SSO4

Hosted by Winston-Salem Ambassadors


Oct
11
4:00 PM16:00

Making Movies

Named after the third album by the Dire Straits, Making Movies started as a collaboration between brothers, Enrique and Diego Chi, both born in Santiago, Panama. Brendan Culp, a Kansas City native, and Juan-Carlos Chaurand, from Guadalajara, Mexico, joined as the group launched in 2009. The band, based out of Kansas City, Missouri, is built on a heavy foundation of Afro-Latino rhythms.

Watch their videos, including their appearance on NPR's Tiny Desk Concert.

View Event →
Sep
13
4:00 PM16:00

The Donkeys

Like Pitchfork said: The Donkeys are a Californian band through and through. There’s no escaping it. A four-piece from San Diego, they’ve spent the past few years developing a close relationship to distinctly homegrown source materials, bridging the gap between the Byrds, Flying Burrito Brothers, Buffalo Springfield, and the Grateful Dead.

Have a listen.

View Event →
Aug
9
4:00 PM16:00

Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba

Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba returns to the block for August's SSO4 celebration! To borrow from their own biography, the musicians take West African dance music into the North Carolina Piedmont. That's where Cissokho, a griot born to a family of professional musicians in Senegal, makes his transplanted home.

Get a little listen on the Diali Cissokho & Kaira Ba YouTube channel.

View Event →
Aug
9
3:00 PM15:00

Laila Nur

With no formal musical background, Laila Nur played her first show in 2010 just months after teaching herself to play guitar and sing. Five years later, she is one of North Carolina’s most exciting emerging artists, with her inventive and intuitive approach to guitar, and charged lyrical content. Playing hints of folk, funk, soul, rock, and blues, this solo artist has gained a dedicated following.

Watch and listen.

View Event →
May
10
4:00 PM16:00

Bombadil

“Quirky, multi-textured, wildly inventive, eclectic, and hugely enjoyable,” “…a combination of open-minded chamber folk and the bright and sunny pop music of the 1960s,” “Syd Barrett meets The Beatles,” are among recent accolades for Bombadil, a band that over the past year has been building a steady buzz.

Warm up with their YouTube channel.

View Event →
May
10
3:00 PM15:00

The Genuine

Some years ago, The Genuine was born when husband and wife Matthew Allivato and Katelyn Allivato wrote their first song together entitled "The Spinning." In August of 2012, Devin Forkel added percussion, and not long thereafter, The Genuine grew again with the addition of Gunnar Nagle on guitar and vocals. The band commits to "bend and grow with every song we sing."

Watch and listen.

View Event →