About This Event
On WEDNESDAY Nov 3rd we welcome two great bands to our stage.
Doors 6:30 PM
This is a FREE SHOW!!
Lord Nelson has won many fans over the last several years with their spirited live performances and serious musical chops. Those fans should raise a glass, because they’re about to get their ears blown off with the new full-length album Through the Night, set for a late spring release. The album possesses a depth of sound that can only come from the frequent addition of piano, organ, and horns to guitar-based rock. This set of songs, written on the road and between tours, explores dark themes of relationships, the political climate of the country, and what it means to spend your days in a van, traveling the highways of America.
Musically, the songs don’t hesitate to dive deep into grooves, peeling off that outer layer of song craft to illustrate a wide palate. With haunting guitars, a driving rhythm section, and big chorus’, this album represents a thin coat of finish on a hard worn sound. The lead-off single “Tail Lights” grapples with the joys and challenges of the road for those on it and those left at home. Other standout tracks include the powerful “Second Chances,” the zeitgeist commentary of “Southern Discomfort” and “Safety Meeting.” A moment of levity with the swamp tinged “Good Time” provides a snapshot into the simple pleasures.
Produced over the last year by Dave Stipe (Rockfish Music) at Monkeyclaus Studio in Nelson County, VA, the record has a full, Rock’n’Roll identity, heavily laced with Americana and Soul. Whether it’s a fat horn section under a slide guitar riff, propelling it powerfully forward, or a harmony vocal giving the song an extra dimension, the album illustrates the power of a band bringing lyric driven songs to full expression. As anyone who has seen their live show will tell you, while there are several excellent solos and impressive individual moments, the thing that gets you – the thing that keeps you coming back – is that full sound. Sonically, the band is greater than the sum of its parts, in the best possible way.
The unified musicianship of the band serves as a solid home base for the searching lyrics of lead singer and guitarist Kai Crowe-Getty. In addition, the band’s multi-instrumentalist, Henry Jones, takes a break from keys and trombone to jump on the mic for a few tracks, bringing an R&B urgency. The current lineup includes Jones’s brother Calloway on lead guitar, Andrew Hollifield on bass, and Johnny Stubblefield behind the sticks. With a full tour of the east coast and points west in the works, this is a band in command of their sound, bringing strong songs in hard times to towns across the country. Keep your head up.
Based out of the Ozark mountains in Fayetteville, AR. Vintage Pistol is one of those bands that will both captivate and confound you quickly. With remnants of early Lotus and the songwriting and storytelling of Widespread Panic. You can often see and hear their conversations on stage about Good vs. Evil, UFO’s, and Living in the moment. Expect to crave an escape: a trip to explore a vibe they understand well. This is a late evening into early morning band that leaves no story untold.
Vintage Pistol takes the old road to rock and roll fame and fortune. Relentless touring. Hundreds of gigs, from city to city, night after night, crowds fueled by the love of the sound and the bands relentless desire to connect. No matter where or when you see them, you’ll never catch them on an off night. Comprising a heavy rhythm section, searing electric guitars, keyboards, synths and valued song-writing. They are described by most as wild, rambunctious and jam heavy. They explode like a flintrock spark to black powder and rage wildly and unpredictably throughout their shows.
Vintage Pistol released its debut album “Trial and Error” in March 2019. The bands first single “Be Careful” from their upcoming fall release can pre-ordered and streamed online now. The spirit they bring to music has endeared them to many in the jam circuit. Collaborating and touring with the likes of Andy Frasco, Big Something, and CBDB. The band has also supported and played alongside the likes of Tyler Childers, Devon Allman (Allman Betts Band), Consider The Source, Kendal Street Company, Kalu and The Electric Joint, Wild Adriatic and plenty more. Be sure to catch them on the road during festival season with slots at SummerCamp Music Fest, Mountain Music Fest, SpaceBerry, , Moonshiners Ball, Kickin’ It On The Creek, and more TBA!