The Bill Miller Band, 2012, 2015 and 2016 Quarter finalist at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN and 2013 Charlotte Music Awards Blues Band of the Year is sure to get you moving to their high-powered, contemporary interpretation of vintage blues. Father and Son share vocals with Bill III on guitar and Bill jr. on harmonica. Mike Peters handles the keys. Randall Cowles holds down the bottom while Tim Martin provides the beat. They've been exciting southeastern U. S. audiences with their high energy shows since 2006. The recipe for their Blues is to mix Chicago with a bit of Texas and some Southern Rock, and add a whole lot of their own passion and drive.
Michael Tracy combines straightforward American Rock and Roll with poignant lyrical themes, reminiscent of Rock Singer/Songwriter idols like Tom Petty, Bob Seger, John Mellencamp, and Bruce Springsteen. He has released four studio albums, and together with his band has shared the stage with Bon Jovi (garnering him a featured article in Billboard Magazine), Poison, George Thorogood, Styx, Foreigner, Don Felder, Jefferson Starship, Dokken, and Zach Myers (Shinedown). Michael Tracy will release his new album Still Got Soul on November 17, 2017, recorded in Los Angeles with producer/co-writer Sahaj Ticotin. Michael's latest effort is his most ambitious yet, representing an artist who has clearly found his voice and a "lane" to call his own.
Pam is an American modern roots musician born and bred in the South, well versed in the blues. Her debut album Hot Mess hit #1 on the Roots Music Report, #3 on Sirius XM BB Kings Bluesville and #25 on The Living Blues charts, making a name for herself in the blues world. When her band broke up in 2014 she was mentored on guitar by the legendary blues woman, Debbie Davies.
Her latest record ""Steal Your Heart"" was dubbed one of the top 20 albums of 2017 by Blues Rock Review Magazine.
Although she has many awards and nominations under her belt she finds the most rewarding aspect of her career to be the impact her music has on people. After earning the right to sing the blues, by overcoming addiction, depression and physical ailments, she serves up a positive message along with her music; Knowing how it healed her, she plans to carry this message to others in hopes it will heal them too.
In the Summer of 2015, the brothers Smallwood and the brothers Bowman joined forces to become Warboys U.S.! With the aid of years of previous experience in various local, national, and international acts, they self-produced their first full-length album Hot Brass, and took it to the stage in early 2016. A short time later in July 2017 the band followed up with another self-produced release, the EP Man Alive!, and later Kugelhagel, the German language single version of the song Hot Brass.
Warboys U.S.' music draws on a wide range of influences, utilizing sounds from classic rock'n'roll and punk rock, with occasional nods to classic country/western music. I could now go on about how great their music is, but you should just hear it and experience it for yourself!
The Spongetones, formed in 1979, are an American power pop band from Charlotte, North Carolina. They formed from a desire to play Beatles and other 60's music they grew up with.
Very much influenced by the British Invasion, the Spongetones carried on the musical genre through acclaimed original songwriting, jangle pop riffs, and lilting vocals of Beatlesque quality. In his 2007 book, Shake Some Action, John M. Borack rated the Beat and Torn album (a re-release of Beat Music with Torn Apart on DVD) at number 25 of his Top 200 Power Pop Albums of all time, comparing the album to early Beatles and Searchers, calling the album ""simply wonderful."" Rolling Stone gave Beat Music a 3-1/2 star review and Torn Apart a 3-star review.
Chris Garges is a freelance recording studio engineer and drummer in the Charlotte, North Carolina region. He has worked in a number of studios and has played in various clubs, churches, halls, and theatres in NC and around the US. He prefers to remain as versatile and active as possible in a variety of musical situations as recording engineer, drummer, and/or percussionist. was born in Charlotte, NC, where he learned saxophone and piano at an early age. While in junior-high and high school, he studied classical percussion for six years with timpanist Carol Stumpf, became a Merit Scholar and Principal Percussionist with the Charlotte Symphony Youth Orchestra, played the first notes ever at the premiere performance of the Charlotte Philharmonic Orchestra (the opening snare drum roll of "The Star-Spangled Banner"), and traveled with Grammy-nominated country artists, The Moody Brothers.
Hipshack is a rock‐pop‐funk‐soul party band that's totally committed to keeping the dance floor packed. Known as the "Swiss Army Knife" of bands, they perform the classics, modern hits and everything in between in ALL styles of music! These musicians are full-time, professional, working musicians hailing from Charlotte, NC. All band members are college-educated with undergrad and grad degrees in all styles of music. Hipshack earned the honor of being acknowledged in Modern Bride Magazine as one of 150 best wedding bands for hire in the USA, 2005-2008!
Revelry Soul is a 4-piece Soul Rock, Alternative, Blues band from Rock Hill, SC. With Gary Baker Jr. leading the helm on drums, the band instantly grabs audiences' attention with Josh Hamilton's gritty classic-rock vocals. Mitch Kelly matches talent with Hamilton's by providing memorable guitar riffs and melodies for each song. The band comes full circle with Ben Smyth rounding out the bottom end with his incredible talent on Bass Guitar. As a whole, this quartet of musicians bring a powerful and memorable performance everywhere they go. Forming in the year of 2015, the band began playing in front of audiences in a matter of months. Fans of all genres of Rock, Soul, and Blues couldn't help but instantly fall in love with the bands gritty sound after hearing them perform their material. With impactful original songs such as "Workin' Man", "Collide", and "Gypsy Soul", audiences couldn't wait to hear more. After listening to their fans' feedback and requests for more orignial music, the band continued writing, and is currently working on a 7-song EP that will be recorded in historic Muscle Shoals Alabama. The bands first single is slated to release at the end of Spring 2018, followed by the full lenght EP in the Summer. Revelry Soul has recently opened for local headlining musicians such as Michael Tracy, Moses Jones, and Mightier Than Me. Looking to expand their name and brand more, the band is touring throughout the Southeast U.S. throughout 2018.
A place where mandolin meets rock guitar and funk bass with awesome harmonies and singable hooks. Eddie Z & The Vault Dwellers have received rave reviews from the press for their lives shows. They can perform as a 4 piece or as a full 9 piece band depending on the venue and the occasion. Many of the areas finest musicians play in The Vault Dwellers. Eddie Z - Together In The Vault is available on iTunes, Apple music, Spotify and amazon or can be purchased at www.eddiezmuzic.com
Eddie Z - guitar, mandolin and voicebox
Erin Icenhour - Lead vocals
Clifton Vann - Guitar
Greg Dampier - Drums
Jason Atkins - Keys
Adrian Crutchfield - Sax
Kyle and Lisa Cooper - Backing vocals
"DTA & The Echoes captures the spirit of old soul while emphasizing its youthful energy and fresh songwriting.
Delivering vocals and keyboard is our leading lady, DownTown Abby, Abby Bryant. Laying down the groove are The Echoes with Bailey Faulkner (guitar), Logan Hall (bass), and Steven Cornacchia (drums).
DownTown Abby & The Echoes formed in the summer of 2016 in the mountains of North Carolina, taking influence from the work of the Tedeschi Trucks Band and Grace Potter & The Nocturnals among many titans of southern soul and Mo-town. Over a year later, the band relocated to Charlotte to bring its fresh take on soul to an ever-growing fan base. With performances at regional festivals and some of NC's most popular music venues under its belt, DownTown Abby & The Echoes has never been more focused on its mission to bring funky, dance-inducing original tunes to the places you most love to hear music
The band's EP, Leavin' You, brings the energy of a live DTA show to the web, encouraging everyone to hear the exciting new directions modern soul rock is headed.
With powerful vocals and a groovy rhythm section, DownTown Abby & The Echoes is a must-see for all ages and musical preferences."
Singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and band leader, Todd has spent over a decade as a solo performer and multiple band member of the southeastern U.S. From central North Carolina, his career started in late night bar haunts at the age of fifteen, playing four hour nights across the state. Delving into songwriting mixed with the barroom blues that would please patrons, Todd had to raise the standard of songwriting to be as good as the classic songs he was playing. Through many different groups, he would adapt genres for the crowd, playing with a wave of talented musicians throughout the state.
"Formed in North Carolina in 2013 by multi-instrumentalist/songwriter Stephen Warwick, Ancient Cities melds well-crafted lyrics with fuzzed-out guitars, hints of psychedelia, and a pop sensibility.
Warwick gained noteriety in 2010 with his lof-fi folk endeavor titled Talking Machine, receiving local acclaim as best song-writer and landing on Shuffle Magazine's top 10 list of best albums that year.
Seeking a new musicial outlet, Warwick headed back to the studio and enlisted friends to join him in the for . Towards the end of the recordings, Justin Fedor (The New Familiars) joined Warwick and the two set out as a duo for their first tour under the name Ancient Cities, after a dream Warwick had as a child. July 2014 marked the release of Ancient Cities' self-titled debut album, and they expanded their live sound with the addition of Justin Faircloth (The Houston Brothers) on organ and synth.
They've been touring up and down the east coast for a few years playing club dates as well as festivals such as CMJ Music Marathon, Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and the prestegious Newport Folk Festival's 56th anniversary. They were one of three bands chosen by Converse to play Newport, as well as record at Converse Rubber Tracks Studio in Boston where they started work on their follow-up album Supermoon Blackout. Ancient Cities has been featured in the Vanity Fair and the Village Voice, as well as a series of live videos with famed music sites PASTE Magazine and Live & Breathing. You can catch them this summer/fall out on tour in support of their second album."
It all started when bassist Joe Williams got a stand-up bass fiddle and set out in pursuit of the genuine C&W sound. It didn't take him long to recruit Catawba City songster Bill Noonan on vocals and acoustic guitar, and it just so happened that their long-time musical compadre Joe Turick had been busy woodshedding on steel guitar. Tim Belk's solid tasteful approach on drums was a perfect fit and rounded out the lineup. The Hey Joes engage in reverent readings from the Books of Hank, Carl Smith, Ray Price and other giants of the era, and from modern traditionalists like Wayne Hancock. They end the night on an electric note, where honky-tonk meets rock and roll, mixing up classic dancing and drinking songs with more eclectic covers and selections from Noonan's catalog of top-notch originals.
"Leisure McCorkle is an intergalactic experimental performance artist. He is currently on tour to promote his new album. A dedicated follower of the American underground music scene, singer/songwriter Leisure McCorkle brings a healthy knowledge of the classic alternative scene to his brand of energetic hard rock. Starting... "
Well known throughout the Charlotte music scene for over 10 years, Mathey is an accomplished songwriter and fantastic musician. Mathey plays a great mix of covers that can appeal to any age group. Jay also brings the party to the scene as he has been also touring for the past 10 years throughout the southeast
"Bullfrog Moon is a five piece Charlotte area jam band. We've been spreading good vibes around CLT since 2015. Instrumentation includes, guitar, bass, drums, saxophone, keyboards and harmonica. We bring a unique interpretation to covers of material such as The Grateful Dead, The Allman Brothers, Widespread Panic, Phish, Talking Heads, The Meters, Pink Floyd and many others. Our live shows feature free flowing but tightly executed improvisation. We enjoy playing bars, festivals, breweries and private parties all the Charlotte and Lake Norman area."
Ezra Root has played in the greater Charlotte area for the last 3 years. A labor of love, he has always put music first. He says that "Music has decorated the happiest and darkest times of my life but has been the one thing that i have been constantly in love with every step of the way" Major infuluences include Blues, Sothern rock, Reggae, Soul, and Rap. His music has been influenced by the likes of Sam Cooke to Slightly Stoopid, Tom Petty, George Benson, S.R.V. and anywhere in between.
Nate Randall is a guitarist and vocalist playing mostly acoustic lounge rock. Nate has been in Charlotte since 2011, after moving from Indiana. He started playing his dad's trumpet in middle school, then ventured into percussion. From drums he picked up a guitar and started writing and singing. When Nate first started building his band, he sent out a craigslit add for a drummer and met up with Floyd Hamilton. They we hit it off immediately not unlike meeting Phil Lyew (sax) and Cole Milware (bass) all the same. Nate met Raymond Burkle (backup vocals/videographer) through work as well. The band enjoys the scene here in Charlotte, there are a lot of great musicians and talented artists. They hope to see you out at one of their shows soon!
"The Eyebrows are a rock band from Charlotte, NC, whose quirky lyrics - coupled with manic-fuzz guitar, beer-soaked bass and a retro backbeat - have brought comparisons to the Talking Heads and Pixies with a touch of The Stranglers and Modern Lovers.Their name comes from a Frank Zappa quote: "The computer can't tell you the emotional story. It can give you the exact mathematical design, but what's missing is the eyebrows." Lead Eyebrow Jay Garrigan also has a set of pointy blonde, highly mobile eyebrows which have been the subject of some childhood ridicule. As an adult, Jay feels that "eyebrows, much like music, help us express things when we are at a loss for words... and these unsaid things can be both beautifully sculpted or tragically abused."
No strangers to the scene, The Eyebrows tracked and mixed their debut album, VOLUME, with legendary REM producer Mitch Easter at his Fidelitorium sound studio. Ten tracks have been mastered by Greg Calbi out of Sterling Sound in NYC, and the band plans to release the album themselves in August 2018 on vinyl, CD and digital formats."
I have been in the music business since I was 16 (approx. 40 years) . I owned/managed several bands, and performed with them professionally for around 25 years. My wife and I moved to Waxhaw from Nashville, TN. I recorded 2 albums there (musicians on them include Reese Wynans - keyboards for Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jeff Cease - previously with the Black Crows and now with Eric Church), did numerous writers nights, played numerous venues in that area, worked as a buyer for Gibson Guitar Company and hosted their customer/client appreciation events, worked for booking agency, "Red Ridge Entertainment" - booking acts in venues and casinos, played with various acts as a side musician/vocalist. I now am semi retired fro the music business, but still play live in the area and own a recording studio. I like to make recording accessible and affordable for musicians and writers who can benefit from my knowledge of how to achieve the best creation of their genre of art. I have album available on CD Baby at https://store.cdbaby.com/artist/timmcguire Contact at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com