Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Awendaw Green is proud to announce the third Grass in the Hall concert series taking place July 12 at the Charleston Music Hall. Doors open at 7 p.m. and the concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. with performances by Underhill Rose, Barefoot Movement and Flatt City. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door and can be purchased at Etix.com.
Underhill Rose blends aspects of Americana, rhythm and blues, country and bluegrass into an authentic sound that is all their own. These female troubadours’ original songs are wrapped in three-part harmonies and packaged with an eye-catching stage presence. The smoky voice of Eleanor Underhill joined with the soaring vocals of Molly Rose and the country twang of Salley Williamson to create a sound that can only be described as “heartfelt country soul.” Playing banjo and harmonica, guitar, and upright bass respectively, the trio has carved out a place in the Americana scene with songs that run the gamut from heart wrenching to sassy and playful to thought-provoking. The music is real and inspired, rooted in everything life has thrown at Asheville, N.C.’s pre-eminent female trinity. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aC83fnyh62o
The Barefoot Movement is a quartet of immensely talented musicians from North and South Carolina and Tennessee whose music successfully melds Americana influences with the invigoration of acoustic modern rock and jazz. Their sound simultaneously captures the rustic beauty of old Southern front porch Bluegrass improvisation while being immediately accessible to the modern era. The latest release from The Barefoot Movement, “Footwork,” is a polished opus showcasing the group’s maturation and talent. Lead singer, Noah Wall’s voice is subtly piercing while displaying a remarkable range, from the toe-tapping, barn-raising “Calico Jack” to the melodic, nostalgic “Tobacco Road.” Embedded in each track are compelling visual evocations, complex tonal twists, and a downright good time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZQWSkBKcYk
Flatt City is a toe-tapping good time bluegrass band from Charleston. Composed of Chris Robinson on fiddle and vocals, Stephen Schabel on mandolin and vocals, Michael Bruner on banjo and Keith McCullough on guitar and vocals and John Irwin on bass and vocals this five-piece brings a classic foothills feel to the shores of the Cooper River. Their four-part vocal harmonies hit you heavy in the chest and the crying fiddle brings the listener back to their senses just in time for the mandolin to twang and pluck its way into your heart. Flatt City is a band for anyone who loves classic bluegrass and mountain sounds. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Wvezl7vxME
For more information on the Grass in The Hall concert, please visit the Charleston Music Hall or the Facebook Event Page.