nail on 27 May 2022.
Video courtesy of Sue Kropp at Stolen Rune Recordings.

The Lucky Losers performing "Supernatural Blues" from their "Blind Spot" album at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington, NC on 5/27/22. Phil Berkowitz, Cathy Lemons, ...

05/27/2022

The Lucky Losers
Phil Berkowitz and Cathy Lemons
Friday May 27th 8pm
$5 Door Cover

Lucky Losers @ The Rusty NailFriday May 27th 8pm $5 cover
05/27/2022

Lucky Losers @ The Rusty Nail
Friday May 27th 8pm $5 cover

The Lucky Losers
Phil Berkowitz and Cathy Lemons
Friday May 27th 8pm
$5 Door Cover

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05/25/2022

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Southern Child
A Southern Rock Tribute returns to The Rusty Nail on Saturday May 28th at 8pm. $5 Door Cover.

Tuesday May 24th 8pmCape Fear Blues Jam !!
05/23/2022

Tuesday May 24th 8pm
Cape Fear Blues Jam !!

Cape Fear Blues Jam
Every Tuesday* at 8pm
The Rusty Nail - Wilmington NC

(* unless otherwise noted)

05/20/2022

The outdoor stage is back up at The Rusty Nail. We will be outside this Sunday (weather permitting). So come grab a cold one and get your Blue Sunday on. 1310 S. 5th Ave, 3-6. With Jim Nelson, Dean Brennan, David Bolton, David Toma, Al Payson

Chris Duarte June 4th & 5th 2022$15 door cover per show.
05/18/2022

Chris Duarte
June 4th & 5th 2022
$15 door cover per show.

Cape Fear Blues JamTuesday May 17th 8pm
05/17/2022

Cape Fear Blues Jam
Tuesday May 17th 8pm

Cape Fear Blues Jam
Every Tuesday* at 8pm
The Rusty Nail - Wilmington NC

(* unless otherwise noted)

We had a great time last night with Uptown Easy ! A wonderful mix of music, dance, and fun !!Enjoy a clip from the show ...
05/15/2022
Uptown Easy-25 or 6 to 4-The Rusty Nail-Wilmington, NC-5/14/22

We had a great time last night with Uptown Easy ! A wonderful mix of music, dance, and fun !!
Enjoy a clip from the show , courtesy of Sue Kropp and Stolen Rune Recordings.
Please check out the band’s facebook and web pages.
www.uptowneasy.com

Uptown Easy performing "25 or 6 to 4" at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington, NC on 5/14/22.Jaime Michelle -vocalsScott Kelly - Drums & VocalsBill Holland - Bass Gu...

Blue Sunday w/ Rhythm Bones !
05/15/2022

Blue Sunday w/ Rhythm Bones !

The full lunar eclipse doesn't happen till tonight after 11 so you have plenty of time to get to The Rusty Nail for some blues and funky shenanigans. A few guests with us today Bear Loeber is sitting in on bass and Tim Betts joins us on guitar. As always Melvin Milbourne (OC) will be behind the congas. Come have some fun. 1310 S. Fifth Ave at 3pm. The usual suspects will be there - David Bolton, David Toma, Dean Brennan, Jim Nelson.

05/09/2022

Thanks to everyone who came out Sunday to our home away from home - The Rusty Nail. We had a ball and will be back at it next Sunday.

The Rusty Nail May Events !
05/07/2022

The Rusty Nail May Events !

Southern Child A Southern Rock Tribute returns to The Rusty Nail on Saturday May 28th at 8pm. $5 Door Cover.
05/07/2022

Southern Child
A Southern Rock Tribute returns to The Rusty Nail on Saturday May 28th at 8pm. $5 Door Cover.

The Lucky Losers Phil Berkowitz and Cathy LemonsFriday May 27th 8pm$5 Door Cover
05/06/2022

The Lucky Losers
Phil Berkowitz and Cathy Lemons
Friday May 27th 8pm
$5 Door Cover

Uptown Easy at The Rusty Nail !Saturday May 14th 7pm$10 Door Cover
05/05/2022

Uptown Easy at The Rusty Nail !
Saturday May 14th 7pm
$10 Door Cover

Backwoods Music Society Saturday May 7th 8pmNo CoverA blend of Rock, Blues, and Improvisation including covers of Cream,...
05/03/2022

Backwoods Music Society
Saturday May 7th 8pm
No Cover

A blend of Rock, Blues, and Improvisation including covers of Cream, ZZ Top, Steppenwolf, Hendrix, Doors, Nazareth and more !

Nestafest 8 - May 11th 2022The Rusty Nail - Wilmington NC
04/25/2022

Nestafest 8 - May 11th 2022
The Rusty Nail - Wilmington NC

Motor City Josh & the BIG 3 !Friday April 29th 2022 8pm !!$15 Door Cover
04/21/2022

Motor City Josh & the BIG 3 !
Friday April 29th 2022 8pm !!
$15 Door Cover

Although we will not have our Rhythm Bones playing on Easter Sunday, we will still be gathering for a potluck meal. Feel...
04/16/2022

Although we will not have our Rhythm Bones playing on Easter Sunday, we will still be gathering for a potluck meal. Feel free to bring a dish or snacks, and we’ll celebrate neighborhood style. We are planning to gather at 3, and eat at about 3:45. If you’re looking for something to do, come on by!

Happy Easter!

Johnny & The FlipsideFriday April 22 2022 8pm$5 Door Cover
04/12/2022

Johnny & The Flipside
Friday April 22 2022 8pm
$5 Door Cover

Thank you, Jose Ramirez, for including us in your tour!  Love to you and your band from all of us! See you again soon🎶🎶🎶...
04/10/2022

Thank you, Jose Ramirez, for including us in your tour! Love to you and your band from all of us! See you again soon🎶🎶🎶🎶

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This Week! Monday • 6/6 • Boardwalk Billy's 7pm Wednesday • 6/8 • Liberty Tap Room 6pm Saturday • 6/11 • Cape Fear Blues Festival The Rusty Nail 9pm Sunday • 6/12 • Biggers Market 12pm
I love playing this song and really enjoyed doing it for Hay Street Live. This is the lineup for the trio at next week’s blues festival in Wilmington with my good friend, Bill Caswell filling in for Joe Felice Music Page on bass. The Rusty Nail #CapeFearBluesFestival #PeopleGetReady
SCHEDULE Cape Fear Blues Festival #25 / June 10, 11 & 12, 2022 The Rusty Nail - 1310 S. 5th Ave. Wilm. NC 910-251-1888 Friday, June 10 6:00pm – Tent stage: JONATHAN ROBINSON & band (former Nashville sideman from rural NC plays blues & slide guitar tinged with rock, country and jam band overtones) $10 door. 9:00pm – Indoor stage: CHUCK COTTON & FRIENDS (longtime Greensboro NC drummer and his awesome entourage bring the deep stuff – soulful, dynamic, blues energy) $10 door. Saturday, June 11 2:00pm – Tent stage: TWO PICKY GUYS (Port City acoustic blues), MEL MELTON & THE WICKED MOJOS (spicy Louisiana, Zydeco, & Cajun-flavored blues), HOUSE OF DUES (powerhouse blues funk) $40 door. 9:00pm – Indoor stage: RANDY MCQUAY (IBC Champion, touring soloist, and NC bluesman brings his band along for a raucous evening of original & classic blues) $10 door. Sunday, June 12 12:00pm – Tent stage: CAPE FEAR BLUES JAM (Nearly all-day spontaneous blues from our talented local musicians) FREE! 7:00pm – Tent stage: BRETT JOHNSON w/TARSHA MURPHY & FRIENDS (Blues, soul, and R&B served up by a supreme ensemble of Wilmington artists) $5 door. - All tickets available at the door, or call The Rusty Nail at 910-251-1888 for more info. - Lawn chairs welcome at tent stage events, but NO coolers or pets please! - Cash bar & beverages available, and food truck(s) will be on-site. - Venue info available at The Rusty Nail / Call 910-251-1888
I can’t wait for this! Really honored to be a a part of this year’s lineup. The Rusty Nail
Upcoming Shows 6/1 • The Grumpy Monk North Myrtle 6pm 6/3 • Cloud 9 Rooftop Bar 7pm 6/4 • PRIVATE EVENT 6/6 • Boardwalk Billy's NMB 7pm 6/8 • Liberty Tap Room Myrtle Beach 6pm 6/11 • Cape Fear Blues Festival The Rusty Nail 9pm 6/12 • Biggers Market 12pm 6/16 • Ogden Tap Room 7pm 6/17 • Waterline Brewing Company 7pm 6/20 • Boardwalk Billy’s 7pm 6/22 • Del Webb at Riverlights (PRIVATE) 5pm 6/24 • Rooster & The Crow 6pm 6/25 • Outer Dunes Brewing 7pm 6/29 • Second Wind 7pm 6/30 • The Sailfish 6pm
The Billy Walton Band performing "Confusion" at The Rusty Nail in Wilmington, NC on 3/25/22. Billy Walton on guitar, William Paris on bass, Scott on drums, Eric Safka on keys, Tom Petraccaro on sax, and Bruce Krywinski on trumpet. Sound by Tim Papa T Tyson (Sound Barrier Music) Video by Sue Kropp A Stolen Rune Recording https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uTJAJ-nHMk
Lot's of fun coming up!!! Tonight Josie Kelly's Public House Fri Jamian's Food and Drink for the Tedeschi Trucks after show party Next week we're out of town... Mar 24 Bright Box in Wi******er VA 25 The Rusty Nail in Wilmington NC 26 Get Right Promotions The Brickhouse Lounge in Myrtle Beach See you there! please share if you know someone in those towns...
Well, Al is back from vacation, Dean has his land legs back, Dave T will play kit 3 of 7, Dave B has toured greater Greensboro and Jim has given up day drinking. So yep, we are ready. Tomorrow we will be at The Rusty Nail (3pm start). Stop down - the blues can keep you warm.
Hey folks ... tonight's gig at The Rusty Nail has been pushed back to August 27th due to weather/heat issues. We are very disappointed but look forward to August! Any venue looking for a last minute band for tonight? - LOL
Downtown keeps getting better and better. If you have never experienced The Rusty Nail, you are missing out. And now a food and music hall right across the street! #southside #livemusic #foodietown #lovewhereyoulive #transformoldbuildings
Our return to the Rusty Nail is coming - Get your tickets! Here - www.eventcreate.com/e/wwwtherhythmbonescom or at The Rusty Nail With David Toma, Dean Brennan, Jim Nelson, Al Payson, David Bolton
YES, we are playing tomorrow at The Rusty Nail . 3pm. A few precautions. 1-don't lick the bar 2-don't french kiss strangers 3-wash your hands Jim Nelson, David Bolton, David Toma, Al Payson and Dean Brennan all 'gon be there