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Dec/28/8pm/$0 An acoustic end to another year with Casey Hammett and Drew Spencer

Posted on Aug.24, 2012

Come out for a welcome back show with Gaffney’s own Casey Hammett along with Drew Spencer for an acoustic end to another yr show.  More info to come.

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Aug/18th/9pm/$5 “Stealing Cornbread”

Posted on Jul.28, 2012

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Stealing Cornbread recently formed in September of 2011 as a trio. Their genre is acoustic/electric folk/rock/pop band with influences from Buffalo Tom, Weezer, Victor Wooten, Pink Floyd, John Phillips Sousa, Cheez-Whiz.  Cornbread’s sound is a mixture of folk, americana, and even pop, they like the term retro-folk.  You may have seen them at afew musicfest around.  If not, now is your chance to see them here.

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Nov/10/8pm/$7 Nashville’s own Allen Thompson Band with Pickett Strait to open

Posted on Jul.28, 2012

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Catch the ATB on 88.7 WNCW Friday Nov 9th live interview.

Take a look at Allen Thompson’s record collection, and
you’ll see names like the Grateful Dead, Crosby, Stills, Nash, & Young, the
Black Crowes, and the Band—groups that feel more like musical communities than straightforward rock bands. The same sense of community anchors the Allen Thompson Band, a rootsy outfit from Nashville, TN. Thompson’s country-soul vocals and earthy, literate songwriting may anchor the group’s latest album, “Salvation in
the Ground,” but this isn’t a solo project. It’s collaboration between all six members. “Ever since I began building a band,”Thompsonexplains, “I’ve always wanted a communal situation in which everyone gets an equal say and no one’s input is more important than anyone else’s. I kept myself from doing that for a long time, because everyone says you’re not supposed to do that…but it became increasingly evident that the harder I tried to be a solo artist, the harder it was to do the songs justice.

 I wasn’t standing out. I wasn’t really standing at all.”  Thompson got a leg up by adding a strong rhythm section and a 4th harmony vocalist to the 3-piece string band he’d been touring with since 2009, eventually rounding out an electric six-piece lineup in early 2011. The group set up shop in East Nashville, a blue-collar neighborhood east of the Cumberland River, and began fleshing out Thompson’s songs, which sampled equally from country, roots-rock, southern soul, and Appalachian folk music. Lower Broadway, with its neon lights and crowded honky-tonks, was just a 10-minute drive from the band’s practice space, and Music Row—ground zero for Nashville’s conservative-minded music industry—was almost as close. Still, as far as Thompson was concerned, those areas might as well have been in another country.

Fronted by Heath “Hello Ladies” Fowler, PS consist of Heath – Lead Vocals/Rythm Guitar, Nick Wolf – Lead Guitar/Backup Vocals, Michael Wilson- Bass/Backup Vocals and Brian Blackburn- Drums/Backup Vocals. PS is on the forfront of the southern/country music that gets the girls stompin’ those boots and rushin’ the stage. Pickett Strait has been playing country & southern rock music in the upstate for several years. They write some of their own music and play covers.  They are known for their rockin country attitude on stage and their fun attitude off stage. They are inspired by artist ranging from Keith Urban & Jason Aldean to Stevie Ray Vaughn & Albert Lee, even a little of the 70’s funk music!

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Oct18th/8pm/$5 Rachel VanSlyke, winner of 100% Music Songwriting Contest & 2011 Folk category & Caroline Spence…Truly a Ladies Night

Posted on Jul.27, 2012

In 2007 Rachel recorded her first album, “so i begin” with TSR Records, Santa Monica, CA. In 2008, she did a Music tour on a bicycle from South Florida to Canada spanning 4,100 miles and performing in 26 cities. Many of the shows involved raising awareness and funds for community centers and bike co-ops. Tracks from “So i begin” have been included on compilations such as CMJ New Music Monthly as well as M:M Music (with James Blunt, Paul McCarthy, Amy Winehouse, Tori Amos, Melissa Etheridge, etc.).
Rachel is curently getting ready to release her 2nd album this fall. A few of the tracks have received awards; “I’m coming home” Winner of Folk category in Feb. 2009 Song of the Year competition, “Let me Love You” Winner of the Folk category for 2011, and “Table Rock” Grand Prize Winner of 100% Music Songwriting Contest. Below is a list of venues where she has performed. Thank you again for your time and consideration.

Rachel will be accompanied by Caroline Spence, a young woman who is an amazing songwriter in her own right.

 

Caroline has opened Joshua James, Lucy Kaplanksy, Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart, Susan, Schuyler Fisk and Joshua Radin, and Susan Greenbaum in addition to headlining shows of her own. She has shared the stage at Writer’s Nights with national artists such as Lucy Wainwright Roche and Rebecca Pronsky as well as with Charlottesville artists, namely, Carleigh Nesbit, Genna Matthew, Helen Horal, and Carl Anderson.  “Spence’s voice is truly colorful, an emotional sound that needs little in the way of accompaniment. Hearing her sing is like getting a hug from someone you love.” — David T. Roisen of the Cville Weekly. Sounds Like: Mindy Smith, Patty Griffin, Sheryl Crow, Lori McKenna, Dixie Chicks.  Caroline Spence is a singer and songwriter born and raised in Charlottesville, VA and currently residing in Nashville, TN.

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Dec/8/8pm/$8/$4 College ID, Jacob Johnson and Carey Murdoch

Posted on Jul.25, 2012

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Jan/12/8pm/$0 SIN thanks with an EP Release Party “The Century Sessions” Featuring Alex Simpson along with the Antibodies and the String Benders

Posted on Jun.23, 2012

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This is a service industry thanks night to all. 3 bands for you to enjoy.

  A word from Alex.  “This is my first release from my debut EP, Century Sessions! It was produced by the amazing Noel Golden of Whitestone Studios and featured some amazing friends/musicians! Zach Young stepped in on lead guitar, Sarah Schaffer on Cello, Moses Andrews on the Organ and Trey Lundquist on Drums!  It was an amazing time and I can’t wait to release the EP.” Some of Alex’s sounds and influences are Amos Lee, Dave Matthews, Ray Lamontagne, Sublime, Jack Johnson, and The Avett Brothers. Listen here. The Antibodies

Piedmont String Benders

The Piedmont String Benders is an “Almost Acoustic” trio. The group offers a mixed bag of “B Side” cover tunes with unique arrangements. Most of the members of the group have enjoyed and been a part of the Spartanburg Music Scene for many years.

We enjoy using a variety of instruments including steel string acoustics, nylon guitars, dobros and the occasional romp with a telecaster through a tweed tube amp. Our percussion compliments the acoustic format Mike Miller keeping time on a djembe along with bongos and shakers.

A Word from the Antibodies. We are a no-frills quartet. We are what you hear — the music, with many influences. The lyrics are thoughtful and sometimes quirky. From the touch of bluegrass in ABDUCTED to the grunge of DON’T BE QUIET to the beauty of JIMI. We’ve never been overly worried if you liked the music or not because if we didn’t like it, how could we put it out there? We enjoy performing live with energy, humor, theater and activism. Hope you’ll give the songs a listen.

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Jan/26/8pm/$15 MKT Entertainment Presents Vic Henley and Karen Morgan at Historic Capri Theatre

Posted on Jun.23, 2012

Vic Henley, Click for website: A true comedy veteran, Alabama-born Vic Henley has done it all. Co-author of a national bestselling book with fellow comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Vic has appeared on HBO, CBS, NBC, FOX, MTV, BRAVO, CMT and just about every other stand up comedy show on television. He was a VH-1 VJ and has his own Comedy Central Presents half hour special as well as performances on The Late Show with David Letterman and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. With an easy style that covers a variety of topics, Vic’s material has been featured on nationally syndicated radio shows like John Boy and Billy as well as SIRIUS XM’s Raw Dog and Blue Collar comedy channels. Footage of VIC

 

Karen Morgan, Click for video: Born and raised in Athens, Georgia, Karen Morgan’s southern accent is an anomaly in New England where she now lives. After years as a successful trial lawyer, Karen became a professional comedian after being chosen as a finalist on Nick at Nite’s First Search for the Funniest Mom in America. She has worked nonstop ever since in theatres and clubs around the country. Karen’s comedy style invites the audience to sit in the front porch swing and laugh with her while she talks about family, parenting, marriage and life in general. She can be heard on Sirius XM Radio as well as every week on the Coast Morning Show. This fall Karen will appear on the NickMom Comedy Special as well as on Lifetime and USA networks. She is the only comedian to be featured by Nestlé and Zyrtec in their national campaigns. She recently won the Improv Comedy Club’s national comedy competition at Harrah’s in Las Vegas. Karen lives in Cumberland, Maine with her husband (a Boston native), three kids, two neurotic birds and a big dumb dog. READ MORE ABOUT KAREN

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