Cletus Got Shot to reunite May 17 at George’s

Cletus Got Shot

Photo: Philip Haughey

After a nine-month hiatus, Fayetteville’s favorite bluegrass-punk-folk-Americana band will reunite for an evening this week.

Adam Cox, Mark Landry, and Nathan Miller of local band Cletus Got Shot are set to perform their first show in nine months on Friday, May 17 at George’s Majestic Lounge.

Cletus Got Shot last performed in August of 2012 at last year’s Fayetteville Roots Festival. Since them, the band has been on hiatus to focus on other projects as singer/guitarist Cox spent the last several months in the Virgin Islands where his wife had taken a nursing job. Cox, however, recently moved back to town to start a mobile mechanic business, making it possible for the talented trio to play music together again.

Landry said that for now, the band only has plans for the George’s show Friday night, but that they aren’t ruling out a return to performing regularly.

“As of right now, the Georges show is the only thing we have booked,” Landry said. “We’ve talked about playing some local or regional gigs this summer, but have not booked any as of this writing.”

Landry said that the band will play from their catalog of nearly 50 original songs Friday night.

“We were all surprised by how quickly they came back to us,” he said. “We are very excited to be playing this show. We have had a lot of adventure on the road, but nothing compares to playing in your own town to your friends and family. We look forward to seeing everyone there Friday night!”

Admission to the show is $5, and the band will begin playing at around 10 p.m.