Summer 2017 on the Patio

It all started June 1st when Rocky and Jeff opened #WingsAndStrings on the south patio with a tribute to Gregg Allman. We knew this was going to be a great summer for music and for friends and families (and even for a few dogs).

We wanted to amplify the music this summer by posting live feeds on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. In case you missed it, check out our new YouTube playlist for Wings and Strings

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#WingsAndStrings has been a special addition to the South location patio for owners Lauren and Rich Cundiff. They share a love music with their early partner at the Patton Avenue location - Mr. Rocky Lindsley himself. Rich and Lauren's son Aidan is an accomplished guitarist and the Cundiffs have spent a lot of years involved in Aidan's musical education. In fact, they are downright passionate about musical education.

We started talking about how to foster young talent and bring more live music to Rocky's and that's how Bluegrass Brunch on Sundays got started. If you've missed the performances this summer, you can still catch a Sunday Bluegrass Brunch this Sunday (9/3) from 1:30 - 3:30 with Jonah Riddle and Carolina Express.

Here's a sample of Jonah Riddle (18) on banjo and guitar, Grayson Riddle (13) on guitar, their dad Benjie Riddle on upright bass, and Rhiannon Ramsey (13) of Rhiannon and the Relics on fiddle.

We wanted to give these young musicians a venue to perform and we've been incredibly grateful that they've shared their talent with us and our customers.  Please check out other young performers from the summer:

Bailee Brandon with her grandfather Jerry Sutton

Lillian and Sara Nell Chase

Rhiannon and the Relics

Grab any opportunity you get to see these kids play! We have a YouTube playlist for them as well - Bluegrass on the Patio.

Birds, Bands, The Byrds, and 11am

How many hours a day do you spend on the internet?  We're not judging, just asking.  Do you start out with a simple question, like "What time does Rocky's open?"  BTW, the answer is 11:00 every day - both locations.

Then, if you're like us, you get a little distracted.  Maybe you catch up with a few friends on Facebook.  Once that gets started, it's all over!  It's the rabbit hole of funny commentary, cute videos of puppies, and a little Carpool Karaoke.

It's always about the MUSIC!  Or, maybe it's about "that bass."  Thanks, Meghan:

 
 

Yep, we get distracted like everyone else.  That song will be playing all day now.  Is it REALLY about that bass, though, or is it about the bird, because, you know, the bird is the word.

 
 

And, if the bird is the word, then you must be coming to Rocky's because we've been giving Asheville the bird since 2009!  See how it all comes together in the end.  You wanted to know what time Rocky's opens and you got to catch up on a little silliness and get the answer to your question (11:00am).

You're probably extra hungry by now, so we'll leave you with a song from one of our all time favorite bands.

Some of Our Favorite Peeps

2016 has definitely been a year to remember!  We've been saddened to see the passing of so many talented artists and musicians.  Enjoy our playlist as you remember them.

We sorted the playlist by "most popular," so while we chose the songs, YouTube viewers chose the order.  Most of those in our playlist were known as musicians first.  Watch for the few who sang but were known more for their acting roles.  

 

Remember this classic?

ENJOY!

 
David Bowie. Prince, Merle Haggard, Leonard Cohen, George Michael, Leon Russell, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Glenn Frey, Guy Clark, Phife Dawg, Tome Fekete, Christina Grimmie, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Paul Kantner