The Travelin Kine with Ashes of Old Ways
Saturday, June 30, 2018 • Doors 8:30pm • Show 9:30pm
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.
The Travelin Kine
Slaton Glover knows what it means to feel pain. He served 13 years as a firefighter in Charleston and lost close friends in the Sofa Super Store fire. Years after that tragedy, he overcame his grief and married the love of his life — the widow of one of his fallen buddies. But it wasn't meant to be, and he soon watched as his love and his marriage unraveled out of his control.
On the day he signed his divorce papers — Nov. 22, 2013 — Glover wrote a song, "Change in the Wind," and dedicated his life to music.
He recalls, "After 13 years, I quit the fire department on a whim and said, 'This isn't for me anymore.'"
A year to the day after that shift in his life's trajectory, the band Glover leads, The Travelin' Kine, accepted the City Paper Music Award for favorite Americana band. It's a change in the wind, indeed.
It's been a fast rise for the alt-country collaboration that includes core members Dave Vaughan (mandolin), Jim Donnelly (drums), Mark Davis (harmonica), and Ryan Bonner (guitar and vocals). The band's inception occurred at the Thirsty Fish, a salty-dog bar on the riverside of Edisto Beach. It was Glover's first paying gig, and the bar's owner — a mutual friend — invited Vaughan out to hear the aspiring songwriter. Vaughan showed up with his mandolin in tow, and after an impromptu song together, Glover told him to stay put on stage.
"I've played with a lot of musicians, both good and bad, but I immediately felt this connection with Slaton," Vaughan recalls. "I liked his groove and his style, and it was easy for me to not just complement what he was doing but to actually mesh well together."
Ashes of Old Ways
What makes Ashes of Old Ways unique has always been the songwriting. With two principle songwriters of similar musical backgrounds, the band is able to draw from a wealth of musical influences that join together to create one unified sound. Ashes play high energy live shows with 3 part harmonies, big rock guitar leads thick bass, and driving drum beats.
Ashes of Old Ways is a band from Charleston, SC that has been together for just under two years.
In that time, the band has released two records, made multiple TV appearances, had two songs on rotation on Charleston's 105.5 The Bridge, played many prominent festivals in Charleston, SC, Columbia, SC, Greenville, SC and has toured in SC, NC, GA, and TN.
The band continues to build momentum in the southeast and plans on releasing another EP in the Fall of 2018.