Simone Finally is a singer-songwriter based in Washington DC. Her music is lyrically-driven, and explores the relationship between foot-stomping, harmonica wailing and melodic guitar tunes. Simone is interested in music as a means to foster human connection and plays simple tunes, which are meant to stimulate conversations in and around her audience.
Hailing from Chapel Hill, NC, The Porchmen have written dozens of original songs. Their sound is influenced by old-timey, folk, and bluegrass style music infused with modern melodies. Their writing style has been described as “reflective, upbeat, and real.” The Porchmen also cover a number of popular tunes such as “The Devil Went Down to Georgia” and “Poor Man.”
The War and Treaty features a husband-and-wife duo that provide a snapshot into the life of a soldier. Trotter has a big voice and a huge heart – he shares emotional experiences from his life and from his time serving in the Iraq war. Joining him in perfect harmony is his wife Tanya Blount who is most known for her duet with Lauryn Hill in “Sister Act 2”. Their music and message is powerful and inspirational. They are touring the country and are making their only stop in North Carolina to play at Johnny’s Gone Fishing!
When you take genuine songwriting and stellar musicianship, then wrap it within the folds of the South, you might just end up on a musical journey led by the Kenny George Band. Carving themselves out of similar patterns of work, such as the likes of Ryan Adams and Jason Isbell, with a repertoire for strong songwriting ability, KGB played around 150 full band shows in 2015. With solid footing, KGB has found themselves sharing the bill with such mainstream artists as Rascal Flatts, Montgomery Gentry and American Aquarium.
A project that focuses on a joint contribution of artists showcasing not only excellent songwriting and lyricism, but a simple yet effective ensemble of harmonizing vocals, guitars, banjo, and percussion. Shiloh Hill will be promoting their new album “Wildflower.”
Wilson Getchell is a singer-songwriter based out of Raleigh, NC, whose music has drawn comparisons to bands such as The Replacements, Modest Mouse and Ramshackle Glory. Wilson Getchell’s original material draws from numerous genres including punk, folk, country, grunge, and doo-wop. Wilson writes songs about success, failure, personal interactions, love, hate, friends, enemies, and alcohol. His songs are both impassioned and sardonic; comical and foreboding. His lyrics juxtapose the profound with the inane, using humor as a tool to provide insight into the world around us. But more importantly, it’s really a whole lot of fun.
Did you miss these guys the last time they were here? Do not do that to yourself again. While you can often hear our baristas rocking out to their albums, this is a show you have to see for yourself. It’s sure to be a fun, super-intimate performance. It will be the first of two acts that night and absolutely worth getting there early for! They are awesome guys who you’ll adore after only two bars into a song.
A soulful folk singer, harmonica player and guitarist from Birmingham, UK: Robert Jackson sings songs of his life and travels from Bristol to San Francisco and all the long roads in between. His distinctive voice, vibrato harmonica and driving acoustic guitar combine with edgy and cultured songwriting of adventure, bitter romance and synchronicity. He is joined by hometown artist and fellow traveler Alicia Best as she adds harmonies and fiddle licks to the mix, harking back to old Appalachian ballads. The music will have you moving and the lyrics will take you away on a journey of your own.
Oft-touring Pittsburgh fingerstyle guitarist Daryl Shawn appears in Carrboro at 2nd Wind on Thursday, October 20. 2nd Wind is located at 118 E. Main St. The performance begins at 9:00 p.m. Admission is free, and all ages are welcome.
An alumnus of Boston’s esteemed Berklee College of Music who went on to develop his craft during five years in Oaxaca, Mexico, Shawn combines his taste for unusual chords with the guitar-thumping techniques of flamenco and rhythms culled from African music to create an eclectic mix fueled by a healthy appetite for rocking out.
Guitar International magazine has noted that he “possesses the ability to take a nylon-string guitar and make it roar with dynamic precision and raging power.”
Fans of Kaki King, Tommy Emmanuel and Rodrigo y Gabriela will find much to enjoy.
Please visit www.darylshawn.com for much more information, including streaming audio and a full biography.