Music at Midday: September 2017 Lineup

September 7 – Mister Felix (Originals and American Pop Standards)

Mister Felix BandFor more than 20 years, the band Mister Felix has entertained audiences in Wake Forest, Raleigh, and surrounding areas. Made up of local veteran musicians, they focus primarily on original music with a rock and folk vibe. Beautifully crafted melodies are set to solid grooves provided by bass and drums. Warm and textured acoustic guitar rounds out the lineup. Mixed in with the original music, expect to hear a broad range of familiar American standards spanning from the 1930s to today. Come experience the sultry vocals and infectious groove of Mister Felix.

The band is comprised of Lead Vocals, Songwriting: Catherine Johnson; Lead Guitar, Backup Vocals: Robert Woessner; Bass: Ted Buckner; Drums: Jim O’Keefe.

September 14 – Capital Transit (Vocal jazz ensemble with musical accompaniment)

Capital Transit PhotoCapital Transit is a musical group with a unique sound. Their songs are reflective of the internationally famous group “Manhattan Transfer”. In addition to singing in 4 part harmony, many of the musicians play several instruments (saxophone, keyboard, flute, guitar, bass, drums) making a full rich sound. Their music spans several decades, with music from the 40’s 50’s 60’s and 70’s. Jazz, Blues, DooWop, Rock and Roll, music of Frank Sinatra, the Beatles, and many, many more. Don’t miss your chance to see Capital Transit!

The band is comprised of Laura Ridgeway (vocalist, soprano), Lola Youngman (vocalist, alto), Tim Smith (tenor vocalist & instrumentalist on sax, flute and keyboard), Drew Lile (bass vocalist & instrumentalist on guitar , bass, and banjo), Dave Youngman (instrumentalist on  keyboard guitar & clarinet).  Dave also sings some back up vocals.

September 21 – Dudley Baggett (60s, 70s Rock)

Dudley Baggett has performed live music around the Raleigh and Wake Forest area since 2008. He plays mostly solo, but has also had a three-piece band and fronted a five-piece band for two years. Dudley’s repertoire includes all genres of music from the 60’s to present — from Doc WDudley Baggett Photoatson to ZZ Top. His song list includes music from such artists as the Beatles, Jimmy Buffet, Zac Brown, Van Morrison, The Lumineers, Supertramp, Steve Miller Band, REM, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Fuel, Pure Prairie League, The Rolling Stones, Eagles, The Cars and Pink Floyd.

Dudley’s song list includes well over 130 songs and he’s known to pass around it around and encourage people to make requests. Dudley loves to play in front of people and get them up and moving. He performs with lots of energy and enthusiasm and is constantly learning new songs.

Dudley has played at Ale House, Shuckers, Deep River Brewing Company, White Street Brewing, UnCorked Café, Big Easy, Doherty’s, Tilted Kilt, Bacios Restaurant, Village Grill, Abbey Road, San Jose Mex Tequila, Chronic Tacos and Buffalo Brothers. In 2012 he was at Bacios Italian Restaurant in Wake Forest every Thursday for 9 months.

September 28 –  Loos Change (Acoustic Americana)

Loos ChangeLoos Change is an acoustic trio based in Raleigh, N.C. and they have two simple criteria when choosing material to perform: Do they like the song? Will the audience like to hear them play it? That opens the door to a wide range of material from the 1960s to today, from the British invasion to Americana, classic country, R&B, pure pop and more. The trio likes to share their enthusiasm for a song with audience members, who can frequently be seen singing along. Loos Change plays regularly at the Wake Forest Farmers’ Market and the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences Final Friday events.

Members of Loos Change are Sara Monroe (voice, guitar, percussion), Jim Loos (voice, guitar), and William Woltz (voice, guitar, mandolin).