Old Heavy Hands

Somewhere out on the highway between the southeast and the Midwest, Nate Hall (Greensboro, NC) and Larry Wayne Slaton (Chicago, IL) stumbled upon a sound that falls directly between those two regions. After A decade of touring in post punk bands in the late 90’s/early 2000’s, the two singer songwriters took some time away from the stage to turn their craftsmanship towards another medium, the ancient art of tattooing. After opening Legacy Irons Tattoo Company in Greensboro, NC with David Self (lead guitar, Asheboro, NC) in 2010, they found themselves back in familiar territory during down time at the shop. With guitars in hand the three crafted songs about the struggles they had lived through, the hope of a brighter future to come, the promises they kept, and the ones they broke. Armed with an eleven song debut full length record recorded and produced by Wilmington NC’s dynamic sound works (Jordan powers, Brandon hackler), they decided to add a rhythm section and pedal steel, and hit the road once again. The boys are now well on their way to finishing a second full length record entitled Mercy to be released in early 2018.


  • When: Saturday, May 12
  • Time: 7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Location: River Jam Stage
  • Cost: Free and open to the public
  • Weather: This event will proceed rain or shine