GREG PAYNE AND THE PIEDMONT BOYS + HANS WENZEL AND THE 86ERS
Fri, Nov 3 at 8:30pm
Show is all ages. Attendees under 18 must be accompanied by a parent. If you are under 21 you are subject to a $3-5 surcharge depending on the show. The surcharge must be paid in cash at the door on the day of the event.
Greg Payne and The Piedmont Boys started out in Greenville, SC a decade ago. They’ve played thousands of shows, logged thousands of miles, released four albums, toured half the continental U.S., shared stages with everyone from Eric Church to Charlie Robison..hell, they’ve even played rodeos from Oregon to Texas. But wherever they go, the refrain of the fans who come up to them remains the same: “I never liked country music until I heard y’all.”
What these folks must be talking about is the watered-down pop-country stuff you hear on the radio nowadays, because if you don’t like REAL country…Merle, Willie, Waylon, Johnny…you won’t like Greg Payne and The Piedmont Boys.
Hans Wenzel and the 86ers
Not long after moving to Charleston, SC in June of 2015, Hans met up with guitarist Chris Fulmer at an all original open mic night called "Holy City Confessionals", held at Hometeam BBQ in West Ashley, Charleston, SC. From that time on, the two worked tirelessly to write new material and form a full working band.
It didn't take long to put together an all-star cast of musicians to round out the group, including Dan Wilson on Drums/Percussion (Deepwater Soul Society, Jordan Igoe, Kara Hesse Band), and Matt Thompson on Bass (Sol Driven Train, Wadata).
Together, the band has defined an edgy, vocally driven ensemble that embodies the true definition of story telling. With infinite inspiration from haunting tales of heroism, loss, love and personal growth in historic Charleston, SC, the group has quickly amassed a body of work that will draw you in to the old cobblestone laden, foggy backstreets of the South.