Posted on May.14, 2011
The Country Comedy Tour is an all-clean, family friendly comedy show suitable for all age groups. The high-energy and interactive show draws the crowd in and makes them a part of the action. Their television credits include 7 appearances on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno, CMT, Fox, and MTV. The Country Comedy Tour consists of comedians MG Gaskin and Matt Mitchell, aka “Casio Kid.”
MG Gaskin grew up in the small town of Cheraw, South Carolina, a town that is cliché rural America. His mother was an owner/operator of a Western Auto parts store, his father a Baptist minister – and MG just spent most of his childhood in trouble. Noticing how well he could keep the attention of adults while telling stories about his adventures, his mother told him he would either become a preacher or a politician. Now MG is thriving as a comedian, with performance credits including CMT, the New Orleans Comedy Festival Comedy Town Project, headlining the current Country Comedy Tour, and has shared the stage with such names as Gary Valentine from “King of Queens” and comedian/actor Sinbad. MG’s medley of original observations and clever self-criticism is delivered with his own
brand of southern flavor. He has the ability to think on his feet and is highly intuitive about audiences. He can quickly read a room and customize each show for a crowd – rearranging and adding topics from growing up in the country, to precarious dating situations, to surviving as a 40-year-old bachelor. No two shows are alike, but one thing remains constant: MG’s comedy is always a sure thing.
Matt Mitchell describes himself as “a pure southern mash boogie comedian from Alabama with bare feet, mushmouthed drawling as a mile-wide social streak.” He doesn’t know what that means, but he saw it on a Lynard Skynard bio and thought it sounded cool. Matt got his start as the Casio Kid on the nationally syndicated Rick and Bubba Show. After entertaining the nation as an on-air correspondent for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, he continued his rapid rise from small-town class clown to nationwide fame. After many music video, game show and television commercial appearances, he hit the road as a stand-up comic. His comedy runs a wide spectrum and is a hit with all audiences. From life as a small town boy to his experiences in the bright lights of the big city and all the awkward situations in between, Matt Mitchell keeps audiences engaged with his likable personality, quick wit, and oh-so-charming chubbiness.
Posted on May.14, 2011
It’s no secrete that the way we carry on from day to day comes with a price. Oversaken’s crew Justin Rollins, Brian Philbeck, Jason Rollins, and Anthony Elder want to come together off the battlefield and remember our fallen soldiers on this special night with SPINE EXTRACTION, I THE JURY, and RIVER BOTTOM NIGHTMARE as they pay tribute to those who made that sacrifice.
Promoter of this event and info Contact Justin Rollins at www.oversaken.com
May 20th after Pickin at the Cabin, Fayssoux and Company- w/ Brandon Turner, Franklin Wilkie, and Scott Stinson.
Posted on Apr.26, 2011
You’ve heard Fayssoux McLean, even if you haven’t heard of her. Fayssoux’s beguiling voice was an integral element in some of the finest country music recordings of our time.
Fayssoux sang harmonies all over Emmylou Harris’ legendary early recordings, “Luxury Liner,” “Quarter Moon in a Ten Cent Town,” “Elite Hotel,” and “Pieces of the Sky,” and she sang duets with Emmylou on “Spanish is a Loving Tongue” and Green Rolling Hills.” Turning the tables on history, that’s Emmylou Harris singing harmonies for Fayssoux. “Early” also features such talent as Ricky Skaggs, the Whites, David Ball, and the legendary pedal steel player Lloyd Green (The Byrds, Paul McCartney, Charley Pride, Don Williams, etc.). Also featured on nearly every track is sublime young guitarist Brandon Turner, Spartanburg’s latest gift to the world of music. Read more at http://redbeetrecords.com/fayssoux
Posted on Mar.31, 2011
Soul’ live is the fusion of musicians with different styles in funk, soul, jazz, blues and more created by Tracey Littlejohn. He brings together musicians both national and regional that usually hit the road on Friday mornings headed to fill in at shows around Atlanta, Charlotte and Charleston on the weekends. Like Tracey, many of the ones he includes in this melting pot are professional stage musicians whom shared the stage at one point in their career looking to jam together like the prior days before contracts and time schedules.
Posted on Feb.01, 2011
Shockopera returns to Gaffney with a new set list featuring songs from their most recent CD “Ghosts of White Chapel.”
Shockopera lead singer David McBee from Gaffney has been a regular member since the progressive metal band was formed in 1999 in Denver, N.C. They made their debut in 2001 with the concept album “Sands of Time” and then recorded a six song EP “Westminister Abbey.” The band spent several months in 2007 researching old history books and articles to tell the story of Jack the Ripper on “Ghosts of White Chapel.” The CD included a guest appearance from actress Ashley Laurence and was an instant favorite among Halloween convention fans. Come check out the original Shockopera lineup on stage for the first time since McBee’s return from several months working in France.
Posted on Jan.19, 2011
These guys will be on the road stopping in cities like Chattanooga, Knoxville, Greensboro, and Asheville before storming through here to bring you the best comedy show on the road. Matt Ward was here back in the fall of 2010 along with Jeremy Peirce and Alex Stone. Huge turnout for this show so we added a date to host his show.
Joining us on this tour stop is original Crackers of Comedy Tour cast member Nick Shaheen!
Dec 3rd 9pm Comedy Show, Katie Hughes Rubber and Glue Tour with special guests Justin Blackburn, Michael Robinette, Chris Weathers ($5 cover)
Posted on Nov.25, 2010
Katie Hughes is a perfect blend of smart and silly, making her a comics comic and a crowds favorite. Katie’s wild imagination, clever writing and energetic irreverence make her a force to be reckoned with on stage. Katie has been featured on Rooftop Comedy and Laugh your Asheville off Comedy Festival 2009 and 2010. She won 3rd place at this years funniest damn comedians in the Carolinas at DSI Comedy Theater and plans to kick someone in the balls next year to take 1st.
Michael Robinette possesses a magnetic personality that makes him impossible to ignore. With his quirky observations and wide range of emotion and energy Michael is capable of connecting with any audience. He performs regularly throughout the southeast and has been featured in the Marshall Chiles and Friends showcase at the Laughing Skull in Atlanta, and joined the ranks of Atlanta’s favorite comics at the Dogwood Home Grown Comedy Binge. He has also showcased at the Village Lantern and at the Living Room in New York City. He has shared the stage with Margaret Cho, Marshall Chiles, Jarrod Harris, Andy Sanford, David Stone, T.J. Young, Joe Zimmerman, Katie Hughes, Carlos Valencia, and many more.
Justin Blackburn began laughing at himself around the age of six and has not looked back.
In collaboration with Kenny Norsworthy, Blackburn created a controversial stir with the US Government with their powerful novel Gifted Disabilties (2005). This novel caused quite an uproar in the underground world, especially with lead singer of the acclaimed Fat Possum Records’s band The Company, Brian Hannon, who published a collection of Blackburn and Norsworthy’s early poetry It’s Hard To Get There When You Are Already There, which led to Justin Blackburn being voted Upstate Poet Of The Year in The Beat Magazine in 2007.