Ramajay Intercoastal plays Banner Elk
The Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce's Fifth Concert in the Park will be on Thursday, July 21, featuring the eclectic tunes of Ramajay Intercoastal.
The concert starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Tate Evans Town Park stage behind Bank of America on N.C. 194.
Ramajay Intercoastal is the musical collaboration between steel drummer Quincy Yeates and guitarist/singer Tall Paul, featuring Michael Robertson on percussion, Klee Liles on bass and Alonzo Lewis on drums.
After being introduced to each other during the creation of the band, St. Somewhere, Paul and Yeates developed a musical and personal friendship that bore fruit with a number of songs that quickly became St. Somewhere favorites.
With both musicians eager for something original and exciting, they developed Ramajay Intercoastal, a blending of two unlikely but similar worlds. Their island/rock approach contains infectious grooves and catchy melodies balanced by intriguing lyrics.
Having already played throughout the Eastern U.S. and the Caribbean in just a short period of time, Ramajay Intercoastal has also shared the stage with members of Jimmy Buffett's Coral Reefer Band, including Robert Greenidge, one of the world's preeminent steel drum players.
From reggae to rock, from soca to soul, Ramajay Intercoastal delivers catchy original songs and choice cover tunes.
For more information on Ramajay Intercoastal, visit http://www.RamajayIntercoastal.com, http://www.facebook.com/ramajay or http://www.youtube.com/user/RamajayIntercoastal.
For their show in Banner Elk, concert-goers are encouraged to bring chairs or blankets and coolers. Food will also be available for purchase, as will raffle tickets for prizes, as well as for a cash drawing. Face-painter Trish Daniels will also be on hand to transform visitors' faces into works of art. Admission is free.
This week's sponsor is Hearthstone Tavern & Grille.
The next concert on July 28 will feature Strange Ways, purveyors of classic rock, southern rock and country music, and is sponsored by My Best Friend's Barkery.