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  • WYATT ESPALIN & TREES LEAVES — AUGUST 23RD

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    Any songwriter would have to agree that a feel-good song may fall out of the sky on a breezy, sunny day, but it may prove a daunting task for some. Most artists thrive on bringing their pain and misery into their work and, ironically, capture something beautiful that speaks volumes about the human condition by tapping into the dark realities of their lives. It may seem that there are no feel-good songs on “The Gospel of Hurt”, the newest album by acclaimed Americana/Folk Rock duo, Trees Leave. But take a closer listen to this batch of emotional tunes and see what it’s like to hurt so good.

    Trees Leave has traveled the nation for the last 2 years in support of their haunting debut album, “Run”. From that album came the neo-Bluegrass number, “Water Falls” which placed the duo as a finalist in the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest held at Merlefest every year. They were placed in the Bluegrass category, but even contest host, Jim Lauderdale, didn’t know how to classify the song. “It’s just different, in a good way”, he said. That’s exactly how Trees Leave likes to be described: different. Over the years, they have crafted a sound that marries their Bluegrass roots with their love of Rock, Blues and Traditional Country music. Trees Leave’s preferred brand of Americana mixes raw, emotional lyrics with equally jarring melodies and instrumentation. Whether they are plugged in or sitting on the back porch, the urgency in their music and performance is hard to ignore.

    Trees Leave has had the privilege of sharing the stage with the following artists: Patty Loveless, The Greencards, Sam Bush, Angie Aparro, Tim O’Brien, The Infamous Stringdusters, Irons In The Fire, The Lovell Sisters, Mac Powell (Third Day), Shane and Shane, Trevor Morgan, Randall Goodgame, Brianna Lane, Kort McCumber.

    Saturday, August 23rd 6:00 – 8:30
    $5 cover charge

  • THE BAD POPES — AUGUST 30TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    Based out of Greenville, SC, The Bad Popes are Jef Chandler (guitar, vocals), Charles Hedgepath (guitar, vocals), Chris Garrett (bass), Mike Bagwell (pedal steel, vocals), and Joe Cash (drums). All veterans of the South Carolina music scene, The Bad Popes have been playing as a unit since 2002, with Joe Cash coming on board in 2010.

    Featuring original material as well as select covers and adept in many different styles of music that fall under the umbrella term Americana, the band plays everything from western swing in the manner of Bob Wills to rock in the spirit of the Allman Brothers to straight up country material like Hank Williams, Sr.

    Having released their eponymous acoustic debut CD in 2009, the Bad Popes put out their follow up cd, Town and Country, in 2012. Recorded at Sit-n-Spin studios in Greenville by Matt Morgan, and mastered by John Keane at John Keane studios in Athens, Georgia, Town & Country was recorded in the spirit of making a studio disc that sounds like the band when they play live. From cry-in-your-beer country numbers like I Can’t Get Over You to rock tunes like Bad Season, Town & Country represents all the twists and turns and various soundscapes that audiences love about The Bad Popes’ live performances.The CD was voted by listeners as one of the top 100 CD’s of 2012 on WNCW.

    The band is currently working on their third CD and touring in the Carolinas.

    Saturday, August 30th 6:00 – 8:30
    $5 cover charge

  • ANTIQUE FIREARMS — SEPTEMBER 6TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series, Trout Tournament

    In the corner of a seedy bar in the Netherlands, brothers Parker Dotson (lead guitar) and Bradan Dotson (vocals & guitar) cemented their plans to form Antique Firearms. Shortly after arriving in Asheville, they were joined by brother Galen Dotson (keys) and long-time friend Chandler Brewer (bass). Drummer Dave Breske has since completed the mix and the family.

    Antique Firearms’ sound is an eclectic melding of rock, folk, and electronica – belying their varied interests and an evolving experimentation. The dynamic nature of the band’s sound has lead them to be compared to the likes of ‘My Morning Jacket’ and a southern-fried version of ‘Radiohead’. That along with their “nattily dressed, and blistering” live performance has been creating quite a buzz in the southeast. 2013 was a good year for the band. They released their second album ‘Vicious Behavior’, completed their first major American tour, were featured artists on Soundcloud and Reverbnation, and got a chance to play with the likes of Colonel Bruce Hampton, the Mountain Goats, and The Love Language. They’ve now set their sites on finishing up their third album, to be released later this year.

    Saturday, September 6th 6:00 – 8:30
    $5 cover charge

  • SHANE MEADE & THE SOUND — SEPTEMBER 13TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    Shane Meade is a gifted singer songwriter and catalyst behind the soul-infused folk rock project Shane Meade & the Sound. Hailing from Elkins, West Virginia (a small town in those “Wild & Wonderful” parts) Shane is a self-taught late bloomer who borrowed an old guitar from his father and began playing and writing songs in the Summer of 2000. His music captivates the imagination, and audiences connect to his inspirational lyrics and universal subject matter. His unique and soulful style helps deliver an engaging live performance that is both powerful and uplifting.

    From a diamond in the rough, to an artist on the rise, Shane remains simple and honest in his approach to songwriting. His intimate solo shows reveal candid moments of story-telling, highlighting the true pleasures and pain in life. Shane encourages audience interaction during these performances as he turns the stage into one’s own living room, as a way of giving back to those who continue to support and appreciate original live music.

    About the SOUND… Formed in 2005, the Tampa, FL based group combines infectious vocals, melodic hooks with feel good jam-based grooves, and has the uncanny ability of turning even the largest of venues into an intimate musical experience. Along with relentless touring efforts throughout the southeast, Virgin Islands, and selected cities nationwide, SMS has also gained recognition and industry praise with their 2010 double-disc album – Candle Lights & Conspiracies. The response to their live performances has triggered a growing consensus, that this band is coming into their own, and truly defining their style of music.

    Saturday, September 13th 6:00 – 8:00
    $5 cover charge

  • MANGAS COLORADO — SEPTEMBER 27TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    It was early August 2013 when Jarrod Couch and Thomas Allison decided they were ready to move up from playing on the streets of Asheville, NC. Having written some songs, gained some experience, and thickened their hides to the public, Allison and Couch took their operation to their long-time friend and musical wizard Colby Deitz (who was currently playing in the band Perfect Third). Through an odd chemistry that only comes from growing up together, the trio developed a likeminded sense of direction, fusing different influences, styles, and talents, to begin creating a sound that was entirely their own. However, it wasn’t until the boys first practiced with Seamus Moose — after a chance encounter at a local bar — that the band became Mangas Colorado. The Led-Zeppelin enthusiast with mounds of knowledge and a background in guitar would soon become the band’s bassist.

    Adding its fourth and final member, Mangas Colorado quickly became established as one of the most intriguing acts in the local music scene. With Deitz on guitar (and occasionally mandolin), Couch on banjo, Moose on bass, and Allison on everything from high-hat to piano, Mangas Colorado developed a dynamic, attention-grabbing show. Perhaps one of their most impressive talents is their vocal harmony, in four parts, which captures the audience time and time again.

    This young, energetic group from Cullowhee, NC cites a broad range of influences, from The Eagles to the Avett Brothers. They draw from a unique blend of sounds rooted in southern rock, classic country, and folk and singer-songwriter music. Their unrelenting stage presence, often exhibited by Deitz’s kick drum and the various auxiliary percussion instruments that drive their emotive, high-energy sound, result in one unforgettable performance. Mangas Colorado released their EP, “Call You Home,” in October 2013 and their debut album “Dawn” in January 2014.

    Saturday, September 27th 6:00 – 8:30
    $5 cover charge

  • COPIOUS JONES — OCTOBER 4TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    Copious Jones is an original rock band from Atlanta, Ga, consisting of 3 friends from music school who joined creative forces with 3 respected veterans from the local jazz/Latin scene. This incredible group balances a wide-variety of styles with melodic and meaningful lyrics to create a unique and ever-evolving musical experience. In June 2013, just 3 years after forming, Copious Jones signed with Kevon Glickman and international industry powerhouse, Blingnot Media. This partnership has already secured the band a spot in the 10th Annual Mountain Jam Festival, as well as the 8th Annual Bear Creek Music Festival, and opened the doors to a whole new realm of possibilities which Copious Jones is exploring with their sights set high.

    Audience members of all generations and walks of life can be found in the mix of fans at a Copious Jones show. Since the band’s inception in 2010, these guys have quickly gone from being unrecognized on the local dive-bar scene to playing regularly in some of Atlanta’s most reputable venues and headlining local and regional festivals. They’ve also begun making appearances at national festivals and look forward to playing New York’s, Mountain Jam this coming June, as well as Florida’s, Bear Creek, in November.

    Every passing day adds a little more to the amazing story of these talented musicians. Though still a relatively young band, they have decades of combined musical experience and have already attracted attention from many notable figures in the music industry such as: Chuck Leavell (The Allman Brothers, The Rolling Stones), Rob Barraco (Phil Lesh & Friends, Dark Star Orchestra) and Paul Diaz, owner of Tree Sound Studios (Elton John, Dave Matthews, Collective Soul).

    2014 will find Copious Jones either in the studio creating music, or on the road solidifying and expanding their very-rapidly growing fan-base. Truly an experience, this band embodies the spirit so-often forgotten in popular music these days.

    Saturday, October 4th 5:00 – 7:00
    $5 cover charge

  • THE CHRIS DUARTE GROUP — OCTOBER 11TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    An artist’s lifetime is sometimes dictated by the heights they reach, the reaction they register or the body of work compiled during their working years. Chris Duarte is certainly making a case for his body of work he’s producing, this being number eleven of releases, but is he achieving the right reaction for his efforts? With the release of Chris Duarte’s latest opus, ‘My Soul Alone’, Chris Duarte is still reaching for new ground while also throwing out some of his best blues work to date. The maturity in the phrasing and melodic statements are a far cry from the early raw days of his first few releases. This could only be achieved through relentless roadwork that allows Chris to ply his trade and to work and rework melodic ideas. “I can practice all day in my basement but it’s a totally different ballgame when I get on stage. More of a physical dynamic is the currency I trade in when I’m playing live.” Even though Chris is in the studio, I can hear him getting more physical while there.

    Big Legged Woman

    We can’t deny Hendrix is a big muse for Chris and it’s plainly stated in this album. ‘Outta My Way’ is a spot on Hendrixian nod but obviously with Chris’s style thrown in the mix. Starting off with a hard driving riff but then it opens up with the patented Hendrix 7th chord accents that propel this rocket of a song on its way. The guitar accents are vocal like and at times a frenzy. The quirky lead in to the middle solo is typical of the twists and turns for originality and lends to it that ‘turn-on-a-dime’ wildness that should be present in songs like this; Hendrixian. The next Jimi offering is ‘Can’t Shut Me Out’. First the riff at the top and in comes the effects drenched guitar. With an almost vocal like quality to the guitar the phrasing is no doubt from Jimi and the driving rhythm underneath enables all the elements to come together when the vocals start. The interlude at the top of the chorus is the only departure from the Hendrix mode but it plays well with the chorus hook shouted out. Another adrenalin driving guitar vehicle and I wouldn’t expect anything less on this album. This is the CDG we’ve come to know and love.

    My Way Down

    My opinion is that this is a level up in Chris’s all around skills. His songwriting is getting better, vocals phrasing and lyrics are better and his tone is still a marvel at how dexterous he can be with the varying styles he continues to display time and time again. Watching Chris grow has not been meteoric but it’s been steady and he’s still getting better on the guitar. In a time when most of our legends have been content to rest on their laurels and continue to mine familiar ground, it’s both a pleasure and refreshing to see that Chris always wants to expand and grow even after over 20 years of being on the road. Not many have the energy in them to do that and not many have the soul to pull it off.

    Saturday, October 11th 5:00 – 7:00
    $5 cover charge

  • JAMIE KENT — OCTOBER 18TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    A fresh 26-year-old singer-songwriter with big dreams and an ever-expanding fanbase, artist Jamie Kent’s future as a performer looks quite promising. Drawing on influences from modern rock artists like Ray Lamontagne and Kings of Leon as well as paying tribute to classic greats like Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty, Kent’s perfectly mellifluous tunes are roll-the-windows-down, soak-up-some-sun kind of good. Since the release of his debut LP in 2011, the singer-songwriter has been collaborating with his band, Jamie Kent & The Options, to cultivate a sound with a strong rock and Americana influence. Kent has no fear of hard work, playing over 200 shows a year including tours with Huey Lewis & The News, The Wood Brothers, Marc Broussard, Ellis Paul, and multiple showcases at the South By Southwest Music Festival. Kent is supported by The Collective, an amazing grassroots group of fans who help advise and fund his career in exchange for access to exclusive music, merchandise, and vote in the major decisions he makes. Additionally, he has received international radio play on over 120 stations (including BBC Radio), had his single “Changes”licensed by The Boston Red Sox, and was the recipient of a 2013 ASCAP Plus Award for his songwriting. His new EP, titled Embers & Ashes, features five songs that showcase a deeper sense of confidence as a songwriter, and as a singer. It’s first single, “Broke, Not Broken” was recently premiered on RollingStone.com.

    “I feel like I’m at a point where I have the most opportunities and the most momentum I’ve ever had, but there’s always so much more to do,” he says with a laugh. “In that sense, these songs are aspirational, and motivational, as well. They’re a reminder: continue working hard, and at some point there will be a break.”

    The songs certainly merit one. Recorded in Westfield, Mass., with producer Joshua Meltzer, Embers and Ashes finds a songwriter coming fully into his own. The rootsy, rollicking opening track “Broke, Not Broken,” has a wide-open feel that suits his tousled voice, while “Bonfire” simmers with a pulsing urgency that breaks loose in the chorus. “Still a Dream” is a wistful acoustic ode to love adorned with subtle piano, and “Prince of Pain” unfolds into a clear-eyed recrimination with Kent singing knowing lyrics in a steady voice.

    Much of his burgeoning confidence comes from all that time on tour, where self-aware musicians become intimately familiar with their strengths and weaknesses, and the talented ones, like Kent, learn to convert the latter into the former. “You have to completely kick ass whether you’re playing for five people or 500 people, because you never know who’s going to be in that room. And if you can kick ass for five people, you’re going to kick ass for 500 people.”

    Another lesson from the road: playing shows night after night can be a tutorial in what kinds of songs work best live, something Kent paid special attention to as he moved away from the looser groove-based tunes he wrote earlier in his career toward tightly focused Americana songs with undertones of folk and rock ’n’ roll that evoke Bruce Springsteen and Steve Earle.

    With the new direction in songwriting came a new self-assurance in his singing. A formally trained vocalist who studied privately at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, he can perform in essentially any style. The trick was identifying his own. “It took me being on the road day after day, singing my songs over and over again, for me to find a voice that was truly my own, that felt like me,” Kent says. “My songs are often autobiographical, and because they’re so directly applicable to me, the emotion comes through the vocals in a way that really resonates with people.”

    Embers & Ashes is direct and emotional, with songs that are as relatable as they are memorable. After years of driving around the country, honing his craft onstage night after night, Kent now finds himself traveling the path he’s been seeking all along.

    Kent recorded the new album after raising money through The Collective, which he launched in 2010 as “a community of my most loyal fans, friends, and advisors who support my career from day one, and reap the greatest returns from its growth.” The idea for the Collective, which also voted on the album art for Embers & Ashes, came from the realization that the music industry is in a state of flux that requires musicians to figure out ways to support themselves instead of relying on record labels or radio airplay to build their careers.

    “At each stage of my career, the support of the Collective will help to quickly push me to the next level,” Kent says. “Up until today, this kind of acceleration has been nearly impossible to accomplish as an independent musician; looks like that’s about to change.”

    Saturday, October 18th 5:00 – 7:00
    $5 cover charge

  • LUXDELUXE — OCTOBER 25TH

    AUTHOR: // CATEGORY: Concert Series

    Lux Deluxe had a very specific goal for their new album, It’s a Girl, out April 15 on SpiritHouse Music. It’s the second LP from a group that has clearly hit its stride, and at an enviable age: the oldest of them is just 22, and they play with rare self-assurance. It shows on It’s a Girl.

    “What we wanted it to be, more than anything, was a coherent piece of art you can listen to all the way through,” says bassist Jacob Rosazza, who is one of the band’s two primary songwriters, along with singer Ned King.

    It’s a Girl is certainly that. Lux Deluxe wanted the album to reflect their combustible live performances. To get there, they spent the better part of two years honing their songs and their sound, merging the divergent personalities of the musicians — three cousins who have been playing together for a decade, and two friends — into one distinct band identity that reflects the strengths they’ve been developing since joining forces in 2009 in Northampton, Mass.

    “This record is a lot more about the band than the songs,” says Rosazza. “You really get the vibe of the band.”

    That’s not to downplay the songs. It’s a Girl features 10 smart, catchy tunes that evoke Lux Deluxe’s influences — think revered veterans like the Beatles, Dire Straits and NRBQ, along with latter-day favorites including Wilco and Dr. Dog — while moving the band out from under their shadow. You can hear it in King’s easy drawl over a tight bassline and swirls of keyboards from Gabe Bernini on opener “So Far Away,” or in the way “The Last Volunteer” builds from a looping keyboard line and King’s vocals to thick ropes of noisy guitar from Caleb Rosazza uncoiling over a rock-solid beat laid down by drummer Jake Edwards. The lush sound of strings sweeps through the synth-centric “What You Need,” while a tangle of punchy, in-your-face guitars leaps out of “Talk to Her.” On every song, there’s always something more to discover, which was very much by design.

    “When I listen to a record, I like to hear stuff I didn’t notice the first time,” King says.

    The band’s attention to detail is a valuable asset, especially in a place like Northampton: it takes more than luck to stand out in a western Massachusetts scene that is home to a wide array of acclaimed musicians, including members of Sonic Youth, the Pixies and Dinosaur Jr.

    “You want to earn the respect of those people, you want them to notice you,” King says. “Becoming a serious band here means earning your place. It’s a high bar, but it’s a good bar to set for yourself, to always be better.”

    It’s a Girl is the work of a decidedly serious band, and with it Lux Deluxe has earned a place among the ranks of acts well worth paying attention to.

    Saturday, October 25th 5:00 – 7:00
    $5 cover charge









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