PAST 2023 SHOWS…
FRIDAY August 25 — Abby Bryant & The Echoes
A music minister’s daughter turned fierce frontwoman, Abby Bryant has cemented her presence as a standout in Americana and soul with her band’s debut album Not Your Little Girl. The 13-track LP features Bryant’s raw vocal talent supported by the confident and dynamic backing group The Echoes and establishes a strong foundation for the band in the world of vintage-inspired Americana and soul rock. Her bluesy, Southern rock style draws inspiration from one of her musical heroes, Susan Tedeschi. https://www.abbybryantandtheechoes.com
FRIDAY ~ August 11 — Unspoken Tradition
Reflecting the ever-changing culture of the southern Blue Ridge, Unspoken Tradition brings a blue-grass sound that’s impassioned, nostalgic, hard-driving and sincere. Their 2019 release from Mountain Home Music Co., Myths We Tell Our Young, debuted at #5 on Billboard Bluegrass charts and has seen 5 top-charting radio singles, including a #1 for “Dark Side of the Mountain” on the Bluegrass Today Chart. The band has earned a fervent following in the Southeast, selling out shows in Asheville, NC, as well as the legendary Station Inn in Nashville, TN.
Of their latest album, Imaginary Lines (released in June 2022), No Depression: The Journal of Roots Music wrote, “Without straying from their Carolina bluegrass roots, the vocal, lyrical and instrumental variety on the new album is bound to appeal to fans of folk, Americana and traditional country music.” The band features Audie McGinnis (Guitar & Vocals), Ty Gilpin (Mandolin & Vocals), Tim Gardner (Fiddle & Vocals), Sav Sankaram (Bass & Vocals) and Zane McGinnis (Banjo).
FRIDAY ~ July 28th — Russ Wilson & His Famous Orchestra
Russ and his 18-piece orchestra par excellence bring the sounds of the big band era to brilliant life. Their tune selections include those of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, Jimmie Lunceford, Chick Webb, Earl Hines, Benny Goodman, Tommy & Jimmy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Artie Shaw and many other legendary greats. Joining Russ & His Famous Orchestra will be the chanteuse Wendy Jone.
FRIDAY ~ July 14th — Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters
TRYON, NC—Friday, July 14, Summer Tracks concert series in Rogers Park continues with Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters. Arguably the finest songwriter in the Southeast today, Platt is nuanced and insightful in both the lyrics she writes and the music she puts to them. Rooted in country and Americana, her songs inspire introspection whether they be about life on the road, heartache, or hope. https://www.honeycutters.com
FRIDAY ~ June 30th ~ Reedy River String Band
Great Show! Super Crowd! Reedy River String Band plays foot-stompin’ music in three-part harmony! Hailing from Greenville, SC, the band brings a fresh take on Appalachian roots music infused with elements of rock ‘n roll and jam band music. https://www.reedyriverstringband.com
FRIDAY ~ June 9th — Sol Driven Train
Great Show/Super Crowd! — Sol Driven Train’s music weaves through genres including Afro-caribbean rhythmic explorations, and funky New Orleans-style brass into earnest songs of life, love, loss, and long johns.
The versatile 5-piece band, based in Charleston, SC, features rotating lead vocalists, and multi-instrumental talent spread across horns, strings, keyboards, and percussion. Combining rich varieties of American pop and folk music into their own brass-kickin’ roots rock sound, Sol Driven Train has carved out a unique musical identity within the jam and Americana music scene.
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