Tuesday, March 10, 2015


April through August 2015

scheduled for June 6 has been cancelled
but will be rescheduled for a later date.
Stay posted for more information.
All Shows are $10 Admission @ the Door
Doors Open @ 7pm... Concerts @ 8pm

SATURDAY, APRIL 4TH --- BERNARD HARRIS---  bass player & extraordinary performer w/ full Nashville jazz band.  Bernard has performed with and toured with such great artists as Toby Mac, Amy Grant, Tommy Emmanuel, and Mandisa.   He brings a six-piece jazz funk band with him for a night of fun & jamming.

SATURDAY, MAY 9-- HONEYTREE-- Nancy Honeytree, often referred to as "The First Lady of Christian Music", will be performing a solo concert.  She is an excellent songwriter and fingerstyle guitarist who performs in a folk/rock style.  We welcome her as she comes to us all the way from Ft.Wayne, Indiana.

THIS CONCERT with RANDY STONEHILL has been cancelled 
& will be rescheduled for a later date.  Please stay posted for future updates.

SATURDAY, JUNE 6-- RANDY STONEHILL-- Randy, who once was described as having the "wit and humor of Robin Williams, and the artistry of James Taylor,"  is undoubtedly a guy with a wild imagination and crazy brand of comedic genius.  Randy also brings a gift for poignant lyrics, and is quite a talented guitarist as well.  We look forward to welcoming Randy back for the third time to Salisbury.

JULY & AUGUST-- More concerts are planned and will be announced soon. Keep posted !


1012 Mooresville Rd---Salisbury NC
for more info (704) 213-1467

Saturday, February 7, 2015

Phil Keaggy -- Live at Lee Street -- Concert Review

© 2015 by Bob Wingate

Photo Courtesy of Tripp Edwards
   Phil Keaggy’s sold-out show at the Lee Street Theater on Friday night was billed as “a night to enjoy one of the most admired guitar artists today.”  True to life, Phil, armed with only an acoustic guitar (and a few fancy foot pedals), electrified the crowd by a combination of lightning fast blues riffs, an array of alternate tunings, and beautifully melodic chord progressions.

   But the Keaggy “Live at Lee Street” event was much more than a musical show.  It showcased the talent of the musician, but it also highlighted the remarkable personality of the man.  Phil, admittedly still recovering from a winter cold, struggled at times with equipment and his own complex song arrangements, but laughed it off and warmed the audience with his wit, humor and charm.

The marquee at Lee Street Theatre
  The show pleased a few old fans, and made a few new ones in the same night.  Longtime fan Bill Hayes says, “Phil never ceases to amaze me with his combination of musicality and technical prowess!  His music is both moving and inspiring all at once… He is easily my favorite guitar hero!”  While new fan Kristi Nesbit shares, “I was pleasantly surprised with the Phil Keaggy show!  Very talented musician!  He was also very funny and had the crowd laughing.”

   Phil’s show started out with a young man named Gladius opening up with a few amazing classical and flamenco tunes, sharing a remarkable story of his hand and finger paralysis and recovery through numerous surgeries and physical therapy. 
   Phil then took the stage and pulled out a mix of instrumental and vocal tunes, with crowd favorites such as the instrumental “Shades of Green”, the soulful ballad “Let Everything Else Go,” and a cover of the Beatles’ George Harrison tune “Here Comes the Sun.”  Phil mused at one point in the show that he had a set list with him, but it was “seven pages long.”  He balked at a couple of songs, questioning whether he would be able to pull off the high notes in “Salvation Army Band,” but saying, “I’m going to go ahead and get it out of my system,” and getting a huge ovation on the ending when he nailed it perfectly. Requests for his classic rocker “Time” were repeated more than a couple times, until Phil relented, saying he would play the opening riff, but when he got started, he dove right into the song, wowing everyone with an extended guitar solo.

   One very poignant moment happened when Phil introduced a song about his oldest sister Ellen, relating how they experienced the loss of their mother on Valentine’s Day 45 years ago when she and two others in the family were involved in a head-on car collision.  His mother’s death spurred Ellen to share her Christian faith with Phil and his younger sister, and both of their lives were forever changed in the process.

   David Brumbeloe Jr. remarked about the show : “Excellent. I’ve listened to Phil’s music for over thirty years, but this is the first time I’ve ever been able to see him live.”

   Local fan Liz Hood, who has enjoyed Phil’s playing for many years, said she was “blown away by Phil Keaggy and his incredible gift of music—and his ability to laugh at himself!”  One of those laughable moments was when Phil was looking for a piece of plastic used in concerts for a special musical tone, and Liz was called on the fly to deliver a pair of scissors from her purse to use in cutting that plastic down to size.
   Seeing Phil Keaggy perform “live” in my hometown was a lifelong dream for me. Friday night fulfilled that dream. I was introduced to Phil Keaggy’s music back in 1975, when a college friend plopped one of his LP’s onto a turntable and allowed me to witness this guitar virtuoso for the first time.  Over the years, I’ve been to so many of his shows, I stopped counting at 25.  I’ve traveled to Atlanta, and Front Royal, VA, and Akron, Ohio to see him perform.  But I’d never been able to see him play in my own hometown.   Last summer, I took one of Phil’s concert flyers down to Lee Street Theater director Justin Dionne and asked if they would consider booking my favorite guitar player. Imagine my surprise and delight when it happened-- just like that !

   Another dream was realized when Paul and Piper Hightower traveled all the way from Sacramento, CA here to Salisbury NC to see Phil Keaggy perform.  Piper surprised Paul for his 30th birthday by orchestrating this amazing trip to see his favorite guitarist. Phil was so moved by their cross country journey that he invited them backstage and allowed Paul to play his guitar.  (See article in Saturday’s Salisbury Post).

   It was a fun evening.  A time for old and new fans to experience some great music.   And to be inspired at the same time.   Thanks Phil for a wonderful concert.  And—please come back to see us again soon.

Thursday, January 29, 2015


Tickets still available.  Only about 100 seats left. 
Get your tickets now at 704-310-5507

Wednesday, January 28, 2015


If you're not in the NC area, you can still "tune in" via the Internet at wbfj.fm.

If you are in the NC area, tune in at one of the FM frequencies listed below.
If you haven't got your PHIL KEAGGY show tickets yet, get them N O W.
Only about 100 seats left.  Call Lee Street Theatre at 704--310--5507.

Lee Street Theatre, Salisbury NC
Friday, Feb. 6 @ 7:30 pm

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Announcing PHIL KEAGGY in Salisbury NC

For those of you who really know me, this is a BIG DEAL!

   I first heard PHIL KEAGGY on a vinyl record and turntable forty years ago in 1974.  Then in the summer of 1982, I was privileged to get to meet him and hear him "live" at an outdoor festival with 25,000 other fans.   Over the years, I have collected about 50 of his albums, and heard him "In Concert" over 25 times (I stopped counting long ago).  As you can imagine, this is a very special event for me, having PHIL play in my hometown.

I hope many of you will join me to hear this amazing guitarist.

Lee Street Theater / Salisbury NC

Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 – Phil Keaggy


Phil Keaggy is perhaps one of the most admired guitarists in music today. His fans range from those who aspire just to be able to play Keaggy’s mistakes, to professional musicians who have been strongly influenced by his style. And in between are those who don’t play guitar, yet find solace in his beautifully penned lyrics and memorable melodies.
Phil’s solo career has spanned more than 30 years, and has included over 50 solo albums, both vocal and instrumental, as well as 8 releases with his band, Glass Harp. One of the most sought after studio guitarists, Phil also continues to sell out concerts all over the United States, with his ever-changing style, ranging from rock-and-roll to fully orchestrated instrumental compositions.
All Tickets: $20 + tax

Contact LST at info@leestreet.org  or  704.310.5507  

Order tickets online HERE

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Two Great Guitarists

Two Great Guitarists
Two Great Nights!


English guitarist RICHARD SMITH will be appearing "In Concert" 
@ the Rowan Public Library in Salisbury NC, on Tuesday, January 27 @ 7 pm.
This is a FREE show, sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Richard got his start when his father introduced him to Chet Atkins' music 
and then to Chet himself.   He had his performing debut onstage 
with Chet at Her Majesty's Theatre in London at age eleven!   
Richard has become a well-known Fingerstyle Guitar genius, 
with a mastery of the fretboard and a lightning fast touch

Legendary Guitarist PHIL KEAGGY will be appearing 
@ "Live @ Lee Street" in Salisbury NC, on Friday, February 6 @ 7:30 pm.
Tickets are $20 plus tax, and available @ www.leestreet.org/tickets
or by calling Lee Street Theatre @ 704-310-5507. 


Phil is well-known among guitar circles as one of the best guitarists in the world.  
He was rated #2 Fingerstyle Guitarist in a Guitar Player poll, 
listed in the Top 25 Most Underrated Guitarists by Rolling Stone, and named the 
#1 Christian Rock Guitarist of all time by Classic Christian Rock Zone.  
Phil has over 60 albums to his credit, including several earlier releases with 
his band Glass Harp, and many instrumental guitar releases.

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