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Cliff Hale & the Grand Ole Ospreys

May 11 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Yo Delay He Who? Calling all two-stepper’s, waltzer’s and swing dancer’s!

In case you haven’t heard, Cliff Hale & the Grand Ole Ospreys are a multi-talented, 6-piece outfit hailing from the hard-scrabble, wide-open spaces of yesteryear. Mr. Hale a.k.a. Clifford B. Goodencountry strums his trusty guitar and sings in a rich baritone that has been compared to the legendary Clifford B. Goodencountry – kinda freaky ain’t it? As always, he is accompanied by his own bad self and his infamous band of roustabouts on fiddle, pedal steel, electrified guitar, doghouse bass, and trap set. In addition to showcasing their musical prowess, the Ospreys are known to perform stunt riding, trick shooting, and lasso exhibitions. At our last show, we had a fiddler’s convention spontaneously erupt at intermission – this is true.

Did you say your musical tastes are diverse? Fear not friends, as the Grand Ole Ospreys will perform not one, but two types of music for your listening pleasure – country AND western. And if that weren’t enough, the GOO’s (for those who prefer acronyms) are saddling up and riding over the hills and through the woods and into that little, teeny weeny, itsy bitsy alley and onto the Nightlight stage on Wednesday, May 29th to deliver a wagon train full of tunes perfect for two-stepping, waltzing across Texas, or simply crying in your beer. And while tears are optional, dancing shoes are a must!

Who the heck are these GOOey fellers?

Marvelous Mark Murphy on hides, sticks and brushes (Straight 8s, El Mirage, Killer Filler,…)

Tantalizing Tim Shearer on electric guitar (John Howie Jr, Kamara Thomas, Hearts & Daggers, Ronnie Hymes,…)

Magnanimous Matt Haney on steel and fiddle (Tracy Schwarz Cajun Trio, Bone Tones, Cave Dwellers, Piney Woods Boys, MSA Ramblers, Fond d’Culottes, Wayworn Travelers, Carolina Gator Gumbo)

Zealous Zack Mondry on dawg house bass (Whiskey Gulch, Rye Mountain Boys, Elmer, Mars Hillbillies, Cave Dwellers, Hooverville, Magnolia Project)

Courageous Clay Shelor on fiddle (Longleaf Pine Nuts, The Shelor Family…and the best fiddler on his culdesac…nuff said)

Chthonic Cliff Hale on guitar/vocals (Piedmont Melody Makers, Longleaf Pine Nuts, Wayworn Traveler’s, Rye Mountain Boys)



May 11
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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City Tap Bar
(919) 545-0562


City Tap Bar
89 Hillsboro St
Pittsboro, NC 27312 United States
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