Django Fest Day 1
Onyx Club Boys, David DiGiuseppe & Robbie Link (& Workshops)
3rd Annual Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival
Saturday, January 18th, 2020
11am – 12:30pm = Workshop #1 = Gabriel Pelli violin workshop. Open to ages 12+,
must be fairly proficient at your instrument, but no experience in the style is necessary. Click here to purchase Gabriel Pelli Workshop tickets.
11am – 12:30pm = Workshop #2 = Dave Smith guitar workshop. Open to ages 12+,
must be fairly proficient at your instrument, but no experience in the style is necessary. Click here to purchase Dave Smith Workshop tickets.
2 – 3:30pm = Workshop #3 = Tony Williamson mandolin workshop. Click here to purchase Tony Williamson Workshop tickets.
2 – 3:30pm = Workshop #4 = Daniel Hall rhythm workshop, open to all instruments including drums. Click here to purchase Daniel Hall Workshop tickets.
7:30pm = doors
8 – 8:30pm = David DiGiuseppe & Robbie Link open the show
8:30 -10:30pm = OCB show. Standing room, limited seating.
Onyx Club Boys
Onyx Club Boys is an acoustic string band (violin, guitar, upright bass, and drums) rooted in Django Reinhardt’s Gypsy Jazz sounds of 1930’s Paris, and Stuff Smith’s New York City Swing. However, being from 21st Century North Carolina, their diverse influences take the music beyond borders. It’s a trip around the world, which will make you swoon, tap your feet, and realize how universally similar music really is.
“100% genuine. No backing tracks necessary! Curiously exotic, yet pleasantly familiar.”
The band just released their new album, “Million Color Vision” in the Fall of 2017. It features catchy originals along with a few classics, and was carefully crafted and recorded over the last few years.
Appearances have included Shakori Hills Festival, Festival for the Eno, Haw River Ballroom, Cat’s Cradle, Raleigh First Night, Artsplosure, NC Museum of Art, WUNC’s Back Porch Music at American Tobacco Campus Durham, Carrboro Django Reinhardt Festival, National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, and many more.
Members have played in bands such as The Squirrel Nut Zippers, The Old Ceremony, Dialli Cissokho and Kaira Ba, and the Paperhand Puppet Intervention band.
“The cool dexterity of their playing binds together the broad catalog”
– Grayson Currin, music editor Indy Week, NC