Posted on Jun.18, 2011
Pivotal Soul is an exciting new project from singer/songwriters Buzz Fawcett of Zanesville, Ohio, and Shana Blake of Charlotte, North Carolina. Their expressive melodies and poignant lyrics fuse coherently to create a sound that’s as smooth as honey, with a hint of R&B, funk, reggae, southern rock, gospel, country, jazz and the blues. The repertoire covers the gamut from emotionally-charged ballads to energetic, danceable grooves. Buzz and Shana met at a NC function in the summer of 2010, where they had been hired to perform with a menagerie of musicians from north and south. The encounter proved to be pivotal for both. They discovered an obvious similarity in their performance styles, as well as in the themes of their respective compositions and song selections. Two short months later, the universe saw fit to relocate Buzz to the Queen City and the artists immediately began building the foundation that would become Pivotal Soul. The band is backed by veteran guitarist Keith Shamel (Virgo Musik, Daily Soul), bassist Dave Eatman (Bellyful, Automatic Chi), and drummer/percussionist Scott Newell (Vonce, Justice League).
See what they do, http://www.youtube.com/embed/_DZgDwr8_pU
Posted on Jun.14, 2011
With roots deep in the Carolinas, South85 blends country, folk, southern rock, and bluegrass to give you a listening experience that you won’t soon forget. Driven by the original songwriting of Kathy Neal and the voice of Tracy Wyatt, South85 is in a classification all their own – radio worthy songs along with an atmosphere of a back-porch jam. The marked “cowgirl” attitude and lifestyle exemplified by both Tracy and Kathy is interwoven throughout songs of independence, celebration of the south, hope, and plain old fun. South85’s sound is influenced by southern rock legends like Marshall Tucker Band, the Black Crowes, cross-genre Americana artists Old Crowe Medicine Show, Gillian Welch, and the sweet southern classics such as Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn. The band may blend a rocking electric stratocaster with a banjo or ease an acoustic ballad with dobro and mandolin with their varied sounds and themes. CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK EVENT LINK.
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Posted on May.20, 2011
JAVA was here back on Apr 23rd with a huge crowd. The band had not even finished their first set and folks were already asking for the next date they would be back. For over a decade these guys have been opening for bands like Earth, Wind and Fire, Chicago, Fabulous Shakers, Anthony Hamilton and many more big time beach and Motown musicians. They are booked through East Coast Entertainers to perform at large outdoor festivals and to many of the fortune 500 corporate events. If it’s Beach or Motown, these guys play it.
Posted on May.14, 2011
WOW! This past year has really been great with more and more folks venturing out and stopping into see the place so we felt like we needed to give back to the folks who have made it possible, our friends and customers. Saturday June 25th, we will have The String Benders out of Spartanburg/Boiling Springs here for a FREE show. Many of these guys helped us with getting started by providing you with live music and spend most of their time all over the upstate at many venues. Free Show on Saturday Night, no excuses. CLICK HERE FOR EVENT LINK ON FACEBOOK
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