by Dan Schram
On Saturday, Jeff Crawford brought an all-star group of friends out to the Haw River Ballroom in Saxapahaw Crawford ran through a set of original songs followed by a set of hymns primarily from the excellent 2012 release Hymns from the Gathering Church.
Later on Saturday, Spider Bags provided a blistering hour-long set at The Pinhook in Durham. They kicked off their CD release show for Shake My Head by bringing up frequent collaborator Reese McHenry. The band was intense yet loose, much to the joy of their hometown crowd.