709 Washington Street, Durham, North Carolina 27701

Jude Johnstone with Rick Ochranek / Sam Frazier & the Side Effects: FREE, In the Beer Garden 5/22/21

May 22, 2021  ·  Saturday * 7-9pm * No Cover, Lavish Tips

Born in Bar Harbor, Maine, Jude Johnstone began writing songs at about age 8. At 18, she was “discovered” by Bruce Springsteen’s saxophonist, Clarence Clemons. After spending some time in New York and New Jersey under his wing, in 1979, she moved to Los Angeles, where her songs quickly became sought after by other artists. She has been covered by Bonnie Raitt, Emmylou Harris, Bette Midler, Johnny Cash, Stevie Nicks, Mary Black, Jennifer Warnes, Stephen Bishop, Trisha Yearwood and more, including a #1 song for Yearwood’s debut album called “The Woman Before Me” which earned her a BMI award. Her songs then appeared on 8 other Yearwood cds. She also penned the title track to Johnny Cash’s 1997 Grammy winning album “Unchained.”

Jude has released 8 cds of her own. She has been featured on the CBS Early Show, and NPR Radio’s “Morning Edition.” Her songs have also been on several television shows including “Nurse Jackie”, “Army Wives” and “Lie To Me.”

Jude has opened shows for Jackson Browne, Emmylou Harris, Bonnie Raitt, Richard Thompson, Shawn Colvin, Chris Hillman, 10,000 Maniacs, and others and toured Europe under her own name numerous times.

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Sam Frazier, guitarist (and pianist and bassist), singer, and songwriter from Greensboro, NC. He has released two solo CD’s Half a Million and Sam Frazier.

Sam was a member of the band Tornado with whom he released an LP record album First Alert– and a CD When the Breeze Breaks Your Bones. He has also preformed and recorded with The Piedmont Songbag (Try and Spread Some Cheer,) Bruce Piephoff (Hamburger SquareThe Chestnut TreeClockwork,) Lisa Dames, the Numbers, The Prizzi’s House Band, The Sky Kings, Mary Lyon (Hopscotch), and the Hall Monitors.

NOTE:  We’ll have the musicians set up facing the parking lot. Our picnic tables are properly spaced 6′ apart. We’ve added a few more tables on the edge of the Beer Garden, and have 3 tables available under the trestle. There is also standing space between the trestle and the beer garden.

Please follow the 6 foot rule and wear your mask.