TRUCKSTOP PREACHERS

  
TRUCKSTOP PREACHERS
  

01/21/2017

Visulite Theatre (16+ (Must have ID) - Under 16 with Parent Only)

Doors Open: 7:00 - Show Starts: 8:00

Tickets Still Available at Door

When today's country music is driven by cowboy wanna-be's and prom queens who couldn't cut it on MTV, Truckstop Preachers make it a point to deliver freight loads of raw honky tonk music to their audience. Loyal, traditional country listeners are attracted to the truthful song writing. At the same time, fans of hard driving music anticipate a gritty rock driven beat that brings them out of their seats.

Untie The Horses, their latest release, offers up 11 songs spun from southern gothic roots that offer mayhem and hope. Every track holds enough imagery to pull you in so that you feel like you're lving in the middle of each one of the stories being told. 
As much as they love writing and crafting songs, their true passion comes in playing shows. They feed off of the energy and connection shared with a live audience, and you'd be hard pressed to find any other band as entertaining. 
 

truckstoppreachers.com



SINNERS & SAINTS

  
SINNERS & SAINTS
  

Sometimes you need a friend to laugh with and sometimes you need a friend to cry with. The two-man band Sinners & Saints, from Charlotte, fits the bill for both. Whether they’re crooning about heartbreak or tearing it up with joyful abandon, you’ll feel happier for having listened. Perry Fowler and Mark Baran infuse their acoustic, country-tinged tunes with compelling harmonies and foot-powered percussion on repurposed drums from an abandoned kit.

Since the band’s formation in 2011, Sinners & Saints has been gathering a following of fans who turn to their whiskey drinking, shit kickin’, sweet loving music for a good time but find something more—an irrepressible optimism even in dark times. We're all sinners and we're all saints, and we're all in it together.

They have shared the stage up and down the East Coast with the likes of Flogging Molly, Shovels and Rope, Robert Earl Keen, Daniel Romano, St. Paul & the Broken Bones, SUSTO, Bombadil, and many others. Sinners & Saints will be releasing their second full-length album, On the Other Side, in the spring of 2017, in partnership with Silent Uproar Records.

 

sinnersandsaintsmusic.com



DOLLAR SIGNS

  
DOLLAR SIGNS
  

Start Time: 8:00

It’s an odd time to be alive, and no one is more uncomfortable than Dollar Signs. Hailing from Charlotte, North Carolina, a place that’s full of rash ideology that has seen it’s fair share of conflict. Dollar Signs was the project of Erik Button and Luke Gunn, a folk punk duo that sang anthems of awkwardness and discomfort as the 2000s closed out it’s first decade. Come 2012, the band had grown up and added two new members, Dylan Wachman, who screams and plays bass guitar, and Arion Chamberlain, their lovable drummer. A two-piece turned full-band provided Erik with a means in which to write more complex songs with big hooks and powerful choruses - anthems for the disenfranchised twenty-somethings and teens alike. There’s a fear to growing old in a world that doesn’t care about you, and Dollar Signs can relate; as a diverse group of friends who try to solve their problems in sweat-soaked rooms and dingy basements, singing and dancing away the fear. It’s group therapy for weekend warriors who have to work jobs that they hate. It’s a gala of cheap beer and sweaty hugs. Dollar Signs may as well be the band that played on the deck of the Titanic as it sank into the freezing ocean. We’re all in this together, and Dollar Signs knows that. After the release of their self-released full length album, Yikes, the band has been hitting the road and getting acquainted with the van - and now two tours, three blown tires, a branded hot sauce, another guitar player named Eric, and a family-size box of Tums later, they’re ready to do it again. This may not last forever, but for now, while there’s still a tinge of hopelessness in the air, Dollar Signs needs to party with you, because it’s the only way to survive the times.

dollarsignstheband.com