Durham Mardis Gras Presents: Samedi Gras

Durham Mardis Gras Presents: Samedi Gras

Chit Nasty Band, Rissi Palmer

Sat, February 25, 2017

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

The Pinhook

Durham, NC

$10.00

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Durham Mardis Gras Presents: Samedi Gras
Durham Mardis Gras Presents: Samedi Gras
Fat Saturday, the Saturday before the big event! This year we’ve brought the party back to our friends at The Pinhook where you can test drive your costumes, wear backup outfits or come as you are. We’re bringing you The Chit Nasty Band and The Rissi Palmer Band for you to get your boogie on – it’s all about making Mardi Gras excitement with a night of live music, dancing, and all around fun.

$10 cover to help fund a free Mardi Gras Night on Tuesday, February 28th, a few short days later!
Chit Nasty Band
Chit Nasty Band
Ecstasy--It fills the faces of fans at the live shows, and emanates from the bodies shaking to the powerful rhythms of three guitars, drums, and keyboards. Plain and simple, this band makes people happy.

The Chit Nasty Band is the creation of Christian “Chit” Foushee-Green, singer, songwriter, and keyboardist extraordinaire. Raised in the music of the black church, Foushee-Green knows how to inspire an audience through upbeat lyrics, onstage dance moves, and expert musicianship. His trademark sound harkens back to the funk bands of the 70's and 80's, but with a contemporary flair that reflects the vibrant music scene of Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Foushee-Green has assembled around him a group of expert musicians. Bassist Leo Kishore creates the foundation with bass lines guaranteed to loosen up the tightest bod. Guitarist Jackson Manuel adds soaring, precise leads, and backing vocals that rival any of today’s professional singers. Trading leads and vocals with Manuel is guitarist John Faltass. John’s solemn, Sphinx-like expression belies a playful soul whose bluesy, soulful licks and vocal delivery will put your head in the clouds while keeping one of your feet on the ground. Evrick "E" Lee, minister of the big beat, is one of the Triangle's most exciting drummers.

The band and the songs will take you higher, make you feel scandalous, loved, accepted, and over all feel good deep down in your soul. Have a listen and get ready to take a trip to the Nasty Nation!
Rissi Palmer
Rissi Palmer
For fans of: Wynonna, Phoebe Snow, and Patty Griffin

The 6 years since releasing her country/pop self-titled debut have been busy for Rissi Palmer. She was the first black woman on the Billboard Country Charts in 21 years with her first single "Country Girl", has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Vibe, and Country Weekly, sung at venues from the White House and CBS morning show to several appearances on the Grand Ole Opry stage. She subsequently released two more singles, "Hold On to Me" and "No Air", both charting on the Billboard Country Charts and made an EP that was distributed by Starbucks.



Now an independent artist, Palmer has gotten married, had a child, wrote and recorded a critically acclaimed fan-favorite children's album called Best Day Ever, and has now begun work on the follow up project to her 2007 debut. The album, which she describes as a "mixture of the country and soul music I grew up listening to", is slated for a 2014 release.
Venue Information:
The Pinhook
117 W. Main St.
Durham, NC, 27701
http://thepinhook.com/