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Camel City Collective featuring Roosevelt Collier & Billy Cardine

Fri., March 16, 2018 – Join us for a very special, seven-piece all-star collective when the Camel City Collective welcomes Roosevelt Collier & Billy Cardine into their midst! Soft-spoken by nature, south Florida-bred Roosevelt Collier does his hollering on the sacred steel guitar. Brought up in the tradition of the House of God Church, Roosevelt built his reputation alongside his uncles and cousins in The Lee Boys, known for their spirited, soul-shaking live performances. At festivals, he is a regular “Artist at Large,” performing alongside many of music’s most prestigious acts, from the Allman Brothers, to the Funky Meters, to Los Lobos to the Del McCoury Band. Billy Cardine has been recognized as a slide guitar pioneer, taking the dobro with him into unchartered genres. Cardine’s patchwork of diverse musical influences contributes to his chameleonesque ability to fit in with whatever collaboration he joins on the stage, or in the studio. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Kennedy Center, the Ryman Auditorium and major festivals, such as Bonnaroo, Merlefest and Rockygrass. Billy’s distinct voice on all things slide has lead him to collaborations with Led Zeppelin’s own, John Paul Jones, the world renowned Edgar Meyer and alongside dobro king, Jerry Douglas. The band will also feature Annalise Stals (sax), Joey Rayfield (trombone; played with Prince); Nishah Dimeo (vocals), Nick Baglio (drums;  Boulevards, Nicolay) and Bill Stevens (keys; The Lee Boys, Big Daddy Love). Tickets will cost $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and season passes will be accepted. Music will start at 9 pm. Buy Tickets HERE.

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The War And Treaty

Fri., April 6, 2018 – The War and Treaty: the name itself represents the pull between trauma and tranquility; music inspired by darkness and despair that ultimately finds a higher spiritual purpose. Its a sound manifested on the groups upcoming EP, Down to the River. For Michael Trotter Jr., the journey began in 2004, when he arrived in Iraq, an untested soldier stricken by fear and self-doubt. His captain made it his personal mission to see to Trotters survival. The unit was encamped in one of Saddam Husseins private palaces, and in a forgotten corner in its basement, they found a black upright piano that once belonged to the dictator himself. When Trotter shared the fact he could sing, he was encouraged to teach himself to play piano on that confiscated keyboard. I wrote my first song after that captain was killed, Trotter recalls. I sang it for his memorial in Iraq. Soon after it became his mission to sing at the memorial services for those that had fallen. For the next three years, he sang songs that brought solace and comfort to the members of his unit. His efforts eventually garnered wider recognition as well. He came in first place in Military Idol, the armys version of American Idol, during a competition held in Baumholder, Germany. Following his discharge, he was featured on the Hope Channel program My Story, My Song.

Then he met Tanya Blount. Blount, a seasoned performer whose musical influences include Mahalia Jackson, Dolly Parton, Sister Odette and Aretha Franklin, was amazed by Michael. “His personality drew me in initial and then the sparks started to fly. I knew that I was hooked,” recalls Tanya. The two fell in love, got married and used the experiences they had gained to create a new musical collaboration. The couple then secured the services of musicians whose skills add a distinctive sound to The War and Treatys blend of roots music, bluegrass, folk, gospel and soul. Recorded in Albion, Michigan, Down to the River boasts a sound thats both stirring and sensual, driven by joy, determination and an unceasing upward gaze. The music is visceral but never morose, flush with emotion but void of despair a style that touches on a variety of genres, but never finds itself confined to any one. The arrangements are uncluttered harmonies, bass lines, guitar and mandolin licks, settle drum patterns and keyboards create an immensely moving soundscape but the sentiments and emotions are fully realized and soar with a steady, chilling assurance. Tickets $12 adv / $15 day of show. Buy from The Daily Grind, Rising Sun Breads or online HERE.

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Mountain Heart

Sat., May 5, 2018 – Music starts 8 pm. First set is fully seated. Second set, seats in dance floor area are removed. … Led by Bassett native Josh Shilling, Mountain Heart is the band that has been fearlessly revolutionizing the way acoustic music can be presented and played. The band’s name has been synonymous with cutting-edge excellence in acoustic music circles since the group’s creation. Widely known throughout the music industry for continually redefining the boundaries of acoustic music, the band has gained legions of loyal fans both as a result of their superlative musicianship and just as notably, their incendiary live performances. Mountain Heart or members have been nominated for Grammys, ACM, CMA awards. The band has also been nominated for and won multiple IBMA’s. They have appeared on the revered stage of the Grand Ole Opry in excess of 130 times, and have shared the stage with acts ranging from Lynyrd Skynyrd, Montgomery Gentry, Merle Haggard, George Jones and Brad Paisley to Alison Krauss, Tony Rice, The Avett Brothers, Yonder Mountain Stringband, The Punch Brothers, Levon Helm, John Fogerty and many more. Tickets cost $20 adv / $25 day of show. Buy from The Daily Grind, Rising Sun Breads or online HERE.

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