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Oct
18
Thu
Albert Cummings
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm

Entertaining audiences from his phenomenal guitar work to his incredibly impassioned lyrics and overall songwriting prowess – one thing has certainly become clear about Albert Cummings’ music: He is FAR MORE than simply just the guitarist or the bluesman he’s often painted as by fans and the media alike. He offers the complete package.

Though undoubtedly a masterful guitar player who burst onto the blues rock scene in the early 2000’s and almost immediately began gaining praise in that realm, his latest release “Live at the ‘62 Center” further portrays not only his versatility as singer/songwriter and live performer but as an artist first and foremost.
This comes to fruition in the true spontaneity and creative spirit of the album, in which he put together a newly formed version of his usual trio that afternoon of the October, 2016 recording. With longtime friend and Grammy Winner Jim Gaines behind the soundboard, what comes through in both sight and sound is an incredible journey into the live performance world and true artistry of one of today’s most seasoned musicians.

Kings Of Spade W/ Flame Tides & Farewell Albatross
Oct 18 @ 8:00 pm

When a band finds success, people usually speculate over whether they’ve earned it—if they truly paid their dues. This conversation never comes up while discussing the gritty blues-rock band Kings of Spade. That’s because they actually bled for their art. 

It was 2006, and the band from Honolulu moved to Los Angeles to chase their dreams. But the jungle, as we’ve learned, isn’t always so welcoming. Singer KC and drummer Matt Kato were barely scraping by. So they decided to sell their blood for money. “Everyone at the clinic looked down-on-their-luck,” KC remembers, laughing. “I was hooked up to a plasma machine reading the self-help books there. This was the lowest point of my life.”

A majority of the feisty anthems on the group’s new full-length, Kings of Spade (Oct 19th, 2018, Soundly Music), comes from simply not letting tough times kick them down. Produced by Grammy-winner Dave Cobb (Rival Sons, Judah and the Lion, Chris Stapleton), their output (guitarist Jesse Savio and bassist Tim Corker rounds out the band) is at turns soulful and rollicking—never complacent, never dull, always sincere. 

Oct
19
Fri
Patrick Davis — Solo
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm

Patrick Davis is a singer, songwriter, artist & storyteller originally from Camden, South Carolina who has spent the last fourteen years making his musical mark in Nashville, TN.  Patrick learned the finer points of music & performance growing up in a household that not only included a talented guitar playing father, but also an extensive record collection always readily available for his absorption.  At the age of 16 Patrick joined his father Rusty on stage for his first ever performance and since that initial “gig” music has been the only job Patrick has ever held. 

After graduating from The University of South Carolina in 2000 Patrick moved to Nashville, TN where for almost 15 years he has continued to build his songwriting, artist and touring career.  Patrick has released four well received full length albums, toured the US & Europe as both a headliner & support act for Darius Rucker, Jewel & others while also being employed as a staff writer for Warner Chappell Music Publishing & having over 50 songs recorded by artist like Jimmy Buffet, Lady Antebellum, Imelda May, Darius Rucker, Jewel, Robert Randolph, Guy Clark and many more. 

Sticks & Stones album release with Wes & the Railroaders and King Cackle
Oct 19 @ 9:00 pm

Sticks and Stones plays an eclectic range of music (soul, folk, reggae, rock…) with a dynamic feel featuring soulful harmonies and unique acoustic style.

Wes & The Railroaders

Meet Wes And The Railroaders! Charlotte, North Carolina’s, newest country-rock quartet, led by Wes Hamilton of the defunct alt-country band Pullman Strike. After a 2017 summer tour playing pedal steel with Peewee Moore, Wes returned home inspired to start work on a new project. He then picked up an acoustic guitar dedicated his time to writing songs. Drawing inspiration from 70’s honky tonk and rock acts such as Commander Cody and His Lost Planet Airmen, Johnny Paycheck, Bobby Bare and Doug Sahm, he created the songs that would later become the backbone of The Railroaders.

King Cackle

Dirty Pirate Blues fueled by Rock n Roll, Bluegrass, and Lemmy

Age 21+

Patrick Davis and his Midnight Choir
Oct 19 @ 9:30 pm

Patrick Davis is a singer, songwriter, artist & storyteller originally from Camden, South Carolina who has spent the last fourteen years making his musical mark in Nashville, TN.  Patrick learned the finer points of music & performance growing up in a household that not only included a talented guitar playing father, but also an extensive record collection always readily available for his absorption.  At the age of 16 Patrick joined his father Rusty on stage for his first ever performance and since that initial “gig” music has been the only job Patrick has ever held. 

Oct
20
Sat
Outdoor Market: The Older Brothers, Pierce Edens, The Mammoths, Calexico
Oct 20 @ 1:00 pm – 10:30 pm

FREE. No ticket required. Parking is $6.

U.S. National Whitewater Center festival includes product demos, clinics and the opportunity to try out running shoes, bikes, stand-up paddleboards, climbing gear and more.

Live music: 

1 p.m.: The Older Brothers

3 p.m.: Pierce Edens

5 pm: The Mammoths

7 p.m.: TBA

9 p.m.: Calexico

The Veer Union, Once Around, Scars Remain, The Raz, Key of Betrayal
Oct 20 @ 7:00 pm

The Veer Union is a Canadian rock band from Vancouver, British Columbia. They have released four studio albums, Time to Break the Spell, Against the Grain, Divide the Blackened Sky, and an EP Life Support Part 1. Their fourth studio album, Decade, was released on January 29, 2016.

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Blues Traveler
Oct 20 @ 8:00 pm

Formed in 1987 by singer/harmonica player John Popper, guitarist Chan Kinchla, bassist Bobby Sheehan, and drummer Brendan Hill, Blues Traveler began as part of a revival of the extended jamming style of ’60s and ’70s groups like the Grateful Dead and Led Zeppelin. Bassist Tad Kinchla and keyboardist Ben Wilson joined the band after the unfortunate death of the original bassist Bobby Sheehan in 1999. The group’s first chart hit, “Run-Around,” became one of the biggest singles in 1995 and by May 2001, the new millennium saw a newly charged Blues Traveler as they released their sixth record Bridge. The band’s music style covers a variety of genres, including blues rock, psychedelic rock, folk rock, soul and Southern rock and are best known among fans for their improvisational live shows.

The Eyebrows, Mannish Boys, It’s Snakes, with DJ Shawn Lynch
Oct 20 @ 9:00 pm

The Eyebrows are a rock band from Charlotte, NC whose quirky lyrics coupled with manic fuzz guitar, beer-soaked bass and a retro backbeat has brought comparisons to Talking Heads, Pixies with a touch of The Stranglers and Modern Lovers.

The Mannish Boys play music that’s inspired by the American Garage Rock scene of the 1960s, as well as R&B and soul music from the early 60’s and are reminiscent of the vibrant music scene of early 1960’s London.

Hailing from The Queen City of Charlotte, NC, It’s Snakes is southern, indie rock ‘n’ roll with a strong measure of the funk for the people to dance to.

Shawn Lynch of The Eyebrows will be spinning classic rock n roll and soul 45’s between sets and the afterparty.

Age 21+

SeepeopleS, Trismalux
Oct 20 @ 10:30 pm

The anti-genre indie pranksters SeepeopleS have been a band for 17 years. The band, which is the brainchild of bandleader/songwriter/producer Will Bradford, has released 5 full length albums and 2 EPs on their own imprint, RascalZRecordZ. It would be an accurate statement to say that there isn’t a single band on the planet that covers as much ground musically, or traverses through as many musical universes as SeepeopleS does. Musicians have long since taken notice and members of Morphine, Spearhead, Dave Matthews Band (Tim Reynolds), and even members of Parliament/Funkadelic are featured on previous albums. All seven records were co-produced by Will Holland (Pixies, New Pornographers, Dead Can Dance) The band has toured ceaselessly, playing over 1500 shows in 46 states during their long career. Most importantly, SeepeopleS features songwriting that is the definition of timelessness and lyrically have been busy writing the most important musical anthems of our generation. It may be long after our lifetimes before this band gets their due, but they certainly will. Nothing this good can remain hidden forever. 

Trismalux is a genre melting, 4 piece band from Charlotte, NC. After forming in 2016 and a year of incubation, the tastes, styles and backgrounds of 4 very different musicians fused into a unique blend of Jazz/Funk, Hip Hop, Rock & Roll fusion. With the improvisational tendencies of Jazz musicians, the lyrical inclinations of a Rapper and the structure of a rock band Trismalux strives to reach their branches into the electronic future with their roots firmly planted in live instrumentation. Often asking “what would Jazz be if it were born today?”.

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