Guilt Ridden Troubadour + The Vagabond Union + Finnegan Bell
Thursday, May 31, 2018 • Doors 8pm • Show 9pm
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.
Guilt Ridden Troubadour
Guilt Ridden Troubadour released their album “Gone” in 2013. GRT bandleader Reid Stone landed in Charleston five years ago after fronting the hard-touring Oxford, Mississippi-based Southern rock group Daybreakdown from 2003-2007. About two years later, he was on the road again, with a five piece band staring at his backside. GRT's sound is more alt-country and Americana than Stone's previous band, and the music is more lyrically-driven than Daybreakdown, but they still brings the Southern rock edge. Think Gram Parsons, John Prine and Jay Farrar style songwriting, but with a Flying Burrito Brothers, Hot Tuna or Little Feat presentation. "Gone," Stone's first new release since '07, is an easy listen with it's clever catchiness and guest appearances by Shovels & Rope's Cary Ann Hearst.
The Vagabond Union
The Vagabond Union is an Alternative Americana / Rock band based in the Carolinas consisting of Dave Hedeman, John Kenney, Dave Cannon and Dillon Partin. Hedeman and Kenney met in college, and have since shared a mutual respect while pursuing other musical endeavors. Hedeman was the frontman for the southern rock band PuddleDuck, and Kenney and Cannon were the lead guitar player and drummer for the rock band Rotoglow. Finally, the time has come for them to combine their talents and create a sound that rings true to their years of touring and traveling. Truth, guts, the American dream, and hard luck stories fuel their salt-of-the-earth songwriting style. Sharing songwriting and lead singing duties in The Vagabond Union, Hedeman and Kenney, along with drummer/percussionist Dave Cannon, feel that they are finally in a place where they are completely comfortable and free musically. There are no expectations, no big dreams, and no record companies. There is just one common goal: to make great American music.
In any great story, the setting is as telling as the characters, and the story of Finnegan Bell is no exception.
Raised in South Carolina and now located on her coastline, Shane Williams and Warren Bazemore have roots tied deeply to the place they call home. Williams and Bazemore began writing and playing together while students at The University of South Carolina, and though life's road took unexpected turns, they have not stopped making music since.
As the band Finnegan Bell, the duo continues to play over 100 shows a year, having shared the stage with the likes of Nickel Creek, Leigh Nash, Drew Holcomb and The Neighbors, Jars of Clay, David Mead, Griffin House, Danielle Howle, as well as members of Hootie and the Blowfish and Allison Krauss and Union Station.
Their new album, I Was Gone, features unforgettable melodies and engaging harmonies, with lyrics crafted as much for the everyman as the poet. I Was Gone comes together as the band's most celebrated work to date, establishing Finnegan Bell as two of the most seasoned songwriters and performers their beloved state has ever grown.