A devotee of Tom Waits and Randy Newman amongst many others, Pete Pawsey explores the - sometimes fractious - defining moments of human interaction with humor and honesty. A near-obsession with Blues, Gospel and Southern roots music led to regular trips to the SouthEast, and eventually to relocation to North Carolina in 2005. Deeply immersed in the music of the Piedmont, Pete has served both the NC Songwriters’ Co-op, and Carrboro’s WCOM FM Radio station, and as director of Hillsborough, NC’s Lilac Lounge musical gathering. Pete hosts the longest-running all-originals open-mic in the Triangle at Chapel Hill’s historic Cave, as well as fronting blues-soul ensemble Radar’s Clowns of Sedation, and ska octet The Spectacles.
Anita Lorraine is Inspired by the potential for change, moved by compassion, devastated by war and driven by love. She comes from Alamance County, NC, and sings songs that come from dreams, the rain, electricity and love. Anita feels the power of song is like no other, to build love in this world. She is an eternal student of life and believer in the present, and humbled by the wind, the earth below her feet and the fire that surrounds and cradles her heart.