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PHOTOS: Hamlet native Jonathan Robinson rocks Boxcar Concert Series

Jonathan Robinson plays a solo at the Boxcar Concert Series in Hamlet on Sept. 25. See more photos below the story. Photos by William R. Toler

HAMLET — The Sept. 25 installment of the Boxcar Concert Series in Main Street Park featured more homegrown talent.

Songwriter and guitarslinger Jonathan Robinson, who was raised in Hamlet, took the stage with bandmates Joe Felice on bass and Rob Dufresne on drums underneath the park’s picnic shelter.

The set list included blues-rock covers ranging from the Cream version of Robert Johnson’s “Cross Road Blues” and Dire Straits’ “Sultans of Swing,” and a few original tunes like the slide-based “Avalon.”

The band has had a busy week, performing at Rockin’ for Veterans on Sept. 17, as well Monarch Under the Stars Sept. 23 and a benefit for the Special Forces Association in Spring Lake.

Click here for a recap and photos of the Rockin’ for Veterans show.

Click here to read about a feature story on Robinson from 2018.

Robinson and company will also be playing at the Seaboard Festival Oct. 29.


The 2022 season of the Boxcar Concert series will concldue Oct. 23 with the All American Jazz band, according Mechelle Preslar, director of Hamlet Depot and Museums.

The Sunday series started in April with The Sand Band, followed by the Safety Committee in May and the Axe Handlers in June before taking a break during the hotter summer months.

Preslar said the series will continue in 2023.

Click here for photos of The Sand Band.

Click here for photos of the Safety Committee.

Click here for photos of the Axe Handlers.

See more photos of the Jonathan Robinson Band below.

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