WAY DOWN SOUTH

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For the first time I’ve made my way to North Carolina. My fiancee and I went to visit her friends and family in Greensboro, NC. Before we left she got in contact with a friend named Fredd–a local Greensboro artist–to help book a few shows in the area.

Southern Cuisine

During our stay I was introduced to three very popular fast food restaurants Chick-Fil-A, Bojangles and Cookout. I tried the chicken minis at Chick-Fil-A, the cajun chicken and biscuit at Bojangles and the $5.00 box at Cookout ball both were very interesting to me but still very good.

Brewery testing

Also during my trip, I went to visit many craft breweries which is a hobby

 

I’ve started. All of the breweries my fiancee and I have visited are uploaded to our Instagram page www.intagram.com/hopsnobsadventure . So far we’ve been to Pig Pounder, Natty Greens,Hops and Joymongers, and World of Beer.

While we were out trying new breweries I found one called Little Brother Brewery that had a house/community guitar. After asking if I could play and getting the OK, I grabbed it and played on it for a little bit.

Salsaritas

I was kind of skeptical about playing at Salsaritas mostly because it’s a taco bar restaurant. It’s like a subway but for tacos. It brought back memories of

when I used to perform at the froyo shop in Moses Lake. Fredd was beyond amazing his vocal range is something else. I’ve attached a link to his YouTube page to check him out if you want. I was also blown away from his set up. He was using an amp for both his vocals and guitar but he was also running his vocal mic through a pedal called a TC Helicon. I don’t want to sound like a salesman but that vocal pedal was amazing and when I save up some money I’m going to get one myself. For the curious musician reading this here is a link to the TC Helicon website to see how it works. My set was well received and I had so much fun playing. The show that was booked for Saturday ended up being canceled the day of the Salsarita show.  I figured I would play the songs I’ve been working on the last few months.

A little back story on who Fredd is: Fred was one of the Ffnal contestants on a Hispanic television show much like the voice called ‘Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento’. After the show he started getting a lot of attention and was going to be on the Ellen show but some things came up and he wasn’t able to do it.  He is still working towards becoming a rising musician and is able to live solely off performing.

I really have to thank Alex Munoz and his girlfriend, Catherine, for letting me use their guitar for the show. All in all, it was a good trip. I have a few leads for some bigger shows next time I come around. I learned so much and hope to apply my new knowledge to my music.

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Rylei Franks

 

Here are links to some of the places I went to visit during my trip.

 Litte Brothers Brewery – https://www.littlebrotherbrew.com/

Natty Greens Brewery – http://www.nattygreenes.com/

Pig Pounder – https://www.pigpounder.com/

Joymongers – www.joymongers.com/

World of beer – www.worldofbeer.com/

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