Browsing articles from "March, 2011"

Tara Mills & Katherine Caine

Mar 18, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Tara Mills & Katherine Caine

Tara Mills brings us Americana Folk styled music inspired by bluegrass, old-time music, true mountain country and punk rock. Tara Mills & John Howard were the original members of Misty Strings, in which Tara’s vocals, acoustic rhythm and hauntingly beautiful lyrics combined with John Howard’s harmonies and post-punk guitar, mandolin and harmonica melodies.

For this show, Tara will be doing a special song-swapping show with Kathryn Caine.  Kathryn’s newest release, Down Home Girl,  is a perfect blend of pure country, bluegrass, and country rock.

Listen at www.reverbnation.com/mistystrings and

www.myspace.com/kathryncaine.

Bent Theatre Comedy Improv

Mar 18, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Bent Theatre Comedy Improv

 Get Bent with the Bent Theatre!

This “Whose Line Is It Anyway?”-inspired comedy improv group draws on audience input, a variety of games, and their own uniquely twisted sense of humor to create a show that will have you giggling, guffawing, or grinning throughout the show.

Astronomers with Northern Diver

Mar 18, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Astronomers with Northern Diver

“As the name suggests, Charlottesville quartet Astronomers favor an expansive, stargazing sound. Guitars circle like satellites through eccentric, chiming orbits. Though the bright, busy tones get exotic and ethereal enough to suggest shoegazers, they’re much more restrained, grounded in a straightforwardly melodic sensibility … Frontman Nate Bolling’s moody baritone croon could definitely find a home across the pond, but the jagged churn of tracks like “Or Maybe It’s Nothing” melds post-punk slash to an elegant Britpop sweep. For a relatively new band they’re remarkably assured, with an impressively fanciful sound.”

Chris Parker, IndyWeek.com
With special guest Northern Diver.  Listen at www.myspace.com/weareastronomers

Byron Massie CD Release Party!

Mar 18, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Byron Massie CD Release Party!

The award-winning Byron Massie brings us original old-school country with a Nelson County feel.  Byron’s songwriting ranges from clever to poignant to nostalgic to downright funny, and every word is written and sung from the heart.  Come hear why this artist has won or placed in our Songwriting Contest so many times.  If you like country music in the style of Johnny Cash and Hank Williams, you will not be disappointed.

Listen at www.myspace.com/byronmassie.

The show starts at 8pm/$7.

Rapunzel’s Raqs Fall Bellydancing Event

Mar 18, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Rapunzel’s Raqs Fall Bellydancing Event

Featuring Fata Morgana and a host of professional dancers from around the state…and beyond.  Come celebrate the ancient art of bellydancing!

Fall means pumpkins, crisp days, woodsmoke in the air, and…Rapunzel’s Raqs Fall bellydance show. We’ve been hosting the finest bellydancers not only in the area, but from all over VA, NC, and MD for over ten years.  A full show will be followed by an open drumming/dancing jam, where all are welcome to hop up and dance or play.The show starts at 8pm/$5.

Sally Rose with Katie Wood

Mar 18, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Sally Rose with Katie Wood

Sally Rose, the siren of Nelson County, brings her sweet self back to Rapunzel’s.  We’ve been watching this young woman grow into her voice and expand her music career for nine years, and it’s such a joy to have a musician and songwriter of her caliber right here in the county.  Her songs will melt you, her voice will transfix you, and her stage presence will make you fall head over heels in love with her by the end of the first song.

Her original style of song-writing is a combination of indie-folk, soul, rock, and a little heart break.  At the age of 17, she released her first full-length album, “Home” and just released her second, “heat lightning.”

“A true artist”
-News & Advance-

“…watch this girl, she’s quietly, but aggressively, climbing the ladder in the music scene”.
-Nelson County Life-

“Nelson County’s sweet voiced singer-songwriter”
-CVILLE-

Listen and learn more at www.sallyrosemusic.com

The show starts at 8pm/$7.  With special guest Katie Wood.

Trees On Fire

Mar 18, 2011   //   by adminsara   //   Events  //  Comments Off on Trees On Fire

Trees on Fire first sprouted its roots in 2005 amidst the hills and woodlands of Charlottesville, Virginia. The quintet, lauded by many as “hybrid-rock geniuses,” has been scorching the music scene since its inception. Daily rehearsals, frequent live performances, and collective ecosystem platforms cultivate the band’s undeniable chemistry. The mix of two former opera singers turned prolific songwriters, two symphonic virtuosos turned rock ‘n’ rollers, and one irrefutably tasteful percussionist creates a dynamic blend of sounds.

Known for its ear-catching fusion of reggae, hip hop, rock, electronica, classical, klezmer, funk, and beyond, Buzz News Reporter Ken Payne hails Trees on Fire’s “razor-sharp four-part harmonies and organic world rhythms… original, innovative grooves [with] inspirational messages…” It’s no surprise the band’s high-energy and multi-cultural melodies lure and stir the senses of wide audiences, while Dave Matthews Band’s Boyd Tinsley attests “[Trees on Fire is] a band to watch for sure.”

Organica (2010), Trees on Fire’s debut full-length album delivers “chill funk to rockin’ funk mingled with organic soul,” says Helen Brown, Director, Vice President and Correspondent of Magazine 33. Produced by Trees on Fire, alongside mastermind producers Rob Evans (Dave Matthews Band, Tim Reynolds Trio) and Eric Heigle, Organica, as Brown describes, “takes listeners from the heights of the ancient Blue Ridge Mountains to the buzzing swamps and bayous of the bottom-land.” Recorded in the woods of central Virginia and at Louisiana’s hidden gem, Dockside Studios, where such artists as BB King, Taj Mahal, Mark Knopfler, and Sonny Landreth have recorded, Organica is the first of what is sure to be many Trees on Fire albums.

Listen and learn more at www.treesonfire.com.  The show starts at 8pm/$10.

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