Island Nights · music · OBX Events · Ocracoke Island

Ocracoke Island, Sawbones Surf Shack, The Lonely Teardrops Band, Neon Light, Dance Party

Friday June 17th, I island hopped to Ocracoke Island to the sound side,  A-frame Sawbones Surf Shack.  The uniquely designed 3 Bedroom , 1 bath A-Frame cottage is tucked back in the village of Ocracoke, overlooking Pamlico Sound. Owner, carpenter and artist, Billy Moseley remodeled the interior of the home to an amazing artistic surf cottage!

Moseley purchased the home from an Orthopedic Surgeon. Hence the cottage name, Sawbones Surf Shack. The architecture of the home is quite unique.  Most of the materials he used to remodel the interior are recycled materials from the island and local island business’. The A-frame cottage is well known by the locals on the island.

I was invited to photograph an Ocracoke Island style, neon light, go-go of a dance party.  The Lonely Teardrops are an American rock n’ roll band emanating from the Richmond/Norfolk, Virginia – Punk/Garage Rock scenes.  A LOW-Fi BIG SOUND combo heavily steeped in early 1960’s Mod-era Girl Garage Groups, Soul, Blues, and Surf Music. The group currently consists of Guitarist, Vocalist and Songwriter, Katie Teardrops and  Drummer and Songwriter Crash LaResh. The band was originally formed By Katie in 2006.  The duo traveled to the island in their 1967 vintage Dodge A-100 8 door van. Photographed in the frames below.

Most of the guests rode golf carts, beach cruiser bikes or walked to the sound side island house party. The evening consisted of good music, good vibes, good people, dancing and a ton of fun on the porch swing and around a fire pit.

If you are visiting the Outer Banks, I highly recommend taking the FREE ferry ride from Hatteras Island to the tiny coastal dream town of Ocracoke Island. Pamlico Sound separates this North Carolina barrier island from the mainland.

“For many, isolation is its best feature. Unofficial Ocracoke motto: “We don’t care what you do, but we want to know about it in intimate detail.”” Small towns are known for gossip, but residents here are genuinely interested in neighbors’ ups and downs. The locally run artistic town will take you back in time. Please scroll down for a few frames of my night on Ocracoke Island at the Sawbones Surf Shack.

For more information about the A-frame surf shack check out their facebook page


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