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May 2 – Chatham County Line

Friday May 2, 2014 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Admission: Free RAIN OR SHINE!  Inside The Sunrise Theater if Rain. Visit WebSite of Chatham County Line “There’s a lot of growing up in this record,” muses Dave Wilson, Chatham County Line’s vocalist and guitarist. “The next generation is coming. We’re maturing in this world and seeing things through a different set of eyes – and that materializes in a lot of these songs…” Entering their second decade as an ensemble, Chatham County Line elegantly reconcile the past and future, tradition and innovation, on the fittingly titled Tightrope, available May 20, 2014 on Yep Roc Records. The sixth studio album from the Raleigh-based four-piece follows 2010’s winsome, soulful Wildwood and the career-spanning concert album and film undertaking Sight & Sound, which was released in 2012. “With...

June 6 – Dangermuffin

Friday June 6, 2014 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Admission: Free RAIN OR SHINE!  Inside The Sunrise Theater if Rain. Visit WebSite of DangerMuffin Five years and four albums into a career that’s found them drawing circles around the lower 48, building a burgeoning national fan base, Dangermuffin embodies a curious paradox. The themes found within their striking new collection, Olly Oxen Free, sum up that juxtaposition.  This Folly Beach, S.C.-based trio is clearly at peace with themselves and their career, while keeping up a constant pursuit of truth. The seeds they’ve planted at major festivals around the nation grow as fast as the mileage on their odometer, yet they dream and sing of home with a yearning passion. Most strikingly, the band’s musical execution remains refreshingly simple, belying a staggering lyrical and thematic depth behind each individual song. Behind the virtuosic...

July 4 – Stooges Brass Band

Friday July 4, 2014 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Admission: Free RAIN OR SHINE!  Inside The Sunrise Theater if Rain. Visit WebSite of Stooges Brass Band The Stooges Brass Band has earned their rank as one of the elite brass bands in New Orleans.  The band consistently provides a welcome blast of true New Orleans spirit engaging audiences with their innovative blend of traditional New Orleans brass sounds, contemporary jazz and hip-hop beats. Emerging onto the scene in 1996, the Stooges Brass Band has gained notoriety as a full-blown musical party immersing the crowd in a cut-loose vibe that is contemporary yet deeply rooted in the culturally rich musical legacy of New Orleans.  The band has shared the stage with: Ozomatli, Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Shemekia Copeland, Pedrito Martinez Group, Galactic,...

Aug. 1 – The Delta Saints

Friday August 1, 2014 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Admission: Free RAIN OR SHINE!  Inside The Sunrise Theater if Rain. Visit WebSite of The Delta Saints The Delta Saints are not what they say they are. Delta? Absolutely. But saints? One might call them “cautionary tales” long before the term “saints” ever came to mind; however, there is something devout about their bayou rock, a dirty, distinct sound they’ve zealously refined on their debut full-length, Death Letter Jubilee. Alternating between raucous melodies and slow-burning odes to the devil in his many forms, Ben Ringel (vocals/dobro), Dylan Fitch (guitar), David Supica (bass), and Ben Azzi (drums) explore themes of difficult love, the wanderer’s high road, and the moral low road using their unconscious fascination with the classical elements – earth, air, fire, and water – as a natural vehicle for their briny narratives. With Death...

Sept 5 – Simplified

Friday September 5, 2014 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Admission: Free RAIN OR SHINE!  Inside The Sunrise Theater if Rain. Visit WebSite of Simplified When the laid back vibe of Myrtle Beach, SC meets acoustic rock of Lake Michigan, Simplified, the island rock band arrives with a loud and welcoming splash.  In 2002, Clee Laster of SC and Chris Sheridan a MI native, started out as an acoustic duo.  Early on, both musicians displayed innate musical capabilities, which were passed down from family members, and inspired by a diverse collection of original influences. They both grew up on the water, in different parts of the country, but the beach life-blood continues to surge within their suntanned souls, flowing forth in passionate, fun, and energetic jams. They began playing acoustic shows, revving up and charming the Charlotte, NC crowds, while writing original songs.  In 2003, the full band...

Oct 3 – Cody ChesnuTT

Friday October 3, 2014 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm Admission: Free RAIN OR SHINE!  Inside The Sunrise Theater if Rain. Visit WebSite of Cody ChestnuTT Universally hailed as a thrilling new figure in music for his edgy, lo-fi debut, The Headphone Masterpiece, back in 2002, Cody ChesnuTT is a soul troubadour whose frank, socially conscious ruminations on life continue to challenge popular notions of what modern soul music can look and sound like: . A raw storyteller for the people wearing a guitar and a toothpick-chewing smirk; a. A wide-eyed, intense soul brother in a crazy-fly get-up singing about bedraggled love in the land of Lost Angeles. He’s all of that, but wiser now while still wearing poetic license on his skin like a battle scar. The Atlanta native has always stood his own creative ground , ever since he first holed himself up in his bedroom to record The Headphone Masterpiece,...