Salute to Service

Bud

This past Friday, I attended the Salute to Service Memorial Day Concert at Joe Riley Stadium; the lineup included Logan Mize, Chase Bryant, and Brothers Osborne. As a concert setup, the stage was stationed in the perfect position within the outfield with easy access to the bar and bathrooms (thank you, festival organizers). It was thoughtfully organized by giving general admission and VIP areas a lot of room to navigate through crowds while still allowing families and non-crowd lovers access to stadium seating and lawn space for blanket lounging and playing.

LoganMize

The opener, Logan Mize, started the party with popular songs, “Better Off Gone”, “Ain’t Always Pretty”, and “Somebody to Thank”. Kansas native released his latest album, Come Back Road, in 2017 climbing to #2 on iTunes Country Charts. His calm and confident demeanor made him the perfect start to the evening as the crowd began sipping their Budweisers. Mize’s music complimented the beginning of a rowdy night just how his shirt showed off his perfectly toned arms. 🙂

ChaseBryant

Next up in the lineup was the Texas-born singer, Chase Bryant. At this point in the evening, beers were flowing down easy which fit Bryant’s no-shit-taking attitude. Over the course of several songs, Bryant cheers service men and women and making it known that if anyone disagreed with his opinion he would happily escort them outside. Bryant was a passionate and active performer showing the crowd his love for his music and of this country. His pride, high jumps, and quick feet would make him my choice as a partner on American Ninja Warrior.

brothers_1

As for the main event, brothers TJ and John Osborne, aka Brothers Osborne, hit the stage around 9:30 and played for a good hour to an hour and thirty. They covered several songs from their latest album, Port Saint Joe. They changed it up with several covers from Dixie Chicks, Alan Jackson, and John Denver. This was my first time seeing Brothers Osborne and enjoyed every minute of their show. The energy on stage and off made for an awesome show. Their fans are loyal and highly spirited; singing every word and super excited to hear the music off their latest album.

brothers_2

This was the perfect start to the Memorial Weekend with great music and appreciation for those that fight for our country.

Emily Curtis – “Breath of Heaven”

Charleston local songstress, Emily Curtis, has released a cover of Amy Grant’s “Breath of Heaven”. Joined by her father, Ty Curtis, on guitar, her cover of this song perfectly captures Emily’s velvety vocals. She has also recently released an EP, Hindsight, filled with even more amazing songs. You can listen and follow her on Spotify here.

Get into the Holiday season and give the song a listen below.

 

 

Recap: John Paul White and Finnegan Bell

This past Saturday night I attended the STAC (St. Thomas Anglican Church) House Show featuring John Paul White and Finnegan Bell at St. Thomas’ Church. If you’ve never been to the town of Cainhoy it could be rather misleading on the location. As a resident of West Ashley, it took me about an hour to get out there (thanks, Mount Pleasant traffic) but it was worth the travel. The old church can easily be missed as there are no signs or paved road to mark its existence. This was my first STAC show and I’m always intrigued to see how people transform everyday spots into music-worthy venues. This church is tiny with a handful of pews on the first and second levels; however, didn’t stop this sold-out crowd from filling each and every spot.

Finnegan Bell started off the night with some crowd favorites and concluded their set with their latest single, “Better Off Dead”. You can watch the music video from last week’s post. If you’ve never seen these guys play, please make a point to do so. Their great energy and harmonies will make you an instant fan.

Shortly after Finnegan Bell’s set, John Paul took the beautifully lit stage. He gave me a Johnny Cash vibe with his tall stance, dressed in a black suit with long and tousled hair. He’s soft-spoken, but his singing cut through the tiny church. He played many tunes from his latest album, Beulah. Listen below to the opening of his show.

A Night with John Paul White

Badass Show Alert!

Finnegan Bell, Charleston-based duo, will be playing alongside John Paul White, former The Civil Wars musician, tomorrow night. White, a Grammy award winner, is best known for his years in the Civil Wars Americana Folk band. He released his first solo album, The Long Goodbye, in 2008 and Beulah in 2016. The event will be held at the Historic Old Brick Church of St. Thomas & St. Denis and tickets are available for purchase here.

Local musicians, Finnegan Bell, will be kicking off the evening with their Americana Pop music. They recently released their latest single, “Better Off Dead”, directed and edited by Dries Vandenberg from the local bands, Susto and Human Resources. Give it a listen below and see you all tomorrow night!

 

 

Saluda Shoals “Tempt Me”

 

Charleston’s five-piece band, Saluda Shoals, released their latest single, “Tempt Me” this past week. You may be familiar with their previous tunes “Secondhand Man” and “I Fall“. The Americana band puts a playful and sexy spin on this new tune with the lyrics

You make me want to go too far
You make me want to cross that line
I swore I was going to take it slow

Give it a listen below and the best part is you can see the band live tomorrow night at My Father’s Mustache. You can meet and mingle with the band starting at 8 pm and the music starts at 10 pm.

Disco Teepee

Follow