5.17.18 | Macon, Georgia | Dickey Betts Band w/ Devon Allman Project ft. Duane Betts
This is sure to be a wonderful evening in the hometown of The Allman Brothers.
On Sale Friday Feb 23 at 10am
Holy City Hospitality and Charleston Music Hall are excited to host a Post-Race Block Party on Hutson Alley following the big run on April 7, 2018.”
10am - 11am - Finnegan Bell Band (Charleston Music Hall)
10 am - 1 pm Dave Landeo (The Alley)
11:30 - 1pm The Black Diamond Band (Charleston Music Hall)
Join us at The Commodore for a special, exclusive show with 2018 GRAMMY nominee Scott Sharrard.
Doors | 7pm
Cover | $15
Since 2008, Sharrard had been the touring guitarist for the Gregg Allman Band.
He’s been called “one of the best guitarists in the country” by Billboard. Gregg Allman had high praise for the guitarist. “I know all about guitar players —I’ve seen the very best — and Scott Sharrard is the perfect guitarist for my band. He understands that you don’t need to play just for the sake of playing; Scott isn’t one of those guys who thinks they’re getting paid by the note. He never steps on the vocals and leaves plenty of room for everyone else to do their thing, but when it’s time to solo, Scott delivers, boy.”
While most recently acting as Musical Director & Co-Writer for Allman and recently recording his last record "Southern Blood" in Muscle Shoals, Scott has also been concentrating on the growth of his solo career while holding Gregg's legacy near and dear as a guiding light and point of everlasting inspiration.
His next album "Saving Grace" has been recorded and will be released in 2018.
Sol Driven Train
Acoustic Show Benefiting Carolina Studios
Mex 1 Coastal Cantina
Sullivan's Island, SC
Sunday April 1
Sponsored by: Herradura, Island Coastal Lager, Ear For Music and Mex 1
“Mission” – Carolina Studios is to provide students a safe environment that fosters creative, educational, and career-focused initiatives through music, technology and media arts.
Sol Driven Train
Sol Driven Train’s music weaves through genres like images in a Tom Robbins paragraph. The band’s playful sonic schizophrenia absorbs songwriting influences like John Prine and Paul Simon, Afro-caribbean rhythmic explorations, and funky New Orleans-style brass into earnest songs of life, love, loss, and long johns. The versatile 5-piece band, based in Charleston, SC, features rotating lead vocalists, and multi-instrumental talent spread across horns, strings, keyboards, and percussion. Combining rich varieties of American pop and folk music into their own brass-kickin' roots rock sound, Sol Driven Train has carved out a unique musical identity within the Jam and Americana music scene.
Sol Driven Train's sound has helped shape their hometown’s musical identity for more than a decade. It’s soulful and rich like Charleston’s food, approachable like its people, rooted in history like its architecture, and as diverse as you’d expect from a city that, for instance, has a Prius-driving Democrat for a mayor in one of the country’s reddest states. During the spring of 2000, a close circle of friends began gathering in college apartments downtown Charleston to create sound and share in the fun and cathartic joy of music. Through the course of nearly 18 years and over 1,500 live shows, this same spirit still guides Sol Driven Train through the rocky road of the music industry. The venues have grown from bedrooms to festival stages, the amps have gotten louder, the lineup has evolved, and the crowds have multiplied, but the sense of brotherhood, mutual support, and creative independence within the band has strengthened. Along the way, the band has performed alongside their musical heroes, sharing stages with greats such as Bruce Hornsby, Levon Helm, Michael Franti, and Blues Traveler.
The band believes strongly in giving back to their community, and takes time each year to perform for children and donate their services to help local health, education, and environmental charity organizations. Through hard work and a commitment to live performance, the band’s reputation and collective musical ability has grown with every season.
Named “2011 Rock Band of the Year” "2012 Jam Band of the Year" and "2013 World/Groove/Reggae Band of the Year" by the Charleston City Paper, and “On the Verge” by Relix Magazine in January 2012, Sol Driven Train is an independent band breaking into the national spotlight. Thirteen independent releases including two critically-acclaimed albums for children, a live concert DVD, a live album, eight full-length studio albums, and 2013's popular “Watermelon” EP document the band’s winding musical development.
2016 saw the release of Sol Driven Train's "Sunday", the band's first album to feature bassist Matty Thompson and pianist Ross Bogan. Drawing influence from years of experience on the road and their surrogate home in the US Virgin Islands, "Sunday" is Sol Driven Train's most comprehensive album to date.
2018 will mark the band's 9th US Virgin Islands Tour in addition to the completion of their ninth full-length album. The band continues to tour the United States while making more time to spend with family and good friends.