Bones Owen with Special Guest Erik Huey
Sun Jun 02 8:00 pm
$16.00 - $35.00 Buy Tickets

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No oversize bags or backpacks will be allowed into the venue. All bags/purses are subject to search. This show is G.A. Seating will be first come first serve. The Mezzanine is accessed by a staircase. For ADA seating requirements please contact the venue directly before purchasing tickets.


New EP Eighteen Wheeler finds Bones Owens in an earnest place, with his melody-driven Americana more cinematic and evocative than ever. From its contemplative title track to the swampily ominous standout, “Bring Me Back,” Eighteen Wheeler marks a sophisticated sonic shift that hints at Owens’ sophomore full-length, due in summer 2024.


A product of his country roots and 90’s alternative rock leanings, Owens cut his teeth crafting songs in middle school garage bands in rural Missouri. This duality still remains, artfully illustrated in a persistent refusal to be held to a single lane. 


Owens' chameleon-like approach has not only shaped his music but also paved the way for diverse collaborations, spanning from artists such as Yelawolf, Mikky Ekko, and Jelly Roll, to appearing on tours with Kaleo, Koe Wetzel, and Whiskey Myers.

A pair of self-released solo EPs and a relentless tour schedule attracted the attention of Thirty Tigers (Jason Isbell, Smashing Pumpkins, etc.), who released Bones’ eponymous debut album in 2021.


While a departure from the more raucous, made-for-the-stage stylings of his debut, throughlines of sincere storytelling and evocative lyricism still permeate Eighteen Wheeler, released by Thirty Tigers on Dec. 1. 


Echoes of Owens’ early folk-driven EPs are clearly present, yet this decidedly delicate and vulnerable six-song record is his most heartfelt and distinctive to date. 


Erik Huey

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The son of four generations of coal miners, Erik Huey grew up on the banks of the Monongahela River in West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania. He came of age on punk rock but eventually discovered that he could never truly escape the gravitational pull of his Appalachian roots. From the on-ramp of The Blasters, X, The Beat Farmers, and Mojo Nixon, he wandered upstream along the Hillbilly Highway until he unearthed some old cassettes by Johnny Cash and George Jones—artists he’d listened to as a kid in the cab of his Uncle Jack’s 18-wheeler.

Erik (aka Cletus McCoy) is also the frontman of The Surreal McCoys, a Cowpunk Americana band that—boosted by airplay of its single “Whole Lotta Folsom” on SiriusXM’s Outlaw Country and other outlets—enjoys 50K monthly listeners and has collected over 1.5 million spins on Spotify.  

On his first solo album, Appalachian Gothic, Erik takes a nostalgic deep dive into the Appalachia of his youth while wrestling with the hard modern realities of a region that’s been left behind by so many, but stubbornly continues to kick against the pricks. 

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