HOLY GHOST TENT REVIVAL
Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)
Doors Open: 8:00 - Show Starts: 8:45
Characterized as "explosively intoxicating," Greensboro, North Carolina's Holy Ghost Tent Revival cannot be pigeonholed into any popular genre. Melding brass with banjo, guitar, bass, drums and keys, this six-piece ensemble boasts an eclectic mash of instruments and styles -- a musical alchemy all their own.
The air of their creation breathes a sense of celebration and salvation, of a raucous party where everyone is welcome and the most stoic find their toes tapping and a smile breaking free. In the same spirit as the blues greats that traveled the highways of the American psyche before, their music is not to lament living's hardships but rather to celebrate in life itself -- in all its pleasure and pain.
It is this transcendent energy that continuously propels Holy Ghost Tent Revival to play the heart and soul of a North Carolina-born, genre-defying new groove. With a penchant for crafting thoughtfully playful lyrics and graced with exceptional musical skills, there are seemingly no boundaries for this group as they travel the country spreading the magic of their heart-throbbing, foot-stomping, good-time music.
"Nimbly frolicking from one song to the next, Holy Ghost Tent Revival of Greensboro, N.C. crafts old-timey newgrass-tinged folk pop marked by upbeat banjos, perky horns and wildly harmonizing vocals -- overall, it's chipper, charming, blithe-spirited good time music..." -Creative Loafing Tampa
"The songs, ... are actually tightly crafted pop gems with timeless melodies, great harmonies, and subject matter that more often than not circles around the craziness of love, all delivered with an immediate and organic rush of joy." -allmusic.com
"Take a pinch of plucky banjo, a dash of euphonium euphoria, a heaping helping of rowdy Americana and a whole lotta shakin’ and you’ve got something approximating the feverish frenzy that is a performance by Greensboro, North Carolina’s Holy Ghost Tent Revival." -Seven Days
THE CORDUROY ROAD
Start Time: 8:45
The Corduroy Road is an Americana band from Athens, GA.
“Fans of anything from country to bluegrass to folk rock will especially enjoy The Corduroy Road’s notoriously lively shows.” says Flagpole Magazine.
Comprised of Drew Carman (vocals, banjo, guitar, harmonica), Elijah NeeSmith (vocals, bass), Matt Dyson (banjo, guitar), Garrett Chism (drums), and Russell McCumber (fiddle) the band has been touring in some form since 2006. In November of 2008, The Corduroy Road entered the studio of local legend John Keane (Widespread Panic, REM, BR549, Uncle Tupelo) to record their debut LP, Love Is a War, released in Summer 2009. After an exciting and fruitful year, the band release Live at the 40Watt in 2010 as their first live album. It captured the raw live energy that the band has become known for. Soon thereafter, the band decided to take a hiatus from touring in late 2010 and went through a few line-up changes.
With these changes came the material that is embodied in their latest release: Two Step Silhouette (June 2012). The band’s lead singer, Drew Carman, calls it “The most genuine album we’ve ever done to date. It has only the instrumentation that we tour with; the instruments we can fit in the van and play to people in a live setting. It also expresses songs that came from collaboration, input and teaching from every member of the band to one another. The songs were molded together by the whole, rather than just guided by individual songwriter.”