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Jon Shain and FJ Ventre

Thursday, April 18, 2019
$15 Advance // $15 Day of Show
Tickets on Sale Now
Limited Tables Available with a Dinner Reservation :: All Other Seating is First Come First Serve General Admission :: Please Call Venue for Dinner (Table) Reservations


2019 International Blues Challenge Winner

Jon Shain and FJ Ventre mix some serious blues chops into the singer-songwriter/Americana genre. Hailing from the Triangle area of NC, they tour nationally and are fast making a name for themselves as producers at Good Luck Studio in Chapel Hill, NC. For fans of John Hiatt, The Band, and Keb’ Mo’.

Jon Shain and FJ Ventre · 7:00PM


Jon Shain had the good fortune to learn directly from a number of NC's older blues players, and became a member of Big Boy Henry's backing band. He got his start playing his own music with old area favorite roots rockers Flyin' Mice. Jon was a finalist (along with FJ) in the 2009 International Blues Challenge in Memphis and the 2008 and 2018 winner of the Triangle Blues Society’s Blues Challenge and 2006 winner of NC’s Indy award for Best Folk Act. He has shared stages with the likes of Keb' Mo', John Hiatt, and Jackson Browne.

FJ Ventre and Jon began playing music together in 1982 when they met in high school. FJ went on to University of Massachusetts-Lowell, earning a B.A. in Music Performance and Sound Recording. He remained in the Boston area, performing in the city's vibrant music scene. Since relocating to Chapel Hill, NC

in 2000, Ventre has performed with his own group The Swang Brothers, as well as just about every roots act in the Triangle. In addition to performing as a sought after bass player, he spends his time behind the mixing board, engineering at his own Good Luck Studio.

Shain and Ventre are touring in support of their new CD, Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday Soon.